• Institutional Innovation and Change in Value Chain Development: Negotiating tradition, power and fragility in Afghanistan book cover

    Institutional Innovation and Change in Value Chain Development

    Negotiating tradition, power and fragility in Afghanistan, 1st Edition

    By Holly A. Ritchie

    George Bernard Shaw once said that reasonable people adapt themselves to the world but unreasonable people adapt the world to themselves. In a sense, this book explores how these so-called ‘unreasonable people’ may interact to re-fashion the world around them in fragile economic development.…

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  • Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation book cover

    Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kees Biekart, Wendy Harcourt, Peter Knorringa

    This edited collection examines the globally rising phenomenon of civic innovation. Combining nuanced theory with rich empirical examples, this book defines the dynamic and complex process of civic innovation as the multiple economic, political and social processes where peoples, organizations,…

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  • Cultural Forms of Protest in Russia book cover

    Cultural Forms of Protest in Russia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Birgit Beumers, Alexander Etkind, Olga Gurova, Sanna Turoma

    Alongside the Arab Spring, the 'Occupy' anti-capitalist movements in the West, and the events on the Maidan in Kiev, Russia has had its own protest movements, notably the political protests of 2011–12. As elsewhere in the world, these protests had unlikely origins, in Russia’s case spearheaded by…

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    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Employment Policy in Emerging Economies: The Indian Case book cover

    Employment Policy in Emerging Economies

    The Indian Case, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Hill, Amitendu Palit

    Employment is a critical part of the macro-economy and a key driver of economic development. India’s employment policy over the past three decades provides an important case study for understanding how government attitudes to the labour market contribute to an emerging economy’s growth and…

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  • Chicago: An economic history book cover

    Chicago

    An economic history, 1st Edition

    By John F. McDonald

    Chicago went from nothing in 1830 to become the second-largest city in the nation in 1900, while the Midwest developed to become one of the world’s foremost urban areas. This book is an economic history of the Chicago metropolitan area from the 1820s to the present. It examines the city in its…

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  • Freedom in Practice: Governance, Autonomy and Liberty in the Everyday book cover

    Freedom in Practice

    Governance, Autonomy and Liberty in the Everyday, 1st Edition

    Edited by Moises Lino e Silva, Huon Wardle

    ‘Freedom’ is one of the most fiercely contested words in contemporary global experience. This book provides an up-to-date overview from an anthropological perspective of the diverse ways in which freedom is understood and practised in everyday life, including the emergent relationships between…

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  • Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Competitiveness book cover

    Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Competitiveness

    1st Edition

    Edited by João J. M. Ferreira, Mário L. Raposo, Cristina I. Fernandes, Marcus Dejardin

    Research interest in the service sector has boomed in recent years as deindustrialisation became entrenched. Instead of being regarded as merely supplementary to traditional industry and manufacturing, services have generated progressively rising levels of growth in developed economies while at the…

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  • Innovation, Alliances, and Networks in High-Tech Environments book cover

    Innovation, Alliances, and Networks in High-Tech Environments

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fiorenza Belussi, Luigi Orsi

    Recent years have seen a growth in strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and collaborative networks involving knowledge-intensive and hi-tech industries. However, there have been relatively few studies looking at this form of collaboration as a strategy to drive firms’ innovative…

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  • China's Aid to Africa: Does Friendship Really Matter? book cover

    China's Aid to Africa

    Does Friendship Really Matter?, 1st Edition

    By Zhangxi Cheng, Ian Taylor

    Although China has rapidly increased foreign aid to Africa and is now a relatively major player in the developmental assistance regime, little is still known regarding how China delivers its foreign aid, and even less about how this foreign aid actually works in the recipient countries. This book,…

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  • UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees: From Relief and Works to Human Development book cover

    UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees

    From Relief and Works to Human Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sari Hanafi, Leila Hilal, Lex Takkenberg

    Exploring the evolution of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), this book fills a lacuna in literature on the agency.UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees employs recent fieldwork in order to analyse challenges in programmes and service delivery,…

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  • Rio de Janeiro: Urban Life through the Eyes of the City book cover

    Rio de Janeiro

    Urban Life through the Eyes of the City, 1st Edition

    By Beatriz Jaguaribe

    "Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested urban terrains in the world. Offering a rich diversity of examples extracted from…

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  • The Theory and Practice of Microcredit book cover

    The Theory and Practice of Microcredit

    1st Edition

    By Wahiduddin Mahmud, S. R. Osmani

    The remarkable speed at which microcredit has expanded around the world in the last three decades has piqued the curiosity of practitioners and theorists alike. By developing innovative ways of making credit available to the poor, the idea of microcredit has challenged many traditional assumptions…

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