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Doughnut Economics
by Kate Raworth ~ Paperback / softback

A Financial Times "Best Book of 2017: Economics" 800-CEO-Read "Best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs" Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to clima...

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Wool to WETA: Transforming New Zealand's Culture and Economy
by Paul Callaghan ~ Paperback / softback
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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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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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Global Sustainability
by Mark Lefko ~ Paperback

Smart business leaders care about Sustainability. It's not just good PR-it's good business, and a growing number of leading CEOs are embracing it. Mark Lefko's Global Sustainability examines this vital subject from the perspective of today's most influential business leaders. Global Sustainabili...

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The Age of Stagnation
by Satyajit Das ~ Hardback

Author BiographySatyajit Das is an internationally respected expert in finance, with over 35 years' experience. In 2014, Bloomberg nominated him as one of the fifty most influential financial thinkers in the world. He has worked for CitiGroup, Merrill Lynch, and the TNT Group and acted as a consulta...

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The Five Stages of Collapse
by Dmitry Orlov ~ Paperback / softback

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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The Great Disruption
by Paul Gilding ~ Paperback

Author BiographyPaul Gilding is an international thought leader and advocate for sustainability. He has served as head of Greenpeace International, built and led two companies, and advised both Fortune 500 corporations and community-based NGOs. A member of the core faculty for the University of Camb...

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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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Refugee and Mixed Migration Flows
by Bimal Ghosh ~ Hardback

This book provides an insightful analysis of the looming refugee and mixed migration crisis in the context of four major, contemporary flows: two in west and east Europe, and one each in the Americas and Asia. The analysis, in each case, is followed by a judicious identification of the key issues i...

Pre-order - out 12 Nov 2018
In Defense of Globalization
by Jagdish N Bhagwati ~ Paperback / softback

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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The Enlightened Capitalists
by James O'Toole ~ Hardback

An expert on ethical leadership analyzes the complicated history of business people who tried to marry the pursuit of profits with virtuous organizational practices-from British industrialist Robert Owen to American retailer John Cash Penney and jeans maker Levi Strauss to such modern-day entreprene...

Pre-order - out 18 Feb 2019
Regional Development Banks

The regional development banks (RDBs) are important global institutions but often are overshadowed by more widely studied institutions such as the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the past decade, high profile protests against World Bank, IMF, and World Trade Organization p...

Pre-order - out 1 Apr 2019
Applied Analysis of Growth, Trade, and Public Policy

This book analyzes the various problems of growth, trade and public policy from the perspective of applied economics, based on research in areas such as public policies, trade and regulation, and development economics. Part 1 investigates the broad problems of growth and regional economy, focusing o...

Pre-order - out 17 Nov 2018
Models of Modern Information Economy

The concept of an information economy is considered by some to be a new branch of economic theory, and by others as the next stage of development for an economy post-industrialization. Leading and developing economies are seeking to quickly develop a functional information economy in order to help o...

Pre-order - out 29 Oct 2018
Making Sustainability Work
by Adriana Rejc Buhovac ~ Hardback

Most companies today have some commitment to corporate social responsibility, but implementing these initiatives can be particularly challenging. While a lot has been written on ethical and strategic factors, there is still a dearth of information on the practical nuts and bolts. And whereas with mo...

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Institutions, Technology and Development in Africa
by Jeffrey James ~ Hardback

An extensive literature has demonstrated that technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa are largely inappropriate: that is, that they are typically capital and import-intensive rather than labour and local input-intensive. These technologies have created a pattern of development that is highly unequal with...

Pre-order - out 14 Dec 2018
The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 provides an overview of progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is prepared by the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs in cooperation with the United Nations system and based on current availab...

Pre-order - out 30 Sep 2018
The Future of National Development Banks

For a long time the topic of national development banks was limited to a debate between admirers and detractors of these institutions, often inserted into a more general debate of state versus markets. Since the 2007/8 North Atlantic financial crisis however, interest and support for these instituti...

Pre-order - out 1 Nov 2018
Poor Economics: Barefoot Hedge-fund Managers, DIY Doctors and the...
by Abhijit Banerjee ~ Paperback / softback
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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 ...

Integral Finance - Akhuwat
by Muhammad Amjad Saqib ~ Hardback

There are many misconceptions and concerns regarding Islamic societies and how Muslim countries have failed to come up with their own localised solutions to socio-economic problems in dealing with poverty alleviation and societal development. This book explores why there is so much disconnect betwee...

Pre-order - out Friday
Innovation Ecosystems
by Martin Fransman ~ Paperback / softback

Martin Fransman presents a new approach to understanding how innovation happens, who makes it happen, and the helps and hindrances. Looking at innovation in real-time under uncertainty, he develops the idea of an 'innovation ecosystem', i.e. a system of interrelated players and processes that jointl...

