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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Africa by Tony Binns
    Africa (English, Paperback) Tony Binns, Alan Dixon

    "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • South Sudan by Hilde F. Johnson
    South Sudan (English, Paperback) Hilde F. Johnson

    In July 2011, South Sudan was granted independence and became the world's newest country. Yet just two-and-a-half years after this momentous decision, the country was in the grips of renewed civil war and political strife. Hilde F. Johnson served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan from July 2011 until July 2014...

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  • International Development by Damien Kingsbury
    International Development (English, Paperback) Damien Kingsbury, John McKay

    International Development is a critical and interdisciplinary introduction to the contested field of development that is the ideal companion for both undergraduate and postgraduate students studying modules in development on degrees in International Politics, International Relations and Development Studies.

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  • It's Only Blood by Anna Dahlqvist
    It's Only Blood (English, Paperback) Anna Dahlqvist

    A shocking, illuminating and moving account of how people around the world are shattering the taboos around menstruation.

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  • Complex Emergencies by David J. Keen
    Complex Emergencies (English, Paperback) David J. Keen

    If you thought the point of war was to win, this book will make you think again. David Keen questions the model of war as a contest between two sides aiming at political and military victory, and he also rejects the contrasting view that war represents a collapse into anarchy, mindless violence and ethnic hatred.

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  • Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
    Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous (English, Hardback) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    A frontline account of how to fight corruption, from Nigeria's former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

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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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  • Global Governance and the New Wars by Mark R. Duffield
    Global Governance and the New Wars (English, Paperback) Mark R. Duffield

    A landmark work that continues to exert a profound influence on discussions about development and security.

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  • Understanding Sustainable Development by John Blewitt
    Understanding Sustainable Development (English, Paperback) John Blewitt

    A truly comprehensive introduction to the topic, Understanding Sustainable Development is designed to give students on a wide range of courses an appreciation of the key concepts and theories of sustainable development....

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  • Peru by John Crabtree
    Peru (English, Paperback) John Crabtree, Francisco Durand

    Crabtree and Durand explore how the Peruvian elite and foreign mining interests have been able to entrench their position and marginalise the left, even as leftist governments have risen to power elsewhere on the continent.

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  • The Challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai
    The Challenge for Africa (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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  • Sustainability: The Basics by Peter Jacques
    Sustainability: The Basics (English, Paperback) Peter Jacques

    "Sustainability is concerned with the issues around the ongoing and mutual preservation of both society and the environment. It is a widely used term and supposed goal for many governments but it is also easily misunderstood. Sustainability: The Basics offers an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to the concept, and discusses key questions such as: How do we decide who or what should be...

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