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  1. Innovation Networks and the New Asian Regionalism

    Innovation Networks and the New Asian Regionalism

    Hans-Peter Brunner
    The rise of Asia, as well as the future of regional cooperation and integration (RCI) the world over, will be profoundly influenced by the challenges of slowing productivity growth, increasing economic inequalities and systemic vulnerabilities. Such structural reform issues will require RCI policies that complement domestic policy reform. This unique book explains what drives the regional economic integration of nations and their contribution to national knowledge capital. It also lays out how such beneficial integration can generate broad-based, equitable wealth in Europe and Asia. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  2. Cooperatives, Economic Democratization and Rural Development

    Cooperatives, Economic Democratization and Rural Development

    Edited by Jos Bijman, Roldan Muradian, Jur Schuurman
    Agricultural cooperatives and producer organizations are institutional innovations which have the potential to reduce poverty and improve food security. This book presents a raft of international case studies, from developing and transition countries, to analyse the internal and external challenges that these complex organizations face and the solutions that they have developed. The contributors provide a greater understanding of the transformation of traditional community organizations into modern farmer-owned businesses. They cover issues including: the impact on rural development and inclusiveness, the role of social capital, formal versus informal organizations, democratic participation and member relations, and their role in value chains. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  3. Transatlantic Food and Agricultural Trade Policy

    Transatlantic Food and Agricultural Trade Policy

    Timothy E. Josling, Stefan Tangermann
    Transatlantic Food and Agricultural Trade Policy traces the past fifty years of transatlantic trade relations in the area of food and agricultural policy, from early skirmishes over chicken exports to ongoing conflicts over biotech foods and hormone use in animal rearing. The current talks on a free-trade area between the US and the EU (TTIP) bring all these differences to the negotiating table. The book points to possible solutions to these decades-old problems. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  4. Wine and Economics

    Wine and Economics

    Denton Marks
    What is distinctive about the economics of wine? Wine’s health benefits stir debate, but many appreciate life-enhancing qualities from its production and enjoyment. Few products enjoy such wide distribution, rich history, and interest. This book emphasizes microeconomic principles and related research – drawing upon various fields from international trade to public choice, relating economic reasoning to management. Topics range from economic fundamentals to the challenge of knowing what is in the bottle and the importance of wine as a cultural good. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  5. From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady-State Economy

    From Uneconomic Growth to a Steady-State Economy

    Herman E. Daly
    In this important book, Herman E. Daly lays bare the weaknesses of growth economics and explains why, in contrast, a steady-state economy is both necessary and desirable. Through the course of the book, Daly develops the basic concept and theory of a steady-state economy from the 1970s limits to growth debates. In doing so, he draws on work from the classical economists, through both conflicts and agreements with neo-classical and Keynesian economists, as well as recent debates on uneconomic growth. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  6. Regulating Health Foods

    Regulating Health Foods

    Jill E. Hobbs, Stavroula Malla, Eric K. Sogah, May T. Yeung
    With ageing populations, rising incomes and a growing recognition of the link between diet and health, consumers are interested in new food products, supplements and ingredients with purported health benefits. The food industry has responded with new food innovations, formulations and enhancements that comprise the growing health food market, manifesting the need to design regulatory frameworks to govern valid health claims. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  7. Local Societies and Rural Development

    Local Societies and Rural Development

    Edited by Shinichi Shigetomi, Ikuko Okamoto
    The importance of community-based and participatory approaches to rural development in developing countries has long been emphasized. Rural people, who are economically and politically weak as individuals, can only participate in development projects when they are collectively organized. However, this is no easy task. This book aims to identify the mechanisms in each local society through which rural people can best organize themselves to meet their development requirements. It stresses the need to find local mechanisms that motivate and control the members of a new organization in order to achieve organizational goals. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. Environmental Entrepreneurship

    Environmental Entrepreneurship

    Laura E. Huggins
    In this innovative book, Laura E. Huggins finds path breaking entrepreneurial solutions to difficult environmental challenges in some of the world’s poorest areas. The approaches entrepreneurs are taking to these challenges involve establishing property rights and encouraging market exchange. From beehives to barbed wire, these tools are creating positive incentives and promoting both economic development and environmental improvements. The case studies are from the developing world and reveal where the biggest victories for less poverty and more conservation can be won. The pursuit begins by learning from local people solving local problems. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 29.95   Web: $ 23.96
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  9. Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development

    Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development

    Edited by Desmond McNeill, Ingrid Nesheim, Floor Brouwer
    The urgent need to enhance sustainable development in developing countries has never been greater: poverty levels are growing, land conversions are uncontrolled, and there is rapid loss of biodiversity through land use change. This timely book highlights the need for integrated assessment tools for developing countries, considering the long-term impacts of decisions taken today. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  10. Managing Food Safety and Hygiene

    Managing Food Safety and Hygiene

    Bridget M. Hutter
    Food safety and hygiene is of critical importance to us all, yet, as periodic food crises in various countries each year show we are all dependent on others in business and public regulation to ensure that the food we consume in the retailing and hospitality sectors is safe. Bridget Hutter considers the understandings of risk and regulation held by those in business and considers the compliance pressures on managers and owners, and how these relate to understandings of risk and uncertainty. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 44.00   Web: $ 35.20
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  11. Improving Irrigation in Asia

