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  • The Quality of Life in Latin American Citiesby Eduardo Lora; Andrew Powell; Bernard M.S. van Praag

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99

    This book explores a new method of monitoring the quality of urban life, combining objective and subjective information to assess quality of life by using the market price of housing and individuals’ life satisfaction in six Latin American cities: Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Montevideo and San Jose. Housing prices show how the market... more...

  • Zoya's Storyby John Follain; Rita Cristofari

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.49

    Kabul was always more beautiful in the snow. Even the piles of rotting rubbish in my street, the only source of food for the scrawny chickens and goats that our neighbors kept outside their mud houses, looked beautiful to me after the snow had covered them in white during the long night. Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and... more...

  • Geek Nationby Angela Saini

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 13.99

    India: it's a nation of geeks, swots and nerds. Almost one in five of all medical and dental staff in the UK is of Indian origin, and one in six employed scientists with science or engineering doctorates in the US is Asian. By the turn of the millennium, there were even claims that a third of all engineers in Silicon Valley were of Indian origin,... more...

  • Life, Fish and Mangrovesby Melissa Marschke

    University of Ottawa Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    A case study of local resource governance in coastal Cambodia. more...

  • A New India?by Anthony P. D'Costa; Deepak Nayyar

    Anthem Press 2010; US$ 99.00

    This volume critically examines the notion of a ‘new’ India by recognizing that India is changing remarkably and by exposing the many economic, social, and political contradictions that are integral to contemporary India. more...

  • Home Againby Celia Sorhaindo; Polly Pattullo

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 11.49

    What happens when people return to the land of their birth after decades away? The migrants' journey is a well-told story but much less is known about those who return. Why do they go back? What is it like to be “back home”? Home Again is a collection of contemporary real-life stories of men and women who have returned to the Caribbean... more...

  • Food and Famine in the 21st Century [2 volumes]by William Dando

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 191.00

    Famines have claimed more lives across human history than all the wars ever fought. This two-volume set represents the most comprehensive study of food and famine currently available, providing the broadest analysis of hunger and famine causes as well as a detailed examination of the ramifications of cultural and natural hazards upon famine. Volume... more...

  • Living through Crisesby Rasmus Heltberg; Naomi Hossain; Anna Reva

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 29.99

    What did the global food, fuel, and financial crises of 2008-11 mean to people living in the developing world? How did people cope with the crisis and how effective were they at averting major impacts? These are the questions addressed by this book, which emerged out of qualitative crisis monitoring initiatives carried out by IDS and the World Bank.... more...

  • The Public Policy Making Process in Ghanaby Frank Ohemeng; Barbara Carroll; Joseph Ayee

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 179.95

    Public policy is a process that evolves from a coalition of actors. In this book the authors take us through the step by step process of decision making and implementation of policy initiatives in the country of Ghana. Although the desired outcomes did not always occur, these initiatives can tell scholars and policy-makers what works and does not work... more...

  • Mobile Phones: The New Talking Drums of Everyday Africaby Mirjam de Bruijn; Francis Nyamnjoh

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 27.55

    'We cannot imagine life now without a mobile phone' is a frequent comment when Africans are asked about mobile phones. They have become part and parcel of the communication landscape in many urban and rural areas of Africa and the growth of mobile telephony is amazing: from 1 in 50 people being users in 2000 to 1 in 3 in 2008. Such growth is impressive... more...