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Action Research for Climate Change Adaptation: Developing and applying knowledge for governance

by Arwin van Buuren, Jasper Eshuis & Mathijs van Vliet

Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance...


Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption: Reflections on consumer waste

by Karin M. Ekström

The accelerated pace of global consumption over the past decades has meant that governments across the world are now faced with significant challenges in dealing with the dramatically increased volume of waste....


Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics

by Ian Coxhead

The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics offers new insights into the rapidly-developing economies of Southeast Asia. Despite widespread initial deprivation, Southeast Asia has achieved and sustained...


The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off

by Justin Yifu Lin

How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn’t do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin—the...


Transformative Sustainable Development: Participation, reflection and change

by Kei Otsuki

Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations....


Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable Future: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

by Thaddeus R. Miller

The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems-from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality-present fundamental challenges...


Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design

by Pier Carlo Palermo & Davide Ponzini

The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices...


Slowdown in Emerging Markets : Sign of a Bumpy Road Ahead?

by Evridiki Tsounta

Following very strong growth during the period 2000?12, emerging market economies (EMEs) experienced a slowdown in the last couple of years. This paper examines the supply-side drivers of the strong growth performance...


The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia

by Shaun Rein

China's changing course, and sustainable success requires a shift in strategy

The End of Copycat China helps business executives and investors understand how China's economy is shifting from one based on heavy...


We Do Know How: A Buyer-Led Approach to Creating Jobs for the Poor

by James T. Riordan

This book by a practitioner (not an academic, a government official, or a pundit) has been written for practitioners and offers fresh thinking on how to do international development work. It combines that thinking...


Lean Branding

by Laura Busche

Every day, thousands of passionate developers come up with new startup ideas but lack the branding know-how to make them thrive. If you count yourself among them, Lean Branding is here to help.

This practical...


The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering Digital Workplaces Fit for the Future

by Paul Miller & Elizabeth Marsh

The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering Digital Workplaces Fit for the Future takes the reader on a journey into the emerging technology-led revival of work. Paul Miller's follow up to his critically acclaimed...


Open Design and Innovation: Facilitating Creativity in Everyone

by Leon Cruickshank

Open innovation, pro-sumers, disruptive design and brand fanaticism are amongst a handful of new approaches to design and innovation that have generated discussion and media coverage in recent years. In practice,...


Innovative Institutions, Public Policies and Private Strategies for Agro-Enterprise Development

by Ralph D Christy, Carlos A da Silva & Nomathemba Mhlanga

In an effort to promote agro-enterprises and agro-industries as viable forms of inclusive development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The Cornell International Institute...


Good Food, Great Business: How to Take Your Artisan Food Idea from Concept to Marketplace

by Susie Wyshak

For those ready to follow their foodie dreams (or at least start thinking about it) Good Food, Great Business is the place to get organized and decide whether creating a specialty food business is really possible....


Health Financing in the Republic of Gabon

by Karima Saleh & Bernard Couttolenc F.

Gabon is an upper middle income country, with reasonable spending on health, however, its health outcomes resemble that of a country that is low / low-middle income. Where has Gabon gone wrong, and what are...


The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation: Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

by Marcus Taylor

This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate...


From the Pit to the Market: Politics and the Diamond Economy in Sierra Leone

by Diane Frost

Diamonds have played an important role in the political economy of Sierra Leone, as was highlighted by the use of 'conflict' or 'blood' diamonds in the decade-long civil war. Conflict diamonds were used not...


Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications

by Michael J. Panik

Features recent trends and advances in the theory and techniques used to accurately measure and model growth

Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications features an accessible introduction to growth curve...


Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countries: New Analytical Approaches

by Wim Naudé, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino & Mark McGillivray

In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty....