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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...


Extraordinary Leadership: Addressing the Gaps in Senior Executive Development

by Kerry Bunker, Douglas T. Hall & Kathy E. Kram

Wisdom for Developing Extraordinary Leaders

"This book contains a rich collection of wisdom, experience, and insight for addressing the gaps in learning and development that the traditional models for training,...


Industrialization in the Gulf

by Jean-Francois Seznec & Mimi Kirk

In recent years, we have witnessed huge economic and socio-political change in the Gulf. This book examines the rapid industrialization of the region and how local economies are starting to diversify away from...


The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia

by Shaun Rein

China's changing course, and sustainable success requires a shift in strategy

The End of Copycat China helps business executives and investors understand how China's economy is shifting from one based on heavy...


Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use

by George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang & William A. Masters

Economics of Agricultural Development examines the causes, severity, and effects of poverty, population growth, and malnutrition in developing countries. It discusses potential solutions to these problems, progress...


New Media and International Development: Representation and affect in microfinance

by Anke Schwittay

New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance's enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world's first person-to-person microlending...


We Do Know How: A Buyer-Led Approach to Creating Jobs for the Poor

by James T. Riordan

This book by a practitioner (not an academic, a government official, or a pundit) has been written for practitioners and offers fresh thinking on how to do international development work. It combines that thinking...


The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy

by Steve Rayner & Mark Caine

The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy presents a powerful critique of mainstream climate change policies and details a set of pragmatic alternatives based on the Hartwell Group's collective writings from 1988-2010....


Rural and Regional Futures

by Anthony Hogan & Michelle Young

Agriculture, mining and related rural industries have been central to the development of Australia's economy. This book details the role that the Australian Government has played in the making of rural and regional...


Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of sustainability

by Paul James

Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an...


30 Days to Successful Fundraising

by Goldstein Stephen

In this sophisticated yet readable book, Vox Day - one of the few economics writers to predict the current worldwide financial crisis - explains why it is likely to continue.Day shows that the policies being...


Sustainable Business: Key Issues

by Helen Kopnina & John Blewitt

Sustainable Business: Key Issues is the first comprehensive introductory-level textbook to address the interface between environmental challenges and business solutions to provide an overview of the basic concepts...


Institutions Taking Root: Building State Capacity in Challenging Contexts

by Naazneen H. Barma & Elisabeth Huybens

Building and operating successful public institutions is a perennial and long-term challenge for governments, which is compounded by the volatile conditions found in fragile settings. Yet some government agencies...


How Solid Is Economic Growth in the East African Community?

by Nikoloz Gigineishvili & Paolo Mauro

Is rapid economic growth experienced by the East African Community during the past decade built on solid foundations? To gain some clues, we use a variety of newly-collected and existing data sources to analyze...


Burkina Faso :  Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

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...


Africa Rising : Harnessing the Demographic Dividend

by Paulo Drummond & Vimal Thakoor

Africa will account for 80 percent of the projected 4 billion increase in the global population by 2100. The accompanying increase in its working age population creates a window of opportunity, which if properly...


Mauritius The Drivers of Growth-Can the Past be Extended?

by Katsiaryna Svirydzenka & Martin Petri

Mauritius’s economic performance has been called “the Mauritian miracle” and the “success of Africa” (Romer, 1992; Frankel, 2010; Stiglitz, 2011), despite difficult initial conditions that led a Nobel...


Trade-Related Investment Measures: Theory and Applications

by Chi-Chur Chao & Eden S H Yu

This unique book makes a contribution to the deeper understanding of various trade-related investment measures (TRIMs). The issues have been largely inspired by the use of trade policies on foreign investment...


From the Pit to the Market: Politics and the Diamond Economy in Sierra Leone

by Diane Frost

Diamonds have played an important role in the political economy of Sierra Leone, as was highlighted by the use of 'conflict' or 'blood' diamonds in the decade-long civil war. Conflict diamonds were used not...


Incomplete Streets: Processes, practices, and possibilities

by Stephen Zavestoski & Julian Agyeman

The 'Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban...