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Development studies books

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China's Rural Development Road by Xiaoshan Zhang, Zhou Li China's Rural Development Road
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This book systematically reviews the experiences and problems encountered in the development of China's rural areas over the past three decades since the start of the country's economic reform. As such, it addresses the most important aspects in terms of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Soy, Globalization, and Environmental Politics in South America by Gustavo De L. T. Oliveira Soy, Globalization, and Environmental Politics in South America

Soy in South America constitutes one of the most spectacular booms of agroindustrial commodity production in the world. It is the pinnacle of modernist agroindustrial practices, serving as a key nexus in food-feed-fuel production that underpins the agribusiness-conservationist discourse of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Food Riots, Food Rights and the Politics of Provisions by Naomi Hossain Food Riots, Food Rights and the Politics of Provisions

Thousands of people in dozens of countries took to the streets when world food prices spiked in 2008 and 2011. What does the persistence of popular mobilization around food tell us about the politics of subsistence in an era of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa by Redie (The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala University, Sweden) Bereketeab National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa
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Africa is well known for the production of national liberation movements (NLMs), stemming from a history of exploitation, colonisation and slavery. NLMs are generally characterised by a struggle carried out by or in the name of suppressed people for political,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Why Does Development Fail in Resource Rich Economies The Catch 22 of Mineral Wealth by Elissaios Papyrakis Why Does Development Fail in Resource Rich Economies The Catch 22 of Mineral Wealth

There has been a lot of interest within the scientific and policy communities in the `resource curse'; that is, the tendency of mineral rich economies to turn into development failures. Yet, after more than 20 years of intensive research and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

The Imperatives of Sustainable Development Needs, Justice, Limits by Erling Holden, Kristin (Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway) Linnerud, David Banister, Valeria Jana Schwanitz The Imperatives of Sustainable Development Needs, Justice, Limits
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Thirty years ago, the UN report Our Common Future placed sustainable development firmly on the international agenda. The Imperatives of Sustainable Development takes the ethical foundations of Our Common Future and builds a model that emphasizes three equally important moral...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Imperatives of Sustainable Development Needs, Justice, Limits by Erling Holden, Kristin (Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway) Linnerud, David Banister, Valeria Jana Schwanitz The Imperatives of Sustainable Development Needs, Justice, Limits
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Thirty years ago, the UN report Our Common Future placed sustainable development firmly on the international agenda. The Imperatives of Sustainable Development takes the ethical foundations of Our Common Future and builds a model that emphasizes three equally important moral...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Turning the Tide on Poverty by Lionel J. (Purdue University, USA) Beaulieu Turning the Tide on Poverty
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This book highlights the experiences of 14 high poverty communities in the rural South that accepted the invitation to be part of the Turning the Tide on Poverty (Tide) initiative. While history would suggest that impoverished places have limited capacity...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Fragility, Aid, and State-building Understanding Diverse Trajectories by Rachel M. Gisselquist Fragility, Aid, and State-building Understanding Diverse Trajectories

Fragile states pose major development and security challenges. Considerable international resources are therefore devoted to state-building and institutional strengthening in fragile states, with generally mixed results. This volume explores how unpacking the concept of fragility and studying its dimensions and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Collective Impact and Community Development Issues by Norman Walzer Collective Impact and Community Development Issues

Collective Impact is intended to help community leaders effectively engage participants in strategic planning initiatives and achieve desired results. It is a logical extension of, and builds on, earlier efforts that experienced difficulties helping groups implement actions identified in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

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Sustainable Land Management in Greater Central Asia An Integrated and Regional Perspective by Victor R. Squires Sustainable Land Management in Greater Central Asia An Integrated and Regional Perspective

Greater Central Asia encompasses a vast area that includes deserts, natural grasslands, steppes, shrublands and alpine regions. Many of these land types are degraded and productivity is falling at a time when human populations and livestock inventories are on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Culture and Economy in the New Shanghai by Justin O'Connor, Xin Gu Culture and Economy in the New Shanghai
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As China's leading economic metropolis and 'most western city' Shanghai in the last twenty years has used culture as a major spur to its ambitions to become a global city. This book is the first systematic investigation of how various...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Social Protection Floor Strategies and Outcomes in East Asia by Mukul G. Asher Social Protection Floor Strategies and Outcomes in East Asia

The book examines the conceptual, economic, and fiscal impact(s) of the Social Protection Floor (SPF) initiative of the ILO and other policy influencers. It contains a brief assessment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted and looks at the methodology...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Women and Development in the Third World by Janet Momsen Women and Development in the Third World

For all societies, the common denominator of gender is female subordination. For women of the Third World the effects of this position are worsened by economic crisis, the legacy of colonialism, as well as patriarchal attitudes and economic crises.Feminist critique...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Safer Cities in the Global South Engaging Social Theories of Urban Violence by Jennifer Erin Salahub Safer Cities in the Global South Engaging Social Theories of Urban Violence


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Safer Cities in the Global South Engaging Social Theories of Urban Violence by Jennifer E. Salahub Safer Cities in the Global South Engaging Social Theories of Urban Violence


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Learning as Development Rethinking International Education in a Changing World by Daniel A. Wagner Learning as Development Rethinking International Education in a Changing World

Learning is the foundation of the human experience. It begins at birth and never stops, a continuous and malleable link across life stages of human development. Disparities in learning access and outcomes around the world have deep consequences for income,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Learning as Development Rethinking International Education in a Changing World by Daniel A. Wagner Learning as Development Rethinking International Education in a Changing World

Learning is the foundation of the human experience. It begins at birth and never stops, a continuous and malleable link across life stages of human development. Disparities in learning access and outcomes around the world have deep consequences for income,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Urban University and the Knowledge Economy New Spaces of Interaction by Patrizia Ingallina The Urban University and the Knowledge Economy New Spaces of Interaction

Universities are core institutions of the Knowledge Economy, and alongside firms and other research organisations, develop and promote knowledge within local economies. At the same time, they are obliged to deal with a global market, and participate in a global...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

An Introduction to Sustainability Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives by Martin (RMIT University, Australia) Mulligan An Introduction to Sustainability Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives
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An Introduction to Sustainability provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and ideas which are encompassed within the growing field of sustainability. The fully updated second edition, including new figures and images, teases out the diverse but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Democratic Rural Organizations Thresholds for Evolution in Africa and Asia by Esbern Friis-Hansen, Janki Andharia Democratic Rural Organizations Thresholds for Evolution in Africa and Asia
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Democratic rural organizations can play a big role in helping their members, who are frequently poor farmers living in margins of the economy, to escape their disadvantaged starting point and to gain access to financial services, political influence and profitable...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Indigenous Peoples and the Capability Approach by Krushil Watene, Mandy Yap, Erika Bockstael Indigenous Peoples and the Capability Approach
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Despite some achievements gained during the indigenous struggle for rights and recognition, many indigenous groups continue to fight against unjust social, political, environmental, and historical conditions. Ideas which engage with the lived experiences of communities themselves, such as the human...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2017

Indigenous Peoples and the Capability Approach by Krushil Watene, Mandy Yap, Erika Bockstael Indigenous Peoples and the Capability Approach
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Despite some achievements gained during the indigenous struggle for rights and recognition, many indigenous groups continue to fight against unjust social, political, environmental, and historical conditions. Ideas which engage with the lived experiences of communities themselves, such as the human...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2017

An Introduction to Sustainability Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives by Martin (RMIT University, Australia) Mulligan An Introduction to Sustainability Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives
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An Introduction to Sustainability provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and ideas which are encompassed within the growing field of sustainability. The fully updated second edition, including new figures and images, teases out the diverse but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

