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Development economics

My Journey from Marxism-Leninism to Nehruvian Socialism
by C.H.Hanumantha Rao ~ Hardback

This insightful and inspiring book by C.H. Hanumantha Rao portrays the socioeconomic situation and participation of the author in the major events since the mid-1940s focusing on the ideological struggle experienced by him, and on development policies and strategies. The changes in the author's outl...

Pre-order - out 30 Nov 2018
The Aid Trap
by R.Glenn Hubbard ~ Hardback

Over the past twenty years more citizens in China and India have raised themselves out of poverty than anywhere else at any time in history. They accomplished this through the local business sector--the leading source of prosperity for all rich countries. In most of Africa and other poor regions the...

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The White Man's Burden
by William Easterly ~ Paperback / softback

Why after 50 years and $2.3 trillion are there still children dying for lack of twelve cents medicine? Why are there so many people still living on less than $1 a day? In The White Man's Burden William Easterly, acclaimed author and former economist at the World Bank, addresses these twin tragedies ...

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

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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Regional Government Competition
by Chen Yunxian ~ Hardback

This monograph provides a coherent and systematic explanation of China's regional economic development from the perspective of regional government competition. It gives an almost unknown exposition of the mechanisms of China's regional economic development, with numerous supporting cases drawn from ...

Pre-order - out 21 Dec 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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Power, Property Rights, and Economic Development
by Mohammad Dulal Miah ~ Hardback

This book presents a critical reassessment of theories of property rights, in response to conflicts and competition between different groups, and the state. It does so by taking an institutional political perspective to analyse the structures of property rights, with a focus on a series of case stud...

Pre-order - out 8 Dec 2018
China's Great Economic Transformation
Paperback / softback

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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Regional Business Cycles in Latin America
by Patricio Aroca ~ Paperback / softback

This book analyzes regional business cycles in Latin America. The authors explain the nature of regional business cycles and discuss different sources of regional economic fluctuations such as technology changes, natural disasters, or supply and demand shocks. Presenting case studies on Brazil, Chil...

Pre-order - out 23 Jun 2019
China in the International Economic Order
Paperback / softback

The enormous economic power of the People's Republic of China makes it one of the most important actors in the international system. Since China's accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, all fields of international economic law have been impacted by greater Chinese participation. Now, jus...

Pre-order - out 13 Dec 2018
Making Markets Work for Africa
by Eleanor M Fox ~ Hardback

Using case studies of particular countries and particular regions, delving deeply into the facts, this book focuses on market law and policy in sub-Saharan Africa, showing how markets can be harnessed by poorer and developing economies to help make the markets work for them: to help them integrate i...

Pre-order - out 31 Dec 2018
Politics of Education in Developing Countries

Why have many developing countries that have succeeded in expanding access to education made such limited progress on improving learning outcomes? There is a growing recognition that the learning crisis constitutes a significant dimension of global inequality and also that educational outcomes in de...

Pre-order - out 28 Feb 2019
The Evolution of Economic Wellbeing
by Zuhayr Mikdashi ~ Hardback

Throughout history, humans have sought to enhance their wellbeing across various domains, though the spectrum of factors responsible for wellbeing has widened considerably, advances have been realized in scientific-technological fields, significant failures have been encountered in establishing peac...

Pre-order - out 15 Jan 2019
Start Something That Matters
by Blake Mycoskie ~ Paperback / softback

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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Emerging Global Trade Governance

Mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are being formed to fill the gap created by new developments in global governance and are reshaping the world economic order. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is one of such 21st century FTAs. This book highlights three trade-related issues covered b...

Pre-order - out 21 Dec 2018
Last Days of the Mighty Mekong
by Brian Eyler ~ Paperback / softback

Celebrated for its natural beauty and its abundance of wildlife, the Mekong river runs thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Its basin is home to more than 70 million people and has for centuries been one of the world's richest agricultural areas and a bio...

Pre-order - out 15 Feb 2019
The Zero Marginal Cost Society
by Jeremy Rifkin ~ Paperback / softback

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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The Miracle
by Michael Schuman ~ Paperback / softback

"If you are interested in how Asia became an economic tiger, read The Miracle." -New York Times An international bestseller, The Miracle by business journalist Michael Schuman offers a fascinating exploration of the most meaningful and far-reaching global event since World War II: the economic ascen...

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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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Climate Change Adaptation and Development
Paperback / softback

Climate change is real and it is man-made. We have put so many greenhouse gas pollutants into the atmosphere that we will see significant and long-term change that we need to adapt and adjust to. It is important for development practitioners to understand these impacts and the challenge of how and w...

Pre-order - out 30 Nov 2018
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 Economic Development of Russia 1905-1914
by Margaret Miller ~ Paperback / softback

This book, originally published in 1926 but updated in 1967 analyses Russia's economy in the decade preceding the outbreak of the First World War. It covers trade, finance, transport and industry and each chapter is supported by statistics drawn from Russian and international sources. The introducti...

