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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....


Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

by Anya Schiffrin

Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption....


Theorising the Practice of Community Development: A South African Perspective

by Peter Westoby

By examining community development stories as experienced on the ground, Westoby is able to show how the poor are organising themselves using various forms of community development as well as demonstrating how...


Crossroads And/Or Illusions: Coping with Plug & Play Ideology

by Aleksandar Krzavac

In Crossroads and/or Illusions Aleksandar Krzavac addresses some of hot issues of modern world. It looks that 21st century problems in economy and politics are tried to be solved by tools of 19th century. Can...


Urbanization and Socio-Economic Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities: Challenges and Opportunities

by Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa & Abebe Shimeles

The main goal of this book is to put urbanization and its challenges squarely on Africa's development agenda. Planned urbanization can improve living conditions for the majority, help in the expansion of the...


Development, Inequality, and Emancipation in Brazil: Inequality and Emancipation

by Jan Nederveen Pieterse & Adalberto Cardoso

This volume is a critical inquiry into the social project and socioeconomic realities of emerging Brazil, a country that faces profound changes. A team of acknowledged specialists on Brazil's complex configuration...


Capital: The Eruption of Delhi

by Rana Dasgupta

In Capital, Commonwealth Prize-winning author Rana Dasgupta examines one of the great trends of our time: the expansion of the global elite. Capital is an intimate portrait of the city of Delhi which bears witness...


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 (Second Revised Edition): 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...


Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy

by Corinne Goria

The men and women in Invisible Hands reveal the human rights abuses occurring behind the scenes of the global economy. These narrators — including phone manufacturers in China, copper miners in Zambia, garment...


Decolonizing Global Mental Health: The Psychiatrization of the Majority World

by China Mills

Decolonizing Global Mental Health is a book that maps a strange irony. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Movement for Global Mental Health are calling to 'scale up' access to psychological and psychiatric...


Unfolding Crisis in Assam's Tea Plantations: Employment and Occupational Mobility: Employment and Occupational Mobility

by Deepak K. Mishra, Vandana Upadhyay & Atul Sarma

As the Indian economy integrates into global circuits of production, exchange and accumulation, the burdens of adjustment are shared unequally by different sectors, classes and regions. This study unravels 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...


Three Chinas

by Bill Purves

Three Chinas looks at three Chinese friends of Bill Purves living in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China. Andrew is a computer science professor; Pat works in administration at a private club; and Dr. Su works...


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...


Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World, 2nd Edition

by Alan Weisman

Los Llanos—the rain-leached, eastern savannas of war-ravaged Colombia—are among the most brutal environments on Earth and an unlikely setting for one of the most hopeful environmental stories ever told....


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 a Global Age: Education Policy and Emerging Societies: 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...