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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!

Transdisciplinarity For Sustainability

Transdisciplinarity For Sustainability

Author: Martina M. Keitsch Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2020

This volume explores interactions between academia and different societal stakeholders with a focus on sustainability. It examines the significance and potential of transdisciplinary collaboration as a tool for sustainability and the SDGs. Traditionally, academia has focused on research and education. More recently, however, the challenges of sustainable development and achieving the SDGs have required the co-production of knowledge between academic and non-academic actors. Compromising theory, methods and case studies from a broad span of transdisciplinary collaboration, Transdisciplinarity For Sustainability: Aligning Diverse Practices is written by specialists from various academic disciplines and represents an important step forward in systematising knowledge and understanding of transdisciplinary collaboration. They are designed to provide a roadmap for further research in the field and facilitate pursuing and realizing the SDGs. The book will appeal to researchers and postgraduate students in a variety of disciplines such as architecture, design, economics, social sciences, engineering and sustainability studies. It will also be of significant value to professionals who are engaged in transdisciplinary collaboration that supports sustainable development.

Urban Transport

Urban Transport

Author: Kevin Hey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2020

First published in 1997, this volume enters the debate on urban transport, dealing with a range of issues from questions of ownership and network planning to such matters as investment, usage and technological change.

Buen Vivir as an Alternative to Sustainable Development

Buen Vivir as an Alternative to Sustainable Development

Author: Natasha Chassagne Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2020

Until recently, the concept of Buen Vivir has only been loosely articulated by practising communities and in progressive policy in countries like Ecuador. What it actually means has been unclear, and in the case of policy, contradictory. As such there has been a lack of understanding about exactly what Buen Vivir entails, its core principles and how to put it into practice. This book, based on extensive theoretical and field research of Buen Vivir as an alternative to sustainable development, fills that gap and offers a concrete way forward. It uses an ethnographic study in the Cotacachi County of Ecuador's highlands communities to explore how communities understand and practice Buen Vivir. Combining this with what we already know about the concept theoretically, the book then develops a framework for Buen Vivir with 17 principles for practice. Exploring Buen Vivir's evolution from its indigenous origins, academic interpretations and implications for development policy; to its role in endogenous, community-led change, this book will be of interest to policymakers, and development professionals. It will also be of great value to activists, students and scholars of sustainability and development seeking grassroots social and environmental change.

Economic Neoliberalism and International Development

Economic Neoliberalism and International Development

Author: Michael Tribe Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2020

This book provides a robust theoretical and empirical exploration of the interrelationship between economic neoliberalism and international development. Putting the experiences of developing and transitional economies centre stage, the book investigates how their economic policies compare with the nature of economic liberalism during and after the significant economic reforms which took place from the mid-1980s. Beginning with two chapters which provide an introduction to the concept of economic neoliberalism, the second section focusses on its application to 'practice', and the book moves on to country/regional case studies, taken from Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America, China, and Eastern Europe. The book closes with some concluding remarks summarising some of the principal findings. Bringing together a wealth of expertise, this book clarifies controversial economic and political issues which have been significantly misunderstood in public discourse, and as such, it will be of interest to a range of researchers interested in the economic, social and political dynamics of developing and transitional countries.

Climate Change, Disasters, and Internal Displacement in Asia and the Pacific

Climate Change, Disasters, and Internal Displacement in Asia and the Pacific

Author: Matthew Scott Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2020

This book examines how states in eight countries across Asia and the Pacific address internal displacement in the context of disasters and climate change. The Asia and the Pacific region accounts for the majority of global disaster-related displacement, but the experience of the millions of individuals displaced differs according to gender, age, ethnicity, (dis)ability, caste and so forth, and is dependent on the legal, administrative, social and economic structures and processes in place to support them. This book adopts a human rights-based approach, investigating the role of law and policy in preventing displacement, protecting people who are displaced, and engendering durable solutions across cases drawn from Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The specific cases in the book also reflect critically on the term 'displacement', and the wider normative framework within which this phenomenon is conceptualised and addressed. The book will be of interest to students, researchers, and practitioners working at the intersection of human rights, human mobility, development, disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adaptation.

Leading Transformative Change Collectively

Leading Transformative Change Collectively

Author: Petra Kuenkel, Elisabeth Kuhn, Dominic Stucker, Douglas F. Williamson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2020

This book directly helps decision-makers and change agents in companies, NGOs, and government bodies become more proficient in transformative, collaborative change in realizing the SDGs. This practitioner's handbook translates a systemic - and enlivening - approach to collaboration into day-to-day work and management. It connects the emerging practice of multi-stakeholder collaboration to easily understandable models, tools, and cases. Numerous, concrete cases not only bring this methodology to life, but help identify the challenges and avoid common mistakes. The book can be used as a guide to apply a breakthrough approach for navigating the complexity of your stakeholder systems, designing results-oriented Process Architectures, ensuring the success of cross-sector change initiatives, and enlivening collaboration ecosystems for SDG implementation. It is designed to enhance high quality stakeholder engagement, dialogue, and collaboration. A must-read, the book sets a new standard for the collaborative implementation of Agenda 2030 and is a foundational guide for leading sustainability transformations collectively to achieve climate change mitigation, social integration, equitable value chains, and broad sustainability challenges.

