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Travel, Tourism and Green Growth: Concept, Policy and Practice for Sustainable Tourism

by Terry DeLacy, Min Jiang & Geoffrey Lipman

The green growth paradigm emerged from evolving global strategies that coherently promote a more socially inclusive, low-carbon, resource-efficient, stable economy, with decreasing poverty. Opportunities and...


Indo-Us Nuclear Deal: Seeking Synergy in Bilateralism

by P R Chari

This book interrogates the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement from its inception in July 2005 to its conclusion in the latter part of 2008 through 12 articles, each of which focuses on different aspects of the...


Making Up the Difference: Women, Beauty, and Direct Selling in Ecuador

by Erynn Casanova

Globalization and economic restructuring have decimated formal jobs in developing countries, pushing many women into informal employment such as direct selling of cosmetics, perfume, and other personal care...


The Struggle for Iraq's Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy

by Zaid Al-Ali

Many Westerners have offered interpretations of Iraq’s nation-building progress in the wake of the 2003 war and the eventual withdrawal of American troops from the country, but little has been written by...


Wives, Mistresses and Matriarchs: Asian women today

by Louise Williams

These are the untold, true stories of the women of Asia, the stories of Prime Ministers, factory labourers, business magnates, mistresses and prostitutes in a region which is facing the most profound social...


Higher Education in the Global Age: Policy, Practice and Promise in Emerging Societies

by Daniel Araya & Peter Marber

Discussions on globalization now routinely focus on the economic impact of developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Latin America. Only twenty-five years ago, many developing...


Southeast Asia and the Civil Society Gaze: Scoping a Contested Concept in Cambodia and Vietnam

by Gabi Waibel, Judith Ehlert & Hart N. Feuer

As developing countries with recent histories of isolation and extreme poverty, followed by restoration and reform, both Cambodia and Vietnam have seen new opportunities and demands for non-state actors to engage...


A Girl's Life in Moon River Village, Thailand

by Ted Gugelyk

Village girls torn between two worlds indulge in sex at a very early age. Teen age pregnancy, drug use, dropping out of school and running away from home have become common. Extended families once dependent...


Securing Africa: Local Crises and Foreign Interventions

by Toyin Falola & Charles Thomas

Africa has been and currently is the site of numerous conflicts and crises. Authors previously wrote of these as specifically African problems or the problems of Europeans in Africa, but newer scholarship on...


The Paradigm of International Social Development: Ideologies, Development Systems and Policy Approaches

by Murli Desai

This book takes a historical approach to analyse ideologies, policy approaches and development systems that have constructed the paradigm of international social development. It aims to review the social construction...


Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements 2013

by Un-Habitat

This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world's leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan...


Understand Poverty & Well-Being: Bridging the Disciplines

by David Hulme & John Toye

Written by a multi-disciplinary team of contributors, this collection explores the different dimensions of well being, poverty and inequality.

A person's sense of well being is compounded of many elements including...


Quarterly Essay 2 Appeasing Jakarta: Australia's Complicity in the East Timor Tragedy

by John Birmingham

In the second Quarterly Essay, John Birmingham takes apart the folly of twenty-five years of Australian policy on East Timor. How did Gough Whitlam and Richard Woolcott in 1975 saddle this country with a policy...


The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption, and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India

by James Astill

To understand modern India, one must look at the business of cricket within the country.

When Lalit Modi--an Indian businessman with a criminal record, a history of failed business ventures, and a reputation...


Integrated Water Resources Manageme

by Asit K. Biswas, Benedito P.F. Braga & Cecilia Tortajada

It is now widely accepted that the world is likely to face a major water crisis unless the present management practices are improved very significantly. Promoted extensively by donors and international institutions...


Participatory Research & Gender Ana: New Approaches

by Nina Lilja, John Dixon & Deborah Eade

Agricultural development research aims to generate new knowledge or to retrieve and apply existing forms of knowledge in ways that can be used to improve the welfare of people who are living in poverty or are...


Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins: Defining the Limits

by Myles J. Fisher & Simon E. Cook

Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water...


Demanding Accountability: Civil Society Claims and the World Bank Inspection Panel

by Dana Clark, Jonathan A. Fox & Kay Treakle

Demanding Accountability is a collection of nine original case studies that offer insights into how local, national, and international civil society factors mobilize to hold the World Bank accountable for its...


Kenya's Independence Constitution: Constitution-Making and End of Empire

by Robert M. Maxon

Kenya's Independence Constitution, by Robert M. Maxon, details the evolution of Kenya's constitution during the final stage of decolonization. Starting with the close of the first Lancaster House conference...


The Judicial Politics of Economic Integration: The Andean Court as an Engine of Development

by Osvaldo Saldias

The Judicial Politics of Economic Integration analyses development strategies and regional integration in the Andean Community (the former Andean Pact), focusing on the establishment of the Andean Court of Justice...