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The African Food System and Its Interactions with Human Health and Nutrition
This book examines how public policy and research aimed at the food system and its interaction with human health and nutrition can improve the well-being of Africans and help achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.



Armed State Building
Confronting State Failure, 1898–2012
Paul D. Miller
Paul D. Miller brings his decade in the U.S. military, intelligence community, and policy worlds to bear on the question of what causes armed, international state-building campaigns by liberal powers to succeed or fail.



Assembling Women
The Feminization of Global Manufacturing
Teri L. Caraway
Despite the massive influx of women into the labor force as a result of globalization, the gender inqualities at work have remained largely unchanged. This book addresses two related questions: What has prompted the feminization of manufacturing work...



Back-Alley Banking
Private Entrepreneurs in China
Kellee S. Tsai
Chinese entrepreneurs have founded more than thirty million private businesses since Beijing instituted economic reforms in the late 1970s. Most of these private ventures, however, have been denied access to official sources of credit. State...



Betting on Biotech
Innovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State
Joseph Wong
Joseph Wong examines the emerging biotechnology sector in Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.



Bootstrap Dreams
U.S. Microenterprise Development in an Era of Welfare Reform
Nancy C. Jurik, Nancy Jurik
Declines in real wages, increases in the number of poor families, and cutbacks to welfare and other safety-net programs have stimulated the popularity of microenterprise development programs (MDPs). These programs typically offer training and loans...



Brothers in Arms
Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979
Andrew C. Mertha, Andrew Mertha
Andrew Mertha traces the surprising lack of influence of China over Cambodia to variations between the Chinese and Cambodian institutions that administered military aid, technology transfer, and international...



Building China
Informal Work and the New Precariat
Sarah Swider
In Building China, Sarah Swider draws on her research in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai between 2004 and 2012, including living in an enclave, working on construction jobsites, and interviews with eighty-three migrants, managers, and labor contractors. Her ethnography focuses on the work, family, and social lives of construction workers in...



Business and the State in Developing Countries
Much of the debate about development in the past decade pitted proponents of unfettered markets against advocates of developmental states. Yet, in many developing countries what best explains variations in economic performance is not markets or...



Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries
Policies for Health, Nutrition, Food Consumption, and Poverty
Volume I of the Case Studies addresses policies related to health, nutrition, food consumption, and...



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