3rd Edition

Geographies of Development An Introduction to Development Studies

    576 Pages
    by Routledge

    Geographies of Development: an Introduction to Development Studies remains a core, balanced and comprehensive introductory textbook for students of Development Studies, Development Geography and related fields. This clear and concise text encourages critical engagement by integrating theory alongside practice and related key topics throughout. It demonstrates informatively that ideas concerning development have been many and varied and highly contested - varying from time to time and from place to place.

    With a new colour layout and in-chapter features such as Key Ideas, Boxed Case Studies and Summaries, students will find this an easy-to-use text which will focus them on the most important information in this area of study.

    Table of Contents


    1. Questioning Development

    2. Understanding Colonialism

    3. Theories and Strategies of Development

    4. Globalisation, Development and Underdevelopment

    5. People in the Development Process

    6. Resources and the Environment

    7. Institutions of Development

    8. Movements and Flows

    9. Urban Spaces

    10. Rural Spaces



    Robert Potter, Tony Binns, Jennifer Elliott, Etienne Nel, David Smith