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Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change

by Lawrence E. Harrison & Jerome Kagan

Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change is a collection of 21 expert essays on the institutions that transmit cultural values from generation to generation. The essays are an outgrowth of a research project...


The Debt Threat

by Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz, one of the world's leading experts on economic globalization, looks at the history of third-world debt and its crippling effects on people in developing countries.

Drawing from her impressive debt-relief...


The Quest for Press Freedom: One Hundred Years of History of the Media in Ethiopia

by Meseret Chekol Reta

This book is about press development and freedom in Ethiopia, with a focus on the state media. It examines the political and social situations of the monarchy era, the Marxist military regime, and the current...


Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions to Global Health and Poverty

by Eric Bing & Marc J. Epstein

Traditional pathways to delivering health care to the global poor are failing. Five million children die each year before their fifth birthday due to lack of basic health education, services, or low-cost treatments....


Colonial Mentality in Africa

by Nkuzi Michael Nnam

Intended for a broad audience, Colonial Mentality in Africa explores the lingering effects of colonization in present day Africa. Despite the independence of all African nations from their former colonizers...


Gathering Strength:: Conversations with Afghan Women

by Peggy Kelsey

Professional photographer, Peggy Kelsey traveled to Afghanistan in 2003 and 2010 to photograph and interview women. In Gathering Strength, Conversations with Afghan Women these interviews come together under...


Development in an Insecure and Gendered World: The Relevance of the Millennium Goals

by Jacqueline Leckie

The Millennium Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 and explicit targets were set to eradicate key problems in human development by 2015. This collection focuses specifically...


The EU and World Regionalism: The Makability of Regions in the 21st Century

by Philippe De Lombaerde & Michael Schulz

This comparative book investigates the impact that the EU has on regionalization elsewhere through its inter-regional relations. Covering agriculture, trade, ASEAN, NAFTA, MERCOSUR and Commonwealth amongst other...


Bringing Progress to Paradise: What I Got from Giving to a Village in Nepal

by Jeff Rasley

What does it mean to bring progress—schools, electricity, roads, running water—to paradise? Can our consumer culture and desire to “do good” really be good for a community that has survived contentedly...


The Shackled Continent: Power, Corruption, and African Lives

by Robert Guest

A former Africa editor for The Economist, Robert Guest addresses the troubled continent's thorniest problems: war, AIDS, and above all, poverty. Newly updated with a preface that considers political and economic...


Conflict and the Refugee Experience: Flight, Exile, and Repatriation in the Horn of Africa

by Assefaw Bariagaber

One of the most serious threats to peace, security and the sovereignty of nations in the post-Cold War era is population migration. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of refugee experience in the Horn...


Surviving with Dignity: Hausa Communities of Niamey, Niger

by Scott M. Youngstedt

Surviving with Dignity focuses on the lived experience of two generations of migrant Hausa men in Niamey, Niger’s capital city, set in a larger social matrix of national and global transformations. Their extraordinary...


The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations

by Ian Morris

In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of investigating these questions...


Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles

by Harriet Lamb

It started very small and full of hope. But its daring campaigns have placed Fairtrade goods at the heart of the supermarket shelves. From bananas and coffee beans to cotton and chocolate, Fairtrade has grown...


The Challenge for Africa

by Wangari Maathai

In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital...


The Economic Development of South-East Asia (Routledge Revivals): Studies in Economic History and Political Economy

by C. D. Cowan

First published in 1964, The Economic Development of South-East Asia: Studies in economic history and political economy contains eight papers originally written for a study group at the School of Oriental and...


Ecologies and Politics of Health

by Brian King & Kelley A. Crews

Human health exists at the interface of environment and society. Decades of work by researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers has shown that health is shaped by a myriad of factors, including the biophysical...


Mhealth in Practice: Mobile Technology for Health Promotion in the Developing World

by Jonathan Donner & Patricia Mechael

Leading researchers and practitioners identify the best practices in using mobile technologies to promote healthy behaviours and reduce unhealthy ones.


African Struggles Today: Social Movements Since Independence

by Peter Dwyer & Leo Zeilig

This groundbreaking analysis examines the gains, contradictions, and frustrations of twenty-first century prodemocracy struggles across Southern Africa


Demography at the Edge: Remote Human Populations in Developed Nations

by dean Carson & Rasmus Ole Rasmussen

Addressing the methodological and topical challenges facing remote demographers, this book compares and contrasts the research, methods and models, and policy applications from remote regions in developed nations....