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vii, 508 pages ; 26 cm
  • Introduction : Reframing comparative education : the dialectic of the global and the local / Robert F. Arnove
  • Technocracy, uncertainty, and ethics : comparative education in an era of postmodernity and globalization / Anthony Welch
  • Institutionalizing international influence / Joel Samoff
  • The state, social movements, and educational reform / Raymond A. Morrow and Carlos Alberto Torres
  • Culture and education / Vandra Lea Masemann
  • The question of identity from a comparative education perspective / Christine Fox
  • Equality of education : six decades of comparative evidence seen from a new millennium / Joseph P. Farrell
  • Women's education in the twenty-first century / Nelly P. Stromquist
  • Control of education : issues and tensions in centralization and decentralization / Mark Bray
  • A theory of literacies for considering the role of adult and community education in postcolonial change / Anne Hickling-Hudson
  • The political economy of educational reform in Australia, England and Wales, and the United States / Jack Keating, Rosemary Preston, Penny Jane Burke, Richard Van Heertum, and Robert F. Arnove
  • Higher education in the era of globalization : toward a heteronomous model? / Daniel Schugurensky
  • Education in Latin America : from dependency and neoliberalism to alternative paths to development / Robert F. Arnove, Stephen Franz, and Carlos Alberto Torres
  • Education in the Asia-Pacific region : some enduring challenges / John N. Hawkins
  • Higher education in the Middle East / Shabana Mir
  • Education in Eastern and Central Europe : re-thinking post-socialism in the context of globalization / Iveta Silova and Ben Eklof
  • Education for all in Africa : not catching up, but setting the pace / Joel Samoff and Bidemi Carrol
  • The political construction of European education space / António Teodoro
  • Comparative education : the dialectics of globalization and its discontents / Carlos Alberto Torres.
Now in its fourth edition, Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local remains the same groundbreaking book when it first debuted its collection of outstanding scholars in examining the changing transnational landscape of education. With the addition of new coeditor Stephen Franz, the book provides new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national, and local forces as they shape the functions and outcomes of education systems. The book calls for a rethinking of the nation-state as the basic unit for analyzing school-society relations and emphasizes the need to study social movements in relation to educational reforms. It also emphasizes the value of feminist, postcolonial, and culturally sensitive perspectives for inquiry into the potential of education systems to contribute to individual development and social change. This new edition incorporates recent developments in scholarship, especially in education policy and practice, the impact of the global economic crisis, and a new chapter on education in the European Union.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442217768 20160610
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
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Book
xiv, 211 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction Sex and Disease: A Historical Perspective The Origins of HIV/AIDS Gender, Violence and the spread of HIV/AIDS Policymaking, Dissidents and Denialists Traditional Medicine and the Politics of the 'Witchcraft' Paradigm The International Response: Multilateral and Unilateral Approaches Morality, Behavioural Change and the Search for a 'Social Vaccine' Governance, the International Trading System and Access to Antiretrovirals Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230221420 20160603
Sub-Saharan Africa has been called the 'ground zero' for HIV/AIDS. Without question, it has borne the brunt of the pandemic. However, simply explaining HIV/AIDS as the latest in a long list of disasters to befall sub-Saharan Africa offers little by way of a solution to what is arguably its most pressing crisis. Just as a famine is rarely an 'act of God', the extent of the HIV/AIDS pandemic was by no means predetermined. Here, its rapid spread and sheer severity is demystified. In some respects at least, the millions of ongoing HIV infections and AIDS deaths can be read as a gross failure of politics and governance around the globe. Flint explores the complexity of the interrelated factors and actions that have combined to facilitate the 'African AIDS crisis' and offers, in the continuing absence of a medical cure, an insight into how HIV/AIDS might be halted through effective governance at the national, regional and international level.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230221420 20160603
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xii, 191 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Preface Hakima Abbas 1 Aid colonisation and the promise of African continental integration - Tim Murithi 2 The future of aid in North-South relations - Bernard Founou Tchuigoua 3 Aid from a feminist perspective - Awino Okech 4 Africa battles aid and development finance - Patrick Bond and Khadija Sharife 5 Aid for development - Samir Amin 6 Aid and reparations: power in the development discourse - Hakima Abbas with Nana Ndeda 7 Post-9/11 aid, security agenda and the African state - Shastry Njeru 8 Africa: official development assistance and the Millennium Development Goals - Demba Moussa Dembele 9 Aid effectiveness and the question of mutual accountability - Charles Mutasa 10 The European Development Fund or the illusion of assistance - Mouhamet Lamine Ndiaye 11 Africa's new development partners: China and India - challenging the status quo? - Sanusha Naidu and Hayley Herman 12 Internal displacement, humanitarianism and the state: the politics of resettlement in Kenya post-2007 - Lyn Ossome.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906387389 20160528
