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Union Learning Representatives: Challenges and Opportunities

by Alex Alexandrou

Trade unions have historically been involved in education and training in the workplace. This activity has gained greater credence and importance in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Denmark due to the recent...


Systemic Competitiveness: New Governance Patterns for Industrial Development

by Klaus Esser, Wolfgang Hillebrand & Dirk Messner

The authors emphasize that an economy's competitiveness relies on purposive and intermeshed measures at the meta-, macro-, meso-, and micro- level and a multidimensional guidance concept consisting of competition,...


China's Economic Reform: A Study with Documents

by Robert Ash, Christopher Howe & Y Y Kueh

This book presents a collection and analysis of original policy documents, newly translated into English, from a key period of Chinese development, providing both a current and a retrospective analysis of China's...


Disasters and the Small Dwelling: Perspectives for the Un Idndr

by Yasemin Aysan & Ian Davis

This book contains the proceeding of the conferences on Disasters and the Small Dwelling, held at Oxford in September 1990. The 26 papers cover recent experiences of post-disaster shelter and housing provision,...


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...


Four Degrees of Global Warming: Australia in a Hot World

by Peter Christoff

At Copenhagen in December 2009, the international community agreed to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid the worst impacts of human-induced climate change. However climate scientists...


Mining and Social Transformation in Africa: Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production

by Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Eleanor Fisher & Jesper Bosse Jønsson

After more than three decades of economic malaise, many African countries are experiencing an upsurge in their economic fortunes linked to the booming international market for minerals. Spurred by the shrinking...


Microfinance, Debt and Over-Indebtedness: Juggling with Money: Juggling with Money

by Isabelle Guérin, Solène Morvant-Roux & Magdalena Villarreal

Although microcredit programmes have long been considered efficient development tools, many forms of debt-induced distress have emerged in their wake. This has brought to light the problem of over-indebtedness,...


Economics and Regulation in China

by Michael Faure & Guangdong Xu

This book, from a top international group of scholars, explores the ways in which economic tools can be used to improve the quality of regulation in general and legislative tools in particular.

As the role of...


Interpreting Rurality: Multidisciplinary Approaches: Multidisciplinary Approaches

by Gary Bosworth & Peter Somerville

The British countryside is a national institution; most people aspire to live there, many people use it for leisure and recreation and we can all watch rural life played out on our television screen, read about...


Taxation and Economic Development: Twelve Critical Studies: Twelve Critical Studies

by John F. J. Toye

The tax system is one of the instruments said to be available to translate development policy objectives into practice. The wide-ranging papers collected together in this volume, first published in 1978, explore...


Globalization, Today and Tomorrow

by Gerard F Adams

This book seeks to examine the basis of economic globalization, yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and to link the outcome of globalization into the context of the new economic geography. It shows how the phenomenon...


The Good Alternative Travel Guide: Exciting Holidays for Responsible Travellers

by Mark Mann & Zainem Ibrahim

* Stay with indigenous tribes in the Amazon * Dog-sled with the Inuit in the Arctic * Walk the Songlines of central Australia with Aboriginal guides * Learn African drumming in Ghana or how to dance salsa in...


Striking a Balance: A Guide to Enhancing the Effectiveness of Non-Governmental Organisations in International Development

by Alan Fowler

At a time of rapid global change, development NGOs are having to scale up their impact, diversify their activities, respond to long-term crises and improve their performance on all fronts. Striking a Balance...


Scottish Independence

by Gavin McCrone & Magnus Linklater

In autumn 2014 those living in Scotland will face the most important political decision of a lifetime. Whether Scotland becomes an independent state once again, as it was before 1707, or remains within the United...


Global Corruption Report: Education

by Transparency International

Corruption and poor governance are acknowledged as major impediments to realizing the right to education and to reaching the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015. Corruption not...


The Evolution of Modern Capitalism: A Study of Machine Production: A Study of Machine Production

by J. A. Hobson

Hobson's The Evolution of Modern Capitalism was first published in 1894, although this reissue is of the fourth edition, published in 1926. The work traces the developments in trade and industry which characterised...


Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic

by Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Dawn Bazely & Goloviznina Marina

This is the first comprehensive exploration of why human security is relevant to the Arctic and what achieving it can mean, covering the areas of health of the environment, identity of peoples, supply of traditional...


Hooked on Growth: Economic Addictions and the Environment

by Douglas E. Booth

This accessible and provocative book explores whether getting 'unhooked' from economic growth to meet the needs of the environment is possible. Although giving the environment priority over growth may seem radical,...


An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions

by Jean Drèze & Amartya Sen

When India became independent in 1947 after two centuries of colonial rule, it immediately adopted a firmly democratic political system, with multiple parties, freedom of speech, and extensive political rights....