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See below for a selection of the latest books from Development studies category. Presented with a red border are the Development studies books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Development studies books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Climate Futures Re-imagining Global Climate Justice

Climate Futures Re-imagining Global Climate Justice

Author: Kum-Kum Bhavnani Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Approaching the issues of climate change and climate justice from a range of diverse perspectives including those of culture, gender, indigeneity, race, and sexuality, as well as challenging colonial histories and capitalist presents, Climate Futures boldly addresses the apparent inevitability of climate chaos. Seeking better explanations of the underlying causes and consequences of climate change, and mapping strategies toward a better future, or at a minimum, the most likely best-case world that we can get to, this book envisions planetary social movements robust enough to spark the necessary changes needed to achieve deeply sustainable and just economic, social, and political policies and practices. Bringing together insights from interdisciplinary scholars, policymakers, creatives and activists, Climate Futures argues for the need to get past us-and-them divides and acknowledge how lives of creatures far and near, human and non-human, are interconnected.

BRICS and Resistance in Africa Contention, Assimilation and Co-optation

BRICS and Resistance in Africa Contention, Assimilation and Co-optation

Author: Justin van der Merwe Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Though initially considered a welcome counterweight to Western interest, across Africa the BRICS are increasingly being viewed as another example of foreign interference and exploitation. BRICS and Resistance in Africa explores the varied forms of African resistance being developed in response to the growing influence of the BRICS. Its case studies cover such instances as the opposition to China's One-Belt-One-Road initiative in East Africa; resistance to the BRICS' oil activities in the Niger delta; and the role of the BRICS in Zimbabwe's political transition. The contributors expose the contradictions between the group's rhetoric and its real impact, as well as the complicity of local elites in serving as proxies for the BRICS nations. By challenging and expanding the debates surrounding BRICS' involvement in Africa, this collection offers new insight into resistance to globalization in the global South.

Climate Futures Re-imagining Global Climate Justice

Climate Futures Re-imagining Global Climate Justice

Author: Kum-Kum Bhavnani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Approaching the issues of climate change and climate justice from a range of diverse perspectives including those of culture, gender, indigeneity, race, and sexuality, as well as challenging colonial histories and capitalist presents, Climate Futures boldly addresses the apparent inevitability of climate chaos. Seeking better explanations of the underlying causes and consequences of climate change, and mapping strategies toward a better future, or at a minimum, the most likely best-case world that we can get to, this book envisions planetary social movements robust enough to spark the necessary changes needed to achieve deeply sustainable and just economic, social, and political policies and practices. Bringing together insights from interdisciplinary scholars, policymakers, creatives and activists, Climate Futures argues for the need to get past us-and-them divides and acknowledge how lives of creatures far and near, human and non-human, are interconnected.

Women's Economic Empowerment Transforming Systems through Development Practice

Women's Economic Empowerment Transforming Systems through Development Practice

Author: Adam Bramm Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Hunger and Postcolonial Writing

Hunger and Postcolonial Writing

Author: Munza Rahman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

India's Social Sector and SDGs Problems and Prospects

India's Social Sector and SDGs Problems and Prospects

This book explores the intersectional perspective of sustainable social development in key sectors such as education and skill development, health and nutrition, gender concerns, and food security and agriculture in India. It delves into contemporary concerns of poverty, employment and inclusive growth, and social marginalization and inequality. The volume brings together the contributions of various stakeholders from academia, research organisations, NGOs and policymakers to address social sector issues and sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the Indian context. It reflects on policies, strategies and performance in the context of constitutional goals and the commitment to global SDGs as well as examine the character and contours of social development in the country. Comprehensive and topical, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of development studies, political studies, sociology and development economics as also to policymakers and practitioners.

Security, Development and the Stories of Everyday Conflict in Afghanistan

Security, Development and the Stories of Everyday Conflict in Afghanistan

Author: Althea Maria Rivas Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

The humanitarian intervention in Afghanistan following the 2001 invasion is one of the largest and most expensive interventions in history, but most analysis tends to focus on the perspective of individual external actors or policies. Security, Development and the Stories of Everyday Conflict in Afghanistan, on the other hand, focuses on the realities of the Afghan intervention for those that live and work there, both local and external, highlighting the diversity, relationships and interdependence of the various groups. Drawing on five years of experience living and working in Afghanistan, Althea-Maria Rivas explores the micro-level interactions between different actors, showing how communities, soldiers, aid workers, UN officials and local leaders navigated shifting security, development and conflict dynamics. Starting with a contextual introduction to the intervention and the key debates surrounding it, the book goes on to explore the stories of security and development as constructed through official policy discourse, and then through the lived experiences of interveners and civilians and local actors. Finally, the book highlights what the book's findings mean both for what we know about Afghanistan and for how we understand international peace interventions and local level dynamics between actors who live and work in spaces of conflict. Security, Development and the Stories of Everyday Conflict in Afghanistan will be of considerable interest to scholars and professionals with an interest in Afghanistan, aid work, humanitarian intervention, development studies, and peace and conflict studies.

Global Health Security Recognizing Vulnerabilities, Creating Opportunities

Global Health Security Recognizing Vulnerabilities, Creating Opportunities

Author: Anthony J. Masys Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

With our highly connected and interdependent world, the growing threat of infectious diseases and public health crisis has shed light on the requirement for global efforts to manage and combat highly pathogenic infectious diseases and other public health crisis on an unprecedented level. Such disease threats transcend borders. Reducing global threats posed by infectious disease outbreaks - whether naturally caused or resulting from a deliberate or accidental release - requires efforts that cross the disaster management pillars: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. This book addresses the issues of global health security along 4 themes: Emerging Threats; Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery; Exploring the Technology Landscape for Solutions; Leadership and Partnership. The authors of this volume highlight many of the challenges that confront our global security environment today. These range from politically induced disasters, to food insecurity, to zoonosis and terrorism. More optimistically, the authors also present some advances in technology that can help us combat these threats. Understanding the challenges that confront us and the tools we have to overcome them will allow us to face our future with confidence.

OPEC and the Third World The Politics of Aid

OPEC and the Third World The Politics of Aid

Author: Shireen Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2019

Originally published in 1984 this book focuses principally on the use of foreign aid by the members of OPEC in the 1970s and demonstrates how the divisive elements both within OPEC and between OPEC and the rest of the developing world prevented OPEC from using aid to advance developing world objectives. It explains why the OPEC countries filed to achieve the goals they set for themselves and will be of interest to all those concerned with the politics of the developing world, development assistance, Middle East regional economics and political and security issues.