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Developmental Mindset
The Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea
Elizabeth Thurbon
Thurbon offers a novel defense of the developmental state idea and a new framework for investigating the emergence and evolution of developmental states. She also canvasses the implications of the Korean experience for wider debates concerning the future of financial activism in an era of financialization, energy insecurity, and climate change.



Divining without Seeds
The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa
Iruka N. Okeke
A forceful argument in favor of making diagnostic support a part of every drug delivery plan in Africa.



Double Paradox
Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China
Andrew Wedeman
Andrew Wedeman seeks to explain why the Chinese economy performed so well despite widespread corruption at almost kleptocratic levels. He cautions that rapid growth requires ongoing and improved anti-corruption efforts and strong property rights.



The Doubly Green Revolution
Food for All in the Twenty-First Century
Gordon Conway
Today more than three quarters of a billion people go hungry in a world where food is plentiful. A distinguished scientist here sets out an agenda for addressing this situation. Initially published in 1997 in the United Kingdom, the book is now...



Driving the State
Families and Public Policy in Central Mexico
Dolores M. Byrnes
In her absorbing ethnography of the everyday practice of public policy, Dolores M. Byrnes focuses on Mi Comunidad, a job-creation program founded in 1996 by Vicente Fox when he was governor of Guanajuato. This program was intended to reduce migration...



Eradication
Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?
Nancy Leys Stepan
This book by the award-winning historian of medicine Nancy Leys Stepan is an accessible, beautifully written, and deeply researched examination of one of the most controversial issues in public health today.



Ethnic Politics
Milton J. Esman
In this timely book Milton J. Esman surveys a recurrent and seemingly intractable factor in the politics of nations: ethnicity. As the author notes, virtually no contemporary nation-state is ethnically homogeneous. Most address the political effects...



Fault Lines
Views across Haiti's Divide
Beverly Bell
Fault Lines will give readers a new understanding of daily life, structural challenges, and collective dreams in one of the world's most complex countries.



Food Policy for Developing Countries
The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Derrill D. Watson II
A "social entrepreneurship" approach to food policy analysis that calls on a wide variety of disciplines (economics, nutrition, sociology, anthropology, environmental science, medicine, and geography).



Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods
International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order
Eric Helleiner
On the basis of extensive historical research and access to new archival sources, Helleiner provides a major reinterpretation of the negotiations at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1944.



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