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Economic growth, development, planning

  • Labor Relations in the Public Sector, Fifth Editionby Richard C. Kearney; Patrice M. Mareschal

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 104.00

    Since publication of the fourth edition of Labor Relations in the Public Sector , public sector unions have encountered strong headwinds in many parts of the U.S. Membership is falling in some jurisdictions, public opinion has shifted against the unions, and political forces are leaning against them. Retaining the structure that made the previous... more...

  • Housing Policy in the UKby David Millins; Alan Murie

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 53.14

    Housing Policy in the UK is a major new textbook that traces the emergence of a 'new comprehensive housing policy' in the wake of the Communities Plan and regionalisation. Grounded in cutting-edge research and analysis, it provides a clear account of the evolution and current dimensions and tensions at the heart of this policy. more...

  • Regional and Local Economic Developmentby Cliff Hague; Carrie Breitbach

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 47.24

    From the growth of a multi-billion-dollar high-technology corridor in Malaysia to conflict over housing development in Chicago, the practice of regional and local economic development around the world is both dynamic and diverse. Regional and Local Economic Development introduces the theory behind economic development and provides examples of successful,... more...

  • Technological Dependence, Monopoly, and Growthby Meir Merhav

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 72.95

    Technological Dependence, Monopoly, and Growth presents the major difficulties of growth that the underdeveloped countries encounter after their initial steps towards industrial progress. This book discusses the problems of economic development in many underdeveloped countries. Comprised of five chapters, this book begins with an overview of the vast... more...

  • Management Obligations for Health and Safetyby Gregory W. Smith

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 65.95

    In recent years, the safety management field has placed leadership and commitment at the center of effective workplace health and safety programs. At the same time, personal liability for workplace health and safety has increased, resulting in poor outcomes for individual managers. Discussing the minimum expectations that courts and tribunals have... more...

  • The Politics of Staying Putby Carolyn Gallaher

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    When cities gentrify, it can be hard for working-class and low-income residents to stay put. Rising rents and property taxes make buildings unaffordable, or landlords may sell buildings to investors interested in redeveloping them into luxury condos.  In her engaging study The Politics of Staying Put, Carolyn Gallaher focuses on a formal,... more...

  • Towards a Re-Definition of Developmentby Alain Birou; Paul-Marc Henry; John P. Schlegel

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Towards a Re-Definition of Development: Essays and Discussion on the Nature of Development in an International Perspective reconsiders the generally accepted definition of development based on the assumption that there is no universal method for comprehending development and no one major principle for elucidating its evolution. The emphasis is on... more...

  • Evaluation of German Active Labour Market Policies and their Organisational Frameworkby Christoph R. Ehlert

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 59.05

    For selected target groups, such as unemployed and disadvantaged youth, Christoph Ehlert demonstrates that flexible and well-targeted programmes significantly improve employment chances. To be effective, these programmes must combine individual coaching, classroom training and temporary work. Apart from the programmes, the organisational framework... more...

  • Workers and Thievesby Joel Beinin

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    The book describes the central role of workers and the unemployed in the run up to and the aftermath of the popular uprisings of 2011 in Tunisia and Egypt. more...

  • A World of Homeownersby Nancy H. Kwak

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Is there anything more American than the ideal of homeownership? In this groundbreaking work of transnational history, Nancy H. Kwak reveals how the concept of homeownership became one of America’s major exports and defining characteristics around the world. In the aftermath of World War II, American advisers urged countries to pursue greater access... more...