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Formal Peace and Informal War: Security and Development in Congo

by Zoë|| Marriage

Northern interventions into African countries at war are dominated by security concerns, bolstered by claims of shared returns and reinforcing processes of development and security. As global security and human...


The Urban Transformation: Health, Shelter and Climate Change

by Elliott D. Sclar, Nicole Volavka-Close & Peter Brown

For the first time in history, half of the world's population lives in urban areas and it is expected that, by 2050, that figure will rise to above two-thirds. A large proportion of this urban growth will be...


Disasters and the Networked Economy

by J.M. Albala-Bertrand

Mainstream quantitative analysis and simulations are fraught with difficulties and are intrinsically unable to deal appropriately with long-term macroeconomic effects of disasters. In this new book, J.M. Albala-Bertrand...


Information Communication Technologies and Sustainable Tourism

by Alisha Ali & Andrew J. Frew

Sustainable development is a highly topical issue and is of critical importance to tourism as the environment is of utmost importance for the continued development and prosperity of the industry. There have...


Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

by Peter Neal Hess

Economic growth, reflected in increases in national output per capita, makes possible an improved material standard of living. Sustainable development, popularly and concisely defined as 'meeting the needs of...


Technology Development Assistance for Agriculture: Putting Research Into Use in Low Income Countries: Putting Research Into Use in Low Income Countrie

by Norman Clark, Andy Frost & Ian Maudlin

Stemming from an 11-year DFID funded programme under its Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS), Technology Development Assistance for Agriculture: Putting Research into Low Income Countries reviews...


State-Business Relations and Economic Development in Africa and India

by Kunal Sen

When the state and business interact effectively they can promote a more efficient allocation of scarce resources, appropriate industrial policy and a more effective and prioritised removal of key obstacles...


Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector of the Middle East: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon

by Dorte Verner

This publication aims to assist countries in understanding the specific challenges and opportunities posed by climate change in the agricultural sector in order to increase climate resilience and adapt to climate...


Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries

by Jagdish Bhagwati & Arvind Panagariya

In its history since Independence, India has seen widely different economic experiments: from Jawharlal Nehru’s pragmatism to the rigid state socialism of Indira Gandhi to the brisk liberalization of the 1990s....


Hungary: Selected Issues Paper

by International Monetary Fund

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Working Scared (Or Not at All): The Lost Decade, Great Recession, and Restoring the Shattered American Dream

by Carl E. Van Horn

Working Scared tells the story of the American workforce during a period of wrenching economic change and two recessions. By tracing the experiences of workers in times of economic prosperity and economic recession,...


Migrants, Borders and Global Capitalism: West African Labour Mobility and Eu Borders

by Hannah Cross

People from West Africa are risking their lives and surrendering their citizenship rights to enter exploitative labour markets in Europe. This book offers an explanation for this phenomenon that is based on...


Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development: International Perspectives

by Peter Westoby & Gerard Dowling

This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for 'solving community problems'....


Energy and Electricity in Industrial Nations: The Sociology and Technology of Energy

by Allan Mazur

Energy is at the top of the list of environmental problems facing industrial society, and is arguably the one that has been handled least successfully, in part because politicians and the public do not understand...


Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development: Perspectives from the Less Developed World

by Mark P. Hampton

There has been a phenomenal growth of backpacker tourism from the overland routes to India in the 1960s, to present-day backpacker tourism across the less developed world. As a result there has been significant...


Knowledge, Innovation and Internationalization: Essays in Honour of Cesare Imbriani

by Piergiuseppe Morone

As firms increasingly rely on knowledge as a key factor for innovation, the ability to innovate is increasingly perceived as a key asset for being competitive in international markets. This new volume argues...


Globalization and Development: Rethinking Interventions and Governance

by Arne Bigsten

The key challenge for achieving sustained development in developing countries relates to quality of domestic governance, which in turn is strongly affected by external interventions. Domestic governance includes...


Fraud and Carbon Markets: The Carbon Connection

by Marius-Christian Frunza

The VAT Carousel Fraud has seriously undermined the financial integrity of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). This timely book is the first to give an overview of fraud in the carbon market....


Overhead Costs

by W. Arthur Lewis

Professor Lewis is to be congratulated upon being among the first economists to tackle the tricky subject of controlling the nationalised industries."Financial Times

This book analyses some of the difficulties...


Protecting Biological Diversity: The Effectiveness of Access and Benefit-Sharing Regimes

by Carmen Richerzhagen

During the last ten years the enormous global loss of biodiversity has received remarkable attention. Among the numerous approaches undertaken to stop or lessen this process, access and benefit-sharing (ABS),...