Displacement, Impoverishment and Exclusion

Displacement, Impoverishment and Exclusion

Author: Sujit Kumar Mishra Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2020

This book is all about the nexus of state, development intervention and the development community where the main objective of the development intervention is to enhance the revenue of the State's economy. The institutional parameters are instrumental in this success. However, these mechanisms are limited to few stages of development, giving very little space to the development communities. This book is intended to present the contemporary research outcomes on the cross-cutting theme of development induced displacement. Please note: This title is co-published with Aakar Books, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Entrepreneurship, Polycentrism and Elites

Entrepreneurship, Polycentrism and Elites

Author: Carlo Carboni, Francesco Orazi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2020

The book is a cross-section of the over all Italian development. Italy can be considered a microcosm that contains all the imbalances and territorial differences that can be observed in the European macro-areas. Its north can now be considred integrated with the more developed European continental shelf. The Centre represents a local development in transition to a more visible technological change. The late south risks accumulating more socio-economic backwardness. For these reasons, we believe this volume is useful, with just a few pages presenting one of the most interesting cases of local industrial development, outside the mainstream of the industrial economy which saw in Fordism and Taylorism the best way for industrializaion. Here, on the contrary, it is argued that big fish cannot always consume the smallest one that flickers faster and its flexibility, that has social roots, can be an advantage in global markets. Technology appears to be the key to the future. Please note: This title is co-published with Aakar Books, New Delhi. Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives or Bhutan)

Development Prospects for North Korea

Development Prospects for North Korea

Author: Tae Yong (Yonsei University, South Korea) Jung Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

The contributors to this book explore the current situation of North Korea in various aspects and provide policy suggestions for North Korea to become part of the international community and achieve sustainable development. Focusing on three key areas of economic development, namely, international sectors, agriculture and urban development, and energy and environment, this book lays out recommendations and prospects for North Korea. Authors assess the current situation of North Korea, explore preconditions for becoming a member of the international community, and suggest policies necessary for the sustainable development of North Korea. They cover a wide range of areas including reforestation, WTO accession, and the potential for economic integration with South Korea. These evaluations draw on both what is understood about the current situation in North Korea and comparisons with other countries and territories. This book will be a valuable resource for scholars and policy planners who focus on North Korea.

Malawi

Malawi

Author: Matthias Rompel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

It is no small feat for a book to bring together the expertise of internationally renowned sociologists, economists, political scientists, and geographers, of specialists in fields like public administration and governance, public health, education, natural resource management, tourism, and development for the sake of compiling an in-depth analysis of the social, political, and economic conditions of a given country. The present volume accomplishes just that. Guided by deep concern for a perpetual state of poverty that is all-too-often underrepresented, the authors formulate new questions and offer new insights into the challenging past, present, and future of Malawi, one of the poorest countries in early 21st century Africa.Arne S. Steinforth, York University, Toronto. Despite peace, political stability and consistent support for democracy, a majority of Malawi's population continues to live in poverty. This excellent and timely volume provides a nuanced analysis of both challenges as well as opportunities for developing this small, landlocked and beautiful country.Dan Banik, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo In a concise way, the contributions to this volume capture essentials of Malawi's post-colonial trajectory fifty years into Independence. The editors wonder at the beginning of their Introduction, is writing a book about Malawi worth the effort? - After reading the chapters that follow, the answer is clearly yes .Henning Melber, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala

Malawi

Malawi

Author: Matthias Rompel Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

It is no small feat for a book to bring together the expertise of internationally renowned sociologists, economists, political scientists, and geographers, of specialists in fields like public administration and governance, public health, education, natural resource management, tourism, and development for the sake of compiling an in-depth analysis of the social, political, and economic conditions of a given country. The present volume accomplishes just that. Guided by deep concern for a perpetual state of poverty that is all-too-often underrepresented, the authors formulate new questions and offer new insights into the challenging past, present, and future of Malawi, one of the poorest countries in early 21st century Africa.Arne S. Steinforth, York University, Toronto. Despite peace, political stability and consistent support for democracy, a majority of Malawi's population continues to live in poverty. This excellent and timely volume provides a nuanced analysis of both challenges as well as opportunities for developing this small, landlocked and beautiful country.Dan Banik, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo In a concise way, the contributions to this volume capture essentials of Malawi's post-colonial trajectory fifty years into Independence. The editors wonder at the beginning of their Introduction, is writing a book about Malawi worth the effort? - After reading the chapters that follow, the answer is clearly yes .Henning Melber, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala

Tax Justice and Global Inequality

Tax Justice and Global Inequality

Author: Krishen Mehta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

'... These timely, in-depth studies will be a valuable resource for researchers, tax authorities and civil society campaigners.' Diarmid O'Sullivan, Tax Justice Campaigner 'Mehta, Shubert and Siu bring together a collection of essays that provide a thoughtful perspective on challenges developing countries face in raising tax revenue to support economic and political development. This book is remarkable in scope.t provides practical advice to policy makers to protect tax revenues in the context of tax justice and human rights. Tax Justice and Global Inequality will inform and challenge policy makers, tax experts, and anyone interested in understanding the connections between tax policy and human rights in developing countries.' Eric M. Zolt, UCLA School of Law and co-founder of the African Tax Institute.