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A Great Undertaking

Explores the social disruption resulting from industrialization in a Chinese coalmining community at the turn of the twentieth century.

Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition

Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.

Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition

New edition of Aihwa Ong’s classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.

Implementation of Environmental Policies in Developing Countries

Uses Brazil as a case study of how governments implement environmental policies despite urgent needs for economic development.

Technology, Development, and Democracy

The impact of internet technologies on international politics.

Constructing Sustainable Development

Defines, analyzes, critiques, and proposes new policy solutions for achieving sustainable development.

Restructuring Development Theories and Policies

Explains and critiques current theories of political development.

Leapfrogging Development?

Examines how developing countries have restructured their telecommunications in order to "leapfrog" or accelerate development.

NAFTA as a Model of Development

Examines whether NAFTA will produce increased or decreased wages in the regional trading blocs emerging in Europe, North America, and East Asia as a result of its uniting of high and low wage areas and identifies the winners and losers in various labor markets.

Contrapunto

The informal sector denotes the small-scale, unprotected, and loosely regulated activities and self-employment that proliferate in developing countries. This book is about the people who engage in informal ...

Communities on the Way

It's become an all too familiar headline—plant closes, employees laid off, another community plunged into economic despair. Stewart Perry looks beyond the headlines to our "forgotten" communities, showing ...