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Procurement of Goods, Works and Services in Development Projects

by Joseph Martial Ribiero Presses Internationales Polytechnique (March 30, 2011)

The author's practical experience in capacitybuilding in the areas of project management and procurement throughout the African continent has led him to take a simple and direct approach in preparing this book....


International Development Project Appraisal, Execution Planning and Monitoring

by Joseph Martial Ribiero Presses Internationales Polytechnique (July 08, 2011)

The purpose of International Development Project Appraisal, Execution Planning and Monitoring is to provide the reader with an overview of the various analytical efforts involved in preparing and appraising...


Domination and Subordination as a Social Organization Principle in Georg Simmel's Soziologie

by Adele Bianco, Giuliana Fantini & Patrizia De Francesco Lexington Books (July 16, 2014)

Investigating Georg Simmel's approach to such themes as work relationships and political democracy, this book provides a theoretical key to understanding the change processes taking place in the global world....


Senegal Sojourn: Selections from One Teacher's Journal

by Kathleen M. Madigan Lexington Books (February 08, 2010)

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...


Socio-Analytic Dialogue: Incorporating Psychosocial Dynamics into Public Policies

by Bruno Boccara Lexington Books (June 25, 2014)

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....


Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World, 2nd Edition

by Alan Weisman Chelsea Green Publishing (September 03, 2008)

Los Llanos—the rain-leached, eastern savannas of war-ravaged Colombia—are among the most brutal environments on Earth and an unlikely setting for one of the most hopeful environmental stories ever told....


Broken Promises of Globalization: The Case of the Bangladesh Garment Industry

by Shahidur Rahman Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

Broken Promises of Globalization: The Case of the Bangladesh Garment Industry contributes to the contemporary debate on the limits and possibilities of globalization to the global south. It examines how a Least...


Demanding Accountability: Civil Society Claims and the World Bank Inspection Panel

by Dana Clark, Jonathan A. Fox & Kay Treakle Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2003)

Demanding Accountability is a collection of nine original case studies that offer insights into how local, national, and international civil society factors mobilize to hold the World Bank accountable for its...


Kenya's Independence Constitution: Constitution-Making and End of Empire

by Robert M. Maxon Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (April 01, 2011)

Kenya's Independence Constitution, by Robert M. Maxon, details the evolution of Kenya's constitution during the final stage of decolonization. Starting with the close of the first Lancaster House conference...


Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia

by Fifa Rahman, Nick Crofts, Mohamad Firdaus Zakaria & Gary Reid et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2013)

Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia is unique because it gathers perspectives from all over Asia into one place, allowing for effective advocacy. Previously, there was no single source of material that...


Global Environmental Challenges of the Twenty-First Century: Resources, Consumption, and Sustainable Solutions

by David E. Lorey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2002)

The most serious environmental problems of the twenty-first century have the potential to alter the course of life on this planet. Global warming, toxic waste, water and air pollution, acid rain, and shrinking...


Uncertain Safari: Kenyan Encounters and African Dreams

by Allan M. Winkler Hamilton Books (July 01, 2004)

Uncertain Safari deals with the contours and complexities of African life today. Based on author Allan Winkler's personal experiences living and working in Kenya and traveling to many other parts of the continent,...


Environmental Ethics for a Postcolonial World

by Deane Curtin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 28, 2005)

Deane Curtin puts today's most important social and environmental ethical issues into their historical, political, and philosophical contexts, and offers deep insights into the nature of our freedom and its...


Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle: Another Region is Possible

by Ximena de la Barra & Richard A. Dello Buono Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2009)

Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle looks at the sharply declining legitimacy of liberal democracies in the region and the new array of popular forces working for social transformation. In particular,...


Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

by Nezar AlSayyad & Ananya Roy Lexington Books (November 22, 2003)

The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge...


The Debt Threat

by Noreena Hertz HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Noreena Hertz, one of the world's leading experts on economic globalization, looks at the history of third-world debt and its crippling effects on people in developing countries.

Drawing from her impressive debt-relief...


