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Privatizing Water
Governance Failure and the World's Urban Water Crisis
Karen Bakker
This book critically examines a range of issues, including the transnational struggle over the human right to water, the "commons" as a water supply management strategy, and the environmental dimensions of water privatization.



Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats
Oil and the State in Saudi Arabia
Steffen Hertog
In Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats, the most thorough treatment of the political economy of Saudi Arabia to date, Steffen Hertog uncovers an untold history of how the elite rivalries and whims of half a century ago have shaped today's Saudi state.



Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries
Institutions and International Trade Policies
Volume III of the Case Studies addresses global institutions and international trade...



Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries
Domestic Policies for Markets, Production, and Environment
Volume II of the Case Studies addresses the issues of domestic policies for markets, production, and the...



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...



Hard Times in the Lands of Plenty
Oil Politics in Iran and Indonesia
Benjamin Smith
Smith deciphers the paradox of the resource curse and questions its inevitability through an innovative comparison of the experiences of Iran and Indonesia.



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...



The Globalizers
The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers
Ngaire Woods
The greatest success of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has been as globalizers. But at whose cost? Would borrowing countries be better off without the IMF and World Bank?



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...



Social Protection, Globalised
Jos Berghman, Steven D'Haeseleer, Dries Crevits, An Maes, Jef Van Langendonck, Bea Van Buggenhout
This book contributes to the growing amount of literature that is concerned with the relationship between globalisation and social security. The aim of this work is, first, to clarify the impact of the globalisation process on social security systems...



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