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Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters: From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

by Michael R Greenberg

The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive...


Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives

by Anna Lindley

Crisis and migration have a long association, in popular and policy discourse as well as in social scientific analysis. Despite the emergence of more nuanced and even celebratory accounts of mobility in recent...


The Language of Global Development: A Misleading Geography

by Marcin Wojciech Solarz

Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading.

Taking...


Foreign Aid and Emerging Powers: Asian Perspectives on Official Development Assistance

by Iain Watson

Current debates on emerging powers as foreign aid donors often fail to examine the myriad geopolitical, geoeconomic and geocultural tensions that influence policies of Official Development Assistance (ODA)....


Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation

by Adam Bumpus, James Tansey & Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez

Transformation to a low carbon economy is a central tenet to any discussion on the solutions to the complex challenges of climate change and energy security. Despite advances in policy, carbon management and...


Summary of Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations - Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel in their book “Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations”. This...


Summary of Extreme Competition: Innovation and the Great 21st Century Business Reformation - Peter Fingar

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Peter Fingar in his book “Extreme Competition, Innovation and the Greatest 21st Century Business Reformation”. This summary...


Summary of It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street - Nomi Prins

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Nomi Prins in her book “It takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom deals from Washington to Wall Street”....


Summary of It's Not as Bad as You Think: Why Capitalism Trumps Fear and the Economy Will Thrive - Brian S. Wesbury

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Brian S. Wesbury in his book “It’s not as Bad as You Think: why Capitalism Trumps Fear and the Economy Will Thrive”. This...


Summary of Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy - Raghuram G. Rajan

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Raghuram G. Rajan in his book “Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy”. This summary offers a...


Summary of Stephen Roach on the Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization - Stephen S. Roach

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Stephen S. Roach in his book “Stephen Roach on the Next Asia: Opportunities and challenges for a new Globalization”. This...


Summary of Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty - Muhammad Yunus

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Muhammad Yunus in his book “Banker to the Poor, Micro lending and the Battle Against World Poverty”. This summary offers a...


Summary of CAFTA and Free Trade: What Every American Should Know - Greg Spotts

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Greg Spotts in his book “CAFTA and Free Trade: What Every American Should Know”. This summary offers a concise overview of...


Summary of Perfectly Legal: The Secret Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich - and Cheat Everybody Else - David Cay Johnston

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by David Cay Johnston in his book “Perfectly Legal: The Secret Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich – and...


Summary of Empire of Debt: The Rise of an Epic Financial Crisis - William Bonner and Addison Wiggin

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by William Bonner and Addison Wiggin in their book “Empire of Debt: The Rise of an Epic Financial Crisis”. This summary offers...


Summary of The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World - Niall Ferguson

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Niall Ferguson in his book “The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World”. This summary offers a concise overview...


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...


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...


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...