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Handbook of Innovation & Appropriate Technologies for International Development Edited by Philippe Régnier, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Daniel Frey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, Samuel Pierre, Polytechnique Montréal, Montreal, Canada, Koshy Varghese, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India and Pascal Wild, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) ‘The chapter authors take a comprehensive and eclectic approach to “global engineering” in all its aspects, from academic research and learning, to practical approaches by international organizations and NGOs, to the experience of practitioners and communities who experimented with appropriate technologies — or were experimented on with them. This compendium explains the origin stories of the pathbreaking practitioners and organizations, and provides both the traditional socio-economic and political frameworks for appropriate technologies as well as the new, somewhat controversial, decolonization narrative, with a range of LMIC examples. The human aspect gets attention, including the need for protection of subjects and participants, and the ethical dimensions, with the limitations university’s institutional review processes may face about collection and analysis of data, use of AI and machine learning techniques to tease out insights and learning, to making these analyses available to the non-specialist as well as to the participants and other stakeholders. The scholar, the practitioner, the student, and the innovators will all find things to like and reflect on as we move from appropriate technologies to the broader intellectual and political context for applying what we learn to engage with the poor to improve their lives.’ – Paul M Cadario, University of Toronto, Canada Oct 2022 296 pp Hardback 978 1 80088 781 7 £160.00 / $235.00 eBook • Elgaronline Innovation and Appropriate Technologies for International Development Rethinking Economics as Social Theory Richard E. Wagner, George Mason University, US ‘Taking seriously the task of rethinking economics, Richard E. Wagner has gone to the centre of it. We are spirited beings capable of hoping, hating, learning, and doing, not fleshcovered robots enslaved to our programming. Our liberty of self-construction is hell on administrators, but endlessly fascinating for the true student of society. Buy this book, read it all, and walk away wiser.’ – Roger Koppl, Syracuse University, US Nov 2022 c 208 pp Hardback 978 1 80220 475 9 c £80.00 / c $115.00 eBook • Elgaronline Rethinking Economics series 6 Save up to 20% at e-elgar.com I For our electronic content, visit: elgaronline.com The Behavioural Economics of John Maynard Keynes Microfoundations for the World We Live In Ronald Schettkat, Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany This insightful book discusses the behavioural microfoundations of Keynes’ macroeconomic revolution derived from ‘casual’ observations but impressively substantiated by rigorous research in behavioural economics and neurology. Ronald Schettkat argues that Keynes’ macroeconomic insights are based on microeconomic fundamentals of the behaviour of humans and markets in the monetary economy we live in. Dec 2022 c 208 pp Hardback 978 1 80220 488 9 c £80.00 / c $115.00 eBook • Elgaronline New Directions in Modern Economics series NEW IN PAPERBACK Nudged into Lockdown? Behavioral Economics, Uncertainty and Covid-19 Ananish Chaudhuri, University of Auckland, New Zealand ‘In responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic, most governments abandoned the existing scientific and policy consensus and mimicked one another to embrace lockdowns of varying stringency. Remarkably, hardly any seemed to produce cost–benefit analysis. Unremarkably, the cost–benefit balance varied between rich and poor countries. In this rigorous, multi-disciplinary examination, written in clearly accessible language, Ananish Chaudhuri explores the reasons for the herd-like behaviour by governments and for the public compliance with their edicts. A must-read for understanding what really happened with Covid-19 and why, and for being better prepared for the inevitable next pandemic.’ – Ramesh Thakur, Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND), Crawford School, The Australian National University, Vice Rector and Senior Vice Rector of the United Nations University and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations 1998–2007 2022 256 pp Hardback 978 1 80220 566 4 £90.00 / $130.00 Nov 2022 Paperback 978 1 0353 0909 2 c £30.95 / c $45.00 eBook • Elgaronline Governing the EU in an Age of Division Dalibor Rohac, American Enterprise Institute, US ‘Dalibor Rohac isn’t all misty-eyed when people talk about the European Union. Nor is he scornful, though, of the EU’s real accomplishments and possibilities. This is a rare, hard-headed, and balanced look at an important part of the current geopolitical landscape. Read and learn.’ – William Kristol, The Bulwark Nov 2022 c 176 pp Hardback 978 1 80220 872 6 c £75.00 / c $110.00 eBook • Elgaronline NewThinking in Political Economy series ECONOMICS & FINANCE TITLES, OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2022