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Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia

by Gabriele Koehler & Deepta Chopra

This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between 2003 and 2013, examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of...


The U.S. Manufacturing Recovery: Uptick or Renaissance?

by Oya Celasun & Gabriel Di Bella

The notable rebound of U.S. manufacturing activity following the Great Recession has raised the question of whether the sector might be experiencing a renaissance. Using panel regressions, we find that a depreciating...


Class, State and Agricultural Productivity in Egypt: Study of the Inverse Relationship Between Farm Size and Land Productivity

by Graham Dyer

The inverse relationship between farm size and productivity is accepted as a "stylized fact" of agriculture in developing countries. This study uses Egyptian fieldwork data to examine factors creating this relationship,...


Monetarism, Economic Crisis and the Third World

by Karel Jansen

First Published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Earth Summit 2002: A New Deal

by Felix Dodds

'As we start the preparations for the Earth Summit in 2002, 10 years from Rio and 30 years from Stockholm, we need to set targets and dates that are realistic to deliver the change that is needed. There will...


2011 China's Trade Performance Report: World Economy Restructuring and China's Trade: World Economy Restructuring and China's Trade

by Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultatio Center

Since its accession to the WTO, China had been enjoying a rapid growth in foreign trade, which has become the major driving force behind its surging economic development. However, the outbreak of the financial...


The Making of the Mexican Border: The State, Capitalism, and Society in Nuevo León, 1848-1910

by Juan Mora-Torres

The issues that dominate U.S.-Mexico border relations today-integration of economies, policing of boundaries, and the flow of workers from south to north and of capital from north to south-are not recent developments....


Obliging Need: Rural Petty Industry in Mexican Capitalism

by Scott Cook & Leigh Binford

For centuries throughout large portions of the globe, petty agriculturalists and industrialists have set their physical and mental energies to work producing products for direct consumption by their households...


Subterranean Struggles: New Dynamics of Mining, Oil, and Gas in Latin America

by Anthony Bebbington & Jeffrey Bury

Over the past two decades, the extraction of nonrenewable resources in Latin America has given rise to many forms of struggle, particularly among disadvantaged populations. The first analytical collection to...


Mexican Women in American Factories: Free Trade and Exploitation on the Border

by Carolyn Tuttle

Prior to the millennium, economists and policy makers argued that free trade between the United States and Mexico would benefit both Americans and Mexicans. They believed that NAFTA would be a "win-win" proposition...


Between Field and Cooking Pot: The Political Economy of Marketwomen in Peru, Revised Edition

by Florence E. Babb

From reviews of the first edition: "Between Field and Cooking Pot offers details of the daily lives of marketwomen in the central Andean departmental capital of Huaraz.... A welcome addition to studies of women...


The Colonization of the Amazon

by Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida

Deforestation in the Amazon, one of today's top environmental concerns, began during a period of rapid colonization in the 1970s. Throughout that decade, Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida, a Stanford-trained economist,...


The China Dream and the China Path

by Tianyong Zhou

Since its reform and opening up, China has experienced unprecedented social and economic development. It is important to understand the biggest and fastest growing economy's policy and strategy. As a key director...


The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa

by Dayo Olopade

An exciting new voice offers a fresh portrait of Africans thriving in the face of adversity, showing the way forward for development on the continent and beyond.


Global Linkages and Economic Rebalancing in East Asia

by Yoichi Matsubayashi & Takuji Kinkyo

In the wake of the global financial crisis, leading industrialized countries have managed to show only a gradual recovery, while East Asian economies have surged ahead. In particular, China achieved growth in...


Competitiveness Analysis and Development Strategies for 33 Indonesian Provinces

by MULYA AMRI & Linda Low

Indonesia is on the cusp of transformative take-off, poised to become a major economic power not just in Asia, but also on the global-stage. This book is a pioneering attempt in comprehensively assessing all...


The Rise of the Global South: Philosophical, Geopolitical and Economic Trends of the 21st Century

by Justin Dargin

This book provides a broad and in-depth introduction to the geopolitical, economic and trade changes wrought with the increasing influence of the countries of the Global South in international affairs.

The global...


Breaking Out of the Poverty Trap: Case Studies from the Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan, Qinghai and Gansu

by Luolin Wang & Ling Zhu

This book provides unique insights into the challenges and potential solutions to alleviate poverty in western China. Many people are interested in China's economic and social development; the development of...


Innovation & Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa

by Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong & Chidi Oguamanam

The Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) project focused on the intersection of innovation, intellectual property (IP), and development in Africa and this book offers its research findings....


Energy Economy in China: Policy Imperatives, Market Dynamics, and Regional Developments

by Kang Wu

The key subjects of the book are policy imperatives, market dynamics and regional developments concerning oil and gas, as well as energy as a whole in China. In addition to national policies and issues, the...