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Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives

by Clifton Evers & Kirsten Seale

Through an international range of research, this volume examines how informal urban street markets facilitate the informal and formal economy not merely in terms of the traditional concerns of labor and consumption,...


Conflict, Security and Development: An Introduction

by Danielle Beswick & Paul Jackson

This textbook draws on academic theory, field research and policy developments to provide an overview of the connections between security and development, before, during and after conflict. This 2nd edition...


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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Museums, Heritage and International Development

by Paul Basu & Wayne Modest

While many claims are made regarding the power of cultural heritage as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the relationship between museums, heritage and development has received little academic...


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...


Time Use Studies and Unpaid Care Work

by Debbie Budlender

Across the world, unpaid care work - unpaid housework, care of persons, and 'volunteer' work - is done predominantly by women. This book presents and compares unpaid care work patterns in seven different countries....


Foreign Policy and Economic Dependence

by Neil R. Richardson

In an era of increasing interdependence among nations, the foreign policies of poor countries are becoming a subject of critical interest to scholars and the public alike. Neil R. Richardson adopts a political...


Law and Society in Latin America: A New Map

by Cesar Rodriguez Garavito

Over the past two decades, legal thought and practice in Latin America have changed dramatically: new constitutions or constitutional reforms have consolidated democratic rule, fundamental innovations have been...


Lonely Planet Dominican Republic

by Lonely Planet, Michael Grosberg & Kevin Raub

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Dominican Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await...


In Their Own Hands: How Savings Groups Are Revolutionizing Development

by Kyla Jagger Neilan, Jeffrey Ashe & Frances Moore Lappe

Two and a half billion people worldwide, most of them desperately poor villagers, need a better way to save and to borrow. Even the most innovative banking institutions can’t reach them; savings groups can....


Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change

by Krishna K. Shrestha, Hemant R. Ojha & Phil McManus

How do we include and represent all people in cities? As the world rapidly urbanizes, and climate change creates global winners and losers, understanding how to design cities that provide for all their citizens...


Domination and Subordination as a Social Organization Principle in Georg Simmel's Soziologie

by Adele Bianco, Giuliana Fantini & Patrizia De Francesco

Investigating Georg Simmel's approach to such themes as work relationships and political democracy, this book provides a theoretical key to understanding the change processes taking place in the global world....


Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

by Clifford O. Odimegwu & John Kekovole

This book offers an in-depth African perspective to the major issues in demographic discourse in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides comprehensive analysis of sub-Saharan African censuses, profiling demographic...


The State and the Advocate: Case studies on development policy in Asia

by Teresita Cruz-del Rosario

This book seeks to demonstrate the role of public policy in support of equitable and inclusive development. The achievement of this overarching goal rests on an assumption that development does not happen by...


Global Management, Local Resistances: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

by Ulrike Schuerkens

This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global...


Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts

by Doris Buss, Joanne Lebert & Blair Rutherford

This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included...


Translation Theory and Development Studies: A Complexity Theory Approach

by Kobus Marais

This book aims to provide a philosophical underpinning to translation and relate translation to development. The second aim flows from the first section's argument that societies emerge out of, amongst others,...


Senegal Sojourn: Selections from One Teacher's Journal

by Kathleen M. Madigan

Senegal Sojourn: Selections from One Teacher's Journal is a personal account of everyday interaction while collaborating for a year with foreign language teachers and writers of fiction in Dakar. A unique and...


Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia

by Mr. Patrick Barron & Mr. Michael Woolcock

This pathbreaking book analyzes a highly successful participatory development program in Indonesia, exploring its distinctive origins and design principles and its impacts on local conflict dynamics and social...


Socio-Analytic Dialogue: Incorporating Psychosocial Dynamics into Public Policies

by Bruno Boccara

Bruno Boccara’s Socio-Analytic Dialogue develops a new framework for analyzing public policy that incorporates complex and changing psychosocial issues, in particular those related to the societal unconscious....