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Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use

by George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang & William A. Masters

Economics of Agricultural Development examines the causes, severity, and effects of poverty, population growth, and malnutrition in developing countries. It discusses potential solutions to these problems, progress...


New Media and International Development: Representation and affect in microfinance

by Anke Schwittay

New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance's enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world's first person-to-person microlending...


The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy

by Steve Rayner & Mark Caine

The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy presents a powerful critique of mainstream climate change policies and details a set of pragmatic alternatives based on the Hartwell Group's collective writings from 1988-2010....


Towards Low Carbon Cities in China: Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Sun Sheng Han, Ray Green & Mark Y. Wang

This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management.

Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary...


Rural and Regional Futures

by Anthony Hogan & Michelle Young

Agriculture, mining and related rural industries have been central to the development of Australia's economy. This book details the role that the Australian Government has played in the making of rural and regional...


Dynamics of Economic Spaces in the Global Knowledge-based Economy: Theory and East Asian Cases

by Sam Ock Park

This book addresses how economic spaces dynamically change within the context of the global knowledge-based economy. Specifically, it centers the discussion on integrated views of understanding and conceptualizing...


Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of sustainability

by Paul James

Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an...


Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development

by Karen Chapple

As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not...


Rural Development and the Construction of New Markets

by Paul Hebinck, Sergio Schneider & Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

This book focuses on empirical experiences related to market development, and specifically new markets with structurally different characteristics than mainstream markets. Europe, Brazil, China and the rather...


Smart Engagement: Why, What, Who and How

by John Aston & Alan Knight

Smart Engagement can help you plan an engagement programme that is integrated into your core business.


BEYOND CHARITY: How to Increase Profit Through Innovative Strategic Partnership - Cause Marketing 2.0

by DAVID S MARSHALL

Why is marketing such an overwhelming concept and why is it so difficult to find new marketing ideas? In these pages you will uncover a new way of leveraging cause to increase both profits and impact. Learn...


Developmental Macroeconomics: New Developmentalism as a Growth Strategy

by Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira & José Luís|Marconi, Nelson Oreiro

Developmental Macroeconomics: Access to Demand, the Exchange Rate and Growth offers a new approach to development economics and macroeconomics. It is a Keynesian-structuralist approach to economics applied to...


Innovation Guerilla (in a Nutshell)

by Thomas Duschlbauer, Walter Lanz & Armin Hattmannsdorfer

Innovation Guerilla is an approach that is focused on the social dimension of innovation. An inspiration or a good idea does not by any means suffice. It is essential to convince others of the reasonability...


How Solid Is Economic Growth in the East African Community?

by Nikoloz Gigineishvili & Paolo Mauro

Is rapid economic growth experienced by the East African Community during the past decade built on solid foundations? To gain some clues, we use a variety of newly-collected and existing data sources to analyze...


Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities

by Stephen Zavestoski & Julian Agyeman

The 'Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban...


African Industrial Development and European Union Co-operation: Prospects for a reengineered partnership

by Francis A.S.T. Matambalya

Of the 54African states, only South Africa is categorised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) amongst industrialised countries. The economic activities in Africa are still dominated...


The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies

by Nicos Komninos

This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge...


Urban Competitiveness: Theory and Practice

by Peter Kresl & Daniele Ietri

During the past 25 years the burden of managing economic policy for competitiveness has devolved to cities and to urban regions. National governments have increasingly been focused on staving off fiscal collapse....


Airports, Cities and Regions

by Sven Conventz & Alain Thierstein

Since the emergence of urban systems, cities have developed in a mutually inter-dependent process of socio-economic dynamics and transportation linkages. In recent years, Airports worldwide have stepped beyond...


The Politics of Carbon Markets

by Benjamin Stephan & Richard Lane

The carbon markets are in the middle of a fundamental crisis - a crisis marked by collapsing prices, fleeing actors, and ever increasing greenhouse gas levels. Yet carbon trading remains at the heart of global...