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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...


Intimate Economies of Development: Health, Sexuality and Mobility in Asia: Mobility, Sexuality and Health in Asia

by Chris Lyttleton

Aspirations, desires, opportunism and exploitation are seldom considered as fundamental elements of donor-driven development as it impacts on the lives of people in poor countries. Yet, alongside structural...


The Political Economy of Global Warming: The Terminal Crisis

by Del Weston

Humanity is facing an unprecedented global catastrophe as a result of global warming. This book examines the reasons why international agencies, together with national governments, are seemingly unable to provide...


Progress, Poverty and Population: Re-reading Condorcet, Godwin and Malthus

by John Avery

This work traces the history of a debate which took place among the economists, political philosophers and writers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, about whether the benefits of scientific progress...


Food Security Policy in Africa Between Disaster Relief and Structural Adjustment: Reflections on the Conception and Effectiveness of Policies; the cas

by Gabriele Geier

According to the FAO, one person in three in sub-Saharan Africa suffers from malnutrition, and one in seven is in danger of dying. Most African countries no longer seem capable of ensuring that their people...


Towards Financial Self-reliance: A Handbook of Approaches to Resource Mobilization for Citizens' Organizations

by Richard Holloway

'Provides an excellent conceptual framework for the various approaches to resource mobilization.' Paiboon Wattanasiritham, Director General, Chief Executive Officer, Government Savings Bank, Thailand A clear...


Meeting Needs: NGO Coordination in Practice

by Jon Bennett

This critical analysis of aid organizations illustrates the expanding role of NGOs in international relief operations, and highlights the problems confronted by humanitarian groups. The book presents an overview...


Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India

by Dilip Dutta

Using case studies of both China and India, this book reinforces the fact that the processes of economic growth and development are dynamic and organic in the sense that structural and institutional elements...


Doing Business in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities

by John E Spillan, Nicholas Virzi & Mauricio Garita

Success in today's globalized business environment requires deep knowledge of varied areas, and the willingness to engage in commerce not just across geographic areas, but cross-culturally and environmentally...


International Aid and the Making of a Better World: Reflexive Practice

by Rosalind Eyben

How can international aid professionals manage to deal with the daily dilemmas of working for the wellbeing of people in countries other than their own? A scholar-activist and lifelong development practitioner...


Public Sector Reforms in Developing Countries: Paradoxes and Practices: Paradoxes and Practices

by Charles Conteh & Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

The underpinning assumption of public management in the developing world as a process of planned change is increasingly being recognized as unrealistic. In reality, the practice of development management is...


Public-Private Partnerships

by G Ramesh, Vishnuprasad Nagadevara & Gopal Naik

The collection of papers brings out the complexities in PPP in terms of types, conceptualization, structure, institutions, and financing. It covers a broad sweep ranging from infrastructure to services and utilities;...


Celebrity Advocacy and International Development

by Dan Brockington

Celebrity advocacy is a curious phenomenon. It occupies a significant proportion of the public domain, but does so without engaging particularly well with much of the public. Yet this may not matter very much....