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  • Economics and HIV

    The Sickness of Economics

    By Deborah Johnston

    Economics has largely failed to provide useful insights on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The inability of a dominant branch of social science to assist in understanding an illness with significant social, economic and emotional effects is a serious failing in its own right. Moreover, the inadequacy in its…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge International Studies in Health Economics

  • Neoliberal Governance and International Medical Travel in Malaysia

    By Meghann Ormond

    International medical travel (IMT), people crossing national borders in the pursuit of healthcare, has become a growing phenomenon. With many of the countries currently being promoted as IMT destinations located in the ‘developing’ world, IMT poses a significant challenge to popular assumptions…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

  • HIV and East Africa

    Thirty Years in the Shadow of an Epidemic

    By Janet Seeley

    This book is about life in the time of the HIV epidemic in Eastern Africa. By tracing the shadow of the epidemic over the last 30 years in Uganda and more broadly in the region, the author explores the impact of the epidemic on people’s lives and livelihoods, placing the epidemic within the context…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09

  • Food Safety and Informal Markets

    Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Kristina Roesel, Delia Grace

    Animal products are vital components of the diets and livelihoods of people across sub-Saharan Africa. They are frequently traded in local, unregulated markets and this can pose significant health risks. This volume presents an accessible overview of these issues in the context of food safety,…

    Hardback – 2014-10-13

  • The Emerging Middle Class in Africa

    Edited by Mthuli Ncube, Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

    The emergence of the African middle class as a driver of Africa’s economic growth stands out as an important milestone in Africa’s contemporary economic history. This growth, though uneven, is a source of hope for Africa, but also a signal to the rest of the world on the prospects for economic…

    Paperback – 2014-10-09

  • Gender, Poverty, and Development

    Edited by Sylvia Chant, Gwendolyn Beetham

    Serious research into the problematic and contested relationship between notions of gender, poverty, and development continues to blossom. Indeed, the work of scholars in this cross-disciplinary field supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. Moreover…

    Hardback – 2014-09-15
    Critical Concepts in Development Studies

  • Health Policy and the Public Interest

    By Lok-sang Ho

    This book is written with an acute awareness of the need for new insight to ensure (1) universal protection in basic healthcare; (2) providing choice; (3) efficient production and consumption of healthcare services; (4) financial sustainability of the healthcare system. Defining the public interest…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17

  • The Global Politics of Impairment and Disability

    Processes and Embodiments

    Edited by Karen Soldatic, Helen Meekosha

    Disability is of central concern to the developing world but has largely been under-represented in global development debates, discourses and negotiations. Similarly, disability studies has overlooked both the theorists and the social experience of the global South, and there has been a one-way…

    Hardback – 2014-06-26

  • Water Quality Management

    Present Situations, Challenges and Future Perspectives

    Edited by Asit K. Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada, Rafael Izquierdo

    The global attention in recent years has focused primarily on water quantity and allocation issues. Water quality has received significantly less attention than water quantity. Commendable progress has been made by the developed world to control point sources of pollution, but commensurate progress…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • Governing Health in Contemporary China

    By Yanzhong Huang

    The lack of significant improvement in people’s health status and other mounting health challenges in China raise a puzzling question about the country’s internal transition: why did the reform-induced dynamics produce an economic miracle, but fail to reproduce the success Mao had achieved in the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    China Policy Series

  • Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

    By Molly E. Brown

    The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Health

    Edited by Robert S Ogilvie

    As the rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, asthma and obesity skyrocket, research is showing that the built environment – the way our cities and towns are developed – contributes to the epidemic rates of these diseases. It is unlikely that those who planned and developed these places…

    Paperback – 2014-04-24
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

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