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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...


Sustainable Business: Key Issues

by Helen Kopnina & John Blewitt

Sustainable Business: Key Issues is the first comprehensive introductory-level textbook to address the interface between environmental challenges and business solutions to provide an overview of the basic concepts...


Africa Rising : Harnessing the Demographic Dividend

by Paulo Drummond & Vimal Thakoor

Africa will account for 80 percent of the projected 4 billion increase in the global population by 2100. The accompanying increase in its working age population creates a window of opportunity, which if properly...


Building Anti-Fragile Organisations: Risk, Opportunity and Governance in a Turbulent World

by Tony Bendell

Every day human organisations fail. Building Anti-Fragile Organisations explores a powerful alternative framework for risk in design and management of human systems. Anti-Fragile organisations, like biological...


Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe: Historical Trends and Perspectives

by Gyula Horváth

Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and...


The Informal Economy in Developing Countries

by Jean-Pierre Cling, Stéphane Lagrée & Mireille Razafindrakoto

Informality is ubiquitous in most developing countries. Understanding the informal economy is therefore of utmost importance from a political, economic and social point of view. Paradoxically, despite its economic...


Nature, Choice and Social Power

by Erica Schoenberger

We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and...


Governing Megacities in Emerging Countries

by Dominique Lorrain

This book focuses on the material city and its institutions and shows that, without recourse to a big new theory, urban leaders have devised mechanisms of ordinary government. They have done so through the resolution...


Burkina Faso :  Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


FUMMÍ - the hard working ant

by Vincenzo Carrara

This is a basic guide to jump start in the work environment. I wish I could have had this book in my hands when I started working. The work environment is full of traps: some are very obvious and relatively...


Mauritius the Drivers of Growth-Can the Past Be Extended?

by Katsiaryna Svirydzenka & Martin Petri

Mauritius’s economic performance has been called “the Mauritian miracle” and the “success of Africa” (Romer, 1992; Frankel, 2010; Stiglitz, 2011), despite difficult initial conditions that led a Nobel...


Smart Specialisation: Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy

by Dominique Foray

This is the first book on a new policy approach that has been widely adopted in Europe and beyond. It analyses the concept of smart specialisation and discuss the need for smart specialisation strategies, explains...


Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe: The Relational Turn in Rural Development

by Andrew K. Copus & Philomena de Lima

This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use...


Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies

by Helen Hintjens & Dubravka Zarkov

Whilst classical approaches linked development with peace, security has become central to understandings of both war and peacetime. This book uniquely reflects on how to deal with the convergence of war and...


An Introduction to the Green Economy: Science, Systems and Sustainability

by Adrian C. Newton & Elena Cantarello

The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable...


Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Pakistan

by Nadeem Malik

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has not only become an important concept for corporate organizations but also civil society, community, state and the multilateral and bilateral development agencies. It...


Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Bruce C. Greenwald & Philippe Aghion

It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed...


Self-Determination and Secession in Africa: The Post-Colonial State

by Redie Bereketeab

This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the...