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Book
xiii, 450 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
  • Introduction-- Part I: The Mediterranean and Its Development Dynamics-- The Mediterranean: A Neglected Heritage-- Determining Factors of the Mediterranean Future-- Part II: Six Sustainability Issues-- Water-- Energy-- Transport-- Urban Areas-- Rural Areas-- Coastal Areas-- Part III: Summary and Call for Action-- The Mediterranean in Motion-- Risks in the Baseline Scenario-- Facing Sustainable Development Challenges-- Striving for More Sustainable Development-- Conclusion-- Statistical Annex, Bibliography, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844072590 20160528
  • Preface * Introduction * Part I: The Mediterranean and its Development Dynamics * The Mediterranean Region: A Unique But Neglected Heritage * Determining Factors of the Mediterranean Future * Part II: Six Sustainability Issues * Water * Energy * Transport * Urban Areas * Rural Areas * Coastal Areas * Part III: Summary and Call for Action * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844072583 20160528
'Here's a work arriving just at the right moment and contributing new insights at precisely the time when public opinion remains sceptical of the not very promising future we are preparing for our children, when governments balk at explaining to their electorates the vital but unpopular decisions that have to be taken and when civil society, with few ways and means, is finally becoming involved. This remarkable work will help all actors to understand the inter-linkages between economic activities and the environment in the Mediterranean Basin and take concerted, effective action to build a positive, sustainable future' - Mohamed Ennabli, former Minister of the Environment and Land Use Panning, Tunisia. 'The Blue Plan has carried out a remarkable assessment of the serious environmental problems and insufficiently targeted cooperation in the Mediterranean, and also of new financing systems to be implemented, which would increase the capacities of local authorities and economic and social partners' - Georges Corm, former Minister of Finance, Lebanon. The Mediterranean Basin and its surrounding countries is a microcosm of the environmental and sustainability challenges facing people across the world. Depending on the development path it takes in the future, the region can either become a positive model for the regional regulation of globalization, or, more onerously, it might reinforce global instability. This unique volume is the definitive, authoritative assessment of the environment and development of the Mediterranean Basin and its 22 countries and territories, spanning five decades from 30 years in the past to 20 years into the future. Produced by the Blue Plan within the framework of UNEP/Mediterranean Action Plan and backed by the EU and national governments, it brings together the work of more than 100 researchers from dozens of national, regional and local governments and research groups into the only comprehensive insight into sustainable development issues in the region. Core coverage includes water, energy, transport, cities, rural and coastal areas, as well as related issues such as climate change, population growth, geopolitical changes, unemployment and poverty, pollution, economic and environmental policies, regional cooperation and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. Information is clearly presented through hundreds of full-colour maps, graphs, tables and a wealth of case studies. This is a must-have reference for all levels of government, NGOs and libraries, as well as practitioners, academics and businesses involved in economics, natural resource management, land and maritime transport, water, energy, infrastructure, urban and rural development, agriculture, fishing and aquaculture, tourism and coastal management. Countries and territories covered include: Spain, France, Italy, Monaco, Malta, Cyprus, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Preface by Lucien Chabason, Chairman of the Blue Plan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844072583 20160528
The definitive examination of the development and environment of the Mediterranean Basin and the 22 countries and territories that surround it, spanning five decades from 30 years ago to 20 years into the future. The book brings together data from dozens of national, regional and local governments and research groups into the only, thorough and authoritative examination of the region. Core coverage includes water, energy, transport, urban areas, rural land use and littoral areas, as well as population, conflict, equity, unemployment and poverty, food security, health, housing, tourism and a host of other issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844072590 20160528
Green Library
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xviii, 297 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Patterns of Growth: 1. Productivity boom: miracle or mirage? Steve Dowrick-- 2. Australia in the international economy Kym Anderson-- 3. Economic geography and growth in Australia Kevin O'Connor, Robert J. Stimson and Scott Baum-- Part II. Growth and Equity: 4. Liberalism and economic policy Fred Argy-- 5. Equity and growth Ian Manning-- 6. Economic growth and the ethical state: refashioning an Australian settlement Brian Howe-- 7. The environment, sustainable development and the Australian economy David Throsby-- Part III. New Frontiers, Innovation and Governance: 8. New frontiers of growth Terry Cutler-- 9. Innovation in Australia: where to now Jane Marceau-- 10. Efficiency in capital markets Bill Shields-- 11. Public governance and growth Michael Keating-- 12. Corporate governance and growth Greg Turnidge-- Part IV. Labour Markets, Human Resources and Demography: 13. Unemployment Jeff Borland-- 14. Efficiency in markets: labour and industrial relations Mark Wooden-- 15. Human capital accumulation: education and immigration Bruce Chapman and Glenn Withers-- 16. Demography and growth Vince FitzGerald.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521812191 20160528
