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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...


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...


Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications

by Michael J. Panik

Features recent trends and advances in the theory and techniques used to accurately measure and model growth

Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications features an accessible introduction to growth curve...


Nature, Choice and Social Power

by Erica Schoenberger

We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and...


Economic Transition in China: Long-Run Growth and Short-Run Fluctuations

by B01

This book provides a comprehensive overview on Chinese economy in the last three decades and an insightful view on the future reform in China. The China's miracle is used to describe its rapid economic growth...


Rising Brics and Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa's Business Cycle Patterns

by Oumar Diallo & Sampawende J. -A. Tapsoba

This paper assesses the extent to which Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)’s business cycle is synchronized with that of the rest of the world (RoW). Findings suggest that SSA’s business cycle has not only moved in...


Cross-Country Linkages in Europe: A Global Var Analysis

by Yan Sun & Frigyes F Heinz

This paper uses the Global VAR (GVAR) model proposed by Pesaran et al. (2004) to study cross-country linkages among euro area countries, other advanced European countries (including the Nordics, the UK, etc.),...


Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies

by Helen Hintjens & Dubravka Zarkov

Whilst classical approaches linked development with peace, security has become central to understandings of both war and peacetime. This book uniquely reflects on how to deal with the convergence of war and...


An Introduction to the Green Economy: Science, Systems and Sustainability

by Adrian C. Newton & Elena Cantarello

The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable...


God and Production in a Guatemalan Town

by Sheldon Annis

Since the late 1970s, Protestantism has emerged as a major force in the political and economic life of rural Guatemala. Indeed, as Sheldon Annis argues in this book, Protestantism may have helped tip Guatemala's...


The Community Forests of Mexico: Managing for Sustainable Landscapes

by David Barton Bray, Leticia Merino-Pérez & Deborah Barry

Mexico leads the world in community management of forests for the commercial production of timber. Yet this success story is not widely known, even in Mexico, despite the fact that communities around the globe...


Prophets of Agroforestry: Guarani Communities and Commercial Gathering

by Richard K. Reed

For almost four centuries, the indigenous Chiripá (Guaraní) people of eastern Paraguay have maintained themselves as a distinct society and culture, despite continual and often intense relations with Paraguayan...


After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval

by John Foster

Dangerous climate change is coming.

Some people still deny that it is happening. Others refuse to recognise that it is now too late to prevent it. But both these reactions spring from the same source: our pathological...


Education for Sustainability

by Stephen Sterling & John Huckle

At a time when polls suggest that a majority of young British people believe that the future will offer a worse quality of life than the present, it is becoming imperative that children are introduced to principles...


Russian Federation: Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

Russia’s trend growth is volatile. The transition from a centrally planned to a market economy started in 1991, hence time series are relatively short compared to other countries. The size and depth of structural...


Growth: Now and Forever?

by Giang Ho & Paolo Mauro

Forecasters often predict continued rapid economic growth into the medium and long term for countries that have recently experienced strong growth. Using long-term forecasts of economic growth from the IMF/World...


One Size Never Fits All: Business Development Strategies Tailored for Women (and Most Men)

by Arin N. Reeves

Women still are not rising to top leadership positions. Dr. Arin Reeves discovered that women often are more successful in the early stages of business development (networking, establishing relationships), but...


Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

by United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG's Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world.

Basic...