Pre-order - out 4 Oct 2018
China's Changing Economy
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One of the most dramatic events in the global economy over the past few decades has been the rise of China as a global economic power. From humble beginnings in the late 1970s, the policy shift in China from a planned to market economy has led to economic growth of tremendous speed. This book e...

Pre-order - out 27 Oct 2018
Manufacturing and Jobs in South Asia

This book analyzes the structural factors that underlie the persistent mass poverty and extreme inequality in South Asian countries. It highlights the fact that the supposed trade-off between output growth and job creation is a false dilemma. Growth can create jobs, and jobs can drive growth, mutual...

Pre-order - out 10 Mar 2019
Finland-India Business Opportunities
by Ajeet N Mathur ~ Hardback

This book is about promising collaborative avenues for connecting Finland and India with value propositions for enterprises, consumers and investors worldwide. The book covers institutional and cultural differences and explains the logic of business systems, entry modes, and managerial styles in bot...

Pre-order - out 6 Mar 2019
Sustainable Economic Development
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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...

Pre-order - out 30 Oct 2018
The Changing Landscape of China's Consumerism
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Consumerism in China has developed rapidly. The Changing Landscape of China's Consumerism looks at the growth of consumerism in China from both a socio-economic and a political/cultural angle. It examines changing trends in consumption in China as well as the impact of these trends on society, and t...

Pre-order - out 30 Oct 2018
Post-conflict Security, Peace and Development
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This book examines links between post-conflict security, peace and development in Africa, Latin America, Europe and New Zealand. Young peace researchers from the Global South (Uganda, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Brazil, Colombia) as well as from Italy and New Zealand address in case studies traumas in North...

Pre-order - out 12 Nov 2018
Information and Communications for Development 2018
by The World Bank ~ Paperback / softback

The Information and Communications for Development report takes an in-depth look at how information and communication technologies (ICT) are affecting economic growth in developing countries. The 2018 report, the fourth in the series, examines the topic of data-driven development, or how better info...

Pre-order - out 30 Nov 2018
Selected Essays Of Nigel Harris
by Nigel Harris ~ Paperback / softback

Nigel Harris's Selected Essays: From National Liberation to Globalisation presents an encompassing overview of the work of one of the most prolific and insightful Marxist economists of the second half of the twentieth century. The collected essays deal with topics ranging from imperialism and the st...

Pre-order - out 22 Oct 2018
Extractive Industries

New initiatives recognize that resource wealth can provide a means, when properly used, for poorer nations to decisively break with poverty by diversifying economies and funding development spending. Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development explores t...

Pre-order - out 4 Oct 2018
The Economy
by The Core Team ~ Paperback / softback
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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 le...

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Development And Democracy: Relations In Conflict
by Victor Manuel Figuer Sepulveda ~ Paperback / softback

Technological progress in the 21st Century still remains monopolized by the developed countries, determining the direction and rhythm of growth in developing countries which must import their technological infrastructure. This colonialised model of industrialisation leads to a perpetual outflow of r...

Pre-order - out 15 Dec 2018
Labour Internationalism in the Global South
by Robert O'Brien ~ Hardback

Labour internationalism is often viewed as impossible or inevitable, depending upon political perspective. O'Brien argues for a more nuanced, diverse understanding of labour internationalism, identifying six different 'faces', shaped by the national or global orientation of particular groups in the ...

Pre-order - out 31 Jan 2019
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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Inequality Paradox
by Douglas McWilliams ~ Hardback

In this accessible and thought-provoking book, leading UK economist Douglas McWilliams challenges the claims of Thomas Piketty's bestselling Capital, arguing that economic inequality is driven not by a conspiracy of the rich, but by changes in technology and globalisation. Paradoxically, they are in...

Pre-order - out 1 Nov 2018
Electricity-sector Reforms in the MENA Region
by Leila Benali ~ Hardback

This book uses electricity-sector reforms to question some of the preconceived ideas concerning the MENA region and to provide a broader analysis of related political economy issues. It presents potential further developments of MENA's electricity-sector reforms, taking into consideration the region...

Pre-order - out Thursday

For the last three decades, Uganda has been one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Globally praised as an `African success story' and heavily backed by international financial institutions, development agencies and bilateral donors, the country has become an exemplar of economic and politic...

Pre-order - out 15 Nov 2018
China's Great Economic Transformation
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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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Innovation Ecosystems
by Martin Fransman ~ Hardback

Martin Fransman presents a new approach to understanding how innovation happens, who makes it happen, and the helps and hindrances. Looking at innovation in real-time under uncertainty, he develops the idea of an 'innovation ecosystem', i.e. a system of interrelated players and processes that jointl...

Pre-order - out 4 Oct 2018
The CMO of People
by David Creelman ~ Paperback / softback

Instead of thinking of Human Resources as a kind of upgraded personnel department it can be thought of as an analogue to marketing. Just as the Chief Marketing Officer curates an experience to get the best lifetime value from customers, the head of HR can curate an experience to get the best lifetim...

Pre-order - out 8 Oct 2018