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Technology, Business and the Market: From R&D to Desirable Products

by John S. Sheldrake

Technology, Business and the Market provides an understanding of the connections between developing technologies, research and development, industrial design and the means by which these elements are managed...


Pharmaceutical Research, Democracy and Conspiracy: International Clinical Trials in Local Medical Institutions

by Edison Bicudo

Studies of phenomena such as clinical trials usually focus on either the mechanisms involved in conducting or regulating operations at the global level, or ethical issues concerning the exploitation of individuals...


Integral Development: Realising the Transformative Potential of Individuals, Organisations and Societies

by Alexander Schieffer & Ronnie Lessem

Schieffer and Lessem introduce a ground-breaking development framework and process to address the most burning issues that humanity faces. While conventional top-down, outside-in development has reached a cul-de-sac,...


Structural Change, Competitiveness and Industrial Policy: Painful Lessons from the European Periphery

by Aurora A. C. Teixeira, Ester Silva & Ricardo Mamede

The onset of the global crisis has emphasised the persistence of substantial differences in development and social progress within the euro area. The specific case of countries located in the southern periphery...


How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

by John Hope Bryant & Andrew Young

John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American...


Government and the Environment: The Role of the Modern State in the Face of Global Challenges

by Laura Castellucci

In the today's global "commercial society" an inquiry into the economic role of government is gaining momentum. Many crucial goods for the wellbeing of a society are not "commercial", national security and clean...


Low Carbon Transitions for Developing Countries

by Frauke Urban

Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times and in order to tackle this carbon emissions need to be mitigated. China and India have recently become some of the world's largest greenhouse...


Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People: Themes and Case Studies

by Marc J. Cohen & Melinda Smale

This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have...


Rural Wealth Creation

by John L. Pender, Bruce A. Weber & Thomas G. Johnson

This book investigates the role of wealth in achieving sustainable rural economic development. The authors define wealth as all assets net of liabilities that can contribute to well-being, and they provide examples...


Transdisciplinary Sustainability Studies: A Heuristic Approach

by Katri Huutoniemi & Petri Tapio

Arising out of human-environment interaction, sustainability problems resist disciplinary categories and simple solutions. This book offers a fresh approach to practical and methodological concerns in transdisciplinary...


Confronting Land and Property Problems for Peace

by Shinichi Takeuchi

This collection clarifies the background of land and property problems in conflict-affected settings, and explores appropriate policy measures for peace-building. While land and property problems exist in any...


The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History

by Cameron Muir

Food and the global agricultural system has become one of the defining public concerns of the twenty-first century. Ecological disorder and inequity is at the heart of our food system. This thoughtful and confronting...


The Great Transition

by Mauro Bonaiuti

Recent events including the financial crisis and the gradual lessening of the planet's natural resources have raised the fundamental question as to whether the capitalist market system can survive its own contradictions...


Human Resource Management and the Institutional Perspective

by Geoffrey Wood, Chris Brewster & Michael Brookes

One of the most influential debates across business and management studies has centered on the relative impact of institutions on the fortunes of firms and nations. However, analyses have primarily focused on...


Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies: Building New Spaces

by Khayaat Fakier & Ellen Ehmke

Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges...


Selling the Welfare State: The Privatisation of Public Housing

by Ray Forrest & Alan Murie

Originally published in 1988, this book offers the first comprehensive and critical analysis of the privatisation of public housing in Britain. It outlines the historical background to the growth of public...


The Economics of Groundwater Management in Arid Countries: Theory, International Experience and a Case Study of Jordan

by Manuel Schiffler

Groundwater is being depleted on a large scale in many arid and semi-arid parts of the world. The author asks whether it should be avoided at any price? or if it is desirable in certain circumstances, by undertaking...


Futile Progress: Technology's Empty Promise

by Ernest Braun

Do new innovations and products improve our lives? Has our relentless pursuit of technological progress eliminated the blight of poverty, of inequality, of discrimination, of crime, of war? Has the advance of...


Mortgaging the Earth: World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment and the Crisis of Development

by Bruce Rich

This critique of World Bank operations examines the effects of this organization on the societies in which it operates. Highly critical of the Bank's practices in its 50 years of operation, the author demonstrates...


The Southern African Environment: Profiles of the Sadc Countries

by Sam Moyo, Michael Sill & Phil O'Keefe

The Southern African Environment provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the countries of the SADC region ? Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia...