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The Poverty of Capitalism

Economic Meltdown and the Struggle for What Comes Next

Capitalist growth is widely heralded as the only answer to the crisis still sweeping the global economy. Yet the era of corporate globalization has been...

"...Capitalist growth is widely heralded as the only answer to the crisis still sweeping the global economy. Yet the era of corporate globalization has been.... Capitalist growth is widely heralded as the only answer to the crisis still sweeping the global economy. Yet the era of corporate globalization has been defined by unprecedented levels of inequality and environmental degradation. A return to capitalist growth threatens to exacerbate these problems, not solve them. In The Poverty of Capitali..."

John Hilary

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The Ecological Hoofprint

The Global Burden of Industrial Livestock

The exploding global consumption of meat is implicated in momentous but greatly underappreciated problems, and industrial livestock production is the driving...

"...The exploding global consumption of meat is implicated in momentous but greatly underappreciated problems, and industrial livestock production is the driving.... The exploding global consumption of meat is implicated in momentous but greatly underappreciated problems, and industrial livestock production is the driving force behind soaring demand. Following his previous groundbreaking Zed book The Global Food Economy, Tony Weis explains clearly why the growth and industrialization of livestock p..."

Tony Weis

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The Sexual History of the Global South

Sexual Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America

The Sexual History of the Global South explores the gap between sexuality studies and postcolonial, cultural critique. Featuring twelve original case studies,...

"...The Sexual History of the Global South explores the gap between sexuality studies and postcolonial, cultural critique. Featuring twelve original case studies,.... The Sexual History of the Global South explores the gap between sexuality studies and postcolonial, cultural critique. Featuring twelve original case studies, based on original historical and ethnographic research from countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the book examines the sexual investments underlying the colonial projec..."

By Saskia E. Wieringa and Horacio Sivori

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NGOization

Complicity, Contradictions and Prospects

The growth of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at local and international levels has attracted considerable interest from policy-makers, development...

By Aziz Choudry and Dip Kapoor

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The Critical Development Studies Handbook

Tools for Change

This handbook provides a clear and accessible introduction to the groundbreaking and interdisciplinary new field of critical development studies. Each short...

Henry Veltmeyer

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The Women, Gender and Development Reader is the definitive volume of literature dedicated to women in the development process. Now in a fully revised second...

By Nalini Visvanathan, Lynn Duggan, Nan Wiegersma and Laurie Nisonoff

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The Health of Nations

Towards a New Political Economy

Why, despite vast resources being expended on health and health care, is there still so much ill health? Why do massive inequalities in health remain? The...

"...Why, despite vast resources being expended on health and health care, is there still so much ill health? Why do massive inequalities in health remain? The.... Why, despite vast resources being expended on health and health care, is there still so much ill health? Why do massive inequalities in health remain? The Health of Nations analyzes how power is exercised both in health care systems and in society more generally. It reveals how too many vested interests hinder efficient and equitable poli..."

Gavin Mooney

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From Recipients to Donors

Emerging Powers and the Changing Development Landscape

Foreign aid has seen enormous changes in the last decade. In the early millennium, it appeared that donor nations might succeed in combating partisan...

"...Foreign aid has seen enormous changes in the last decade. In the early millennium, it appeared that donor nations might succeed in combating partisan.... Foreign aid has seen enormous changes in the last decade. In the early millennium, it appeared that donor nations might succeed in combating partisan interests, and commit to a new era of coordinated policies and practices. However, the last few years have witnessed a number of challenges to this model: the problematic intrusion of security ag..."

Emma Mawdsley

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Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World

Beyond Mothers and Safety Nets

This book introduces a much-needed gender lens to debates around social protection. Millions of dollars are invested annually in social protection policies and...

"...This book introduces a much-needed gender lens to debates around social protection. Millions of dollars are invested annually in social protection policies and.... This book introduces a much-needed gender lens to debates around social protection. Millions of dollars are invested annually in social protection policies and programs addressing poverty and vulnerability in the developing world. Despite this, little attention has been paid to social protection's role in tackling gendered experience..."

By Rebecca Holmes and Nicola Jones

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Unplanned Development(s)

Tracking Change in South-East Asia

Unplanned Development(s) offers a fascinating and fresh view into the realities of development planning. While to the outsider most development projects...

"...Unplanned Development(s) offers a fascinating and fresh view into the realities of development planning. While to the outsider most development projects.... Unplanned Development(s) offers a fascinating and fresh view into the realities of development planning. While to the outsider most development projects present themselves as thoroughly planned endeavors informed by structure, direction and intent, Jonathan Rigg exposes the truth of development experience that chance, serendipity, turbulenc..."

Jonathan Rigg

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Culture, Development and Social Theory

Towards an Integrated Social Development

Culture, Development and Social Theory places culture back at the center of debates in development studies, introducing new ways of conceptualizing culture in...

"...Culture, Development and Social Theory places culture back at the center of debates in development studies, introducing new ways of conceptualizing culture in.... Culture, Development and Social Theory places culture back at the center of debates in development studies, introducing new ways of conceptualizing culture in relation to development by linking development studies to cultural studies, studies of social movements, religion and the notion of "social suffering." The author expertly argue..."

John Clammer

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Race, Racism and Development

Interrogating History, Discourse and Practice

Race, Racism and Development is the first book to place constructions of race and racism at the center of a comprehensive analysis of the dominant discourses...

Kalpana Wilson

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To Live and Die in America

Class, Power, Health and Health Care

To Live and Die in America details how the United States has among the worst indicators of health in the industrialized world and at the same time spends...

By Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson

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The Global Hunger Crisis

Tackling Food Insecurity in Developing Countries

Millions across the world face the daily challenge to find enough food to survive. Hunger is on the rise globally with more than 1.2 billion people suffering...

Majda Bne Saad

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Freedom vs Necessity in International Relations

Human-Centred Approaches to Security and Development

For the last two decades nearly all analysis of insecurity, conflict or development has stressed the need to "empower" or "capacity-build" local individuals or...

David Chandler

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The Financial Crisis and the Global South

A Development Perspective

This book is a major contribution exploring the policy options available for Developing and Emerging Economies in response to the global economic...

Yilmaz Akyüz

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