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Governing the Energy Transition

by Geert Verbong & Derk Loorbach

The Energy Transition, the inevitable shift away from cheap, centralized, largely fossil-based energy systems, is one of the core challenges of our time. This book provides a coherent and novel insight into...


The New Post-Oil Arab Gulf: Managing People and Wealth

by Nabil Sultan, David Weir & Zeinab Karake-Shalhoub

The sharp increase in oil revenues since 2002 has left the Arab Gulf States with billions of petro-dollars. But how will these countries fare in the post-oil era?   The rulers of these states are taking serious...


Resilient Participation

by Simon Bell & Stephen Morse

Stakeholder or public participation has become something of a modern mantra employed in all sorts of contexts to give people a voice. There are many variants on this 'participation' but traditionally they all...


Opportunities and Deprivation in the Urban South: Poverty, Segregation and Social Networks in S O Paulo

by Cesar Leão Marques

A rigorous examination of poverty in São Paulo, a contemporary megacity, Opportunities and Deprivation in the Urban South explores the different types of network that exist amongst the metropolitan poor, the...


The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth

by Fred Pearce

How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheiks, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.

An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food...


Thirty Years of China's Reform

by Wang Mengkui

China Development Research Foundation is one of the leading economic think tanks in China, where many of the details of China's economic reform have been formulated. Its work and publications therefore provide...


Human Development in Iraq: 1950-1990

by Bassam Yousif

This systematic evaluation of Iraq's political economy and human development offers a complex and sophisticated analysis of Iraq's recent history. Focusing on the period from 1950 up to the Gulf war in 1990, the...


Inclusive Aid: Changing Power and Relationships in International Development

by Leslie Groves & Rachel Hinton

Rapid and profound changes are taking place in international development. The past two decades have promoted the ideals of participation and partnership, yet key decisions affecting people's lives continue to...


New Public Governance, the Third Sector, and Co-Production

by Victor Pestoff, Taco Brandsen & Bram Verschuere

In recent years public management research in a variety of disciplines has paid increasing attention to the role of citizens and the third sector in the provision of public services. Several of these efforts...


Dilemmas of Leadership

by Tudor Rickards

Leadership, as a way of focusing and motivating a group or organization to achieve its aims, is a much discussed but often misunderstood concept. This comprehensive textbook introduces the subject for Masters...


Food Practices in Transition: Changing Food Consumption, Retail and Production in the Age of Reflexive Modernity

by Anne Loeber, Gert Spaargaren & Peter Oosterveer

This edited volume presents and reflects upon empirical evidence of 'sustainability'-induced and -related transition in food practices. The material collected in the various chapters contributes to our understanding...


Creating Knowledge Locations in Cities

by Willem van Winden, Luis de Carvalho & Erwin van Tuijl

Based on a clear and comprehensive literature review, this book contains an analysis of five knowledge locations in Europe and one in South Korea. The case studies in the book cover several European countries...


Business Regulation and Non-State Actors: Whose Standards? Whose Development?

by Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Darryl Reed & Peter Utting

This volume assesses the achievements and limitations of a new set of non-state or multistakeholder institutions that are concerned with improving the social and environmental record of business, and holding...


Contested Agronomy

by James Sumberg & John Thompson

The dramatic increases in food prices experienced over the last four years, and their effects of hunger and food insecurity, as well as human-induced climate change and its implications for agriculture, food...


Nuclear  Waste Management and Legitimacy

by Mats Andrén

Nuclear technology places special demands on society and both nuclear weapons and nuclear energy for peaceful purposes require a large measure of security and monitoring at the international level.

This book...


Public Expenditures for Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

by Tewodaj Mogues & Samuel E Benin

Whereas there is plenty of work looking at macroeconomic effect of public spending on growth and poverty in Africa as well as studies of the impact of spending or investment in one economic sector on outcomes...


Good Idea. Now What: How to Move Ideas to Execution

by Charles T. Lee

Proven pathways for taking ideas to implementation

We all have ideas—things we want to do or create—but only some of us will do what it takes to see those ideas come to pass. In Good Idea. Now What? readers...


The Political Economy of the Chinese Coal Industry

by Tim Wright

Coal mining is one of China's largest industries, and provides an excellent case study through which to consider the broader issues of China's transition from socialism to capitalism, focussing on the shift...


Trade Infrastructure and Economic Development

by David Olusanya Ajakaiye & T. Ademola Oyejide

There is growing consensus in the literature that trade and trade policy matter for a pro-poor growth and development strategy. Therefore, policies that are consistent with this strategy feature increasingly...


The Impact of China on Global Commodity Prices

by Masuma Farooki & Raphael Kaplinsky

Drawing on a large number of diverse sources, How China Disrupted Global Commodities comprehensively and systematically evidences the trends in the prices of different sets of commodities, analyses the drivers...