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The Paradoxes of Aid Work: Passionate Professionals

by Silke Roth

This book explores what attracts people to aidwork and to what extent the promises of aidwork are fulfilled. 'Aidland' is a highly complex and heterogeneous context which includes many different occupations,...


Dear Minister Poletti

by Paolo Brunelli & Dottor Paolo Brunelli

The revolution of the labor market in Italy. In a letter all the information to change the labor market in Italy. A letter full of suggestions, updates and hopes for the Italian people. A letter other than one...


Irish Economic Development: High-performing EU State or Serial Under-achiever?

by Eoin O'Leary

This book offers a discerning narrative on the spectacular rise and fall of the so-called Celtic Tiger economy. It depicts Ireland as a micro-state with a unique reliance on foreign-assisted businesses, driven...


Integrating Climate Change Actions into Local Development

by Livia Bizikova, John Robinson & Stewart Cohen

To date, climate change adaptation and mitigation have been treated separately both in research and in the climate negotiations. However, a growing body of literature is now being developed that points to actual...


Global Trends in Land Tenure Reform: Gender Impacts

by Caroline S. Archambault & Annelies Zoomers

This book explores the gendered dimensions of recent land governance transformations across the globe in the wake of unprecedented pressures on land and natural resources. These complex contemporary forces are...


How to Become a Millionaire Entrepreneur Starting from Scratch

by Dario Abate

Do you want to be rich? Do you want to be successful creating something on your own? Become boss of a company with many employees? In one word, do you dream of becoming a great entrepreneur? Here, this is the...


Culture, Development and Petroleum: An Ethnography of the High North: An Ethnography of the High North

by Jan-Oddvar Sornes, Larry Browning & Jan Terje Henriksen

The discovery, just forty years ago, of vast oil and gas reserves in the Southwestern part of Norway, and more recently in the Arctic High North region, created an economic titan and posed a vast array of challenges...


Economic Growth and Development in Africa: A global perspective: Understanding trends and prospects

by Horman Chitonge

In recent years, Africa has undergone the longest period of sustained economic growth in the continent's history, drawing the attention of the international media and academics alike. This book analyses the...


South-South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development: Views from Cuba, North Africa and the Middle East: Views from the Caribbean, North

by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

This ground-breaking book is one of the first to analyse the important phenomenon of South-South educational migration for refugees. It focuses particularly on South-South scholarship programmes in Cuba and...


International Climate Change Law and State Compliance

by Alexander Zahar

A solution to the problem of climate change requires close international cooperation and difficult reforms involving all states. Law has a clear role to play in that solution. What is not so clear is the role...


East Asian Development Model: Twenty-first century perspectives

by Shiping Hua & Ruihua Hu

Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government...


Action Research for Climate Change Adaptation: Developing and applying knowledge for governance

by Arwin van Buuren, Jasper Eshuis & Mathijs van Vliet

Governments all over the world are struggling with the question of how to adapt to climate change. They need information not only about the issue and its possible consequences, but also about feasible governance...


Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics

by Ian Coxhead

The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics offers new insights into the rapidly-developing economies of Southeast Asia. Despite widespread initial deprivation, Southeast Asia has achieved and sustained...


Transformative Sustainable Development: Participation, reflection and change

by Kei Otsuki

Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations....


Place-making and Urban Development: New challenges for contemporary planning and design

by Pier Carlo Palermo & Davide Ponzini

The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices...


Lean Branding

by Laura Busche

Every day, thousands of passionate developers come up with new startup ideas but lack the branding know-how to make them thrive. If you count yourself among them, Lean Branding is here to help.

This practical...


The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering Digital Workplaces Fit for the Future

by Paul Miller & Elizabeth Marsh

The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering Digital Workplaces Fit for the Future takes the reader on a journey into the emerging technology-led revival of work. Paul Miller's follow up to his critically acclaimed...


Open Design and Innovation: Facilitating Creativity in Everyone

by Leon Cruickshank

Open innovation, pro-sumers, disruptive design and brand fanaticism are amongst a handful of new approaches to design and innovation that have generated discussion and media coverage in recent years. In practice,...


The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation: Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

by Marcus Taylor

This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate...


Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countries: New Analytical Approaches

by Wim Naudé, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino & Mark McGillivray

In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty....