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The reform of the Mexican electricity sector

by Enrique Ochoa Reza & Pedro Joaquín Coldwell

The electricity sector is one of the most important industries in the country. Based on that, and due to advances in this area around the world it was necessary to enact an energy reform initiative to establish...


Work Like Nature: Sustainability lessons from ecosystems for your job or business

by Lea Elliott

Do you want to take action at work that will benefit you, your job and your community as much as it helps the environment? Lea Elliott’s Work Like Nature presents lessons from nature to help you make sense...


Beyond the Name: Preserving Love, Legacy and Leadership in Your Family Business

by Brent Patmos & Stacy Ennis

Only 3 percent of family companies last into the fourth generation.    Will yours?

Your family company is more than a building.  It’s made up of people you love, legacy you cherish, and leadership you...


Summary of Misbehaving: by Richard H. Thaler | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Misbehaving by Richard H. Thaler | Includes Analysis

 

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Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics is an introduction to behavioral economics and an account of Richard H. Thaler’s...


Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change

by Anthony Flaccavento & Bill Mckibben

The global economy has witnessed important changes in recent years. In the United States, enterprising communities have transitioned from tobacco farming to growing organic produce, from extractive fishing to...


Green Gentrification: Urban sustainability and the struggle for environmental justice

by Kenneth A. Gould & Tammy L. Lewis

Green Gentrification looks at the social consequences of urban "greening" from an environmental justice and sustainable development perspective. Through a comparative examination of five cases of urban greening...


Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for all?

by Aaron Golub, Melody L. Hoffmann & Adonia E. Lugo

As bicycle commuting grows in the United States, the profile of the white, middle-class cyclist has emerged. This stereotype evolves just as investments in cycling play an increasingly important role in neighborhood...


Sustainability and Innovation

Transformation of Resource Towns and Peripheries: Political economy perspectives

by Greg Halseth

Most developed economies, including single-industry and resource dependent rural or small town regions, are transforming rapidly as a result of social, political, and economic change. Collectively, they face...


Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism

by Frank Adloff

This book focuses on the contribution of Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) to social theory and a theory of cooperation. It shows that Mauss's essay "The Gift" (1925) can be seen as a classic of a pragmatist, interactionist...


Approaches to Economic Geography: Towards a geographical political economy

by Ray Hudson

The last four decades have seen major changes in the global economy, with the collapse of communism and the spread of capitalism into parts of the world from which it had previously been excluded. Beginning...


Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation: Wartime mobilisation as a model for action?

by Laurence L Delina

To keep the global average temperature from rising further than 2°C, emissions must peak soon and then fall steeply. This book examines how such rapid mitigation can proceed - in the scale and speed required...


The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Securit

by Eric Toensmeier & Hans Herren

With carbon farming, agriculture ceases to be part of the climate problem and becomes a critical part of the solution

Agriculture is rightly blamed as a major culprit of our climate crisis. But in this groundbreaking...


Change for the Audacious: a doer's guide to Large Systems Change for flourishing futures

by Steve John Waddell

We must and can do much better at addressing issues such as climate change, food security, health, education, environmental degradation, peace-building, water, equity, corruption, and wealth creation.  This...


Confronting Drought in Africa's Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience

by Raffaello Cervigni & Michael Morris

Drylands are at the core of Africa's development challenge. Drylands make up about 43 percent of the region's land surface, account for about 75 percent of the area used for agriculture, and are home to about...


Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories: Religion and Community Development in Rural Ecuador

by Jill DeTemple

Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories examines the ways in which religion and community development are closely intertwined in a rural part of contemporary Latin America. Using historical, documentary, and...


Development Economics

by Gérard Roland

Gerard Roland's new text, Development Economics, is the first undergraduate text to recognize the role of institutions in understanding development and growth. Through a series of chapters devoted to specific...


From Aid to Trade: How Aid Organizations, Businesses, and Governments Can Work Together: Lessons Learned from Haiti

by Daniel Jean-Louis & Jacqueline Klamer

Why do poor countries remain poor? Why, after receiving billions of dollars, do poor countries remain poor? Why are failing foreign aid models utilized over and over again? After the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake,...


Disasters and Social Resilience: A bioecological approach

by Helen J. Boon, Alison Cottrell & David King

The interconnectedness of communities, organisations, governing bodies, policy and individuals in the field of disaster studies has never been accurately examined or comprehensively modelled. This kind of study...


Secondary Cities and Development

by Lochner Marais, Etienne Nel & Ronnie Donaldson

The role secondary cities play in the global space economy and national urban hierarchies is increasingly receiving attention from scholars and international agencies, most notably the Cities Alliance.

Secondary...