While Africa is the biggest recipient of aid globally, the terms, conditions and principles upon which aid is delivered are rarely defined by the people of Africa - although it is for them that this aid, at least rhetorically, is meant to create positive change. With the current global economic crisis and high-level meetings on aid effectiveness, the debate on aid to Africa is resurgent. Coming from the diverse perspectives of African social commentators, academics and activists including Demba Moussa Dembele, Patrick Bond, Samir Amin and Charles Mutasa, this comprehensive volume explores the premise, history and foundation upon which the concept of aid is based. It considers aid's relationship to the broader development discourse in Africa, the politics and power dynamics of aid mechanisms and how the emergence of powers such as China and India are redefining the global aid architecture. Aid to Africa considers how to create a more just aid system that contributes to Africa's development while also elaborating alternative approaches that understand the inherent inequity of aid. Critically, this book provides a framework not merely to render aid more effective, something which the current mainstream discourse is grappling to define, but to create an alternative African development paradigm from Pan-Africanist, feminist and other perspectives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906387389 20160528
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xx, 188 p. ; 24 cm.
There is no doubt: we want to help. The well-documented horrors of extreme poverty around the world have created a moral imperative that people have responded to in their millions. Yet the poverty persists. At a time of unprecedented global prosperity, children are starving to death. Are we not being generous enough? Or is the problem somehow insoluble, an inevitable outcome of historical circumstance? In this provocative and compelling book, Dambisa Moyo argues that the most important challenge we face today is to destroy the myth that Aid actually works. In the modern globalized economy, simply handing out more money, however well intentioned, will not help the poorest nations achieve sustainable long-term growth. "Dead Aid" analyses the history of economic development over the last fifty years and shows how Aid crowds out financial and social capital and feeds corruption; the countries that have 'caught up' did so despite rather than because of Aid. There is, however, an alternative. Extreme poverty is not inevitable. Dambisa Moyo shows how, with improved access to capital and markets and with the right policies, even the poorest nations can prosper. If we really do want to help, we have to do more than just appease our consciences, hoping for the best, expecting the worst. We need first to understand the problem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781846140068 20160528
Green Library
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Book
xiv, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword - Larry Diamond. Smart Aid: The Search for Transformative Strategies - the Editors. Donors and the Delivery of Aid. More Aid or Smarter Aid? Donors, Governance, and Accountability - P. de Renzio. How Smart Are Aid Donors? The Case of the US - C. Lancaster. The Commission for Africa: Assessing the Approach - V.L. Derryck. Evaluating Strategies for Aid and Debt Relief. Rethinking Budget Support for Africa: A Political Economy Perspective - J. Barkan. The Search for Smart Debt Relief: Questions of When and How Much - T.M. Callaghy. The Challenges of Improving Aid: A Practitioner's Perspective - I. Hopwood. Assessing Economic Reforms in a Postconflict Setting: The Case of Liberia - J.F.E. Ohiorhenuan. The Challenges of Promoting Good Governance and Democracy. Rethinking Anticorruption Efforts in Liberia - W. Reno. Beyond the Political Economy of Corruption: The Kenyan Challenge - P.A. Nyong'o. Voters But Not Yet Citizens: Democratization and Development Aid - M. Bratton and C. Logan. Democratizing Donor - Civil Society Relations: Evidence from Governance Programs in Nigeria - D. Kew. Africa After Gleneagles: Overcoming Misrule and Stalled Development - R. Joseph. Conclusion. Aid, Transformation, and Growth in Africa - the Editors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588266323 20160528
Despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on foreign aid to sub-Saharan Africa, a sure path to growth and development has not yet been found - and each new heralded approach has crumbled amid regrets and recriminations. The authors of "Smart Aid for African Development" provide critical assessments of the main components of foreign assistance, considering how smarter use can be made of available resources to advance growth and democracy, rebuild war-torn societies, and reduce the crippling poverty that underlies many of the continent's fierce conflicts.A critical assessment of the main components of foreign aid to sub-Saharan Africa, considering how smarter use can be made of available resources to advance growth and democracy, rebuild war-torn societies, and reduce the crippling poverty that pervades the continent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588266323 20160528
Green Library
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Book
xxviii, 507 p. ; 24 cm
  • 1. 'A good thing?'
