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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
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From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities. In... (read more)

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
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From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this... (read more)

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story
Capitalism: A Ghost Story
by Arundhati Roy
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From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts... (read more)

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The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done about It
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done about It
by Paul Collier
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'Global poverty, Paul Collier points out, is actually falling quite rapidly for about eighty percent of the world. The real crisis lies in a group of about 50 failing states, the bottom billion, whose problems defy traditional approaches to alleviating... (read more)

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Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
by Abhijit Banerjee
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Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these... (read more)

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Ancient Futures: Lessons from Ladakh for a Globalizing World
Ancient Futures: Lessons from Ladakh for a Globalizing World
by Helen Norberg Hodge
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This gripping portrait of the rapidly evolving socioeconomic life of Ladakh - the Western Himalayan land known as Little Tibet - offers crucial lessons in sustainable development as its people attempt to balance growth and technology with cultural values.... (read more)

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The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
by Nina Munk
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A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty       "The poor you will always have with you," to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs—celebrated economist, special advisor to the... (read more)

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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
by Jeffrey Sachs
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Jeffrey D. Sachs has been cited by The New York Times Magazine as andldquo;probably the most important economist in the worldandrdquo; and by Time as andldquo;the worldandrsquo;s best-known economist.andrdquo; He has advised an extraordinary range of... (read more)

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The Land Grabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth
The Land Grabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth
by Fred Pearce
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The Struggle for Iraq's Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy
The Struggle for Iraq's Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy
by Zaid Al-ali
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Many Westerners have offered interpretations of Iraqs nation-building progress in the wake of the 2003 war and the eventual withdrawal of American troops from the country, but little has been written by Iraqis themselves. This forthright book fills in... (read more)

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Silences in Ngo Discourse: The Role and Future of Ngos in Africa
Silences in Ngo Discourse: The Role and Future of Ngos in Africa
by Issa G Shivji
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One of the most articulate critics of the destructive effects of neoliberal policies in Africa, and in particular of the ways in which they have eroded the gains of independence, Issa Shivji shows in two extensive essays in this book that the role... (read more)

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Desire for Development: Whiteness, Gender, and the Helping Imperative
Desire for Development: Whiteness, Gender, and the Helping Imperative
by Barbara Heron
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In Desire for Development: Whiteness, Gender, and the Helping Imperative, Barbara Heron draws on poststructuralist notions of subjectivity, critical race and space theory, feminism, colonial and postcolonial studies, and travel writing to trace colonial... (read more)

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Arab Human Development in the Twenty-First Century: The Primacy of Empowerment
Arab Human Development in the Twenty-First Century: The Primacy of Empowerment
by Bahgat Korany
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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 known as the Arab Spring. Originally prepared... (read more)

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Income-Poverty and Beyond: Human Development in India (Anthem Modern South Asian Studies)
Income-Poverty and Beyond: Human Development in India (Anthem Modern South Asian Studies)
by Ratna M. Sudarshan
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'Income Poverty and Beyond' emphasizes the need to go beyond the conventional definition of poverty and look at the various human aspects of the problem. Special care has been taken to make the information and analysis accessible to the general reader.... (read more)

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State- Society Relations in Nigeria: Democratic Consolidation, Conflicts and Reforms (Hb)
State- Society Relations in Nigeria: Democratic Consolidation, Conflicts and Reforms (Hb)
by Kenneth Omeje
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State - Society Relations in Nigeria explores the problematics of democratic consolidation, conflicts and reforms in Nigeria's contemporary political history. It analyses the, history, structures and dynamics of low intensity conflicts, the neo-liberal... (read more)

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Poor People S Energy Outlook: Energy for Earning a Living
Poor People S Energy Outlook: Energy for Earning a Living
by Practical Action (cor)
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Access to energy is essential for poor people to earn a decent living, to work their way out of the vicious cycle of poverty and subsistence. Whether you earn off the land, from a small business, through a job in a larger enterprise or through the supply... (read more)

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Elites, Coercion and Collective Goods: A Rational Choice Explanation of Variations in Violence in East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar)
Elites, Coercion and Collective Goods: A Rational Choice Explanation of Variations in Violence in East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar)
by Stefan. Blum
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Despite considerable similarities in geography, ethnic composition, income levels, and colonial regime, independence in Uganda was accompanied by large-scale violence, while independent Tanzania experienced relative peace and stability. This volume... (read more)

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Lost Wax Casting a Practitioners Manual
Lost Wax Casting a Practitioners Manual
by Wilburt Feinberg
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Outlines the basic techniques of lost-wax casting and describes the equipment needed to carry out the process successfully. Explains how the equipment can be made, using local labour and natural resources readily available in developing countries.... (read more)

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Negotiating Health
Negotiating Health
by Pedro (edt) Roffe
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In developing countries, access to affordable medicines for the treatment of diseases such as AIDS and malaria remains a matter of life or death. In Africa, for instance, more than one million children die each year from malaria alone, a figure which... (read more)

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Neoliberal Bandwagonism: Civil Society and the Politics of Belonging in Anglophone Cameroon
Neoliberal Bandwagonism: Civil Society and the Politics of Belonging in Anglophone Cameroon
by Piet Konings
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While neoliberals typically view civil society organizations as vital channels for the implementation of economic and political reforms, they are also inclined to blame the politics of belonging for the poor record of these reforms. Piet Konings rejects... (read more)

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