    Improving Irrigation in Asia

    Elinor Ostrom, Wai Fung Lam, Prachanda Pradhan, Ganesh P. Shivakoti
    Improving Irrigation in Asia is based on a longitudinal study over two decades on innovative intervention for sustained performance of irrigation systems. The work identifies key factors that can help explain the performance of interventions, and explicates lessons for resource management and the management of development assistance. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 37.00   Web: $ 29.60
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  12. Globalisation, Agriculture and Development

    Globalisation, Agriculture and Development

    Edited by Matthew Tonts, M. A.B. Siddique
    This book explores the links between globalization, agriculture and development in a number of contemporary Asia-Pacific nations. It highlights the complex and diversified nature of agricultural change in these contexts, and the ways in which this shapes patterns of economic and social development. Globalisation, Agriculture and Development shows that while agriculture continues to play an important role in local, regional and national development, both the industry and the communities it supports are facing an increasing number of economic, social and environmental challenges. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  13. Rural Transformations and Development – China in Context

    Rural Transformations and Development – China in Context

    Edited by Norman Long, Jingzhong Ye, Yihuan Wang
    This unique book explores the varied perspectives on contemporary processes of rural transformation and policy intervention in China. The expert contributors combine a critical review of current theoretical viewpoints and global debates with a series of case studies that document the specificities of China’s pathways to change. Central issues focus on the dynamics of state–peasant encounters; the diversification of labour and livelihoods; out-migration and the blurring of rural and urban scenarios; the significance of issues of ‘value’ and ‘capital’ and their gender implications; land ownership and sustainable resource management; struggles between administrative cadres and local actors; and the dilemmas of ‘participatory’ development. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 162.00   Web: $ 145.80
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  14. Food Security in Africa

    Food Security in Africa

    Edited by Alexander Sarris, Jamie Morrison
    Drawing on insights from theoretical applications, empirically based approaches and case study experience, this book contributes to the improved design and use of trade and related policy interventions in staple food markets. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  15. Climate Change and Agriculture

    Climate Change and Agriculture

    Robert Mendelsohn, Ariel Dinar
    Despite its great importance, there are surprisingly few economic studies of the impact of climate on agriculture and how agriculture can adapt under a variety of conditions. This book examines 22 countries across four continents, including both developed and developing economies. It provides both a good analytical basis for additional work and solid results for policy debate concerning income distributional effects such as abatement, adaptation, and equity. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. Agriculture and the WTO

    Agriculture and the WTO

    Fiona Smith
    International agricultural trade regulation remains problematic despite the creation of the WTO and a specific Agreement on Agriculture in 1995. Fiona Smith challenges this orthodoxy and presents a new conceptual method by which the problem of international agricultural trade in the WTO can be understood. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Sustainable Land Management

    Sustainable Land Management

    Edited by Floor Brouwer, Teunis van Rheenen, Shivcharn S. Dhillion, Anne M. Elgersma
    In large parts of the world, the reduction in viability of agriculture and rural areas is an escalating problem. Driven by a range of factors, including insufficient economic returns from land used agriculturally, ageing populations in rural areas and limited economic perspectives from agriculture and other land-based activities, marginalisation could induce harmful abandonment of the land or the loss of biodiversity and landscape features. New perspectives arise in rural areas and multifunctionality is often seen as a strategy to cope with marginalisation. This important book offers a contemporary overview of strategies employed to cope with marginalisation of the land and improve viability of the rural countryside. The study is based on detailed case studies undertaken in Europe, the USA, Japan and a number of developing countries. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  18. Supermarkets and Agri-food Supply Chains

    Supermarkets and Agri-food Supply Chains

    Edited by David Burch, Geoffrey Lawrence
    This book analyses the gradual shift in the distribution of power in agri-food supply chains, away from the manufacturers of branded food products to the global supermarket chains such as Wal-Mart and Tesco. This transformation has had a profound effect on the food we eat, together with the ways in which food is produced, processed and marketed. The authors assess the causes and consequences of this transformation, and evaluate the impacts along the whole supply chain. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  19. Beyond Food Production

    Beyond Food Production

    Edited by Fabrizio Bresciani, Alberto Valdés
    The importance of agricultural growth to poverty reduction is well known, but the specific channels through which the poor can take advantage of growth require further research. Beyond Food Production takes on this challenge, investigating four important channels: rural labor markets, farm incomes, food prices, and linkages to other economic sectors. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. Agricultural Commodity Markets and Trade

    Agricultural Commodity Markets and Trade

    Edited by Alexander Sarris, David Hallam
    The book argues that the viability of many observed market and non-market interventions in various countries in agricultural products depends considerably on the underlying behaviour of the relevant commodity markets. Many of these policies have had distortive impacts, resulting in much discussion and controversy in the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round of trade negotiations. The book reviews a wide range of issues related to agricultural commodities, and provides a survey of current methodological and empirical research related to our understanding of the nature of commodity markets, and the implications especially for commodity dependent developing countries. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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