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The Paradigm Shift in International Social Development: Toward a Rights Based Policy Approach: 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

Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution...


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...


From Transition to Power Alternation: Democracy in South Korea, 1987-1997

Sustainable Development in China

by Curtis Andressen, A.R. Mubarak & Xiaoyi Wang

Over the past three decades, China's economic structure, direction and international presence have undergone a dramatic transformation. This rapid rise and China's enormous success in economic terms has created...


Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia

by Fifa Rahman & Nick Crofts

Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia is unique because it gathers perspectives from all over Asia into one place, allowing for effective advocacy. Previously, there was no single source of material that...


Global Environmental Challenges of the Twenty-First Century: Resources, Consumption, and Sustainable Solutions

by David E. Lorey

The most serious environmental problems of the twenty-first century have the potential to alter the course of life on this planet. Global warming, toxic waste, water and air pollution, acid rain, and shrinking...


To Feed India, to Feed the World: Livelihoods, Entitlements and Capabilities

by Bill Pritchard, Anu Rammohan & Madhushree Sekher

Food security is one of the twenty-first century's key global challenges, and lessons learned from India have particular significance worldwide. Not only does India account for approximately one quarter of the...


Governance, Development, and Social Work

by Chathapuram S. Ramanathan & Subhabrata Dutta

This book explores how many issues related to development and governance -including migration, disaster management, environmental justice, peace and security, sustainability, public-private partnerships, and...


Uncertain Safari: Kenyan Encounters and African Dreams

by Allan M. Winkler

Uncertain Safari deals with the contours and complexities of African life today. Based on author Allan Winkler's personal experiences living and working in Kenya and traveling to many other parts of the continent,...


Earthly Mission: The Catholic Church and World Development

by Robert Calderisi

With 1.2 billion members, the Catholic Church is the world’s largest organization and perhaps its most controversial. The Church’s obstinacy on matters like clerical celibacy, the role of women, birth control,...


Environmental Ethics for a Postcolonial World

by Deane Curtin

Deane Curtin puts today's most important social and environmental ethical issues into their historical, political, and philosophical contexts, and offers deep insights into the nature of our freedom and its...