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  1. China’s Urban Century

    China’s Urban Century

    Edited by François Gipouloux
    The achievements of China’s urbanization should not be evaluated solely in terms of adequate infrastructures, but also in their ability to implement sound governance practices to ensure social, environmental and economic development. This book addresses several key challenges faced by Chinese cities, based on the most recent policies and experiments adopted by central and local governments. The contributors offer an interdisciplinary analysis of the urbanization process in China, and examine the following key topics: the institutional foundations of Chinese cities, the legal status of the land, the rural to urban migration, the preservation of the urban heritage and the creation of urban community, and the competitiveness of Chinese cities. They define the current issues and challenges emerging from China’s urbanization. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Food Consumption in China

    Food Consumption in China

    Zhang-Yue Zhou, Hongbo Liu, Lijuan Cao
    Recent decades have seen China’s domestic consumption in sectors such as food, housing, health care, education and travel greatly increase. This important book assesses China’s current food consumption trends and the outlook for its future needs of such a crucial commodity. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. The Evolution of Markets for Water

    The Evolution of Markets for Water

    Edited by Jeff Bennett
    This book presents a detailed picture of the evolutionary processes at work in water markets with a particular focus on theory and practice in Australia. Policymakers are striving to strike a balance between the pros and cons of a property rights/market based approach to the allocation of water resources, as opposed to an approach that centres on government regulation. The current movement in Australia is toward the use of markets, and numerous reforms are either underway or under consideration in that direction. This provides an ideal opportunity to observe the factors at play in determining the balance and hence the mix of policy instruments at work. The distinguished contributors offer a range of perspectives – economic, legal, environmental – and combine conceptual analysis with evidence from real policy decisions. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  18. Global Agricultural Policy Reform and Trade

    Global Agricultural Policy Reform and Trade

    Edited by Joseph Cooper
    This timely new book analyzes the possible linkages between agricultural trade liberalization and the environment, and assesses the negative and positive impacts of any possible reforms. The authors begin by providing an extensive empirical examination of the potential environmental consequences of agricultural trade liberalization at both a global and US level. However, not only might changes in trade policy affect the environment, but environmental policy can also influence trade. Consequently, the authors conduct a detailed study of the impact of US agri-environmental policies on trade flows. To conclude, they investigate conceptual and policy aspects of the important inter-relationship between agricultural trade and unintentional environmental by-products, transboundary concerns and multilateral environmental agreements. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. Sustaining Agriculture and the Rural Environment

    Sustaining Agriculture and the Rural Environment

    Edited by Floor Brouwer
    Apart from food and raw materials, agriculture can also provide ancillary benefits such as landscapes, biodiversity, cultural heritage and thriving rural communities. This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of strategies for sustainable management practices and their implementation through the adoption of suitable instruments. Such practices aim to sustain and support the multiple functions provided by agriculture and natural resources in the rural countryside. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  20. Agricultural Policy Reform and the WTO

    Agricultural Policy Reform and the WTO

    Edited by Giovanni Anania, Mary E.. Bohman, Colin A. Carter, Alex F. McCalla
    Agricultural Policy Reform and the WTO provides insights into the effects of the Uruguay Round WTO agreement on agricultural policy and global markets, and considers what is at stake in the Doha Development Agenda Round. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 229.00   Web: $ 206.10
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