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  • Half The Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof
    Half The Sky (English, Paperback) Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

    A call to arms against the most pervasive human rights violation of the 21st century: the oppression of women in the developing world.

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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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  • 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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  • Encountering Development by Arturo Escobar
    Encountering Development (English, Paperback) Arturo Escobar

    Answers questions such as: How did the industrialized nations of North America and Europe come to be seen as the appropriate models for post-World War II societies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America? How did the postwar discourse on development actually create the so-called Third World? And what will happen when development ideology collapses?

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  • Pentecostal Republic by Ebenezer Obadare
    Pentecostal Republic (English, Paperback) Ebenezer Obadare

    The first comprehensive study of the complex and often incendiary role played by religion in contemporary Nigerian democracy.

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  • Issues in 21st Century World Politics by Mark Beeson
    Issues in 21st Century World Politics (English, Paperback) Mark Beeson, Nick Bisley

    They place this text within the context of the key questions that arise from these issues: to what extent can policy makers cope with fundamental changes to politics, what will the impact of non-state actors be, what can we predict about future world politics, to name a few.

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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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  • Africa in Transformation by Carlos Lopes
    Africa in Transformation (English, Paperback) Carlos Lopes

    ?Lopes brings his rigour, insight, and experience to this timely new book, presenting a compelling rethink of traditional development models in Africa and the need to seize on transformational change to build a sustainable future for the continent."...

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  • Introducing Just Sustainabilities by Julian Agyeman
    Introducing Just Sustainabilities (English, Paperback) Julian Agyeman

    This unique and insightful text offers an exploration of the origins and subsequent development of the concept of just sustainability, with a focus on solutions-oriented policy and planning initiatives that specifically address issues of equity and justice within the context of developing sustainable communities.

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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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  • Clothing Poverty by Andrew Brooks
    Clothing Poverty (English, Paperback) Andrew Brooks

    A gripping expose on the hidden global trade networks of the fast-fashion and clothing recycling industry.

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  • Getting to Zero by Sinead Walsh
    Getting to Zero (English, Paperback) Sinead Walsh, Oliver Johnson

    A revealing memoir of resilience, exposing the numerous failures of Western intervention at the centre of West Africa's Ebola outbreak.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The History of Development by Gilbert Rist
    The History of Development (English, Paperback) Gilbert Rist

    The fourth, updated and expanded edition of a classic development text, which has both defined and changed its field.

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  • The Challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai
    The Challenge for Africa (English, Paperback) Wangari Maathai

    In this urgent yet optimistic new work, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai provides a unique perspective on the fate of Africa. Informed by her three decades as an environmental activist and campaigner for democracy, The Challenge for Africa celebrates the enduring potential of the human spirit, and reminds us that change is always possible.

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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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  • Anti-Politics Machine by James Ferguson
    Anti-Politics Machine (English, Paperback) James Ferguson

    This is a detailed case study of the workings of the "development" industry in one country, Lesotho. It shows how, despite "expertise" these projects can often fail and have serious repercussions upon the country.

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