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Business in Emerging Latin America

by Fernando Robles, Nila Wiese & Gladys Torres-Baumgarten

Driven by expanding domestic markets and exports of natural resource commodities, Latin America has recently come into focus as an economic force in the international arena. Business in Emerging Latin America...


Selling the Welfare State: The Privatisation of Public Housing

by Ray Forrest & Alan Murie

Originally published in 1988, this book offers the first comprehensive and critical analysis of the privatisation of public housing in Britain. It outlines the historical background to the growth of public...


Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency

by Caroline-Antonia Goerl & Mike Seiferling

Within the context of reigniting post crisis macroeconomic growth, income inequality has emerged as a topic of significant interest for both academics and policymakers (Bastagli, Coady, and Gupta, 2012) This...


Leading Change: A Developing Country Perspective

by Franca Ovadje

In Change Leadership for Developing Countries, Franca Ovadje offers readers a comprehensive and integrative model for the design, implementation and evaluation of organizational change. This unique book embodies...


Public Space in Urban Asia

by William SW Lim

Over the past few decades, rapid urbanisation has threatened to erode public space, especially in emerging economies. Market forces that prioritise profit generation are allowed to construct venues of consumption...


Old Industrial Cities Seeking New Road of Industrialization: Models of Revitalizing Northeast China

by Mark Wang, Zhiming Cheng & Pingyu Zhang

This book aims to investigate how cities in China's rust belt restructure their urban industries and economies. Over the years, China's “economic miracle” has been mainly attributed to rapid development...


Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin America: Theory and Evidence

by Stephen Haber

Crony capitalism systems—in which those close to political policymakers receive favors allowing them to earn returns far above market value—are a fundamental feature of the economies of Latin America. Haber...


Megacity Slums: Social Exclusion, Space and Urban Policies in Brazil and India

by Marie-Caroline Saglio-Yatzimirsky

This book looks at slums and social exclusion in the four major megacities of India and Brazil, and analyzes the interrelationships between urban policies and housing and environmental issues. In Delhi, Mumbai,...


Issues in Urban Economics

by Harvey S. Perloff & Lowdon Wingo Jr.

Classic economic considerations applied to the crucial urban problems of poverty, racial segregation, urban renewal, transportation, and education. Originally published in 1968


The Legacy of Ireland's Economic Expansion: Geographies of the Celtic Tiger

by Peadar Kirby & Padraig Carmody

Ireland underwent a dramatic economic and social transformation from the 1990s onwards, earning it the title the "Celtic Tiger". Rapid economic growth was accompanied by substantial in-migration. However in...


Leadership and Place

by Chris Collinge, John Gibney & Chris Mabey

Despite the radical transformation of society associated with globalisation, shifting patterns of demography and the revolution in information and communication technologies over the last two decades, we remain...


The Role of Informal Economies in the Post-Soviet World: The End of Transition?

by Colin C. Williams, John Round & Peter Rodgers

Based on extensive ethnographic and quantitative research, conducted in Ukraine and Russia between 2004 and 2012, this book's central argument is that for many people the informal economy, such as cash in hand...


Global Monitoring Report 2013: Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals

by World Bank & International Monetary Fund

The Global Monitoring Report 2013: Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals examines rural-urban disparities in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how urbanization,...


Bangladesh: The Path to Middle-Income Status from an Urban Perspective

by Elisa Muzzini

Bangladesh seeks to attain middle-income status by 2021, the 50th anniversary of its independence. To accelerate growth enough to do so, Bangladesh needs to build a competitive urban space that is innovative,...


The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013

by World Bank

The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013 is a pocket edition of Africa Development Indicators 2012/2013. It contains some 115 key indicators on economics, human development, governance, and partnership and is...


The Little Data Book on Gender in Africa 2012/2013

by World Bank

The Little Data Book on Gender in Africa 2012/13 provides a summary collection of gender statistics on Africa available in one volume. It contains 60 indicators, covering 53 African countries. Additional data...


Urban Growth and Spatial Transition in Nepal: An Initial Assessment

by Elisa Muzzini & Gabriela Aparicio

Nepal: Urban Growth and Spatial Transition carries out an initial assessment of Nepal's urban growth and spatial transformation, with a focus on spatial demographic and economic trends, economic growth drivers...


Healthy City Planning: From Neighbourhood to National Health Equity

by Jason Corburn

Critique of public health and city planning's failure to ensure cities will be healthy for future generations. 


Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific

by Abhas K. Jha & Zuzana Stanton-Geddes

Disaster risk management is essential in the fight against poverty. Disasters can, in an instant, wipe out decades of hard-fought poverty reduction and development gains and push countless households into poverty....


Building Urban Resilience: Principles, Tools, and Practice

by Abhas K. Jha & Todd W. Miner

Resilience is the ability of a system, community, or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to, and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner. Resilience in the...