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The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off

by Justin Yifu Lin

How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn’t do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin—the...


Lonely Planet Dominican Republic

by Lonely Planet, Michael Grosberg & Kevin Raub

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Dominican Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await...


Foreign Policy and Economic Dependence

by Neil R. Richardson

In an era of increasing interdependence among nations, the foreign policies of poor countries are becoming a subject of critical interest to scholars and the public alike. Neil R. Richardson adopts a political...


In Their Own Hands: How Savings Groups Are Revolutionizing Development

by Kyla Jagger Neilan, Jeffrey Ashe & Frances Moore Lappe

Two and a half billion people worldwide, most of them desperately poor villagers, need a better way to save and to borrow. Even the most innovative banking institutions can’t reach them; savings groups can....


Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

by Anya Schiffrin

Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption....


Museums, Heritage and International Development

by Paul Basu & Wayne Modest

While many claims are made regarding the power of cultural heritage as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the relationship between museums, heritage and development has received little academic...


Law and Society in Latin America: A New Map

by Cesar Rodriguez Garavito

Over the past two decades, legal thought and practice in Latin America has changed dramatically: new constitutions or constitutional reforms have marked a widespread transition to democracy, fundamental institutional...


Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change

by Krishna K. Shrestha, Hemant R. Ojha & Phil McManus

How do we include and represent all people in cities? As the world rapidly urbanizes, and climate change creates global winners and losers, understanding how to design cities that provide for all their citizens...


Capital: The Eruption of Delhi

by Rana Dasgupta

In Capital, Commonwealth Prize-winning author Rana Dasgupta examines one of the great trends of our time: the expansion of the global elite. Capital is an intimate portrait of the city of Delhi which bears witness...


Global Management, Local Resistances: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

by Ulrike Schuerkens

This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global...


Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts: International Agendas and African Contexts

by Doris Buss, Joanne Lebert & Blair Rutherford

This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included...


Translation Theory and Development Studies: A Complexity Theory Approach

by Kobus Marais

This book aims to provide a philosophical underpinning to translation and relate translation to development. The second aim flows from the first section's argument that societies emerge out of, amongst others,...


Invisible Hands: Narratives of Human Rights in the Global Economy

by Corinne Goria

The men and women in Invisible Hands reveal the human rights abuses occurring behind the scenes of the global economy. These narrators — including phone manufacturers in China, copper miners in Zambia, garment...


Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

by Clifford O. Odimegwu & John Kekovole

This book offers an in-depth African perspective to the major issues in demographic discourse in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides comprehensive analysis of sub-Saharan African censuses, profiling demographic...


Development Policy in Asia: Case Studies on Development Policy in Asia

by Teresita Cruz-del Rosario

This book seeks to demonstrate the role of public policy in support of equitable and inclusive development. The achievement of this overarching goal rests on an assumption that development does not happen by...


Socio-Analytic Dialogue: Incorporating Psychosocial Dynamics Into Public Policies

by Bruno Boccara

Bruno Boccara’s Socio-Analytic Dialogue develops a new framework for analyzing public policy that incorporates complex and changing psychosocial issues, in particular those related to the societal unconscious....


Theorising the Practice of Community Development: A South African Perspective

by Peter Westoby

By examining community development stories as experienced on the ground, Westoby is able to show how the poor are organising themselves using various forms of community development as well as demonstrating how...


Indo-Us Nuclear Deal: Seeking Synergy in Bilateralism (Second Revised Edition): Seeking Synergy in Bilateralism

by P R Chari

This book interrogates the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement from its inception in July 2005 to its conclusion in the latter part of 2008 through 12 articles, each of which focuses on different aspects of the...


Urbanization and Socio-Economic Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities: Challenges and Opportunities

by Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa & Abebe Shimeles

The main goal of this book is to put urbanization and its challenges squarely on Africa's development agenda. Planned urbanization can improve living conditions for the majority, help in the expansion of the...


Development, Inequality, and Emancipation in Brazil: Inequality and Emancipation

by Jan Nederveen Pieterse & Adalberto Cardoso

This volume is a critical inquiry into the social project and socioeconomic realities of emerging Brazil, a country that faces profound changes. A team of acknowledged specialists on Brazil's complex configuration...