AUGUST 2015

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Approximately 200 new titles come in every month. You can buy World Bank publications at InfoShop or view on-line. This month's featured titles are below. You can see the entire list of our new arrivals here. 


 

Deliberation and Development : Rethinking the Role of Voice and Collective Action in Unequal Societies

by Patrick Heller and Vijayendra Rao (Editors)

This book brings together two fields that rarely converse with one another: deliberative democracy and development studies. Moving beyond broad theoretical claims, close examination of specific cases of deliberation and development allows scholars and practitioners to evaluate actual processes and to pose the question of how deliberation can work in the twin conditions of extreme inequality and low educational levels that characterize the developing world.


$35.00 paperback 


 


Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics

by Gary Smith

In Standard Deviations, economics professor Gary Smith walks us through the various tricks and traps that people use to back up their own crackpot theories. Drawing on breakthrough research in behavioural economics by luminaries like Daniel Kahneman and Dan Ariely, and taking to task some of the conclusions of Freakonomics author Steven D. Levitt, this book demystifies the science behind statistics and brings into stark relief the fraud that surrounds us all.

$16.95 paperback 


The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse

by Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby

Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis, The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa's relationship to the world.

 


$25.99 hardcover  


Has Obama Made the World a More Dangerous Place?: The Munk Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy

by Bret Stephens and Fareed Zakaria

In this edition, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bret Stephens and famed historian and foreign policy commentator Robert Kagan square off against CNN's Fareed Zakaria and noted academic and political commentator Anne-Marie Slaughter. With ISIS looking to reshape the Middle East, Russia increasingly at odds with the West, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a standstill, the Munk Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy asks: Has Obama's foreign policy taken the U.S. in the right direction?


$14.95 paperback 


A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

by Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter reflects on his public and private life with disarming frankness. Carter discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world.


$28.00 hardcover 
 

 

 


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Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception

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Oct. 19
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SPOTLIGHT: End Poverty T-Shirts are Here!

We've just received a huge shipment of End Poverty t-shirts! Sizes go from men's XX-small (suitable for kids) to women's XL, and they are packaged for easy transport home on the metro or sending as a gift. Only $12, and even cheaper if you qualify for a discount. Get 'em while they last! 


Best Sellers


1. Little Green Data Book 2015
2. World Development Report 2015 : Mind, Society, and Behavior
3. Why Nations Fail
4. Thinking, Fast and Slow
5. The Little Data Book 2015
6. World Development Indicators 2015 
7. Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know
8. Misbehaving: The Story of Behavioral Economics      
9. The Great Divide
10. Lee Kuan Yew

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