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Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era

by Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria & Giorgos Kallis

Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and...


Guatemala : Selected Issues and Analytical Notes

by International Monetary Fund. West 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...


The Post-Growth Project: How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society

by John Blewitt

This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn't grow. For decades, it has been widely recognized that there are ecological limits to continuing economic growth and that different...


Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

Health Financing in the Republic of Gabon

by Karima Saleh & Bernard Couttolenc F.

Gabon is an upper middle income country, with reasonable spending on health, however, its health outcomes resemble that of a country that is low / low-middle income. Where has Gabon gone wrong, and what are...


Access to Geography: Development

by Garrett Nagle

Development provides an in-depth assessment of where the world is today by considering a wide range of factors which contribute to the overall development of a country, and then looks forward to the future and...


Saving Iraq: Rebuilding A Broken Nation

by Nemir Kirdar

Nemir Kirdar has lived Iraq's history. From the country of his youth - a stable and vibrant land of great promise, to the 1958 coup that plunged Iraq into a period of terror and destruction, foreign occupation,...


Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education: Learning in an age of transformation

by Matthias Barth

In a time of unprecedented transformation as society seeks to build a more sustainable future, education plays an increasingly central role in training key agents of change. This book asks how we can equip students...


Conflict, Negotiations and Natural Resource Management: A legal pluralism perspective from India

by Maarten Bavinck & Amalendu Jyotishi

Conflicts over natural resources abound in India, where much of the population is dependent on these resources for their livelihoods. Issues of governance and management are complicated by the competing claims...


Escaping an Evolutionary Dead-End

by Wavell Cowan

We are creatures shaped and created through 14 billion years of evolution. Over this immensity of time, energy became matter. Matter coalesced to galaxies and stars. Stars in novas and supernovas spewed forth...


The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty

by Nina Munk

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

BloombergForbesThe Spectator

Recipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie Award

A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty

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The Tierra Solution: Solving Climate Change through Monetary Transformation

by Frans C. Verhagen

As climate change continues to threaten the earth and as the global financial crisis lingers, governments and communities need to take charge of their own and global monetary systems. Sustainability sociologist...


SMALL CHANGE: How Fifty Dollars Can Change the World

by Jurriaan Kamp

Help people help themselves: That's the idea behind microcredit. Small loans-sometimes no more than $50-can radically improve the life of a poor family. Where development aid and billion-dollar loans fail, microcredit...


Empirical Development Economics

by Måns Söderbom, Francis Teal & Markus Eberhardt

Understanding why so many people across the world are so poor is one of the central intellectual challenges of our time. This book provides the tools and data that will enable students, researchers and professionals...


Governing Megacities in Emerging Countries

by Dominique Lorrain

This book focuses on the material city and its institutions and shows that, without recourse to a big new theory, urban leaders have devised mechanisms of ordinary government. They have done so through the resolution...


Good Food, Great Business: How to Take Your Artisan Food Idea from Concept to Marketplace

by Susie Wyshak

For those ready to follow their foodie dreams (or at least start thinking about it) Good Food, Great Business is the place to get organized and decide whether creating a specialty food business is really possible....


The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off

by Justin Yifu Lin

How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn’t do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin—the...


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...


Challenges of Development in Africa: The Missing Technology Link, the Morbid Corruption Pandemic

by AUSTIN ANEKE & Sarah Davies

Undoubtedly, Africa has experienced its fair share of pains during the process of world development. As it remains the most underdeveloped continent, with disproportionate levels of intimidation, domination...


The WTO and Infant Industry Promotion in Developing Countries: Perspectives on the Chinese Large Civil Aircraft

by Juan He

The charter of the World Trade Organization (WTO) sets the tone that sustainable trade and economic development dominates multilateral trade negotiation and specific working agreements. This book examines the...