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Governance, Development, and Social Work

by Chathapuram S. Ramanathan & Subhabrata Dutta

This book explores how many issues related to development and governance -including migration, disaster management, environmental justice, peace and security, sustainability, public-private partnerships, and...


Uncertain Safari: Kenyan Encounters and African Dreams

by Allan M. Winkler

Uncertain Safari deals with the contours and complexities of African life today. Based on author Allan Winkler's personal experiences living and working in Kenya and traveling to many other parts of the continent,...


Earthly Mission: The Catholic Church and World Development

by Robert Calderisi

With 1.2 billion members, the Catholic Church is the world’s largest organization and perhaps its most controversial. The Church’s obstinacy on matters like clerical celibacy, the role of women, birth control,...


Environmental Ethics for a Postcolonial World

by Deane Curtin

Deane Curtin puts today's most important social and environmental ethical issues into their historical, political, and philosophical contexts, and offers deep insights into the nature of our freedom and its...


Development and the Environment in East Timor

by Christopher J. Shepherd

Focusing on rural development and environmental management, this book brings together the detailed history of development in East Timor under two colonial regimes and under the contemporary conditions of national...


Quarterly Essay 13 Sending Them Home: Refugees and the New Politics of Indifference

by Robert Manne & David Corlett

In the first Quarterly Essay of 2004, Robert Manne tells the stories of individual asylum seekers and finds in their experience the seeds of a devastating critique. Balancing sorrow and pity with a controlled...


Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle: Another Region is Possible

by Ximena de la Barra & Richard A. Dello Buono

Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle looks at the sharply declining legitimacy of liberal democracies in the region and the new array of popular forces working for social transformation. In particular,...


Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

by Nezar AlSayyad & Ananya Roy

The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge...


Refugees, Immigrants, and Education in the Global South: Lives in Motion: Lives in Motion

by Lesley Bartlett & Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher

The unprecedented human mobility the world is now experiencing poses new and unparalleled challenges regarding the provision of social and educational services throughout the global South. This volume examines...


Women Entrepreneurs: Inspiring Stories from Emerging Economies and Developing Countries

by Mauro F. Guillen

Women Entrepreneurs offers a collection of over two dozen cases that explore the process by which women become entrepreneurs, and the opportunities and challenges they face in growing their businesses. Each...


Food and Development

by E.M. Young

This text analyzes diverse food related problems, namely: the continued prevalence of mass under nutrition in the developing world; acute food crises in some places associated with conflict; the emergence of...


The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment in Africa

by Toyin Falola & Jessica Achberger

While Africa is too often regarded as lying on the periphery of the global political arena, this is not the case. African nations have played an important historical role in world affairs. It is with this understanding...


Development, Power, and the Environment: Neoliberal Paradox in the Age of Vulnerability

by Md Saidul Islam

Unmasking the neoliberal paradox, this book provides a robust conceptual and theoretical synthesis of development, power and the environment. With seven case studies on global challenges such as under-development,...


Development Organizations

by Rebecca Schaaf

Continuing debates over the meaning of development and awareness of the persistence of poverty have resulted in increasing concern over how to 'do' development. There are growing numbers of development organizations,...


Who Gains from Free Trade: Export-Led Growth, Inequality and Poverty in Latin America

by Rob Vos

The issue of the pros and cons of free trade from the point of view of developing countries refuses to dissipate, and in Latin America, the debate rages most fiercely. Argentina is still licking its wounds after...


Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change

by Lawrence E. Harrison & Jerome Kagan

Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change is a collection of 21 expert essays on the institutions that transmit cultural values from generation to generation. The essays are an outgrowth of a research project...


The Debt Threat

by Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz, one of the world's leading experts on economic globalization, looks at the history of third-world debt and its crippling effects on people in developing countries.

Drawing from her impressive debt-relief...


The Quest for Press Freedom: One Hundred Years of History of the Media in Ethiopia

by Meseret Chekol Reta

This book is about press development and freedom in Ethiopia, with a focus on the state media. It examines the political and social situations of the monarchy era, the Marxist military regime, and the current...


Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions to Global Health and Poverty

by Eric Bing & Marc J. Epstein

Traditional pathways to delivering health care to the global poor are failing. Five million children die each year before their fifth birthday due to lack of basic health education, services, or low-cost treatments....


Colonial Mentality in Africa

by Nkuzi Michael Nnam

Intended for a broad audience, Colonial Mentality in Africa explores the lingering effects of colonization in present day Africa. Despite the independence of all African nations from their former colonizers...