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New No-Nonsense Guide
The world’s addiction to economic growth continues with barely any recognition that this is a problem.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth & Sustainability looks deeper into the idea of economic growth – to trace its history and understand why it has become so unchallengeable and powerful.
And then it goes beyond that to present the alternative – how we can kick our dirty habit.
The revolutionary Peters Projection presents countries in their true proportion to one another:
The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics measures the rising tide of eco-activism and environmental awareness and explains how green politics heralds a new political era. Paperback, 144 pages, Size: 18cm x 11cm.
The Caine Prize is now in its fourteenth year. This year the judging panel is chaired by art historian and broadcaster Dr Gus Casely-Hayford. He is joined by award-winning Nigerian-born artist, Sokari Douglas Camp; author, columnist and Lord Northcliffe Emeritus Professor at UCL, John Sutherland; Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, Professor Nathan Hensley and the winner of the Caine Prize in its inaugural year, Leila Aboulela. This is the first time that a past winner of the £10,000 Caine Prize will take part in the judging.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: NEW INTERNATIONALIST (1 July 2013)
Laminated, easy-clean format, ideal for classroom or office
Hooked on Commodities
The economies of the South were warped by colonialism,. The colony's role was to ship raw materials to the imperial 'centre' - and to provide a market for manufactured exports from the centre. Eduardo Galeano, in his classic Open Veins of Latin America, described this dynamic as 'the endless chain of dependency'.
Decolonisation didn't help. Corrupt local politicians, profit-driven corporations and a global trading system tilted to favour the rich nations meant that the 'extractive model' of development bypassed the majority.
This month's New Internationalist examines the world's voracious appetite for raw materials and the explosive growth of mineral exploration around the globe. Commodity prices surged from 2002 to 2012 during the 'commodities super cycle'. But will this boom continue and will it make a difference in a global system stacked against the poor nations?
We look at commodity dependency from Wast Kalimantan, to Madagascar, to Canada's tar sands and ask what is means for communities whose lands and livelihoods are threatened.
And we try to answer the most pressing question of all: how can countries control and manage their natural resources for the greater good?
Now in its tenth year, The Caine Prize presents another unmissable opportunity to tune into what is happening in African fiction.
This guide shows that where you live, your wealth and your gender all have a bearing on the diseases you may encounter and your prospects for prevention, treatment and survival.
The State of the World Atlas is a magnificently visual survey of current events and global trends.