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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty ~ Hardback
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for la...

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Wool to WETA: Transforming New Zealand's Culture and Economy
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Victoria University physicist Paul Callaghan has given a series of public lectures around New Zealand, sponsored by the David and Genevieve Becroft Foundation and the Royal Society of New Zealand, entitled 'Beyond the Farm and the Theme Park'. The lectures have been on the subject of sustainable wea...

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The New Geography of Jobs
by Enrico Moretti ~ Paperback
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"A persuasive look at why some U.S. cities have prospered in recent decades while others have declined."--"Bloomberg Businessweek " We're used to thinking of the United States in opposing terms: red versus blue, haves versus have-nots. But today there are three Americas. At one extreme are the brain...

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Poor Economics
by Abhijit Banerjee ~ Paperback

Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics , Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall...

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The Five Stages of Collapse
by Dmitry Orlov ~ Paperback

In the face of political impotence, resource depletion, and catastrophic climate change, many of us have become reconciled to an uncertain future. However, popular perception of how this future might actually unfold varies wildly from "a severe and prolonged recession," to James Howard Kunstler's "l...

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Prosperity & Violence
by Robert H. Bates ~ Paperback

As power and politics play a role in every society, rich or poor, Bates argues it is the reorganization of coercion--not its extinction--that underpins the security needed for investment. Although history makes clear that political structures can be used for destructive ends, it also demonstrates th...

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Geographies of Development: An Introduction to Development Studies
by Tony Binns ~ Paperback

Geographies of Development: an Introduction to Development Studies remains a core, balanced and comprehensive introductory textbook for students of Development Studies, Development Geography and related fields. This clear and concise text encourages critical engagement by integrating theory alongsid...

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Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles
by Harriet Lamb ~ Paperback

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 to become an important global movement that has revolutionised the way we shop. As Harriet ...

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Agricultural Development in the World Periphery

This book brings together analysis on the conditions of agricultural sectors in countries and regions of the world's peripheries, from a wide variety of international contributors. The contributors to this volume proffer an understanding of the processes of agricultural transformations and their int...

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African Economic Development

Sub-Saharan Africa is at a turning point. The barriers to economic growth of the 1980-2000 era are disappearing and new optimism is spreading. However, difficult goals of eliminating poverty, achieving equity and overcoming environmental threats continue. This much-needed and insightful textbook has...

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Economic Challenges Facing Japan's Regional Areas

This book analyzes issues related to economic challenges for Japan's regional revitalization. Japan's responses to such challenges and to the problem of an aging population are of deep interest to the nations outside of Japan. This book brings together 19 articles contributed by Japan's leading scho...

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Understanding Sustainable Development

A truly comprehensive introduction to the topic, Understanding Sustainable Development is designed to give students on a wide range of courses an appreciation of the key concepts and theories of sustainable development. Fully updated, the third edition includes detailed coverage of the Sustainable ...

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Globalizing Innovation
by Patrick J.W. Egan ~ Hardback

The impact of host country institutions and policy on innovation by multinational firms in emerging economies.In the past, multinational firms have looked to developing countries as sources of raw materials, markets, or production efficiencies, but rarely as locations for innovation. Today, however,...

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Poor Economics: Barefoot Hedge-fund Managers, DIY Doctors and the...
by Abhijit Banerjee ~ Paperback

Why would a man in Morocco who doesn't have enough to eat buy a television? Why do the poorest people in the Indian state of Maharashtra spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar? Does having lots of children actually make you poorer? In this book, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show why ...

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Poverty: A Very Short Introduction
by Philip N. Jefferson ~ Paperback

No one wants to live in poverty. Few people would want others to do so. Yet, we find ourselves in a situation where millions of people worldwide live in poverty. Indeed, according to the World Bank in 2010, 1.2 billion people lived below the extreme poverty line with an income of US $1.25 or less a...

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Taxing Africa
by Mick Moore ~

For as long as Europeans have been a major presence in Africa, scholars have debated whether Africa's struggles are best explained by their exploitation within the global system, or by the failures of domestic political leadership. Tax is no different. International campaigns have highlighted the wa...

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Sustainable Economic Development

Sustainable Economic Development: Resources, Environment, and Institutions presents 25 articles that lay the foundations of sustainable development in a way that facilitates effective policy design. The editors mix broad thematic papers with focused micro-papers, balancing theories with policy desig...

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Global Commodity Markets and Development Economics

The early 21st century has seen a prolonged price boom in non-fuel commodities, coupled with a volatile performance in fuel prices. This new collection presents the latest research on commodity prices and economic development in the context of this changing globalized economy. Global Commodity Marke...

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Prioritizing Development

This book is a unique guide to making the world a better place. Experts apply a critical eye to the United Nations' Sustainable Development agenda, also known as the Global Goals, which will affect the flow of $2.5 trillion of development aid between 2016 and 2030. Renowned economists, led by Bjorn ...

Pre-order - out 31 May 2018
The Great Property Fallacy

In this groundbreaking book, Frank K .Upham uses empirical analysis and economic theory to demonstrate how myths surrounding property law have blinded us to our own past and led us to demand that developing countries implement policies that are mistaken and impossible. Starting in the 16th century w...

