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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...


Aut Dedere, aut Judicare: The Extradite or Prosecute Clause in International Law

by Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

The aut dedere aut judicare, or “extradite or prosecute” clause is shorthand for a range of clauses that are almost compulsory in international treaties criminalizing conduct, obliging a State to either...


The SWIFT Affair

by Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

The story broke in 2006: Since 9/11, US intelligence services have had access to practically any international money transfer data by infiltrating the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication)...


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...


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....


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...


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...


Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

by Clifford O. Odimegwu & John Kekovole

This book offers an in-depth African perspective to the major issues in demographic discourse in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides comprehensive analysis of sub-Saharan African censuses, profiling demographic...


The State and the Advocate: Case studies on development policy in Asia

by Teresita Cruz-del Rosario

This book seeks to demonstrate the role of public policy in support of equitable and inclusive development. The achievement of this overarching goal rests on an assumption that development does not happen by...


Global Management, Local Resistances: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

by Ulrike Schuerkens

This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global...


Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts

by Doris Buss, Joanne Lebert & Blair Rutherford

This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included...


Translation Theory and Development Studies: A Complexity Theory Approach

by Kobus Marais

This book aims to provide a philosophical underpinning to translation and relate translation to development. The second aim flows from the first section's argument that societies emerge out of, amongst others,...


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...


Urbanization and Socio-Economic Development in Africa: 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...


Brazil Emerging: 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...