Multi-disciplinary series to showcase emerging topics in economic,
political, social, environmental, and technological development around
OTTAWA, June 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Springer and Canada's International
Development Research Centre (IDRC) announce the launch of a new book
series, Insight and Innovation in International Development, to be co-published by Springer and IDRC. This series aims to
contribute fresh ideas and insights on international development. Four
titles are planned annually, each in English and French.
Drawing on research funded by IDRC, the books present new ways of
looking at social, economic, political, and environmental challenges.
They offer lessons for policy and practice, and will interest
decision-makers, teachers, students, and development professionals. All
books in the series will be reviewed by IDRC's Editorial Committee,
will reflect IDRC's development research mandate, and will showcase a
diversity of topics, geographies, and authorship. The first book in the
collection, Universities in Transition, edited by Bo Göransson and Claes Brundenius, was released in December
2010; volumes on economic integration in West Africa and ecosystem
approaches to human health are in development, and additional titles
David Malone, IDRC President, said, "For international development to
succeed, it's not enough to have good research; that good research must
be widely disseminated. People need to know about knowledge and
innovations if they are to benefit from them. That's where this
splendid book series will make an important contribution. It will help
bring knowledge to people."
Nicholas Philipson, Editorial Director of Business, Economics, and
Statistics, at Springer, said, "This series is an excellent example of
the type of creative, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary publishing
that is at the heart of our program. The series showcases research
that not only advances scientific knowledge in a variety of fields, but
advances practice and policymaking with positive impact. The series
will utilize the combined expertise and resources of Springer and IDRC
to reach both the research and the development communities."
About Canada's International Development Research Centre (www.idrc.ca)
To achieve self-reliance, poor communities need answers to questions
like: How can we grow more and healthier food? Protect our health?
Create jobs? IDRC supports research in developing countries to answer
these questions. IDRC also encourages sharing this knowledge with
policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world. The
result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice
and change to those who need it most.
Springer (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals,
delivering quality content through innovative information products and
services. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer
Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM)
sector, the group publishes over 2,000 journals and 7,000 new books a
year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer
has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and
more than 5,500 employees.
SOURCE International Development Research Centre
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