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The Power of Institutions
Political Architecture and Governance
Andrew MacIntyre
Conventional wisdom holds that "institutions matter." Here, Andrew MacIntyre reveals exactly how they matter in the developing world. Combining an eye for current concerns in international politics with a deep knowledge of Southeast Asia, MacIntyre...



Priests of Prosperity
How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World
Juliet Johnson
Priests of Prosperity explores the unsung revolutionary campaign to transform postcommunist central banks from command-economy cash cows into Western-style monetary...



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.



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.



Reclaiming Capital
Democratic Initiatives and Community Development
Christopher Gunn



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.



Roads
An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise
Penny Harvey, Hannah Knox
Sweeping in scope and conceptually ambitious, this book tells a story of infrastructure and of global flows of money, goods, and...



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.



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...



The Socioeconomic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa
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 households...



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