BOOKS RECEIVED: Jake Knapp, “Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days” (Simon & Schuster, 2016)
Sprint offers a transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether youre at a startup or a large organization. Within five days, youll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Keith Hart and John Sharp, eds., “People, Money and Power in the Economic Crisis: Perspectives from the Global South” (Berghahn Books, 2016),
The Cold War was fought between “state socialism” and “the free market.” That fluctuating relationship between public power and private money continues today, unfolding in new and unforeseen ways during the economic crisis. Nine case studies — from Southern Africa,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Simone Abram and Gisa Weszkalnys, eds., “Elusive Promises: Planning in the Contemporary World” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Planning in contemporary democratic states is often understood as a range of activities, from housing to urban design, regional development to economic planning. This volume sees planning differently-as the negotiation of possibilities that time offers space. It explores what kind… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Jenny T. Chio, “A Landscape of Travel: The Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
While the number of domestic leisure travelers has increased dramatically in reform-era China, the persistent gap between urban and rural living standards attests to ongoing social, economic, and political inequalities. The state has widely touted tourism for its potential to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lynne M. Dearborn and John C. Stallmeyer, “Inconvenient Heritage: Erasure and Global Tourism in Luang Prabang” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
The major international recognition of a World Heritage Site designation can bring important preservation efforts and a wealth of tourist dollars to an impoverished area―but it can also have destructive side effects. In a revealing study with lessons for tourism… Read More
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