Titles for PhD Candidates
Development Beyond Politics
Call Number: HC1060 HC1060 YAR
Publication Date: 2011-09-15
Is 'development' the answer for positive social change or a cynical western strategy for perpetuating inequality? Moving beyond an increasingly entrenched debate about the role of NGOs, this book reveals the practices and social relations through which ideas of development are concretely enacted.
Natural Resources in Ghana
Call Number: HC1060 HC1060 NAN
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
As with many developing countries, Ghana relies heavily on the extraction of its renewable natural resources such as forests, wildlife, soil and water to meet its economic growth and other social development objectives. As a result, the pressure on these natural systems is enormous and has led to serious resource degradation in many areas of the country. Through theoretical concepts, applied research and case studies, this book examines the biophysical, social and economic dimensions of renewable natural resources management in Ghana.
The Challenge of Knowledge Sharing
Call Number: HC444 HC444 BAU
Publication Date: 2011-09-28
In the Vietnamese science community, knowledge production and sharing are still limited. Based on intensive field work, this book investigates how organizations operating in the field of water research understand and practice knowledge management. The national science policy, culture, tradition, international collaboration, and local market forces all contribute to the current conditions of knowledge exchange in Vietnam. It is shown that the concentration of organizations in "knowledge clusters" could possibly increase the innovative capacity of research and development, which represents a key driving force in the country's ambitious plans of becoming a middle income country. (Series: ZEF Development Studies - Vol. 17)
Call Number: HD 2346 HD 2346 MEA
Publication Date: 2010-02-18
Why have informal enterprise networks failed to promote economic development in Africa? Using Nigerian case studies, this book challenges the prevailing assumption that the problem of African development lies in bad cultural institutions and shows that informal economic governance is shaped by culture and the disruptive effects of rapid liberalization, weak states and political capture.
Call Number: GN346 FIF
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Making use of his own research experiences in Papua New Guinea, Southern Ontario, and Newfoundland, Wayne Fife teaches students and new researchers how to prepare for research, conduct a study, analyze the material (e.g. create new social and cultural theory), and write academic or policy oriented books, articles, or reports. The reader is taught how to combine historic and contemporary documents (e.g. archives, newspapers, government reports) with fieldwork methods (e.g. participant-observation, interviews, and self-reporting) to create ethnographic studies of disadvantaged populations. Anthropologists, Sociologists, Folklorists and Educational researchers will equally benefit from this critical approach to research.
Power in Movement
Call Number: HM881 HM881 TAR
Publication Date: 2011-02-07
Social movements have an elusive power but one that is altogether real. From the French and American revolutions to the post-Soviet, ethnic, and terrorist movements of today, contentious politics exercises a fleeting but powerful influence on politics, society, and international relations. This study surveys the modern history of the modern social movements in the West and their diffusion to the global South through war, colonialism, and diffusion, and it puts forward a theory to explain its cyclical surges and declines. It offers an interpretation of the power of movements that emphasizes effects on the lives of militants, policy reforms, political institutions, and cultural change. The book focuses on the rise and fall of social movements as part of contentious politics in general and as the outcome of changes in political opportunities and constraints, state strategy, the new media of communication, and transnational diffusion.