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The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet

by Ramez Naam

A surprising, convincing, and optimistic argument for meeting the crisis of scarcity with the power of ideas


Colonial Exploitation and Economic Development: The Belgian Congo and the Netherlands Indies Compared

by Ewout Frankema & Frans Buelens

Since many countries in the world at present were European colonies in the not so distant past, the relationship between colonial institutions and development outcomes is a key topic of study across many disciplines....


Disruptive Innovation in Chinese and Indian Businesses: The Strategic Implications for Local Entrepreneurs and Global Incumbents

by Peter Ping Li

With the rapid development of China and India as new economic powers in global competition, an obvious question is whether these emerging economies are great opportunities or threats. Whilst answers are bound...


Rethinking Law and Development: The Chinese Experience

by Guanghua Yu

This book is the result of the collective effort of some of the foremost experts and scholars of Chinese law, Asian law, and Chinese economics and carefully examines the relationship between law and China's...


Asian and Pacific Cities: Development Patterns

by Ian Shirley & Carol Neill

The cities of Asia and the Pacific are at the epicentre of development in what is arguably, the most populous, culturally distinctive, and economically powerful region in the world. 16 major cities such as Tokyo,...


Sustainable Development in Amazonia: Paradise in the Making

by Kei Otsuki

This book argues against the assumption that sustainability and environmental conservation are naturally the common goal and norm for everyone in Amazonia. This is the first book focusing on agency, reflexivity...


Low Carbon Development: Key Issues

by Frauke Urban & Johan Nordensvärd

Low Carbon Development: Key Issues is the first comprehensive textbook to address the interface between international development and climate change in a carbon constrained world. It discusses the key conceptual,...


The Development of Capitalism in Africa

by John Sender & Sheila Smith

First published in 1986, this work challenges underdevelopment analyses of Africa's past experiences and future prospects, and builds upon a very wide range of recent historical research to argue that the impact...


Hybrid Economic-Environmental Accounts

by Valeria Costantini, Massimiliano Mazzanti & Anna Montini

National Accounting Matrices of Environmental Accounts (NAMEA) tables are used to analyze a range of environmental pressures and economic data resulting from consumption and production patterns - helping us...


Programme Aid and Development: Beyond Conditionality

by Geske Dijkstra & Howard White

This important contribution to the literature on development economics analyses the effectiveness of programme aid - i.e. aid that is not given in the form of projects. Using real world examples from countries...


Ethnic Business: Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia

by Brian C. Folk & K. S. Jomo

The role of ethnic Chinese business in Southeast Asia in catalyzing economic development has been hotly debated - and often misunderstood - throughout cycles of boom and bust.

This book critically examines some...


Eco-Innovation Management and Sustainability

by Bart Bossink

Sustainability is a phenomenon that must be pursued in a complex system of interrelated elements of business, society, and ecology. It is important to gain an understanding of these elements, the interplay between...


Principles of Agricultural Economics

by Andrew Barkley & Paul W. Barkley

This book showcases the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, natural resources and other sectors.

The result...


Investing in Water for a Green Economy: Services, Infrastructure, Policies and Management

by Mike Young & Christine Esau

In the context of the economies of the world becoming greener, this book provides a global and interdisciplinary overview of the condition of the world's water resources and the infrastructure used to manage...


Energy Analysis for a Sustainable Future: Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism

by Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi & Alevgül H. ?orman

The vast majority of the countries of the world are now facing an imminent energy crisis, particularly the USA, China, India, Japan and EU countries, but also developing countries having to boost their economic...


Climate Change Ethics: Navigating the Perfect Moral Storm

by Donald A. Brown

Climate change is now the biggest challenge faced by humanity worldwide and ethics is the crucial missing component in the debate about what to do about this enormous threat. This book examines why thirty-five...


Analyzing Global Environmental Issues: Theoretical and Experimental Applications and Their Policy Implications

by Ariel Dinar & Amnon Rapoport

The existence of environmental dilemmas and political conflicts leads us to appreciate the need for individuals and groups to behave strategically in order to achieve their goals and maintain their wellbeing....


Migration and Inequality

by Tanja Bastia

The 'migration-development' nexus has emerged as an important area of both research and policy over the last ten years. However, most of the interest has focused on the potential that migration holds for poverty...


Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development

by Harald A. Mieg & Klaus Töpfer

Which new institutions do we need in order to trigger local- and global sustainable urban development? Are cities the right starting points for implementing sustainability policies? If so, what are the implications...


Global Linkages and Economic Rebalancing in East Asia

by Yoichi Matsubayashi & Takuji Kinkyo

In the wake of the global financial crisis, leading industrialized countries have managed to show only a gradual recovery, while East Asian economies have surged ahead. In particular, China achieved growth in...