Pre-order - out 1 Feb 2019
China's Future
by David Shambaugh ~ Paperback / softback

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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Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector in China
by Weikang Zou ~ Hardback

Focusing on the dichotomous and comparative analysis of the legitimacy, paradigm, and operating frames of bank governance and its reproduction in the new financial regime following the global financial crisis, this book examines in depth how corporate governance in bank institutions is legitimized, ...

Pre-order - out 7 Feb 2019
The Economic Development of Europe's Regions

This book is the first quantitative description of Europe's economic development at a regional level over the entire twentieth century. Based on a new and comprehensive set of data, it brings together a group of leading economic historians in order to describe and analyze the development of European...

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The Beijing Consensus?
Paperback / softback

Is there a distinctive Chinese model for law and economic development? In The Beijing Consensus scholars turn their collective attention to answer this basic but seemingly under-explored question as China rises higher in its global standing. Advancing debates on alternative development programs, wit...

Pre-order - out 20 Dec 2018
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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Economic Integration in Asia

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) aims to achieve greater integration between the ASEAN region and its six free trade agreement (FTA) partners (India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Korea). The RCEP is the only agreement to include three economies which are amongst the...

Pre-order - out 5 Feb 2019
Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018
by The World Bank ~ Paperback / softback

The share of people living in extreme poverty, as assessed by the international poverty line (currently set at USD$1.90 a day), has become one of the most prominent indicators for assessing global economic development. It has been a central indicator for the Millennium Development Goals and is now a...

Pre-order - out 30 Nov 2018
Immiserizing Growth

Immiserizing growth occurs when growth fails to benefit, or harms, those at the bottom. It is not a new concept, appearing in some of the towering figures of the classical tradition of political economy including Malthus, Ricardo, and Marx. It is also not empirically insignificant, occurring in betw...

Pre-order - out 31 Jan 2019
Belt and Road
by Bruno Macaes ~ Hardback

China's Belt and Road strategy is acknowledged to be the most ambitious geopolitical initiative of the age. Covering almost seventy countries by land and sea, it will affect every element of global society, from shipping to agriculture, digital economy to tourism, politics to culture. Most important...

Pre-order - out 1 Dec 2018
Why Culture Matters Most
by David C. Rose ~ Hardback

The key to achieving mass flourishing is culture - not genes, geography, institutions, or policies. In this thought-provoking book, David C. Rose argues that societal success depends on overcoming the challenge posed by rational self-interest undermining the common good. General prosperity require...

Pre-order - out 30 Nov 2018
Performance Measurement Systems in Banks
by Rahat Munir ~ Hardback

Given the significant changes in the banking environment and the resultant pressures on banks to change their systems and procedures, this book is a timely reference that provides a comprehensive analytical overview of changes in the performance measurement system (PMS) of banks in the post-financia...

Pre-order - out 7 Dec 2018
Capital Women
by Jan Luiten van Zanden ~ Hardback

How women increasingly became economic agents in early modern Europe is the focus of this stimulating book, which highlights how female agency was crucial for understanding the development of the Western European economy and sheds light on economic development today. Jan Luiten van Zanden, Tine De M...

Pre-order - out 31 Mar 2019
Regional Products and Rural Livelihoods
by N Lalitha ~ Hardback

Labeling products with emphasis on origin has been a long tradition in the realm of trade to convey the quality of the product. With entry into the WTO, India which has a long tradition of origin labeling across various agricultural, crafts and textile products, brought in a legal framework to leg...

Pre-order - out 28 Feb 2019
Understanding Global Development
by Meera Tiwari ~ Paperback / softback

Why do some development projects succeed where others fail? This book looks at the overlooked success stories and considers what enabled them to alleviate poverty in some of the world's most deprived communities. Using case studies from ten countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia, Tiwari's i...

Pre-order - out 15 Jun 2019
Understanding Global Development
by Meera Tiwari ~ Hardback

Why do some development projects succeed where others fail? This book looks at the overlooked success stories and considers what enabled them to alleviate poverty in some of the world's most deprived communities. Using case studies from ten countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia, Tiwari's i...

Pre-order - out 15 Jun 2019
The Prosperity Paradox
by Clayton M Christensen ~ Hardback

Clayton M. Christensen, the author of such business classics as The Innovator's Dilemma and the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life, and co-authors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon reveal why so many investments in economic development fail to generate sustainable prosperity, and of...

Pre-order - out 21 Jan 2019
Poverty, Social Exclusion and Stochastic Dominance
by Satya R. Chakravarty ~ Hardback

This collection of essays honors the memory of Tony Atkinson, who made significant contributions to the rigorous study of income inequality, poverty and redistribution. These essays, covering a span of over thirty years of research and scholarship, have been at the forefront of distributional analys...

Pre-order - out 30 May 2019
Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society
by Noel D. Johnson ~ Paperback / softback

Religious freedom has become an emblematic value in the West. Embedded in constitutions and championed by politicians and thinkers across the political spectrum, it is to many an absolute value, something beyond question. Yet how it emerged, and why, remains widely misunderstood. Tracing the history...

Pre-order - out 28 Feb 2019