Reshaping Australia's Economy draws together some of the best economists and public policy analysts in Australia to contribute to a major assessment and 'audit' of the economy. The book assesses the economy's recent performance in achieving an environment which encourages sustainable economic growth with an equitable income distribution. It then goes on to pinpoint what is required to ensure vigorous growth with socially and environmentally acceptable outcomes for the future. Leading economists include Stephen Dowrick, Bob Stimson, Jeff Borland, Mark Wooden, Bill Shields, Bruce Chapman, Glenn Withers, Vince FitzGerald, Kym Anderson and David Throsby. Chapters by contributors such as Ian Manning, Brian Howe, Jane Marceau and Kevin O'Connor consider the issues of equitable distribution of the benefits of growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521812191 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vii, 56 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
This report is the latest update to the 2006 report on progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Asia and the Pacific region. It assesses whether countries are on or off track for the various indicators. It also looks at intra-country disparities, concentrating on some MDG indicators to which the countries of the region need to pay special attention. Statistical data by region and country group is also included.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211205268 20160527
Green Library
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191 p. : maps ; 21 cm.
  • Conceptual and theoretical perspectives
  • Singapore: lion among tigers
  • Malaysia: substance or only style?
  • Thailand: Buddhist capitalism style?
  • The Philippines: still seriously ill
  • Indonesia: quagmire of exploitation
  • Lessons from South East Asia.
In 1998 the author of this book undertook a research visit to South East Asia to analyse and assess the capacity of certain selected states to develop and maintain sustainable public services delivery systems in their territory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796919298 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xviii, 174 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The UK's performance on poverty and deprivation ranks 16th out of 18 industrialized countries. People living in Glasgow Shettleston are 3.8 times more likely to die before they are 65 years old than those in Wokingham. In industrialized countries, wealth and affluence are widely perceived to be growing, although not at the same rate for everyone. But economic growth is not the same as genuine human development. This text applies accepted measures of human poverty - education, health and employment - to the UK, and assesses how our food and housing policies contribute to a sustainable way of life. It draws on the work of leading research institutes and campaigning groups to assess the real state of society in the UK. Using a range of indicators to measure livelihoods and well-being, the report shows how widespread poverty is and highlights the vast geographical disparities in levels of poverty that exist within the UK. It goes on to set out what urgently needs to be done to address the sobering trends revealed, and describes effective policies that will allow us to improve the current situation. The findings are of importance to those working on social issues in the public and voluntary sectors, and to students and general readers wanting the truth behind the public statistics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853837074 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xviii, 222 p. ;
This book, based on extensive documentation and personal interviews by the author with a large number of leading social democrats of Europe, gives a perceptive analysis of international concerns on European social democrats during the post-war period. It analyzes how they strove to promote reforms internationally, consistent to the basic principles of social democracy -- freedom, democracy, inequality, justice and solidarity -- and to harness concerted international action to advance them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312175818 20160527
Hoover Library
Book
xviii, 222 p. ; 23 cm.
This book, based on extensive documentation and personal interviews by the author with a large number of leading social democrats of Europe, gives a perceptive analysis of international concerns on European social democrats during the post-war period. It analyzes how they strove to promote reforms internationally, consistent to the basic principles of social democracy -- freedom, democracy, inequality, justice and solidarity -- and to harness concerted international action to advance them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312175818 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
71 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
xii, 116 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
xix, 260 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Focusing on Asia, location of many of the world's most dynamic economies, this work brings new insights to development issues. Experts in development economics and international trade theory address themes of rural poverty, sustainable development, and the links between trade and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195866063 20160527
Focusing on Asia, this text brings insights to long standing development issues. Ten leading authorities in development economics and international trade theory address themes of rural poverty, sustainable development, and the relationships between trade and development. This work is intended for development economists, Asia scholars and development policy-makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195878387 20160528
Green Library
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xiii, 180 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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