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  • Colonial Townsby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and colonial life and inspire them to imagine what... more...

  • Colonial Townsby Verna Fisher; Andrew Christensen

    Nomad Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Taking young readers on a journey back in time, this dynamic series showcases various aspects of colonial life. Each book contains creative illustrations, interesting facts, highlighted vocabulary words, end-of-book challenges, and sidebars that help children understand the differences between modern and colonial life and inspire them to imagine what... more...

  • Slaveholders in Jamaicaby Christer Petley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Explores the social composition of the Jamaican slaveholding class during the era of the British campaign to end slavery, looking at their efforts to maintain control over local society and considering how their economic, cultural and military dependency on the colonial metropole meant that they were unable to avert the ending of British slavery. more...

  • Linking Regions and Central Governmentsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00

    A trend toward decentralisation has meant that sub-national governments increasingly find themselves responsible for providing a host of public goods and services. Rarely, however, can they "go it alone". Co-ordination among levels of government is imperative. This book offers a unique analytic framework for assessing multi-level governance... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews Stockholm, Swedenby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 19.00

    OECD's comprehensive territorial review of Stockholm. It finds Stockholm to be on the the most successful - but not unchallenged - regions. While there is no crisis on the horizon, there are a number of weaknesses that could undermine the region’s competitiveness in the long run. These weaknesses include the apparent lack of new high-growth firms... more...

  • CityEventsby Ward Rennen

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 52.50

    A historical inquiry into the ways European cities have used large international events to raise their profile internationally. more...

  • Historic Cities of the Islamic Worldby C. Edmund Bosworth

    BRILL 2007; US$ 264.00

    This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been... more...

  • Competitiveness and Growth in Brazilian Citiesby Ming Zhang

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    The book contributes to answering the questions raised by mayors, governors, and federal government officials in Brazil: “What can cities do to improve economic performance and create jobs?” The question is approached through a review of theories and policy options for city competitiveness, preliminary benchmarking of Brazilian cities.The... more...

  • Urban Renaissance: Glasgowby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 100.00

    This urban renaissance review of Glasgow looks back over the 1990s, when a succession of strategic initiatives and major events brought regeneration to several key parts of the city, including along the banks of the Clyde, and helped lift investment and activity.  This book provides a policy tool kit for Glasgow, with the aim of improving the... more...

  • Redefining Territoriesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 33.00

    This publication reports on current definitions and uses of functional regions in the OECD countries. It sets forth the reasons that prompt countries to formulate such entities, takes stock of responsibilities and prerogatives existing at these echelons, and tallies their financial resources.The publication is an assessment of the relevance of using... more...