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Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the US and UK

Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the US and UK

1st Edition

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...

Searching for Security Women's Responses to Economic Transformations

Searching for Security: Women's Responses to Economic Transformations

1st Edition

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 ...

The Paradigm of International Social Development Ideologies, Development Systems and Policy Approaches

The Paradigm of International Social Development: Ideologies, Development Systems and Policy Approaches

1st Edition

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 ...

Local Governance and Poverty in Developing Nations

Local Governance and Poverty in Developing Nations

1st Edition

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...

Towards Sustainable Rural Regions in Europe Exploring Inter-Relationships Between Rural Policies, Farming, Environment, Demographics, Regional Economies and Quality of Life Using System Dynamics

Towards Sustainable Rural Regions in Europe: Exploring Inter-Relationships Between Rural Policies, Farming, Environment, Demographics, Regional Economies and Quality of Life Using System Dynamics

1st Edition

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...

Global Trends and Regional Development

Global Trends and Regional Development

1st Edition

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 ...

Protecting Biological Diversity The Effectiveness of Access and Benefit-sharing Regimes

Protecting Biological Diversity: The Effectiveness of Access and Benefit-sharing Regimes

1st Edition

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 ...

Marine Natural Resources and Technological Development An Economic Analysis of the Wealth from the Oceans

Marine Natural Resources and Technological Development: An Economic Analysis of the Wealth from the Oceans

1st Edition

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. ...

Housing and Finance in Developing Countries

Housing and Finance in Developing Countries

1st Edition

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 ...

Peasants and Religion A Socioeconomic Study of Dios Olivorio and the Palma Sola Religion in the Dominican Republic

Peasants and Religion: A Socioeconomic Study of Dios Olivorio and the Palma Sola Religion in the Dominican Republic

1st Edition

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 ...

Community Development in Asia and the Pacific

Community Development in Asia and the Pacific

1st Edition

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 ...

Technical Knowledge and Development Observing Aid Projects and Processes

Technical Knowledge and Development: Observing Aid Projects and Processes

1st Edition

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 ...

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