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  • Freedom from National Debtby Frank N. Newman

    Two Harbors Press 2013; US$ 5.00

    America is needlessly worried about "national debt," believing it can no longer do the many things that mark it as a great nation. Discussions of national undertakings - including infrastructure repair, jobs programs, and military modernization - have all been stifled through fear of insolvency. America has convinced itself that it can no... more...

  • Decision-Making on Mega-Projectsby H. Priemus; B. van Wee; B. Flyvbjerg

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    ‘Building on the seminal work of Bent Flyvbjerg, this book is a collection of expert contributions that will prove essential to anyone wanting to understand why mega-projects go wrong and how they can be made to work better.’ – Professor Sir Peter Hall, University College London, UK ‘This book offers a refreshing and fascinating look at mega-projects... more...

  • Talibanby Ahmed Rashid

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The American bombing of terrorist bases in Afghanistan under the protection of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement has brought the Taliban into sharp focus as the most radical and extreme Islamic movement in the world today. Little is known about the Taliban because of the deep secrecy that surrounds their political movement, their leaders... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95 US$ 17.24

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning... more...

  • A New Paradigm for Korea's Economic Developmentby Sung-Hee Jwa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 175.00

    The reader will find here analyses of a wide range of past and current policy experiences and reform efforts in Korea. The policy lessons drawn are designed to aid Korea's transformation from the government-led development model to a modern market-orientated economic system. The main tenet of this book is that Korea's economic future depends entirely... more...

  • Small Developing Countries and Global Marketsby Walter Kennes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 160.00

    More than half of the world's sovereign states are small economies. The majority are in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean Basin. For small economies, the globalization process involves opportunities, but also important risks because of their vulnerability and lack of diversification. This book discusses the advantages and pitfalls of different strategies... more...

  • Regionalism among Developing Countriesby Sheila Page

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 210.00

    In the last decade, regionalism appears to have emerged as a major new force in the world. This book puts it in its historical context. Regions have emerged before; few are old because they either evolve into federal systems or break up. The current regions imply more integration than a simple view that they are about liberalising trade. more...

  • Information Technology Policy and the Digital Divideby Mitsuhiro Kagami; Masatsugu Tsuji; Emanuele Giovannetti

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    The authors address a number of challenging issues such as standardization, IT in the mass media, Public Key Infrastructure, upstream connectivity and pricing, and draw out important policy implications for late-comers in this field - predominantly developing countries. They highlight the negative aspects of IT policy such as the digital divide and... more...

  • Evolving Financial Markets and International Capital Flowsby Lance E. Davis; Robert E. Gallman

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 70.00

    This study examines the impact of British capital flows on the evolution of capital markets in four countries. more...

  • Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and the Rebuildingby J. Alm; J. Martinez-Vazquez; S.M. Indrawati

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Indonesia is currently facing some severe challenges, both in political affairs and in economic management. One of these challenges is the recently enacted decentralization program, now well underway, which promises to have some wide-ranging consequences. more...