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  1. Empowering Squatter Citizen

    Local Government, Civil Society and Urban Poverty Reduction

    By Diana Mitlin, David Satterthwaite

    With the rapid growth in urban poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America, most cities now have 30 to 60 per cent of their population living in shanty towns. The civil and political rights of these people are either ignored or constantly contravened. They face multiple deprivations, including hunger...

    Published April 30th 2004 by Routledge

  2. Siren Song

    Chilean Water Law As a Model for International Reform

    By Carl J. Bauer

    Increasing scarcity, conflict, and environmental damage are critical features of the global water crisis. As governments, international organizations, NGOs, and corporations have tried to respond, Chilean water law has seemed an attractive alternative to older legislative and regulatory approaches....

    Published April 20th 2004 by Routledge

  3. The End of World Population Growth in the 21st Century

    New Challenges for Human Capital Formation and Sustainable Development

    By Warren C. Sanderson

    Edited by Wolfgang Lutz, Sergei Scherbov

    Series: Population and Sustainable Development

    The 20th century was the century of explosive population growth, resulting in unprecedented impacts; in contrast, the 21st century is likely to see the end of world population growth and become the century of population aging. We are currently at the crossroads of these demographic regimes. This...

    Published March 31st 2004 by Routledge

  4. Cities Transformed

    Demographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World

    By Mark R. Montgomery, Richard Stren, Barney Cohen, Holly E. Reed

    Over the next 20 years, most low-income countries will, for the first time, become more urban than rural. Understanding demographic trends in the cities of the developing world is critical to those countries - their societies, economies, and environments. The benefits from urbanization cannot be...

    Published February 28th 2004 by Routledge

  5. Pricing Irrigation Water

    Principles and Cases from Developing Countries

    By Yacov Tsur

    As globalization links economies, the value of a country's irrigation water becomes increasingly sensitive to competitive forces in world markets. Water policy at the national and regional levels will need to accommodate these forces or water is likely to become undervalued. The inefficient use of...

    Published February 17th 2004 by Routledge

  6. Survival for a Small Planet

    The Sustainable Development Agenda

    Edited by Tom Bigg

    Few scientific developments have given rise to as much controversy as biotechnology. Numerous groups are united in their opposition, expressing concern over environmental and health risks, impacts on rural livelihoods, the economic dominance of multinational companies and the ethical implications...

    Published December 31st 2003 by Routledge

  7. State of the World 2004

    Progress Towards a Sustainable Society, 21st Edition

    By Worldwatch Institute

    State of the World 2004 takes a fresh look at the trends that have put the global economy on a collision course with the Earth's ecosystems. This year's edition has a special focus on the theme of consumption. It questions whether a less-consumptive society is possible; and concludes that it is...

    Published December 31st 2003 by Routledge

  8. Mapping Vulnerability

    Disasters, Development and People

    By Greg Bankoff, Dorothea Hilhorst, George Frerks

    Raging floods, massive storms and cataclysmic earthquakes: every year up to 340 million people are affected by these and other disasters, which cause loss of life and damage to personal property, agriculture, and infrastructure. So what can be done? The key to understanding the causes of disasters...

    Published December 31st 2003 by Routledge

  9. World Water Actions

    Making Water Flow for All

    By Francois Guerquin, Tarek Ahmed, Mi hua, tetsuya Ikeda, Vedat Ozbilen, Marlies Schuttelaar

    This text is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the need for management to assess the challenges of water scarcity and plan changes based on proper valuation and financial instruments, international co-operation and efficient use. Part II analyses the problems of water scarcity and the...

    Published November 30th 2003 by Routledge

  10. India and Global Climate Change

    Perspectives on Economics and Policy from a Developing Country

    Edited by Michael A. Toman

    Though the impact of climate change will most likely be greatest with the already poor and vulnerable populations in the developing world, much of the writing about the costs and benefits of different policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is by Western scholars, working in advanced...

    Published October 16th 2003 by Routledge