Handbook of African Development by Tony Binns Handbook of African Development


Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Liberalism 2.0 and the Rise of China Global Crisis, Innovation and Urban Mobility by David (Lancaster University, UK) Tyfield Liberalism 2.0 and the Rise of China Global Crisis, Innovation and Urban Mobility
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What can we do in this period of historic, global turbulence? Mainstream narratives have no plausible account of how to stop exacerbating the multiple, overlapping challenges; much less begin to address them meaningfully. The only thing everyone agrees is innovation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Impacts of Aids:Psych&Soc Aspe by Catalan Impacts of Aids:Psych&Soc Aspe

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

The Determinants of Small Firm Growth An Inter-Regional Study in the United Kingdom 1986-90 by Richard Barkham The Determinants of Small Firm Growth An Inter-Regional Study in the United Kingdom 1986-90

One of the most striking trends in economic development since the 1970s has been the rising importance of the small firm. Focusing on the issues of enterprise development and the regional dimensions of small-firm growth, this book explores the literature...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Transport and Development in the Third World by David Simon Transport and Development in the Third World

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

An Endogenous Theory of Property Rights by Peter (Minzu University, China; and Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) Ho An Endogenous Theory of Property Rights
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From a neo-liberal, neo-classical paradigm, secure, formal and private property rights are crucial to fostering sustained development. Institutions that fail to respond to shifting socio-economic opportunities are thus forced to make new arrangements. The enigma is posed by developments on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Can We Know Better? Reflections for development by Robert Chambers Can We Know Better? Reflections for development


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Can We Know Better? Reflections for development by Robert Chambers Can We Know Better? Reflections for development


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Regional Development Agencies in Europe by Charlotte Damborg Regional Development Agencies in Europe

In the past decade Europe has seen much change, and at the same time the importance of the regional perspectives has significantly increased. Regional Development Agencies in Europe brings together experiences of Regional and Development Agencies throughout Europe to provide...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Against Colonization and Rural Dispossession Local Resistance in South & East Asia, the Pacific & Africa by Dip Kapoor Against Colonization and Rural Dispossession Local Resistance in South & East Asia, the Pacific & Africa

A provocative study of the ways in which peasant and indigenous movements across Africa and Asia are resisting global capitalism.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Against Colonization and Rural Dispossession Local Resistance in South & East Asia, the Pacific & Africa by Dip Kapoor Against Colonization and Rural Dispossession Local Resistance in South & East Asia, the Pacific & Africa

A provocative study of the ways in which peasant and indigenous movements across Africa and Asia are resisting global capitalism.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Private Politics and Peasant Mobilization Mining in Peru by Maria-Therese Gustafsson Private Politics and Peasant Mobilization Mining in Peru

This book explores how different corporate governance strategies affect community mobilization and the scope for influence when an area's population is faced with the arrival of the extraction industry. Drawing on ethnographic research into Peruvian mining localities, the author analyses...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2017

Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions 'from Below' by Marc (CUNY, USA) Edelman Global Land Grabbing and Political Reactions 'from Below'
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When the 2007-2008 food and financial crises triggered a global wave of land grabbing, scholars, activists and policy practitioners assumed that this would be met with massive peasant resistance. As empirical evidence accumulated, however, it became clear that political reactions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

State of the World 2011 Innovations that Nourish the Planet by Worldwatch Institute State of the World 2011 Innovations that Nourish the Planet

Over the last two years, Worldwatch's Nourishing the Planet team has travelled to 25 sub-Saharan African nations - the places where hunger is greatest - and uncovered a treasure trove of innovations from farmers groups, private voluntary organizations, universities, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Financing Innovation Brics National Systems of Innovation by Luiz Martins de Melo Financing Innovation Brics National Systems of Innovation

This series of books brings together results of an extensive research programme on aspects of the national systems of innovation in the five BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. It provides a comprehensive and comparative examination...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2017

Community Development and Democratic Practice by Paul (Montana State University-Bozeman, USA) Lachapelle Community Development and Democratic Practice
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This book is the outcome of a multiyear process of participatory meetings, individual and collective writings, and insightful criticisms sponsored by the Kettering Foundation regarding the intersection of community development and democratic practice. The collective outcome from these processes is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

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