The Quest for Press Freedom: One Hundred Years of History of the Media in Ethiopia

by Meseret Chekol Reta UPA (April 26, 2013)

This book is about press development and freedom in Ethiopia, with a focus on the state media. It examines the political and social situations of the monarchy era, the Marxist military regime, and the current...


Colonial Mentality in Africa

by Nkuzi Michael Nnam Hamilton Books (March 27, 2007)

Intended for a broad audience, Colonial Mentality in Africa explores the lingering effects of colonization in present day Africa. Despite the independence of all African nations from their former colonizers...


Re-imagining Development Communication in Africa

by Chuka Onwumechili & Ikechukwu Ndolo Lexington Books (November 02, 2012)

This book takes a new look at development communication in Africa from the perspective of experienced scholars and practitioners. The book is organized into three sections or parts, the first focusing on the...


Surviving with Dignity: Hausa Communities of Niamey, Niger

by Scott M. Youngstedt Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

Surviving with Dignity focuses on the lived experience of two generations of migrant Hausa men in Niamey, Niger’s capital city, set in a larger social matrix of national and global transformations. Their extraordinary...


Fighting for Darfur

by Rebecca Hamilton & Mia Farrow St. Martin's Press (February 01, 2011)

Around the world, millions of people have added their voices to protest marches and demonstrations because they believe that, together, they can make a difference. When we failed to stop the genocide in Rwanda...


Dead Aid

by Dambisa Moyo & Niall Ferguson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 17, 2009)

In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent,...


AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage?

by Kim Scipes Lexington Books (September 23, 2010)

This book examines the themes of imperialism and empire from the perspective of the foreign policy program of organized labor in the United States. It details efforts to make real popular democracy within Labor....


Holocaust Escapees and Global Development

by David Simon Zed Books (January 15, 2019)

The thousands uprooted and displaced by the Holocaust had a profound cultural impact on the countries in which they sought refuge, with numerous Holocaust escapees attaining prominence as scientists, writers,...


Playing the Marginality Game

by Anita Schroven Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

In Guinea, situated in the background of central government struggles, rural elites use identity politics, through history and contemporary political reforms to maintain their privileges and perpetuate a generation-old...


Rethinking and Unthinking Development

by Busani Mpofu & Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

Development has remained elusive in Africa. Through theoretical contributions and case studies focusing on Southern Africa’s former white settler states, South Africa and Zimbabwe, this volume responds to...


The Democracy Development Machine

by Nicholas Copeland Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Nicholas Copeland sheds new light on rural politics in Guatemala and across neoliberal and post-conflict settings in The Democracy Development Machine. This historical ethnography examines how governmentalized...


Fast Money Schemes

by John Cox Indiana University Press (October 02, 2018)

In the late 1990s and early 2000s a wave of Ponzi schemes swept through Papua New Guinea, Australia, and the Solomon Islands. The most notorious scheme, U-Vistract, attracted many thousands of investors, enticing...


Pentecostal Republic

by Ebenezer Obadare Zed Books (October 15, 2018)

Throughout its history, Nigeria has been plagued by religious divisions. Tensions have only intensified since the restoration of democracy in 1999, with the divide between Christian south and Muslim north playing...


An Ethnography of Hunger

by Kristin D Phillips Indiana University Press (August 29, 2018)

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...


Management by Seclusion

by Glynn Cochrane Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

50 years ago, World Bank President Robert McNamara promised to end poverty. Alleviation was to rely on economic growth, resulting in higher incomes stimulated by Bank loans processed by deskbound Washington...


Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

by Atakilte Beyene Zed Books (October 15, 2018)

  • Offers a new perspective on food security and sustainability, two of the most pressing issues currently facing global development efforts.
  • Features a wealth of on-the-ground empirical research from Ethiopian...


Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt

by Dalia M. Gouda The American University in Cairo Press (November 02, 2016)

From the 1980s onward, billions of dollars were poured into irrigation improvement programs in Egypt. These aimed at improving local Nile water management through the introduction of more water-efficient technology...


Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first Century

by Bahgat Korany The American University in Cairo Press (October 01, 2014)

With its emphasis on the primacy of change, this study arrives at a particularly auspicious moment, as the Middle East continues to be convulsed by the greatest upheavals in generations, which have come to be...


Taxing Africa

by Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard & Odd-Helge Fjeldstad Zed Books (July 15, 2018)

  • The first book to present the issue of taxation and development in accessible terms
  • Authors are acknowledged leading experts in their field, with unique access to a wealth of statistical information
  • Taxation...


Research as Development

by Salla Sariola & Bob Simpson Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

In Research as Development, Salla Sariola and Bob Simpson show how international collaboration operates in a setting that is typically portrayed as "resource-poor" and "scientifically lagging." Based on their...


Development Planning in South Africa

by John Reynolds Zed Books (June 15, 2018)

Celebrated as a beacon of democracy and reconciliation, many people in South Africa continue to live in severe poverty. Backed by the United Nations Development Programme, the Eastern Cape province consequently...


It’s Only Blood

by Anna Dahlqvist & Alice E. Olsson Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood...


Violence in African Elections

by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs & Jesper Bjarnesen Zed Books (April 15, 2018)

  • Features in-depth case study material from a variety of high-profile African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, among others.

  • Electoral violence in Africa is a topic of intense and growing interest...

Food Aid in Sudan

by Susanne Jaspars Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

  • Totally unique in examining the evolution and effects of food aid practices in one country over a period of more than 50 years.

  • Rich in empirical material - based on extensive interviews with all those involved...

The Politics of the Governed: Reflections on Popular Politics in Most of the World

by Partha Chatterjee Columbia University Press (March 10, 2004)

Partha Chatterjee argues that the rise of ethnic or identity politics-particularly in the postcolonial world-is a consequence of new techniques of governmental administration. Using contemporary examples from...


Judge Knot

by Todd N. Tucker Anthem Press (March 30, 2018)

In recent decades, international legal constraints have shifted far beyond the national border. International lenders’ structural adjustment programs require states to slash budgets, privatize public enterprises...


Woman

by Sheerla Flather Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

This thought-provoking and challenging book is about sex and profits. It is not a book about Women's Lib, but it is a book that will lead to the recognition of women carried along by the wholehearted support...


1949 the First Israelis

by Tom Segev Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2018)

Renowned historian Tom Segev strips away national myths to present a critical and clear-eyed chronicle of the year immediately following Israel’s foundation.

“Required reading for all who want to understand...


Land Dispossession and Everyday Politics in Rural Eastern India

by Kenneth Bo Nielsen Anthem Press (February 22, 2018)

Over the past decade India has witnessed a number of new land wars that have centred crucially on the often forcible transfer of land from small farmers or indigenous groups to private companies. Among these...


Why We Lie About Aid

by Pablo Yanguas Zed Books (February 15, 2018)

Foreign aid is about charity. International development is about technical fixes. At least that is what we, as donor publics, are constantly told. The result is a highly dysfunctional aid system which mistakes...


Brazil Inside Out 2nd Edition

by Jan Rocha LAB (Latin America Bureau) (June 15, 2016)

Brazil stands tall on the world stage as host for the world cup and olympic and paralympic games, attracting millions of new tourists to a country of dazzling scenery and welcoming people. In today's world,...


The Nicaragua Grand Canal

by Russell White LAB (Latin America Bureau) (October 15, 2015)

A canal through Nicaragua connecting two oceans has been a dream central to Nicaraguan identity and to the history of the country. But the current Canal scheme, passed in 2013, has catalysed opposition to President...


Argentina under the Kirchners

by Marcela Lopez Levy LAB (Latin America Bureau) (January 15, 2017)

In 2003 Néstor Kirchner took power in a country still reeling from financial meltdown. He set out to reverse the extreme neo-liberal policies of the 1990s, and ruled through heady years of unprecedented economic...


Brazil Under the Workers’ Party

by Sue Branford LAB (Latin America Bureau) (July 15, 2015)

In 2002, after a long political struggle, Lula was elected Brazil’s first working class President amid huge expectations that he and the Workers’ Party (PT) would bring much-needed reform. A great deal was...