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The Political Economy of Underdevelopment

by S. B. D. B. D. de de Silva

First published in 1982, this reissue deals with the theory of underdevelopment, as Dr. de Silva attempts a synthesis between the internal and external aspects of underdevelopment and, in the Marxist tradition,...


In Search of China's Development Model: Beyond the Beijing Consensus

by S. Philip Philip Hsu, Yu-Shan Wu & Suisheng Zhao

This book examines the development model that has driven China's economic success and looks at how it differs from the Washington Consensus. China's Development Model (CDM) is examined with a view to answering...


Trade Liberalisation and Poverty in South Asia

by Prema-chandra Athukorala, Jayatilleke S. S. Bandara & Saman Kelegama

The link between trade liberalisation and poverty has arguably been one of the most debated topics in development policy debate. Existing studies on the subject have primarily used multi-country cross-sectional...


Nanotechnology and Sustainable Development

by Claire Auplat

Public institutions, academic researchers and financial analysts among others hail nanotechnologies as one of the most promising sectors of social and economic development. Calculations predict that it will...


Community Participation in China: Issues and Processes for Capacity Building

by John G G Taylor & Janelle Plummer

This important volume provides a source of information on the key issues, including constraints and capacity building, necessary to implement participatory approaches in China today. A wealth of case studies...


Indices and Indicators in Development: An Unhealthy Obsession with Numbers

by Stephen Morse

The use of numbers to condense complex systems into easily digested 'bites' of information is very much in fashion. At one level they are intended to enhance transparency, accountability and local democracy,...


Knowing Poverty: Critical Reflections on Participatory Research and Policy

by Rosemary McGee

The use of participatory research techniques to provide policy-makers with information about poor people's perspectives on poverty became increasingly common in the 1990s. This book focuses on the use of participatory...


Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and Participation

by Cynthia McDougall & Barry Pound

Management of local resources has a greater chance of a sustainable outcome when there is partnership between local people and external agencies, and agendas relevant to their aspirations and circumstances....


Mapping Vulnerability: "Disasters, Development and People"

by Greg Bankoff & Georg Frerks

Raging floods, massive storms and cataclysmic earthquakes: every year up to 340 million people are affected by these and other disasters, which cause loss of life and damage to personal property, agriculture,...


Measuring Sustainability: Learning from Doing

by Simon Bell & Stephen Morse

' Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it, and is one of the most actively studied issues in the area. To date, most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical....


Participatory Workshops: A Sourcebook of 21 Sets of Ideas and Activities

by Robert Chambers

This sourcebook is for all who work with others on participatory learning and change. Written in a spirit of critical reflection and serious fun, it provides 21 sets of ideas and options for facilitators, trainers,...


Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance

by Richard A A Meganck & Richard E E Saunier

This unique dictionary and introduction to Global Environmental Governance (GEG), written and compiled by two veterans of the international stage, provides a compilation of over 5500 terms, organizations and...


State of the World 2008: Ideas and Opportunities for Sustainable Economies

by Worldwatch Institute

The environmentalist's bible' Times Higher Education Supplement. 'Essential reading' The Good Book Guide. 'The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible summaries ... on the global environment' E. O. Wilson,...


Un Millennium Development Library: A Home in the City

by UN Millennium Millennium Project

More than 900 million people currently live in urban slums and the number is growing as rapid urbanization continues in the developing world. A Home in the City urges countries to strengthen their focus on the...


Un Millennium Development Library: Environment and Human Well-Being: A Practical Strategy

by UN Millennium 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,...


Un Millennium Development Library: Trade in Development

by UN Millennium 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,...


Beyond the Global Crisis: Structural Adjustments and Regional Integration in Europe and Latin America

by Lionello F. F. Punzo, Carmem Aparecida Aparecida Feijo & Martin Puchet Puchet Anyul

The book aims at offering a comparative, multi-perspective analysis of the different, at times parallel, at times with varying degrees of interdependence, macroeconomic and structural adjustments in the two...


Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works

by Ash Maurya

We live in an age of unparalleled opportunity for innovation. We’re building more products than ever before, but most of them fail—not because we can’t complete what we set out to build, but because we...


Poverty Reduction That Works: Experience of Scaling Up Development Success

by Paul Steele, Neil Fernando & Maneka Weddikkara

�This book provides an excellent framework to analyse the experience of a wide variety of successful initiatives across the world and draws attention to critical issues that practitioners need to think about...


Revolutions in Development Inquiry

by Robert Chambers

Robert Chambers returns with a new book that reviews, together for the first time, some of the revolutionary changes in the methodologies and methods of development inquiry that have occurred in the past forty...