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Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

by Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo

“A marvelously insightful book by two outstanding researchers on the real nature of poverty.” —Amartya Sen


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 Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment

by Chris Martenson

The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.

The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment...


Low Carbon Transitions for Developing Countries

by Frauke Urban

Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times and in order to tackle this carbon emissions need to be mitigated. China and India have recently become some of the world's largest greenhouse...


Institutional Change and the Development of Industrial Clusters in China: Case Studies from the Textile and Clothing Industry

by Jinmin Wang

The book mainly uses the New Institutional Economics Approach (NIE) to examine the formation and development of industrial clusters in China through multiple case studies of textile and clothing clusters in...


The Southern African Environment: Profiles of the Sadc Countries

by Sam Moyo, Michael Sill & Phil O'Keefe

The Southern African Environment provides a comprehensive and up-to-date description of the countries of the SADC region ? Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia...


Integral Development: Realising the Transformative Potential of Individuals, Organisations and Societies

by Alexander Schieffer & Ronnie Lessem

Schieffer and Lessem introduce a ground-breaking development framework and process to address the most burning issues that humanity faces. While conventional top-down, outside-in development has reached a cul-de-sac,...


The Bond Book, Third Edition: Everything Investors Need to Know About Treasuries, Municipals, GNMAs, Corporates, Zeros, Bond Funds, Money Market Funds

by Annette Thau

Everything on Treasuries, munis, bond funds, and more!

The bond buyer's answer book-updated for the new economy

"As in the first two editions, this third edition of The Bond Book continues to be the ideal reference...


Power, Choice and Vulnerability: A Case Study in Disaster Mismanagement in South India

by Peter Winchester

Natural disasters make dramatic reading. Every year, some area of the world is devastated by a disaster, with enormous consequent loss of life and disruption to livelihoods. What can be done to alleviate this?...


Hydrology of Disasters: Proceedings of the World Meteorological Organization Technical Conference Held in Geneva, November 1988

by Dr O Starosolszky & O M Melder

This timely book reviews the hydrological aspects of different types of disaster and considers measures required to protect people and property against such events as well as disaster prediction, forecasting...


Vital Signs 1997-1998: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

by Lester R. Brown

The sixth annual guide to the environmental, economic and social trends which are shaping the future, this text presents the good news, the bad news, and a few surprises about the state of our planet. n Part...


How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

by John Hope Bryant & Andrew Young

John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American...


A Field Guide for Organisation Development: Taking Theory into Practice

by Ed Griffin, Mike Alsop & Martin Saville

Through contributions from leading organisation development practitioners with unparalleled experience, A Field Guide for Organisation Development answers four questions: What is OD and why does it matter? Where...


People's Livelihood in Contemporary China: Changes, Challenges and Prospects

by Li Peilin

Since being established in 1949 - and especially since the reform and opening up 30 years ago - China has experienced the most drastic changes ever in its 5000-year history. During this period, China has transformed...


People, Planet and Profit: Socio-Economic Perspectives of CSR

by Samuel O. Idowu, Abubakar S. Kasum & Asli Yüksel Mermod

Many studies examine the relationship between good governance within corporations and socially responsible behaviour. In People, Planet and Profit the emphasis is on what corporations take from and give back...


Building Businesses in Emerging and Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

by Elie Virgile Chrysostome & Rick Molz

This book focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing companies in emerging and developing countries. China and India have become the primary business destination for many global companies that are looking...


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...


The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It

by Ian Goldin & Mike Mariathasan

Global hyperconnectivity and increased system integration have led to vast benefits, including worldwide growth in incomes, education, innovation, and technology. But rapid globalization has also created concerns...


How It All Began (Routledge Revivals): Origins of the Modern Economy

by W. W. Rostow

First published in 1975, this book traces the origins of our modern economy, showing the routes by which nations have either achieved wealth or have been impoverished. W. W. Rostow brings together issues of...


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...