The Paradigm of International Social Development Ideologies, Development Systems and Policy Approaches
Towards Sustainable Rural Regions in Europe Exploring Inter-Relationships Between Rural Policies, Farming, Environment, Demographics, Regional Economies and Quality of Life Using System Dynamics
Global Trends and Regional Development
Housing and Finance in Developing Countries
Peasants and Religion A Socioeconomic Study of Dios Olivorio and the Palma Sola Religion in the Dominican Republic
Community Development in Asia and the Pacific
Edited By Mark Shucksmith, David L. Brown, Sally Shortall, Jo Vergunst, Mildred E. Warner
April 09, 2014
This book examines the transformations of rural society and economy in the UK and US during the last half-century, and explores the significance of these trends and changes for community sustainability, quality of life and the environment. While both the UK and US are highly urbanised, rural people...
By Isa Baud, Ines Smyth
November 28, 1996
Human Security is a development buzzword of the 1990s. To attain security people need to be safe from natural disasters, such as famine, and 'man-made' problems, such as unemployment. Women are a particularly insecure section of society with the impact of deprivation disproportionately shouldered ...
By Murli Desai
October 23, 2013
This book takes a historical approach to analyse ideologies, policy approaches and development systems that have constructed the paradigm of international social development. It aims to review the social construction of "development" by tracing the historical dynamics of the modern ideologies and ...
Edited By Nicky Pouw, Isa Baud
September 20, 2013
This volume examines the persistence of poverty - both rural and urban - in developing countries, and the response of local governments to the problem, exploring the roles of governments, NGOs, and CSOs in national and sub-national agenda-setting, policy-making, and poverty-reduction strategies. It...
Edited By John M. Bryden, Sophia Efstratoglou, Tibor Ferenczi, Karlheinz Knickel, Tom Johnson, Karen Refsgaard, Kenneth J. Thomson
June 24, 2013
This book presents the methodology and results of a three-year, eleven-country science-to-policy research project – Toward a Policy Model of Multifunctional Agriculture and Rural Development – undertaken between 2005 and 2008 and financed under the European Union's Sixth Framework program...
Edited By Nikolai Genov
May 23, 2013
For millennia, contact between societies was limited to trade or wars, a situation that changed profoundly with the development of global markets serving industrialization. The outcome was the emergence of one global human civilization, and one common future that will depend on the capacity of ...
By Carmen Richerzhagen
September 05, 2012
During the last ten years the enormous global loss of biodiversity has received remarkable attention. Among the numerous approaches undertaken to stop or lessen this process, access and benefit-sharing (ABS), a market-based approach, has emerged as among the most prominent. In theory, ABS turns ...
By Marco Colazingari
December 09, 2011
This book offers a comprehensive and systematic examination of the issues involved within Ocean Economics. The oceans are the last frontier on Earth, and research and exploration are key to developing and enhancing global economic activity that is necessary to sustain a growing human population. ...
By Kavita Datta, Gareth Jones
December 03, 1998
This book explores the linkages between formal and informal housing finance drawing upon the lessons of NGO and micro-finance practices. Both public and private formal finance institutions have experienced great difficulty in lending below a middle-income client group, and are often reluctant to ...
By Mats Lundahl, Jan Lundius
November 18, 1999
This book examines the relationship between economics, politics and religion through the case of Olivorio Mateo and the religious movement he inspired from 1908 in the Dominican Republic. The authors explore how and why the new religion was formed, and why it was so successful. Comparing this case ...
By Manohar S. Pawar
September 25, 2012
There is a tremendous need for community development practice in the Asia-Pacific region due to its size and prevailing diverse socio-economic, political and cultural needs and issues. Both developed and developing countries have been reemphasizing the importance of community development and have ...
By Thomas Grammig
September 12, 2012
Development and aid projects often fail to improve technological capacity. Their reform has been a widely acknowledged challenge for three decades. This book demonstrates theoretically and empirically how aid practitioners shape the organizational, social and inter-cultural dynamics of development ...