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Critical Concepts in Development Studies


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Designed with students and scholars of Development Studies in mind, this series covers a number of sub-areas within this popular area of study. Including titles on Agricultural Development, Gender and Development and Development Economics, the series brings together the best possible research within the field.

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Energy, Poverty, and Development

Energy, Poverty, and Development

1st Edition

Edited By Benjamin K. Sovacool
April 11, 2018

Incredibly, close to one-quarter of humanity lives without electricity or other modern forms of energy, while as many as one-third of the world’s population relies (at least in part) on traditional biofuels, such as cow dung or firewood, at great cost to its health, security, and economic welfare. ...

Low Carbon Development

Low Carbon Development

1st Edition

Edited By Frauke Urban, Johan Nordensvard
September 14, 2016

If—as many environmental experts maintain—global climate change is the greatest challenge of our times, the need for a serious, and universal, commitment to low-carbon development is more urgent than ever. Low-carbon development might be described as climate-friendly growth that enables humanity to...

Gender, Poverty, and Development

Gender, Poverty, and Development

1st Edition

Edited By Sylvia Chant, Gwendolyn Beetham
October 22, 2014

Serious research into the problematic and contested relationship between notions of gender, poverty, and development continues to blossom. Indeed, the work of scholars in this cross-disciplinary field supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. Moreover...

Agricultural Development

Agricultural Development

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher B. Barrett
December 14, 2011

Virtually all national cases of rapid, widespread progress from poverty to wealth have been causally associated with the transformation of agricultural systems. From eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and North America to late twentieth-century East Asia, striking increases in agricultural ...

Gender and Development

Gender and Development

1st Edition

Edited By Janet Momsen
August 19, 2008

Edited and introduced by a leading researcher and activist, this four-volume Major Work in the Routledge Critical Concepts in Development series, brings together both cutting-edge and canonical research about gender and development which will enable development scholars, policy-makers and workers ...

Development Economics

Development Economics

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher B. Barrett
October 15, 2007

Development economics is in many senses the most fundamental field within the discipline of economics, focused on understanding how resource allocation, human behaviour, institutional arrangements, and private and public policy jointly influence the evolution of the human condition. As the opening ...

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