  • Part 1. The complex worlds of foreign aid : 2. The origins and early decades of aid-giving ; Defining aid ; A snapshot of the history of aid ; The origins of aid : the pre-1949 era ; The 1950s to the 1960s
  • 3. Aid-giving from the 1970s to the present : The 1970s and 1980s ; From the 1990s to today
  • 4. The growing web of bilateral aid donors : The ever-increasing number of donors ; The explosion in the numbers of non-governmental organizations ; The main bilateral donors ; The smaller bilateral donors
  • 5. The complexities of multilateral aid : What is multilateral aid and how much of it is there? ; The international financial institutions ; The United Nations, development and aid ; Other multilateral agencies ; Systemic issues
  • Part 2. Why is aid given? : 6. The political and commercial dimensions of aid : Why governments give aid ; Politics and national self-interest in aid-giving ; Commercial interests in aid-giving ; The overall impact of political and commercial influences on aid ; Concluding comments
  • 7. Public support for aid : Trends in public support ; The reliability of public opinion surveys ; Public support for aid and public perception of its effectiveness
  • 8. Charity or duty? The moral case for aid : Facts on the ground ; Ethical theories and approaches
  • 9. The moral case for governments, NGO's and individuals to provide aid : Donor governments : current and evolving views ; Aid and the nature of governments' moral obligations ; Ethics, voluntary aid-giving and the world of NGOs
  • Part 3. Does aid really work? : 10. Assessing and measuring the impact of aid : Methodological challenges and data-gaps ; Judging the impact and performance of aid : what questions need to be asked? ; Understanding how aid contributes to growth and development ; Expectations about the impact of aid.
  • 11. The impact of official development aid projects : Project aid : an overview ; Detailed project performance ; Data quality and the sustainability of official aid projects ; The wider picture ; Summing up
  • 12. The impact of programme aid, technical assistance and aid for capacity development : Programme aid ; Technical assistance ; Aid for capacity building
  • 13. The impact of aid at the country and cross-country level : The country-level impact of aid ; The impact of official development aid across countries
  • 14. Assessing the impact of aid conditionality : Aggregate aid impact and the policy environment ; Official donor conditionality and recipient response ; Does policy conditionality produce the results intended? ; Summing up
  • 15. Does official development aid really work? A summing up ; The search for sustainability ; Effectiveness does matter
  • 16. NGOs in development and the impact of discrete NGO development interventions : NGOs : an overview ; Methodological challenges ; The impact of NGO development projects and programmes ; Cost-effectiveness, quality, innovation and replication ; Capacity development and institutional strengthening.
  • 17. The wider impact of non-governmental and civil society organizations : NGO advocacy, lobbying, awareness-raising and campaigning ; Strengthening NGOs and strengthening civil society ; The contribution of NGOs to development : a summing up
  • 18. The growth of emergencies and the humanitarian response : Emergencies and disasters : an overview ; The humanitarian aid response
  • 19. The impact of emergency and humanitarian aid : Assessing humanitarian aid ; The impact of humanitarian action and humanitarian aid ; Advocacy in humanitarian action ; Emergency and humanitarian aid : a summing up
  • Part 4. Towards a different future for aid : 20. Why aid isn't working : Systematic impediments to aid effectiveness : problems caused by donors ; Problems at the recipient end : aid dilemmas ; Conclusion
  • 21. Making aid work better by implementing agreed reforms : The discrete individual-donor approach ; The step-change international cooperative approach ; Taking stock
  • 22. Making aid work better by recasting aid relationships : Confronting the politics of aid-giving ; Recasting aid relationships ; Making aid work better : addressing five key problem areas ; Bridging the divide between ideas and implementation.
