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  1. Handbook of Rural Development

    Handbook of Rural Development

    Edited by Gary Paul Green
    Although most countries in the world are rapidly urbanizing, the majority of the global population – particularly the poor – continue to live in rural areas. This Handbook rejects the popular notion that urbanization should be universally encouraged and presents clear evidence of the vital importance of rural people and places, particularly in terms of environmental conservation. Expert contributors from around the world explore how global trends, state policies and grassroots movements affect contemporary rural areas in both developed and developing countries. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 212.00   Web: $ 190.80
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  2. Corporate Citizenship

    Corporate Citizenship

    Edited by Dirk Matten, Jeremy Moon
    Corporate Citizenship (CC) has emerged as a widely used way of describing the role of business in wider society. As such, CC has been popular with academics, business leaders and politicians alike, as it locates the private corporation within a network of mutual responsibilities and obligations in their social environment. This collection takes stock of the debate by tracing back its origin, identifying the key topics and delineating the key controversies. The volume places the discussion on corporate citizenship in a political context within the wider debate on the role of business in society. In doing so, the individual chapters feature major contributions by the leading scholars in this area and provide an overview of ongoing developments, in particular at the transnational level. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 434.00   Web: $ 390.60
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Handbook on Climate Change and Agriculture

    Handbook on Climate Change and Agriculture

    Edited by Ariel Dinar, Robert Mendelsohn
    This book explores the interaction between climate change and the agriculture sector. Agriculture is essential to the livelihood of people and nations, especially in the developing world; therefore, any impact on it will have significant economic, social, and political ramifications. Scholars from around the world and from various fields have been brought together to explore this important topic. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 73.00   Web: $ 58.40
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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. The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Rural Development

    The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Rural Development

    Edited by Gry Agnete Alsos, Sara Carter, Elisabet Ljunggren, Friederike Welter
    The agriculture sector around the world has experienced profound changes in recent years. This unique and path-breaking Handbook draws together the best current research in the area of entrepreneurship in agriculture, food production and rural development. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 204.00   Web: $ 183.60
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Foods

    The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Foods

    Edited by Robert E. Evenson, Terri Raney
    This important collection prepared by Robert E. Evenson and Terri Raney – leading scholars in the field – focuses on one of the most controversial issues of our time – the genetic modification of agricultural produce. Whilst the US and Canada are supportive of GM crops, the European Union urges other countries to involve the ‘precautionary principle’ in regulatory policy. This comprehensive volume, which will appeal to scholars and practitioners alike, includes papers discussing this European Union–North American divide and possible resolutions of differences on this subject. Topics examined include: the technology; the industry; farmer adoption; consumer acceptance; economic impacts; the emergence of GM free markets and GM products for developing countries. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 266.00   Web: $ 239.40
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    2006   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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