Pre-order - out 31 Jan 2018
A Fistful of Rice
by Vikram Akula ~ Hardback

Around the globe, poverty has held too many people in its grip for too long. While microfinance - small loans to impoverished individuals - initially attracted attention in the press, it didn't achieve the scale, scope, and profitability necessary to substantially combat poverty. All that changed wi...

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Tourism, Mobilities, and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas

Tourism `mobilities' are not restricted to the movement of tourists between places of origin and destinations. Particularly in more peripheral, remote, or sparsely populated destinations, workers and residents are also likely to be frequently moving between locations. Such destinations attract seaso...

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Africa's Green Revolution

This volume examines the dominant neoliberal agenda for agricultural development and hunger alleviation in Africa. The text reviews the history of African agricultural and food security policy in the post-colonial period, across a range of geographical contexts, in order to contextualise the product...

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The Economy
by The Core Team ~ Paperback
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The only introductory economics text to equip students to address today's pressing problems by mastering the conceptual and quantitative tools of contemporary economics. OUP has partnered with the international collaborative project of CORE researchers and teachers to bring students a book and learn...

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by Saskia Sassen ~ Hardback

Soaring income inequality and unemployment, expanding populations of the displaced and imprisoned, accelerating destruction of land and water bodies: today's socioeconomic and environmental dislocations cannot be fully understood in the usual terms of poverty and injustice, according to Saskia Sasse...

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In Defense of Globalization
by Jagdish N Bhagwati ~ Paperback

In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalization, critics have been heard blaming it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations, everything from child labor to environmental degradation and cultural homogenization. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes...

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China's Great Economic Transformation

This landmark study provides an integrated analysis of China's unexpected economic boom of the past three decades. The authors combine deep China expertise with broad disciplinary knowledge to explain China's remarkable combination of high-speed growth and deeply flawed institutions. Their work expo...

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Introduction To Microfinance
by Todd A Watkins ~ Hardback

Microfinance has grown from the obscure efforts of a few philanthropic institutions into a global industry that reaches 150-200 million clients through the branches of thousands of institutions. Microfinance has matured from exclusively funding loans to providing savings, insurance, healthcare, and ...

Pre-order - out 31 Dec 2017
The Zero Marginal Cost Society
by Jeremy Rifkin ~ Paperback

The capitalist era is passing. Rising in its wake is a new global collaborative Commons that will fundamentally transform our way of life. Bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin explains that intense competition is forcing the introduction of ever newer technologies, in turn boosting productivity to the p...

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Portfolios of the Poor
by Daryl Collins ~ Paperback

Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. If you've never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, more...

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Sustainable Development and India

Current policy or scholarly literature on sustainable development in India has been missing a vital interdisciplinary integrated link covering four areas of knowledge: law, economics, science, and politics. This gap has contributed to an incomplete understanding of the whole issue and, in turn, has ...

Pre-order - out 21 Dec 2017
Identification Revolution
by Alan Gelb ~ Paperback

Some 600 million children worldwide do not legally exist. Without verifiable identification, they and unregistered adults could face serious difficulties in proving their identity, whether to open a bank account, purchase a SIM card, or cast a vote. Lack of identification is a barrier to full econ...

Pre-order - out 16 Jan 2018
Emerging Markets
by Ralph D Christy ~ Hardback

In the last few decades, the forces giving rise to global markets have reached unprecedented heights. This important book explores the new role that markets are playing in developing countries, from the strategic perspective of a firm and from a public policy perspective. Most of the important works...

Pre-order - out 1 Feb 2018
Markets on the Margins

In 1987, workers in South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) staged a historic national strike, and 40,000 mineworkers lost their jobs. To assist them, the NUM set up a job creation programme, starting with worker co-operatives before shifting to wider enterprise development strategies. Ag...

Pre-order - out 20 Apr 2018
Rural Wealth Creation as a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy

Many rural areas in the United States find themselves struggling to build local assets and create wealth, and, when this wealth is created, they often struggle to hold on it. Previous approaches to community and economic development have been inadequate in attempting to reverse these trends. Shiftin...

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The Economic Development of South Korea

How did a country with a dearth of natural resources, a sprawling population congested in a limited arable land transform itself to a modern industrial state within a generation? How could these have been achieved given the lingering geopolitical threats to its very survival as a state, as evidenced...

Pre-order - out 16 Feb 2018
Reclaiming Africa

This book presents the findings of research conducted by scholars and activists associated with the Agrarian South Network, based mainly in Africa, Asia and Latina America. The research articulates a Southern perspective on the "new scramble" for Africa, with a view to strengthen tri-continental sol...

Pre-order - out 13 May 2018
Japanese Direct Investment in Mexico's Transport Equipment Sector

This book introduces an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Japanese foreign direct investment determinants, the close relations between foreign investment and trade flows in the host country, and the effects and responses by the local economy. It provides an accessible and comprehensive view...

Pre-order - out 5 Feb 2018
Cognitive Capitalism
by Heiner Rindermann ~ Hardback

Nations can vary greatly in their wealth, democratic rights, and the well-being of their citizens. These gaps are often obvious, and by studying the flow of immigration, one can easily predict people's wants and needs. But why are there also large differences in the level of education and disparitie...

Pre-order - out 28 Feb 2018