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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2012

by Katherine Boo

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life...


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 World That Changes the World: How Philanthropy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Are Transforming the Social Ecosystem

by Willie Cheng & Sharifah Mohamed

If there is an X PRIZE for collaborative thought leadership of the social ecosystem, this book would get it.

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation

The World that Changes the World is thought...


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...


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...


Senegal Sojourn: Selections from One Teacher's Journal

by M. Kathleen 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....


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...


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...


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...


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...