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  1. Global Cities

    Examines the enduring forces - such as trade, migration, war and technology - that have enabled some cities to emerge from the pack into global leadership. Much more than an historical review, Clark's book looks to the future, examining the trends that are transforming cities around the world as well as the new challenges all global cities increasingly will face. Learn More
    £12.95

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  2. Green Cities

    What is a green city? What does it mean to say that San Francisco or Vancouver is more "green" than Houston or Beijing? When does urban growth lower environmental quality, and when does it yield environmental gains? How can cities deal with the environmental challenges posed by growth? These are the questions Matthew Kahn takes on in this smart and engaging book. Learn More
    £38.95

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  3. Dream Hoarders

    America is becoming a class-based society. It's now conventional wisdom to focus on the excesses of the top 1%. But the more important, and widening, gap in American society is between the upper middle class and everyone else. As Reeves shows, the growing separation between the upper middle class and everyone else can be seen in family structure, neighbourhoods, attitudes, and lifestyle. Learn More
    £20.50

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  4. Fast Forward

    Fast Forward is equal parts science primer, history lesson, policy prescription, and ethical treatise. This pithy and compelling book makes clear what we know and don't know about global warming; why the threat demands prudent and urgent action; why the transition to a low-carbon economy will be the most difficult political and economic transaction in history; and how it requires nothing less than a revolution in our sense of civic responsibility. Learn More
    £16.95

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  5. Winds of Change

    Examines East Asia’s energy future over the next two decades. It outlines the strategic direction of East Asia’s energy sector to meet its growing energy demand in an environmentally sustainable manner, and presents a pathway of policy frameworks and financing mechanisms to get there. It concludes that it is within the reach for East Asia to stabilize CO2 emissions, improve local environment, and enhance energy security, without compromising economic growth. Learn More
    £21.50

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  6. After Capitalism

    Brings together leading scholars to offer competing perspectives on capitalism's past incarnations, present conditions, and possible futures. Some contributors reassess classic theorizations of capitalism in light of recent trends. Others examine Marx's writings, unemployment, hoarding, capitalist realism, and coyote (trickster) capitalism, among many other topics. Learn More
    £84.50

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  7. Striking Beauties

    Apparel manufacturing in the American South is an important but often overlooked industry that connects the disparate concerns of women's history, southern cultural history, and labour history. Michelle Haberland examines its essential features and the varied experiences of its workers during the industry's expansion from the late 1930s to the demise of its southern branch at the end of the twentieth century. Learn More
    £76.95

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  8. The Blue Economy

    Takes readers beyond the obvious and aims to wake up the entrepreneur in all of us. The innovations explored are founded in solid science and demonstrated by multiple platforms. This book will encourage thousands and perhaps millions of us to apply a “Blue Economy” business model that will shift us from scarcity to abundance. Learn More
    £48.50

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  9. Independent Power Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Evaluates the experience of Independent Power Projects (IPPs) with the objective to identify lessons that can help African countries attract more and better private investment in electricity generation. Learn More
    £37.95

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  10. The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty

    Viewed from a global scale, steady progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty over the past three decades. This success has renewed enthusiasm about the possibility of eradicating extreme poverty within a generation. However, progress is expected to become more difficult, and slower, over time. This book examines three central changes that need to be overcome in travelling the last mile: breaking cycles of conflict, supporting inclusive growth, and managing shocks and risks. Learn More
    £34.95

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  11. When Mayors Take Charge

    Large urban school systems have been the weakest link in American education, driving middle-class families into the suburbs while contributing mightily to the racial learning gap. Learn More
    £42.95

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  12. What We Owe

    Famed international economist Carlo Cottarelli explains public debt - the IOUs governments issue to keep the machinery of government running. Where does public debt originate? Why is it so difficult to reduce? Why is it so important for a nation's economy? Can nations live with debt, and how? Is it possible to eliminate public debt? Learn More
    £18.95

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  13. The Public Wealth of Cities

    Even poor cities own large swathes of poorly utilized real estate, or they control underperforming utilities and other commercial assets. Most cities could more than double their investments with smarter use of these commercial assets. Managing the city's assets smartly through the authors' proposed Urban Wealth Funds will enable cities to ramp up much needed infrastructure investments. Learn More
    £25.50

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