Foreign aid is now a $100bn business and is expanding more rapidly today than it has for a generation. But does it work? Indeed, is it needed at all? Other attempts to answer this important question have been dominated by a focus on the impact of official aid provided by governments. But today possibly as much as 30 percent of aid is provided by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and over 10 percent is provided as emergency assistance. In this first-ever attempt to provide an overall assessment of aid, Roger Riddell presents a rigorous but highly readable account of aid, warts and all. Does Foreign Aid Really Work? sets out the evidence and exposes the instances where aid has failed and explains why. The book also examines the way that short-term political interests distort aid, and disentangles the moral and ethical assumptions that lie behind the belief that aid does good. The book concludes by detailing the practical ways that aid needs to change if it is to be the effective force for good that its providers claim it is.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199295654 20160528
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Book
x, 567 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Making aid work / Abhijit Banerjee and Ruimin He
  • Use of randomization in the evaluation of development effectiveness / Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer
  • It pays to be ignorant : a simple political economy of rigorous program evaluation / Lant Pritchett
  • Solutions when the solution is the problem : arraying the disarray in development / Lant Pritchett and Michael Woolcock
  • Donors and service delivery / Ritva Reinikka
  • The illusion of sustainability / Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel
  • An aid-institutions paradox? : a review essay on aid dependency and state building in Sub-Saharan Africa / Todd Moss, Gunilla Pettersson, and Nicolas van de Walle
  • Why do aid agencies exist? / Bertin Martens
  • Absorption capacity and disbursement constraints / Jakob Svensson
  • Donor fragmentation / Stephen Knack and Aminur Rahman
  • The IMF and economic development / James Raymond Vreeland
  • The knowledge bank / Jonathan Morduch
  • Debt relief and fiscal sustainability for heavily indebted poor countries / Craig Burnside and Domenico Fanizza
  • Making vaccines pay / Michael Kremer
  • Can we build a better mousetrap? Three new insitutions designed to improve aid effectiveness / Steven Radelet and Ruth Levine
  • Competing with central planning : marketplaces for international aid / Dennis Whittle and Mari Kuraishi
  • Placing enterprise and business thinking at the heart of the war on poverty / Kurt Hoffman
  • Avoid hubris: and other lessons for reformers / John McMillan
  • Seven deadly sins: reflections on donor fallings / Nancy Birdsall.
Top experts in the field discuss how to improve the effectiveness of foreign aid, proposing practical solutions to specific problems rather than a utopian master plan.The urgency of reducing poverty in the developing world has been the subject of a public campaign by such unlikely policy experts as George Clooney, Alicia Keyes, Elton John, Angelina Jolie, and Bono. And yet accompanying the call for more foreign aid is an almost universal discontent with the effectiveness of the existing aid system. In "Reinventing Foreign Aid", development expert William Easterly has gathered top scholars in the field to discuss how to improve foreign aid. These authors, Easterly points out, are not claiming that their ideas will (to invoke a current slogan) Make Poverty History. Rather, they take on specific problems and propose some hard-headed solutions.Easterly himself, in an expansive and impassioned introductory chapter, makes a case for the "searchers" - who explore solutions by trial and error and learn from feedback - over the "planners" - who throw an endless supply of resources at a big goal - as the most likely to reduce poverty. Other writers look at scientific evaluation of aid projects (including randomized trials) and describe projects found to be cost-effective, including vaccine delivery and HIV education; consider how to deal with the government of the recipient state (work through it or bypass a possibly dysfunctional government?); examine the roles of the International Monetary Fund (a de-facto aid provider) and the World Bank; and analyze some new and innovative proposals for distributing aid.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262550666 20160528
Green Library
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Book
ix, 175 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Chapter 1 - Time to think againChapter 2 - The new aid eraChapter 3 - All aid's impacts: The bigger pictureChapter 4 - Pulling the strings: The reality of aid conditionalityChapter 5 - Institutions, institutions, institutionsChapter 6 - Aid, growth and confused academics Chapter 7 - A better future? Chapter 8 - Why is aid really going up?Chapter 9 - What is to be done? NotesBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848130401 20160528
Africa is poor. If we send it money it will be less poor. It seems perfectly logical, doesn't it? Millions of people in the rich world, moved by images on television and appalled by the miserable conditions endured by so many in other countries, have joined campaigns to persuade their governments to double aid to Africa and help put an end to such shameful inequality. It seems simple. But it isn't. In this book, Jonathan Glennie argues that, along with its many benefits, government aid to Africa has often meant more poverty, more hungry people, worse basic services and damage to already precarious democratic institutions. Moreover, calls for more aid are drowning out pressure for action that would really make a difference for Africa's poor. Rather than doubling aid to Africa, it is time to reduce aid dependency. Through an honest assessment of both the positive and negative consequences of aid, this book will show you why.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848130401 20160528
