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Social Capital and Economics: Social Values, Power, and Social Identity

by Asimina Christoforou & John B. Davis

This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks...


Land Solutions for Climate Displacement

by Scott Leckie

The threat of climate displacement looms large over a growing number of countries. Based on the more than six years of work by Displacement Solutions in ten climate-affected countries, academic work on displacement...


Malaysia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Housing Market-Technical Note

by International Monetary Fund. Department

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more Sustainable Future

by Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy & Henrike Rau

Sustainable consumption is a central research topic in academic discourses of sustainable development and global environmental change. Informed by a number of disciplinary perspectives, this book is structured...


Annual Analysis of Competitiveness, Simulation Studies and Development Perspective for 34 Greater China Economies: 2000-2010

by Khee Giap Tan, Randong Yuan & Sangiita Wei Cher Yoon

China is emerging as one of the economic giants of the world, and is gaining international influence and global leadership that commensurate with its rise. China's performance will have far-reaching consequences...


Economic Planning and Social Justice in Developing Countries

by Ozay Mehmet

First published in 1978, this book was written at a time when belief was high in Western-guided economic development of the emerging countries. The success of Marshall Plan in war-torn Europe generated a US-led...


The Israeli Economy (Routledge Revivals): Dreams and Realities

by Yair Aharoni

First published in 1991, during a significant stagnation in the Israeli economy, this title discusses the causes of the economic downturn, and assesses the country's prospects. Throughout, Aharoni measures the...


The IMF and the Future

by Graham Bird

The International Monetary Fund has been criticised from both the right and the left of the political spectrum with the right arguing that it is too interventionist and creates more problems than it solves and...


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...


Rethinking Capitalist Development: Primitive Accumulation, Governmentality and Post-Colonial Capitalism

by Kalyan Sanyal

In this book, Kalyan Sanyal reviews the traditional notion of capitalism and propounds an original theory of capitalist development in the post-colonial context.

In order to substantiate his theory, concepts...


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...


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...