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David Simon - Author

About the Author

David Simon's Homicide won the Edgar and Anthony awards and became the basis for the NBC award-winng drama. Simon's second book, The Corner: A Year in the Life of An Inner-City Neighbourhood, co-authored with Edward Burns, was made into an Emmy-winning HBO miniseries. Simon is currently an executive producer and writer for HBO's Peabody Award-winning series THE WIRE. He lives in Baltimore.

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Holocaust Escapees and Global Development Hidden Histories

Holocaust Escapees and Global Development Hidden Histories

Author: David Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2019

The thousands uprooted and displaced by the Holocaust had a profound cultural impact on the countries in which they sought refuge, with numerous Holocaust escapees attaining prominence as scientists, writers, filmmakers and artists. But what is less well known is the way in which this refugee diaspora shaped the scholarly culture of their new-found homes and international policy. In this unique work, David Simon explores the pioneering role played by mostly Jewish refugee scholars in the creation of development studies and practice following the Second World War, and what we can learn about the discipline by examining the social and intellectual history of its early practitioners. Through in-depth interviews with key figures and their relatives, Simon considers how the escapees' experiences impacted their scholarship, showing how they played a key role in shaping their belief that `development' really did hold the potential to make a better world, free from the horrors of war, genocide and discrimination they had experienced under Nazi rule. In the process, he casts valuable new light on the origins and evolution of development studies, policy and practice from this formative postwar period to the present.

Holocaust Escapees and Global Development Hidden Histories

Holocaust Escapees and Global Development Hidden Histories

Author: David Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2019

The thousands uprooted and displaced by the Holocaust had a profound cultural impact on the countries in which they sought refuge, with numerous Holocaust escapees attaining prominence as scientists, writers, filmmakers and artists. But what is less well known is the way in which this refugee diaspora shaped the scholarly culture of their new-found homes and international policy. In this unique work, David Simon explores the pioneering role played by mostly Jewish refugee scholars in the creation of development studies and practice following the Second World War, and what we can learn about the discipline by examining the social and intellectual history of its early practitioners. Through in-depth interviews with key figures and their relatives, Simon considers how the escapees' experiences impacted their scholarship, showing how they played a key role in shaping their belief that `development' really did hold the potential to make a better world, free from the horrors of war, genocide and discrimination they had experienced under Nazi rule. In the process, he casts valuable new light on the origins and evolution of development studies, policy and practice from this formative postwar period to the present.

How to Homeschool Your Child and Unlock Their Genius

How to Homeschool Your Child and Unlock Their Genius

Author: David Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2017

Transport and Development in the Third World

Transport and Development in the Third World

Author: David Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2017

It is widely acknowledged that transport is a necessary condition for development to occur. Transport issues have become highly contentious and politicised. This volume presents a balanced review of transport provision and the development process in the Third World. Providing a comprehensive survey of the range of transport modes and forms utilised in rural, urban and international contexts, the book examines the development implications of such choices, together with appropriate policies to address transport problems in the Developing World. This is a stimulating and provocative text. Its distinctive structure and logic challenge conventional wisdoms, and raise key issues seldom addressed in transport courses.

Rethinking sustainable cities Accessible, green and fair

Rethinking sustainable cities Accessible, green and fair

Author: David Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2016

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Sustainable urbanisation has moved to the forefront of global debate, research and policy agendas over recent years. This compact book is designed to make a signal contribution to the sustainable urbanisation agenda through authoritative interventions contextualising, assessing and explaining clearly the relevance and importance of three central characteristics of sustainable towns and cities everywhere, namely that they should be accessible, green and fair.

A Rainbow of Only One Hue

A Rainbow of Only One Hue

Author: David Simon Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2016

Homicidio

Homicidio

Author: David Simon Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2016

El escenario es Baltimore. No pasa dia sin que algun ciudadano sea apunalado, apalizado o asesinado a tiros. En el ojo del huracan se encuentra la unidad de homicidios de la ciudad, una pequena hermandad de hombres que se enfrenta al lado mas oscuro de Estados Unidos. David Simon fue el primer periodista en conseguir acceso ilimitado a la unidad de homicidios. La narracin sigue a Donald Worden, un inspector veterano en el ocaso de su carrera; a Harry Edgerton, un iconoclasta inspector negro en una unidad mayoritariamente blanca; y a Tom Pellegrini un entusiasta novato que se encarga del caso ms complicado del ao, la violacin y asesinato de una nia de once aos. Homicidio se convirti en la aclamada serie de televisin del mismo nombre y sirvi de base para la exitosa The Wire.

Homicide A Year On The Killing Streets

Homicide A Year On The Killing Streets

Author: David Simon, Richard Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

'A masterpiece' MARTIN AMIS 'The best book about homicide detectives by an American writer' NORMAN MAILER Based on a year on the killing streets of Baltimore, David Simon's true crime masterpiece reveals a city few will ever experience. Day in day out citizens are shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the centre of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world.

Freeto Love, Free to Heal Heal Your Body by Healing Your Emotions

Freeto Love, Free to Heal Heal Your Body by Healing Your Emotions

Author: David Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

The Wire Truth Be Told

The Wire Truth Be Told

Author: David Simon, Rafael Alvarez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

THE WIRE is one of the most critically acclaimed drama series in the history of television. Over its five seasons it built up a rich and layered portrait of Baltimore: its hardened police force, its corner boys, its dock workers and its politicians. The Wire: Truth Be Told brings the reader inside this world: packed with photographs and featuring an introduction by David Simon, it covers all five seasons in glorious detail.

Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

Author: David Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2005

The essential guide to the world's most influential development thinkers, this authoritative text presents a unique guide to the lives and ideas of leading contributors to the contested terrain of development studies. Reflecting the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the area, the book includes entries on: * modernisers like Hirshman, Kindleberger and Rostow * dependencistas such as Frank, Cardoso and Amin * progressives like Prebisch, Helleiner and Streeten * political leaders enunciating radical alternative visions of development, such as Mao, Nkrumah and Nyerere * progenitors of religiously or spiritually inspired development, such as Gandhi and Ariyaratne * development-environment thinkers like Blaikie, Brookfield and Shiva. This is a fascinating and readable introduction to the major figures that have shaped the field, ideal for anyone studying or working in the area.

Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

Author: David Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2005

The essential guide to the world's most influential development thinkers, this authoritative text presents a unique guide to the lives and ideas of leading contributors to the contested terrain of development studies. Reflecting the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the area, the book includes entries on: * modernisers like Hirshman, Kindleberger and Rostow * dependencistas such as Frank, Cardoso and Amin * progressives like Prebisch, Helleiner and Streeten * political leaders enunciating radical alternative visions of development, such as Mao, Nkrumah and Nyerere * progenitors of religiously or spiritually inspired development, such as Gandhi and Ariyaratne * development-environment thinkers like Blaikie, Brookfield and Shiva. This is a fascinating and readable introduction to the major figures that have shaped the field, ideal for anyone studying or working in the area.

Self-Healing Through Visual and Verbal Art Therapy

Self-Healing Through Visual and Verbal Art Therapy

Author: David Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2005

Self-Healing Through Visual and Verbal Art Therapy explores the therapeutic properties of visual and verbal creativity and its capacity to act as a natural means of self-healing. Drawing on Freud's and Winnicott's work on psychoanalysis and play, R.M. Simon illustrates the healing power of art-making with the drawings and stories of seven-year-old Joe, who succeeds in overcoming the trauma of family break-up by expressing his emotional turmoil outside the formal therapeutic process. The progress from symbolising unconscious distress to verbalising and becoming conscious of (and able to deal with) such distress is clearly demonstrated in the author's discussion of Joe's drawings and stories. This book offers a clear and concise examination of the theory and application of art as therapy and will be useful for art therapists, psychotherapists and students in these fields wanting to develop an understanding of self-healing methods.

Transport and Development in the Third World

Transport and Development in the Third World

Author: David Simon Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2002

Development as Theory and Practice Current Perspectives on Development and Development Co-operation

Development as Theory and Practice Current Perspectives on Development and Development Co-operation

Author: David Simon, Anders Narman Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/1999

The first book in the DARG series,Development as Theory and Practice provides the only student textbook which addresses broad contemporary perspectives and debates on development and development cooperation. It introduces the notions of development and what it means from different perspectives i.e. from the point of view of academics in the wake of the New World Order, regional specialists detached from the field, Third World students of development, and development practitioners. The second part of the book focuses on development aid and examines the changing relationship between donors and recipients, and the effects of these relationships on the wider communities in these countries, and current re-evaluations of aid in principle and practice. Development as Theory and Practice is an ideal course text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in development aid as part of degree programmes in Development Studies, Geography, Politics, Sociology and Anthropology. It will also be of interest to researchers and development practitioners and professionals.

South Africa In Southern Africa Reconfiguring The Region

South Africa In Southern Africa Reconfiguring The Region

Author: David Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/1999

South Africa's release of Nelson Mandela from prison in February 1990 and the subsequent independence of nearby Namibia heralded other dramatic political and economic changes in southern Africa that have transformed the region from a global flashpoint to one in which peaceful cooperation and development may become the norm. However, the substantial literature on changes in southern Africa has focused on individual nations, areas, or communities. Important regional dynamics that transcend national boundaries, as well as the imbalance between South Africa and the other states, have been virtually ignored. South Africa in Southern Africa addresses this imbalance as it examines in great depth - and from diverse disciplinary perspectives - the relationships between South Africa and its neighbors. Fourteen contributors examine such issues as the military legacy in southern Africa, conservation of natural resources, South Africa's foreign policy, the role of sugar in economic development, and legal and illegal migration patterns, including labor markets and female migration. A substantial, sobering chapter deals with HIV/AIDS and the implications of its spread. This book is vital for understanding regional dynamics and the quest for stability in southern Africa.

South Africa In Southern Africa Reconfiguring The Region

South Africa In Southern Africa Reconfiguring The Region

Author: David Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1998

Crucial to an understanding of regional dynamics in southern Africa is the enormous asymmetry between South Africa and the other states. South Africa in Southern Africa takes an extended look at the various relationships between South Africa and its neighbors. In-depth studies include the military legacy stemming from South Africa's policy of destabilization, especially in small-arms proliferation and in land mines; the reengagement of South Africa with the region through a peacetime foreign policy; economic integration, focusing on electricity and the sugar trade; and patterns of migration -- both legal and illegal -- and a sobering assessment of the implications of the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Transport and Development in the Third World

Transport and Development in the Third World

Author: David Simon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/1996

It is widely acknowledged that transport is a necessary condition for development to occur. Transport issues have become highly contentious and politicised. This volume presents a balanced review of transport provision and the development process in the Third World. Providing a comprehensive survey of the range of transport modes and forms utilised in rural, urban and international contexts, the book examines the development implications of such choices, together with appropriate policies to address transport problems in the Developing World. This is a stimulating and provocative text. Its distinctive structure and logic challenge conventional wisdoms, and raise key issues seldom addressed in transport courses.

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