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Last Days of the Mekong
by Brian Eyler ~ Paperback

Long known for its natural beauty, remoteness, and abundance of wildlife, the Mekong river basin runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is home to more than 70 million people and has for centuries been one of the world's richest agricultural zones. Today however it is...

Pre-order - out 15 Feb 2019
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 22 Sep 2018
The Transformation of Rural Africa

Contemporary discussions of Africa's recent growth have largely interpreted such growth in terms of structural transformation, with an emphasis on national- and sectoral-level information. However, the micro-level processes driving this transformation are still unclear and remain the subject of deba...

Pre-order - out 24 Sep 2018
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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Housing Reform and China's Real Estate Industry
by Pengfei Ni ~ Hardback

This book provides an in-depth analysis of China's housing system and real-estate industry .The author weaves together the different elements of the real estate industry into a logically coherent whole, in which the relationship between the real-estate industry and the macroeconomy sets the backgrou...

Pre-order - out 1 Sep 2018
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
Freedoms, Fragility and Job Creation
by Ali Mehdi ~ Paperback

This book argues that inequality of basic freedoms-economic, political, sociocultural-is a central cause of fragility and challenge to job creation in fragile geopolitical situations. It is based on extensive official data and stakeholder interactions in the conflict-ridden Indian border state of J...

Pre-order - out 14 Sep 2018
Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

For thousands of years, Ethiopia has depended on its smallholding farmers to provide the bulk of its food needs. But now, such farmers find themselves under threat from environmental degradation, climate change and declining productivity. As a result, smallholder agriculture has increasingly become ...

Pre-order - out 15 Oct 2018
BCIM Economic Cooperation

This book examines the strategic and economic logic behind the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Regional Cooperation. According to estimates, BCIM covers approximately nine per cent of the world's mass and 40 per cent of the world's population spanning across four countries, constituting the co...

Pre-order - out 7 Sep 2018
How Lives Change
by Himanshu ~ Hardback

Development economics is about understanding how and why lives change. How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics studies a single village in a crucially important country to illuminate the drivers of these changes, why some people do better or worse than others, and what influence...

Pre-order - out 23 Aug 2018

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 Oct 2018
Organization Design
by Donald L Anderson ~ Paperback

Pre-order - out 14 Oct 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 11 Oct 2018
An Ethnography of Hunger
by Kristin D Phillips ~ Hardback

In An Ethnography of Hunger Kristin D. Phillips examines how rural farmers in central Tanzania negotiate the interconnected projects of subsistence, politics, and rural development. Writing against stereotypical Western media images of spectacular famine in Africa, she examines how people live with-...

Pre-order - out 1 Oct 2018
Applying the Kaizen in Africa

At present, how to develop industries is a burning issue in Africa, where population growth remains high and economic development has thus far failed to provide sufficient jobs for many, especially young people and women. The creation of productive jobs through industrial development ought to be a c...

Pre-order - out 10 Oct 2018
by Adam Tooze ~ Hardback

From a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening reinterpretation of the 2008 economic crisis (and its ten-year aftermath) as a global event that directly led to the shockwaves being felt around the world today. In September 2008 President George Bush could still describe the financial crisis ...

Pre-order - out 7 Aug 2018
Poverty, Chronic Poverty and Poverty Dynamics

This book discusses critical policy issues that need to be addressed if India wishes to achieve the SDG 1 based elusive goal of ending poverty in the country. In its nine chapters, it takes the readers through trends and estimates of poverty in India, explains changes in the way it has been measured...

Pre-order - out 8 Sep 2018
The Resource Curse
by S. Mansoob Murshed ~ Paperback

The Resource Curse, or Paradox of Plenty, refers to the long-established notion central in development economics that countries rich in natural resources, particularly minerals and fuels, perform less well economically than countries with fewer natural resources. In other words, resources are an eco...

Pre-order - out 30 Sep 2018
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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Start Something That Matters
by Blake Mycoskie ~ Paperback

In 2006, while travelling in Argentina, young entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie encountered children too poor to afford shoes, who developed injuries on their feet that often led to serious health problems. Blake knew he wanted to help, but rather than start a charity, he went against conventional wisdom ...

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Globalisation, Economic Development & the Role of the State
by Ha-Joon Chang ~ Paperback

The role of the state continues to be a key debate in economics and development studies. Dr ha-Joon Chang has been one of the leading voices questioning the axiomatic wisdom of what is called the Washington Consensus "free market" view that the role of the state should be minimized. In this collecti...

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The CMO of People
by Peter A Navin ~ Paperback

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 22 Oct 2018
The White Man's Burden
by William Easterly ~ Paperback

We are all aware of the extreme hunger and poverty that afflict the world's poor. We hear the facts, see the images on television, buy the T-shirt and are moved as individuals and governments to dig deep into our pockets. Yet what happens to all this aid? Why after 50 years and $2.3 trillion are the...

