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Information and Communications in the Chinese Countryside: A Study of Three Provinces

by Michael Minges & Kaoru Kimura

The report first summarizes the key findings from the following three studies in three provinces (Guizhou, Jilin, Shandong): (a) a demand survey to assess rural ICT access and attitudes; (b) a library study...


Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more Sustainable Future: Pathways to a more Sustainable Future

by Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy & Henrike Rau

Sustainable consumption is a central research topic in academic discourses of sustainable development and global environmental change. Informed by a number of disciplinary perspectives, this book is structured...


The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa

by Dayo Olopade

An exciting new voice offers a fresh portrait of Africans thriving in the face of adversity, showing the way forward for development on the continent and beyond.


The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

by William Easterly

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems...


Economic Planning and Social Justice in Third World Countries

by Ozay Mehmet

First published in 1978, this book was written at a time when belief was high in Western-guided economic development of the emerging countries. The success of Marshall Plan in war-torn Europe generated a US-led...


Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability

by Suzanne Benn, Dexter Dunphy & Andrew Griffiths

Since this classic book was first published in 2003, sustainability has increasingly become mainstream business for leading corporations, whilst the topic itself has also been a hotly debated political issue...


The European Territory: From Historical Roots to Global Challenges

by Jacques Robert

Originally published in French as Le territoire européen: des racines aux enjeux globaux, this book reflects the enormous changes that Europe has seen in the past half century. In a period of immense upheaval,...


Malaysia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Housing Market-Technical Note

by International Monetary Fund. Department

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...


Issues in Governance, Growth and Globalization in Asia

by Tony Cavoli, Siona Listokin & Ramkishen S Rajan

This volume is a compilation of important papers relating to the financial, governance and political economy structures of the region, using a variety of methods and topics. Following the Asian crisis and subsequent...


The Political Economy of Deng's Nanxun: Breakthrough in China's Reform and Development

by John Wong

This volume is about the political economy of Deng Xiaoping's Nanxun (tour of South China), which was the most critical phase in China's reform and development since 1978. The first round of Deng's reform resulted...


The Israeli Economy: Dreams and Realities: Dreams and Realities

by Yair Aharoni

First published in 1991, during a significant stagnation in the Israeli economy, this title discusses the causes of the economic downturn, and assesses the country's prospects. Throughout, Aharoni measures the...


The IMF and the Future

by Graham Bird

The International Monetary Fund has been criticised from both the right and the left of the political spectrum with the right arguing that it is too interventionist and creates more problems than it solves and...


Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India

by Dilip Dutta

Using case studies of both China and India, this book reinforces the fact that the processes of economic growth and development are dynamic and organic in the sense that structural and institutional elements...


Public Private Partnerships

by G Ramesh, Vishnuprasad Nagadevara & Gopal Naik

The collection of papers brings out the complexities in PPP in terms of types, conceptualization, structure, institutions, and financing. It covers a broad sweep ranging from infrastructure to services and utilities;...


Prophets of Agroforestry: Guarani Communities and Commercial Gathering

by Richard K. Reed

For almost four centuries, the indigenous Chiripá (Guaraní) people of eastern Paraguay have maintained themselves as a distinct society and culture, despite continual and often intense relations with Paraguayan...


Urban Growth in Emerging Economies: Lessons from the BRICS: Lessons from the BRICS

by Gordon McGranahan & George Martine

Along with globalization, urban transitions have been central in the southward shift in economic power towards the newly emerging economies. As this book shows, however, these transitions have not been painless,...


Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

by David Bollier

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner


Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future: Insights from 45 Global Thought Leaders

by Robert Costanza & Ida Kubiszewski

The major challenge for the current generation of mankind is to develop a shared vision of a future that is both desirable to the vast majority of humanity and ecologically sustainable. Creating a Sustainable...


The Process of Economic Development

by James M. Cypher

The fourth edition of The Process of Economic Development offers a thorough and up-to-date treatment of development economics. This landmark text will continue to be an invaluable resource for students, teachers...


Economic Complexity and Human Development: How Economic Diversification and Social Networks Affect Human Agency and Welfare

by Dominik Hartmann

This book combines the human development approach and innovation economics in order to explore the effects that structural economic change has on human development.

While economic diversification can provide...