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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...


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 Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas

by Alan G Robinson & Dean M. Schroeder

Too many organizations are overlooking, or even suppressing, their single most powerful source of growth and innovation. And it's right under their noses. The frontline employees who interact directly with your...


Innovation & Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa

by Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong & Chidi Oguamanam

The Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) project focused on the intersection of innovation, intellectual property (IP), and development in Africa and this book offers its research findings....


The Changing Face of Management in China

by Chris Rowley & Fang Lee Cooke

China is one of the fastest developing emerging economies in the world today. The country has a huge influence on a global level, both politically and economically. Despite this, very few books cover both the...


Non-Governmental Organisations - Performance and Accountability: Beyond the Magic Bullet

by Michael Edwards & David Hulme

The last decade has seen some significant changes in international development and in the status of non-governmental organisations operating in the field. Not only has the number of NGOs virtually doubled; many...


The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West

by Charles Kenny

America is in decline, and the rise of the East suggests a bleak future for the world’s only superpower – so goes the conventional wisdom. But what if the traditional measures of national status are no longer...


Urban Access for the 21st Century: Finance and Governance Models for Transport Infrastructure

by Elliott D. Sclar, Mans Lönnroth & Christian Wolmar

This book sets out a road map for the provision of urban access for all. For most of the last century cities have followed a path of dependency on car dominated urban transport favouring the middle classes....


Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance

by Todd L. Cherry, Jon Hovi & David M. McEvoy

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing the global community. Although most states agree that climate change is occurring and is at least partly the result of humans' reliance on fossil fuels,...


Green Industrial Policy in Emerging Countries

by Anna Pegels

For decades, governments have tried to foster industrial competitiveness and economic growth. Many instruments are known to work, and many lessons have been learned. However, humanity is increasingly feeling...


Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab World

by M.A. Mohamed Salih

Analysis of North African revolt against authoritarianism, known as the 'Arab Spring', embraced reductionist explanations such as the social media, youth unemployment and citizens' agitations to regain dignity...


Living with Environmental Change: Waterworlds

by Kirsten Hastrup & Cecilie Rubow

Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people's...


Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia

by Gabriele Koehler & Deepta Chopra

This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between 2003 and 2013, examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of...


The U.S. Manufacturing Recovery: Uptick or Renaissance?

by Oya Celasun & Gabriel Di Bella

The notable rebound of U.S. manufacturing activity following the Great Recession has raised the question of whether the sector might be experiencing a renaissance. Using panel regressions, we find that a depreciating...


Class, State and Agricultural Productivity in Egypt: Study of the Inverse Relationship Between Farm Size and Land Productivity

by Graham Dyer

The inverse relationship between farm size and productivity is accepted as a "stylized fact" of agriculture in developing countries. This study uses Egyptian fieldwork data to examine factors creating this relationship,...


Monetarism, Economic Crisis and the Third World

by Karel Jansen

First Published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

by Astrid Kander, Paolo Malanima & Paul Warde

Power to the People examines the varied but interconnected relationships between energy consumption and economic development in Europe over the last five centuries. It describes how the traditional energy economy...


Earth Summit 2002: A New Deal

by Felix Dodds

'As we start the preparations for the Earth Summit in 2002, 10 years from Rio and 30 years from Stockholm, we need to set targets and dates that are realistic to deliver the change that is needed. There will...


How Finance Is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea

by Yung Chul Park & Hugh Patrick

This volume connects the evolving modern financial systems of China, Japan, and Korea to the development and growth of their economies through the first decade of the twenty-first century. It also identifies...


Sustainability Principles and Practice

by Margaret Robertson

Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both...