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The Bottom Billion
by Paul Collier ~ Hardback

Global poverty is falling rapidly, but in around fifty failing states, the world's poorest people face a tragedy that is growing inexorably worse. This bottom billion live on less than a dollar a day and while the rest of the world moves steadily forward, this forgotten billion is left further and f...

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Understanding Chinese Economic Transformation: Alternative...
by Dic Lo ~ Hardback

This textbook seeks to construct a descriptive-analytical account of contemporary Chinese economic transformation. It examines a range of topical issues that are of central importance in highlighting the systemic dynamics, multiple determinants and complex implications of the transformation. The des...

Pre-order - out 31 Oct 2019
The End of Poverty
by Sachs D Jeffrey ~ Paperback

Author BiographyJeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, as well as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Health Policy and Management. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals. He has...

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Firm-Level Innovation In Africa

The literature on innovation in Africa is rapidly expanding, and a recurring thread in the emergent literature is the pervasiveness of systemic weaknesses that inhibit the innovation process. Despite these, firms are able to innovate in Africa, but how do African firms manage to overcome the prevale...

Pre-order - out 10 Sep 2018
Why Culture Matters Most
by David C. Rose ~ Hardback

Author BiographyDavid C. Rose is Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. He has published scholarly articles on a wide range of topics in economics, including behavioral economics, economic ethics, the theory...

Pre-order - out 30 Nov 2018
An Ethnography of Hunger
by Kristin D Phillips ~ Paperback

In An Ethnography of Hunger Kristin D. Phillips examines how rural farmers in central Tanzania negotiate the interconnected projects of subsistence, politics, and rural development. Writing against stereotypical Western media images of spectacular famine in Africa, she examines how people live with-...

Pre-order - out 1 Oct 2018
Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

For thousands of years, Ethiopia has depended on its smallholding farmers to provide the bulk of its food needs. But now, such farmers find themselves under threat from environmental degradation, climate change and declining productivity. As a result, smallholder agriculture has increasingly become ...

Pre-order - out 15 Oct 2018
Degrowth in Tourism
by Konstantinos Andriotis ~ Hardback

The modern-day world faces a hostile climate, depleted resources and the destruction of habitats. The dream that growth will lead to a materialistic utopia is left unfulfilled by a lack of ecological and economic capacity. The only choice is to find alternatives to increased growth, transform the st...

Pre-order - out Tuesday
Institutional and Organizational Analysis
by Eric Alston ~ Paperback

What explains the great variability in economic growth and political development across countries? Institutional and organizational analysis has developed since the 1970s into a powerful toolkit, which argues that institutions and norms rather than geography, culture, or technology are the primary c...

Pre-order - out 31 Aug 2018
China's Future
by David Shambaugh ~ Paperback

China's future is arguably the most consequential question in global affairs. Having enjoyed unprecedented levels of growth, China is at a critical juncture in the development of its economy, society, polity, national security, and international relations. The direction the nation takes at this turn...

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Moving On
by James F. Grebey ~ Paperback

Selling a business is a critical event that may occur only once in a lifetime. This is an event when you can't afford to make a mistake. Small business owners need basic guidance from someone who doesn't have a stake in the sale of their business. Moving On: Getting the Most from the Sale of Your Sm...

Pre-order - out Monday
The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition

The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition is a comprehensive examination of the central labor market issues facing this key Arab country. It includes contributions on the size, structure, and evolution of the labor force, the characteristics of labor demand, employment policies and regulatio...

Pre-order - out Thursday
Income Distribution, Market Imperfections and Capital Accumulation in...
by Asim K Dasgupta ~ Hardback

The book explains the problem of insufficient capital accumulation and growth in a less developed country. In conventional analyses, such explanations are often found exogenised in terms of factors such as socio-cultural attitudes towards saving and investment, irrationality of peasant behaviour, te...

Pre-order - out 13 Oct 2018
Towards Gender Equity in Development

As a result of widespread mistreatment and overt discrimination, women in the developing world often lack autonomy. Towards Gender Equity in Development brings together leading scholars working on gender issues to explore key sources of female empowerment and discuss the current challenges and oppor...

Pre-order - out 30 Sep 2018
Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development
by Nicholas A. Ashford ~ Paperback

Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development offers a unified, transdisciplinary approach for transforming the industrial state in order to promote sustainable development. The authors present a deep analysis of the ways that industrial states - both developed and developing - are currentl...

Pre-order - out 8 Aug 2018
A Manifesto for Social Progress
by Marc Fleurbaey ~ Paperback

At this time when many have lost hope amidst conflicts, terrorism, environmental destruction, economic inequality and the breakdown of democracy, this beautifully written book outlines how to rethink and reform our key institutions - markets, corporations, welfare policies, democratic processes and ...

Pre-order - out 31 Aug 2018
Africa-EU Renewable Energy Research and Innovation Symposium 2018...

This open access book presents the proceedings of the 2nd Africa-EU Renewable Energy Research and Innovation Symposium (RERIS 18), held in Maseru, Lesotho in January 2018. The symposium aimed to foster research cooperation on renewable energy between Africa and Europe - in academia, as well as the p...

Pre-order - out 4 Sep 2018