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ix, 214 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Intentions - Origins - Epidemic in western equatorial Africa - The drive to the east - The conquest of the south - The penetration of the west - Causation: a synthesis - Responses from above - Views from below - NGOs & the evolution of care - Death & the household - The epidemic matures - Containment - Conclusion - Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780852558911 20160528
This history of the African AIDS epidemic is a much-needed, accessibly written historical account of the most serious epidemiological catastrophe of modern times. The African AIDS Epidemic: A History answers President Thabo Mbeki's provocative question as to why Africa has suffered this terrible epidemic. While Mbeki attributed the causes to poverty and exploita-tion, others have looked to distinctive sexual systems practiced in African cultures and communities. John Iliffe stresses historical sequence. He argues that Africa has had the worst epidemic because the disease was established in the general population before anyone knew the disease existed. HIV evolved with extraordinary speed and complexity, and because that evolution took place under the eyes of modern medical research scien-tists, Iliffe has been able to write a history of the virus itself that is probably unique among accounts of human epidemic diseases. In giving the African experience a historical shape, John Iliffe has written one of the most important books of our time. The African experience of AIDS has taught the world much of what it knows about HIV/AIDS, and this fascinating book brings into focus many aspects of the epidemic in the longer context of massive demographic growth, urbanization, and social change in Africa during the latter half of the twentieth century. The African AIDS Epidemic: A History is a brilliant introduction to the many aspects of the epidemic and the distinctive character of the virus.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821416884 20160527
This book is aimed initially at students who want to study the history of the Aids epidemic but who currently have no starting point from which to enter the vast and often technical literature. Other readers will also find it a helpful introduction to a subject of immense contemporary importance. This book explains the origins and nature of the virus and the unique epidemic it has caused: the progress of the epidemic across the African continent; the circumstances that have made its impact so severe; the responses of governments, international bodies and NGOs; the moral and political controversies; the effect on households, social systems and economics; the care of the sick and the search for remedies and vaccines; and the impact of antiretroviral treatments. Professor Iliffe has forty years experience of teaching in Africa and Britain. His books on modern African history are renowned. This book uses medical, anthropological and eye-witness sources but assumes no prior knowledge. This is an accessible book on the most terrible catastrophe of modern times.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780852558911 20160528
This title is aimed initially at those who want to study the history of the Aids epidemic epidemic but who currently have no starting point from which to enter the vast and often technical literature. Other readers will also find it a helpful introduction to a subject of immense contemporary importance. This publication uses medical anthropological and eye-witness sources but assumes no prior knowledge. This is an title on the most terrible catastrophe of modern times.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781770130487 20160528
Green Library
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xvii, 172 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The Great Mismatch * Aid Origins * Evolving Development Fashions * Influence through Conditionality * Aid to Fragile States * Aid and Imperialism * Donors from the South * New Beginnings: A Market for Aid *.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844072019 20160528
Aid is always a means of influence: political, commercial, military and security-related. Some influence is benign, but much of it is coercive, even 'imperialistic'. Given the nature of aid, its effectiveness should be judged not only in developmental terms, but in terms of international relations. Even donors agree that, on both counts, the returns are meagre. This book, drawing on the author's 30 years of field experience, proposes two kinds of solution: donors should climb down from paternalistic central planning practices and support public goods that are neutral and beneficial - cancellation of debt, fair trade, responsible economic governance, vaccine production, peace-making and peace-keeping. For their part, developing countries should follow the example of the most successful among them: recognize the true costs of 'free' aid, exercise their prerogative to choose their development partners and start paying their own way.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844072019 20160528
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ix, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Perspective
  • Biological synergies and disease
  • HIV-specific synergies
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Dualism in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • The context of HIV/AIDS in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
  • Racial metaphors
  • Individual bias in methodology
  • HIV/AIDS policies
  • Workplace interventions for STD and HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Opportunistic investments for health and human development.
"AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty" combines the insights of economics and biology, to explain the spread of HIV/AIDS and delivers a telling critique of AIDS policy. Drawing on a wealth of scientific evidence, Stillwaggon demonstrates that HIV/AIDS cannot be stopped without understanding the ecology of poverty. Her message is optimistic, with pragmatic solutions to the health problems that promote the spread of HIV/AIDS.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195169270 20160528
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xiv, 449 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Disease and denial
  • The disease and its epidemiology
  • Epidemic roots
  • Cases
  • Is Africa exceptional?
  • Introduction to impact
  • Individuals, households and communities
  • Dependants: orphans and the elderly
  • Rural livelihoods and agriculture
  • Private sector impact
  • Development and economic growth
  • Government and governance
  • Strategies, tactics and timing
  • Globalisation and inequality.
Green Library
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xii, 226 p. : map ; 23 cm.
  • Why Study the Politics of AIDS? The African State and the AIDS Pandemic. Democratic Transitions: A New Opportunity to Fight AIDS? Civil Society's Influence on the Politics of AIDS. External Donors and Political Commitments. Beyond Politics as Usual: Institutionalizing the AIDS Struggle.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588264770 20160528
Why do some African states commit more effectively than others to the fight against AIDS? How do power inequalities and decision-making institutions shape Africa's ability to combat the disease? Within the context of debates about the nature of the African state, its relations with civil society, and its reliance on external donors, Amy Patterson presents a systematic study of African state efforts to battle the AIDS epidemic. Patterson directly tackles the topics of power, representation, accountability, and leadership. She closely examines the impact of formal and informal institutions, transitions to democratic governance, and pressures from the international community. Her focus on the politics of state actions brings to the forefront the crucial need for a new, constructive, and sustainable politicization of the struggle against AIDS.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588264770 20160528
Green Library
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436 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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xviii, 396 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
He has been cited by "The New York Times Magazine" as "probably the most important economist in the world" and by Time as "the world's best-known economist." He has advised an extraordinary range of world leaders and international institutions on the full range of issues related to creating economic success and reducing the world's poverty and misery. Now, at last, he draws on his entire twenty-five-year body of experience to offer a thrilling and inspiring big-picture vision of the keys to economic success in the world today and the steps that are necessary to achieve prosperity for all. Marrying vivid eyewitness storytelling to his laserlike analysis, Jeffrey Sachs sets the stage by drawing a vivid conceptual map of the world economy and the different categories into which countries fall. Then, in a tour de force of elegance and compression, he explains why, over the past two hundred years, wealth has diverged across the planet in the manner that it has and why the poorest nations have been so markedly unable to escape the cruel vortex of poverty. The groundwork laid, he explains his methods for arriving, like a clinical internist, at a holistic diagnosis of a country's situation and the options it faces. Rather than deliver a worldview to readers from on high, Sachs leads them along the learning path he himself followed, telling the remarkable stories of his own work in Bolivia, Poland, Russia, India, China, and Africa as a way to bring readers to a broad-based understanding of the array of issues countries can face and the way the issues interrelate. He concludes by drawing on everything he has learned to offer an integrated set of solutions to the interwoven economic, political, environmental, and social problems that most frequently hold societies back. In the end, he leaves readers with an understanding, not of how daunting the world's problems are, but how solvable they are-and why making the effort is a matter both of moral obligation and strategic self-interest. A work of profound moral and intellectual vision that grows out of unprecedented real-world experience, "The End of Poverty" is a road map to a safer, more prosperous future for the world. From "probably the most important economist in the world" ("The New York Times Magazine"), legendary for his work around the globe on economies in crisis, a landmark exploration of the roots of economic prosperity and the path out of extreme poverty for the world's poorest citizens.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594200458 20160612
