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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...


Economic Analyses Using the Overlapping Generations Model and General Equilibrium Growth Accounting for the Japanese Economy

by Mitoshi Yamaguchi & Tomoko Kinugasa

This unique book contains novel and in-depth research regarding economic development in Japan. The authors examine economic development in Japan from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Using general...


Economic Analyses Using the Overlapping Generations Model and General Equilibrium Growth Accounting for the Japanese Economy

by Mitoshi Yamaguchi & Tomoko Kinugasa

This unique book contains novel and in-depth research regarding economic development in Japan. The authors examine economic development in Japan from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Using general...


UNDERSTANDING THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE ARAB UPRISINGS

by Ishac Diwan

For the millions of citizens in the Arab World who came together in 2010-2011 to discover their common yearning for dignity and liberty, the real revolutions only began after the wave of protests. Understanding...


China's Economic and Social Problems

by GREGORY C CHOW

This book discusses important economic and social problems of China. It is based on the author's latest findings from his scholarly research on China's economy, his involvement with China's economic reform and...


The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change

by Nicholas Stern, Alex Bowen & JOHN WHALLEY

The year 2015 will be a landmark year for international climate change negotiations. Governments have agreed to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to...


The Great Dragon Fantasy: A Lacanian Analysis of Contemporary Chinese Thought

by Guanjun Wu

China has undergone a unique path of development in the post-Maoist era. Especially, the last decade witnessed China's rapid rise to economic wealth and superpower status vis-à-vis the severe developmental...


Human Security and Japan's Triple Disaster: Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis

by Paul Bacon & Christopher Hobson

Japan has been one of the most important international sponsors of human security, yet the concept has hitherto not been considered relevant to the Japanese domestic context. This book applies the human security...


Democratic Sustainability in a New Era of Localism

by John Stanton

Change and development are going on all around us. On both an international platform, as well as at the local governmental and community level, governments, decision and policy makers constantly strive to improve...


Towards Organizational Fitness: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

by Gerry Randell & John Toplis

Just like people, organizations may become both physically and behaviourally sick; physically sick when plant and equipment breaks down or the money runs out; behaviourally sick when the resources are badly...


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...


Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People: Themes and Case Studies

by Marc J. Cohen & Melinda Smale

This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have...


Rural Wealth Creation

by John L. Pender, Bruce A. Weber & Thomas G. Johnson

This book investigates the role of wealth in achieving sustainable rural economic development. The authors define wealth as all assets net of liabilities that can contribute to well-being, and they provide examples...


Transdisciplinary Sustainability Studies: A Heuristic Approach

by Katri Huutoniemi & Petri Tapio

Arising out of human-environment interaction, sustainability problems resist disciplinary categories and simple solutions. This book offers a fresh approach to practical and methodological concerns in transdisciplinary...


Confronting Land and Property Problems for Peace

by Shinichi Takeuchi

This collection clarifies the background of land and property problems in conflict-affected settings, and explores appropriate policy measures for peace-building. While land and property problems exist in any...


The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History

by Cameron Muir

Food and the global agricultural system has become one of the defining public concerns of the twenty-first century. Ecological disorder and inequity is at the heart of our food system. This thoughtful and confronting...


Human Resource Management and the Institutional Perspective

by Geoffrey Wood, Chris Brewster & Michael Brookes

One of the most influential debates across business and management studies has centered on the relative impact of institutions on the fortunes of firms and nations. However, analyses have primarily focused on...