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The End of the Development State?

by Michelle Williams

The End of the Developmental State? brings together leading scholars of development to assess the current status of the "developmental state" in several developing and transitional economies of South Korea,...


African Culture and Global Politics: Language, Philosophies, and Expressive Culture in Africa and the Diaspora

by Toyin Falola & Danielle Sanchez

This volume attempts to insert itself within the larger discussion of Africa in the twenty-first century, especially within the realm of world politics. Despite the underwhelming amount of attention given to...


Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World, 2nd Edition

by Alan Weisman

Los Llanos—the rain-leached, eastern savannas of war-ravaged Colombia—are among the most brutal environments on Earth and an unlikely setting for one of the most hopeful environmental stories ever told....


The Global News Challenge: Market Strategies of International Broadcasting Organizations in Developing Countries

by Anne Geniets

The Global News Challenge tackles one of the timeliest topics in mass communication today-the challenges facing international broadcasters with universal branding strategies in developing countries. In these...


Indigenous Discourses on Knowledge and Development in Africa

by Edward Shizha & Ali A. Abdi

African social development is often explained from outsider perspectives that are mainly European and Euro-American, leaving African indigenous discourses and ways of knowing and doing absent from discussions...


Wives, Mistresses and Matriarchs: Asian Women Today

by Louise Williams

These are the untold, true stories of the women of Asia, the stories of Prime Ministers, factory labourers, business magnates, mistresses and prostitutes in a region which is facing the most profound social...


Higher Education in a Global Age: Education Policy and Emerging Societies: Policy, Practice and Promise in Emerging Societies

by Daniel Araya & Peter Marber

Discussions on globalization now routinely focus on the economic impact of developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Latin America. Only twenty-five years ago, many developing...


Southeast Asia and the Civil Society Gaze: Scoping a Contested Concept in Cambodia and Vietnam

by Gabi Waibel, Judith Ehlert & Hart N. Feuer

As developing countries with recent histories of isolation and extreme poverty, followed by restoration and reform, both Cambodia and Vietnam have seen new opportunities and demands for non-state actors to engage...


A Girl's Life in Moon River Village, Thailand

by Ted Gugelyk

Village girls torn between two worlds indulge in sex at a very early age. Teen age pregnancy, drug use, dropping out of school and running away from home have become common. Extended families once dependent...


Securing Africa: Local Crises and Global Interventions: Local Crises and Foreign Interventions

by Toyin Falola & Charles Thomas

Africa has been and currently is the site of numerous conflicts and crises. Authors previously wrote of these as specifically African problems or the problems of Europeans in Africa, but newer scholarship on...


The Paradigm Shift in International Social Development: Toward a Rights Based Policy Approach: Ideologies, Development Systems and Policy Approaches

by Murli Desai

This book takes a historical approach to analyse ideologies, policy approaches and development systems that have constructed the paradigm of international social development. It aims to review the social construction...


Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements 2013

by Un-Habitat

Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution...


Understand Poverty & Well-Being: Bridging the Disciplines

by David Hulme & John Toye

Written by a multi-disciplinary team of contributors, this collection explores the different dimensions of well being, poverty and inequality.

A person's sense of well being is compounded of many elements including...


Quarterly Essay 2 Appeasing Jakarta: Australia's Complicity in the East Timor Tragedy

by John Birmingham

In the second Quarterly Essay, John Birmingham takes apart the folly of twenty-five years of Australian policy on East Timor. How did Gough Whitlam and Richard Woolcott in 1975 saddle this country with a policy...


The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption, and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India

by James Astill

To understand modern India, one must look at the business of cricket within the country.

When Lalit Modi--an Indian businessman with a criminal record, a history of failed business ventures, and a reputation...


Integrated Water Resources Manageme

by Asit K. Biswas, Benedito P.F. Braga & Cecilia Tortajada

It is now widely accepted that the world is likely to face a major water crisis unless the present management practices are improved very significantly. Promoted extensively by donors and international institutions...


Participatory Research & Gender Ana: New Approaches

by Nina Lilja, John Dixon & Deborah Eade

Agricultural development research aims to generate new knowledge or to retrieve and apply existing forms of knowledge in ways that can be used to improve the welfare of people who are living in poverty or are...


Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins: Defining the Limits

by Myles J. Fisher & Simon E. Cook

Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water...


Demanding Accountability: Civil Society Claims and the World Bank Inspection Panel

by Dana Clark, Jonathan A. Fox & Kay Treakle

Demanding Accountability is a collection of nine original case studies that offer insights into how local, national, and international civil society factors mobilize to hold the World Bank accountable for its...


Kenya's Independence Constitution: Constitution-Making and End of Empire

by Robert M. Maxon

Kenya's Independence Constitution, by Robert M. Maxon, details the evolution of Kenya's constitution during the final stage of decolonization. Starting with the close of the first Lancaster House conference...