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xx, 334 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword by Albert O. Hirschman-- Preface-- Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview-- Chapter 2. Internal and External Motivation: Beyond Homo economicus-- Chapter 3. The Indirect Approach-- Chapter 4. Indirect Approaches: Intellectual History-- Chapter 5. Autonomy-Respecting Development Assistance-- Chapter 6. Knowledge-Based Development Assistance-- Chapter 7. Can Development Agencies Learn and Help Clients Learn? Chapter 8. Case Study: Assistance to the Transition Countries-- Chapter 9. Hirschmanian Themes of Social Learning and Change-- Chapter 10. Conclusions-- Appendix. Eight Thinkers on the Five Themes-- Notes-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780472114658 20160528
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xxii, 329 pages : maps, illustrations ; 26 cm
  • 1. Millennium Development Goals and why they matter
  • 2. Where we stand with only a decade to go
  • 3. Why the world is falling short of the Goals
  • 4. MDG-based poverty reduction strategies
  • 5. Public investments to empower poor people
  • 6. Key elements for rapid scale-up
  • 7. Governance to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
  • 8. Civil society's contribution to the Millennium Development Goals
  • 9. Contributions of the private sector
  • 10. Africa's special needs
  • 11. Investment priorities for reaching the Millennium Development Goals in other regions
  • 12. Strategies for countries affected by conflict
  • 13. Fixing the aid system
  • 14. global breakthrough in trade
  • 15. Regional and global goods
  • 16. Getting started in 2005: launching a decade of bold ambition
  • 17. Resources required to finance the Millennium Development Goals
  • 18. benefits : the case for a decade of bold ambition
  • App. 1. Millennium Development Goals interventions by area
  • App. 2. Millennium Development Goals interventions by target
  • App. 3. Assumptions underlying the resource estimates in chapter 17
  • App. 4. Methodology and data sources for projecting progress toward the Goals in table 18.1.
The Millennium Development Goals, adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015 income poverty, hunger, disease, exclusion, lack of infrastructure and shelter - while promoting gender equality, education, health and environmental sustainability. These bold goals can be met in all parts of the world if nations follow through on their commitments to work together to meet them. "Achieving the Millennium Development Goals" offers the prospect of a more secure, just, and prosperous world for all. The UN Millennium Project was commissioned by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to develop a practical plan of action to meet the Millennium Development Goals. As an independent advisory body directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the UN Millennium Project submitted its recommendations to the UN Secretary General in January 2005. The core of the UN Millennium Project's work has been carried out by 10 thematic Task Forces comprising more than 250 experts from around the world, including scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policymakers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the private sector. "Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals" brings together the core recommendations of the UN Millennium Project. By outlining practical strategies and approaches to financing the, the report presents an operational framework that will allow even the poorest countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
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xi, 180 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • 1 Poverty, politics and states of partnership - Jeremy Gould-- The poverty reduction consensus-- Approach-- The pro-poor policy process as a political arena-- Case studies-- 2 Tanzania: Merging in the Circle - Jeremy Gould & Julia Ojanen-- The State-Donor partnership in Tanzania-- Changing political opportunities of non-state actors-- Participation of non-state actors-- The Poverty Monitoring System: Extending the partnership-- Discipline and empower: Transnational actors & civil society-- Representative democracy and the politics of policy implementation-- Poverty reduction and democratic politics-- 3 Vietnam: Dealing with donors - Irene Norlund, Tran Ngoc Ca and Nguyen Dinh Tuyen-- Introduction-- Historical context-- The context of the CPRGS-- The process leading to the CPRGS-- Partner agendas-- Broader perspectives on the process-- 4 Honduras: Transforming the concessional state - Maaria Seppanen-- Country context-- The organisation of aid relationships-- The dynamics of civic activism in Honduras-- Political implications of the Honduran PRS process-- 5 The politics of consultation - Jeremy Gould-- New conditionalities and state formation-- Aid as politics-- Strategic incentives in aid relations-- Crosscutting trends in post-developmental politics-- Political implications of the new conditionality-- A glimmer of sanity?-- Bibliography-- Index-- Figures, Tables, Box-- Figure 1. The public policy arena-- Table 1. Socio-economic indicators for the three case studies 2003-- Table 2: Principles of aid harmonization in Tanzania-- Box: PRSP Process in Tanzania-- Figure 2: Model of CSO involvement in influencing national policy planning-- in Tanzania-- Table 3. FDI inflows and ODA in Vietnam-- Table 4. Vietnam's external debt and debt service 1998-2002, US$ billion-- Table 5. Indicators of aid dependence for Honduras, Tanzania and Vietnam.
