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  • Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
    Development as Freedom (English, Paperback) Amartya Sen

    This title is a synthesis of the thought of economist Amartya Sen, who views economic development as a means to extending freedoms rather than an end in itself. By widening his outlook to include poverty, tyranny, lack of opportunity, individual rights, and political structures, Professor Sen provides a useful overview of the development process.

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  • Human Growth and Development by Chris Beckett
    Human Growth and Development (English, Paperback) Chris Beckett, Hilary Taylor

    This is a bestselling introduction to emotional, psychological, intellectual and social development throughout the lifespan. Written for students training in fields such as social work, health care and education, the book covers topics which are central to understanding people whether they are clients, service users, patients or pupils.

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  • The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier
    The Bottom Billion (English, Paperback) Paul Collier

    The Bottom Billion is an elegant and impassioned synthesis from one of the world's leading experts on Africa and poverty. It was hailed as "the best non-fiction book so far this year" by Nicholas Kristoff of The New York Times.

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  • Environmental Management Revision Guide by Jonathan Backhouse
    Environmental Management Revision Guide (English, Paperback) Jonathan Backhouse

    The Environmental Management Revision Guide: For the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is the perfect revision aid for students preparing to take their NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management. As well as being a handy companion volume to Brian Waters' NEBOSH-endorsed textbook Introduction to Environmental Management, it will also serve as a useful aide-memoire for those in...

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  • The Ecological Hoofprint by Anthony Weis
    The Ecological Hoofprint (English, Paperback) Anthony Weis, Tony Weis

    This book explains how the phenomenal growth and industrialization of livestock production is a central part of the accelerating biophysical contradictions of industrial capitalist agriculture and of ongoing and future food crises.

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  • Reclaiming Development by Ha-Joon Chang
    Reclaiming Development (English, Paperback) Ha-Joon Chang, Ilene Grabel

    A groundbreaking book by leading authors that fundamentally challenges the central tenets of development discourse - as relevant today as when it was originally published in 2004.

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  • Politics in the Developing World by Peter Burnell
    Politics in the Developing World (English, Paperback) Peter Burnell

    The only introduction to politics in the developing world to combine theoretical approaches, society-state relations, and policies with a series of illustrative country-based case studies.

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  • Global Education Policy and International Development by Antoni Verger
    Global Education Policy and International Development (English, Paperback) Antoni Verger

    Exploring the interplay between globalization, education and international development, this comprehensive introduction surveys the impact of global education policies on local policy in developing countries. With chapters written by leading international scholars in the field, drawing on a full range of theoretical perspectives and offering a diverse selection of case studies, this new edition...

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  • Learning Service by Claire Bennett
    Learning Service (English, Paperback) Claire Bennett, Joseph Collins

    Want to help? First you must be willing to learn....

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  • Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction by Klaus Dodds
    Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Klaus Dodds

    In this new edition of the Very Short Introduction to Geopolitics, Klaus Dodds uses a wide range of real-life examples, from the past and present, to demonstrate not only the importance of the links between political power, geography, and cultural diversity, but also how our geopolitical outlook moulds our understanding of the world.

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  • Ebola by Paul Richards
    Ebola (English, Paperback) Paul Richards

    An eye-opening account of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the crucial role of local communities in containing the spread of the disease.

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  • The Development Dictionary by Wolfgang Sachs
    The Development Dictionary (English, Paperback) Wolfgang Sachs

    Reviews the key concepts of the development discourse. This book contains essays each of which examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view and highlights its particular bias.

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  • Media Movements by Silvio Waisbord
    Media Movements (English, Paperback) Silvio Waisbord, Maria Soledad Segura

    Examines how social movements across Latin America have adopted different strategies to changing media policy and reform.

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  • An Introduction to Sustainable Development by Peter P. Rogers
    An Introduction to Sustainable Development (English, Paperback) Peter P. Rogers, Kazi F. Jalal

    Dealing with sustainable development, this book covers topics such as: the background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, management and policy; approaches and linkages to poverty reduction; and, impacts and infrastructure development.

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  • Why We Lie About Aid by Pablo Yanguas
    Why We Lie About Aid (English, Paperback) Pablo Yanguas

    A provocative look at the truth behind aid and its real meaning of political influence and struggle.

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  • Rojava by Thomas Schmidinger
    Rojava (English, Paperback) Thomas Schmidinger

    The history and politics of Syrian Kurdistan, with a special focus on the revolution in Rojava.

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  • Yemen in Crisis by Helen Lackner
    Yemen in Crisis (English, Hardback) Helen Lackner

    This is the definitive, readable study by eminent expert Helen Lackner revealing the conflicts that threaten Yemen's very survival.

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  • Neither Devil Nor Child by Tom Young
    Neither Devil Nor Child (English, Hardback) Tom Young

    It is time to change how we think about Africa

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  • Digital Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Global South by Richard Duncombe
    Digital Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development in the Global South (English, Paperback) Richard Duncombe

    There are many initiatives using mobiles, tablets and other devices that have promise to help farmers and improve livelihoods in the developing world. However, the evidence of their effectiveness so far is limited. This book gives practical examples of initiatives and explores theory and data regarding optimising effectiveness.

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  • Fundamentals of Sustainable Development by Niko Roorda
    Fundamentals of Sustainable Development (English, Paperback) Niko Roorda

    The impact of development needs to be considered beyond the narrow focus of economic, ecological or social concerns. This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition's accessible and comprehensive overview of the challenges linked to striving for a sustainable, holistic approach to development. Providing a multifaceted approach to the subject in order to encompass what is referred to as...

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