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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.



Hunger in the Balance
The New Politics of International Food Aid
Jennifer Clapp
Jennifer Clapp provides a timely and comprehensive account of the contemporary politics of food aid, explaining the origins and outcomes of recent clashes between donor nations—and between donors and...



Student Activism in Malaysia
Crucible, Mirror, Sideshow
Meredith L. Weiss
This work traces the early rise and subsequent decline of politically effective student activism in Malaysia, shedding new light on the dynamics of mobilization and on the key role of students and universities in postcolonial political development.



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.



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).



Small Works
Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China
John A. Donaldson
In Small Works, John A. Donaldson draws on his extensive fieldwork in two Chinese provinces—Yunnan and Guizhou—that are exceptions to the purported relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction.



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.



The Socioeconomic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa
Challenges, Opportunities, and Misconceptions
Since the 1980s HIV/AIDS has occupied a singular position because of the rapidly emergent threat and devastation the disease has caused, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. New infections continue to create a formidable challenge to...



The Right Kind of Revolution
Modernization, Development, and U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to the Present
Michael E. Latham
A critical history of modernization theory in American foreign policy.



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.



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