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Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

by Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo

“A marvelously insightful book by two outstanding researchers on the real nature of poverty.” —Amartya Sen


The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

by William Easterly

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems...


The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment

by Chris Martenson

The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.

The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment...


Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

Business in Emerging Latin America

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...


Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

by Jean-Frédéric Morin & Amandine Orsini

Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global...


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)....


Conversations and Empirical Evidence in Microfinance

by Phillip Phan

Microfinance is regarded as a lynchpin in private sector solutions to a host of complex social challenges, from child labor, education, and women's rights, through to sustainable local economic development....


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...


The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter Berg

by Cheryll Glotfelty & Eve Quesnel

Bioregionalism asks us to reimagine ourselves and the places where we live in ecological terms and to harmonize human activities with the natural systems that sustain life. As one of the originators of the concept...


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...