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Freedom, Responsibility and Economics of the Person

by Jérôme Ballet, Damien Bazin & Jean-Luc Dubois

The capability approach has developed significantly since Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. It is now recognised as being highly beneficial in the analysis of poverty and inequality,...


Changing Organizations from Within: Roles, Risks and Consultancy Relationships

by Susan Rosina Whittle & Robin C. Stevens

Organizational change is often insider-led, supported by internal consultants and change agents. Most of what is written about change comes from the perspective of external consultants or from academics researching...


Making Sense of Organizational Learning: Putting Theory into Practice

by Cyril Kirwan

The ability of a business to learn is becoming increasingly important for success. In Making Sense of Organizational Learning, Cyril Kirwan examines the wide range of factors necessary to create and sustain...


Crossing Boundaries in Public Management and Policy: The International Experience

by Janine O'Flynn, Deborah Blackman & John Halligan

In the 21st century governments are increasingly focusing on designing ways and means of connecting across boundaries to achieve goals. Whether issues are complex and challenging - climate change, international...


Innovation and Regional Development in China

by Ingo Liefner & Yehua Dennis Wei

Although China is now the 'factory of the world', there is no reason to expect that it will always be content with manufacturing labor-intensive goods for foreign corporations. Scholars must now ask: What is...


Governance Reform in Africa: International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-Pressures: International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-Pressures

by Jerome Bachelard

Poor governance is increasingly recognized as the greatest impediment to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, some impressive governance reforms are underway in many countries. This includes...


UN Millennium Development Library: Halving Hunger: It Can Be Done

by UN Millennium Project

The Millennium Development Goals, adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015�income poverty, hunger, disease,...


The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit

by Dmitry Orlov

A user’s guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse.


Organic Materials for Sustainable Civil Engineering

by Yves Mouton

This book provides an inventory of organic materials and products, the major components of all civil engineering projects, in terms of their scientific and technical background, including the regulations that...


Nationalism, Law and Statelessness: Grand Illusions in the Horn of Africa

by John R. Campbell

In 1998 a bloody war erupted in The Horn of Africa between Ethiopia and Eritrea. During the war Ethiopia arrested and expelled 70,000 of its citizens, and stripped another 50,000-plus of their citzenship on...


Employee Engagement with Sustainable Business: How to Change the World Whilst Keeping Your Day Job

by Nadine Exter

Sustainability is, and continues to grow as, a key issue for organizations: in the board room; with investors, customers and regulators; and from employees whose demands on organizations include improving their...


Business and the Sustainability Challenge: An Integrated Perspective

by Peter N. Nemetz

It is vitally important for businesses to have a holistic understanding of the many issues surrounding and shaping sustainability, from competitors to government and political factors, to economics and ecological...


The Economic Geography of the It Industry in the Asia Pacific Region

by Philip Cooke, Glen Searle & Kevin O'Connor

The development of the information technology (IT) industry in the Asia Pacific region faces two challenges. Firstly, can its established physical, technical, regional and governance infrastructures be adapted...


The Territorial Dimension of the Knowledge Economy in Europe

by Roberta Capello & Camilla Lenzi

This edited volume describes the spatial diffusion of knowledge and innovation using a large dataset at the regional level, and presents scientific evidence on the role of knowledge and innovation on regional...


Poverty and Social Exclusion: New Methods of Analysis

by Gianni Betti & Achille Lemmi

Poverty and inequality remain at the top of the global economic agenda, and the methodology of measuring poverty continues to be a key area of research. This new book, from a leading international group of scholars,...


Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises: Everyday Politics of Crisis Response

by Dorothea Hilhorst

Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse - are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality,...


The Idea Agent: The Handbook on Creative Processes

by Jonas Michanek & Andréas Breiler

The Idea Agent is a practical idea management handbook, aimed at people who want to take an active role in creative processes across all areas. It combines the creatively wild with the rationally structured...


Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development: Lessons from Ghana

by Franklin Obeng-Odoom

The world development institutions commonly present 'urban governance' as an antidote to the so-called 'urbanisation of poverty' and 'parasitic urbanism' in Africa.

Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development...


Towns in a Rural World

by Teresa de Noronha Vaz & Eveline van Leeuwen

The contributors to this volume examine how to take advantage of the great potential offered by urban areas in the rural world to favour competitiveness and encourage economic activity. Taking a European perspective,...


Australia's Competitiveness: From Lucky Country to Competitive Country

by Michael J. Enright & Richard Petty

In this in-depth overview of Australia's economy, Michael Enright and Richard Petty - leading scholars on international competition-look at the data behind the news reports to offer a complete view of Australia's...