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The Economics of Groundwater Management in Arid Countries: Theory, International Experience and a Case Study of Jordan

by Manuel Schiffler

Groundwater is being depleted on a large scale in many arid and semi-arid parts of the world. The author asks whether it should be avoided at any price? or if it is desirable in certain circumstances, by undertaking...


Mortgaging the Earth: World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment and the Crisis of Development

by Bruce Rich

This critique of World Bank operations examines the effects of this organization on the societies in which it operates. Highly critical of the Bank's practices in its 50 years of operation, the author demonstrates...


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...


Annual Analysis of Competitiveness, Simulation Studies and Development Perspective for 35 States and Federal Territories of India: 2000-2010

by Khee Giap Tan, Linda Low & Kong Yam Tan

India is emerging as one of the economic giants of the world, and is gaining international influence and global leadership as the world's largest democracy. India's performance will have far-reaching consequences...


Resource Accounting for Sustainability Assessment: The Nexus Between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use

by Mario Giampietro, Richard J. Aspinall & Jesus Ramos-Martin

The demands placed on land, water, energy and other natural resources are exacerbated as the world population continues to increase together with the expectations of economic growth. This, combined with concerns...


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...