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Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards : Towards Disaster Resilient Societies.

Birkmann, Jorn.
(2013)  | 9789280812022 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 460pp
AUD 77.95 (inc. GST), AUD 70.86 (ex. GST),
When societies attempt to plan for or rebuild in the aftermath of catastrophic natural disasters, organizers use terms such as "climate change adaptation," "building esilience," and "vulnerability and risk reduction." But what do these terms actually mean in the way of achievable goals? And how can...

Public Works and Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa : Do Public Works Work for the Poor?

McCord, Anna Gabriele.
(2012)  | 9789280812046 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 304pp
AUD 59.95 (inc. GST), AUD 54.50 (ex. GST),
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Public Works Programs (PWPs) are widely implemented throughout Asia, Latin America, and Africa, often with funding from major international donor agencies. They are perceived to present a "win-win" policy option, providing employment to the chronically poor while also creating assets for the state,...

Institutional change and economic development.

Chang, Ha-Joon.
(2008)  | 9789280811438 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 330pp
AUD 64.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.05 (ex. GST),
This wide-ranging volume demonstrates that there is no simple formula for successful institutional development. Through numerous examples, the book makes clear that development can only be achieved through deliberate imitation of successful foreign institutions combined with local innovations.

National interest and international solidarity : particular and universal ethics in international life.

Coicaud, Jean-Marc. , Wheeler, Nicholas. J.
(2008)  | 9789280811476 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 300pp
AUD 60.95 (inc. GST), AUD 55.41 (ex. GST),
Following the end of the cold war, the 1990s witnessed an intense period of geopolitical upheaval. Humanitarian intervention became an important tool for powerful nations and international coalitions trying to alter the course of unstable countries plunged into chaos. The motivations for these interventions...

Ecology and the politics of survival : conflicts over natural resources in india.

(1991)  | 9788170362494 | United Nations Univ Press | hbk. | book | 365pp
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