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Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) are the new buzzwords in development aid. Some 70 countries have already elaborated them in response to World Bank and bilateral aid agency requirements. This book presents detailed, field-level research on the application of PRSs in five countries: Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Vietnam and Honduras It describes the changing relations between the governments of these countries, donor agencies, and civic organizations that have taken part in formulating the new generation of PRSs. Poverty Reduction Strategies, as with the Structural Adjustment policies that they have ostensibly replaced, run up against a central paradox: in giving decisive policymaking powers to external agencies, the very process of drawing up development strategies to prioritise reducing poverty can gravely undermine the consolidation of democratic forces, structures and ideas in developing countries.
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426 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction - Sam Moyo and Paris Yeros-- 1. The Resurgence of Rural Movements under Neoliberalism - Sam Moyo and Paris Yeros-- PART I: AFRICA-- 2. Rural Land and Land Conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa - Henry Bernstein-- 3. Night Harvesters, Forest Hoods and Saboteurs: Struggles over Land Expropriation in Ghana - Kojo Sebastian Amanor-- 4. Land Occupations in Malawi: Challenging the Neoliberal Legal Order - Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo-- 5. Land Occupations in South Africa - Mfaniseni Fana Sihlongonyane-- 6. Land Occupations and Land Reform in Zimbabwe: Towards the National Democratic Revolution - Sam Moyo and Paris Yeros-- PART II: ASIA-- 7. Rural Land Struggles in Asia:Overview of Selected Contexts - Filomeno Aguilar Jnr.-- 8. Occupation of Land in India: Experiences and Challenges - Minar Pimple and Manpreet Sethi-- 9. Stretching the 'Limits' of Redistributive Reform: Lessons and Evidence from the Philippines under Neoliberalism - Salvador H. Feranil-- PART III: LATIN AMERICA-- 10. The Dynamics of Land Occupations in Latin America - Henry Veltmeyer-- 11. The Occupation as a Form of Access to Land in Brazil: A Theoretical and Methodological Contribution - Bernardo Mancano Fernandes (translated by Malcolm K. McNee)-- 12. Agrarian Reform in Brazil under Neoliberalism: Evaluation and Perspectives - Lauro Mattei-- 13. The Agrarian Question and Armed Struggle in Colombia - Igor Ampuero and James Brittain-- Introduction-- 14. Indian-Peasant Movements in Mexico: The Struggle for Land, Autonomy and Democracy - Armando Bartra and Gerardo Otero-- Notes on Contributors-- Index.
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From Brazil and Mexico to Zimbabwe and the Philippines, land seizures by dispossessed peasants and unemployed workers of diverse political and ideological character have become more widespread. Such tactics are being used to confront the neoliberal state and to force the disastrous plight of rural populations onto the national agenda. This book provides both national and micro-level case studies of the rural movements involved in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It seeks to identify their social composition, strategies, tactics, and ideologies; to assess their relations with other social actors, including political parties, urban social movements, and international aid agencies and other institutions; and to examine more closely their most common tactic, the land occupation, as well as the responses of governments and landowners. At a more fundamental level, it demonstrates the longer-term impact of these movements and their potential for structural change.
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