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King's SOAS Studies in Development Geography: King's SOAS Studies in Development Geography


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Both the School of Oriental and African Studies and King's College, whose geography departments merged in 2001, have established international reputations for their research into these areas. This series publishes original research into all aspects of geography in the developing world, particularly linking environmental and development issues. It will be of critical interest to geographers and academics in the fields of development studies, political science, environmental studies and economics.

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Water Stress: Some Symptoms and Causes: A Case Study of Ta'iz, Yemen

Water Stress: Some Symptoms and Causes: A Case Study of Ta'iz, Yemen

1st Edition

Chris D. Handley
July 13, 2017

Why is the bread basket of Arabia importing more water via grain than is pumped locally by all sectors and why does nobody notice? How can the same water be sold to different users at prices varying by five orders of magnitude? How can the biggest names in development throw millions of dollars...

Environment and Resettlement Politics in China: The Three Gorges Project

Environment and Resettlement Politics in China: The Three Gorges Project

1st Edition

Gørild Heggelund
June 29, 2017

The Three Gorges dam, currently being constructed on the Yantgze River in China, is controversial both inside and outside China, particularly because of the large number of people to be resettled (officially 1.2 million) and the environmental impacts. Using material previously unavailable in any...

Agriculture and Rural Development Planning: A Process in Transition

Agriculture and Rural Development Planning: A Process in Transition

1st Edition

H. David Akroyd
April 30, 2017

This book meets the needs of teachers and students of agriculture and rural development project and programme planning, planners employed by governments in developing countries and by external financing agencies. Project planners must understand the aspirations of rural families and their local...

Political Ecology and the Role of Water: Environment, Society and Economy in Northern Yemen

Political Ecology and the Role of Water: Environment, Society and Economy in Northern Yemen

1st Edition

Gerhard Lichtenthäler
November 16, 2016

How can we explain the over-exploitation and degradation of natural resources in the countries of the South? Population growth, poverty and problems associated with common property resource management have been common themes in this debate, yet insufficient attention has been paid to how...

Squatters as Developers?: Slum Redevelopment in Mumbai

Squatters as Developers?: Slum Redevelopment in Mumbai

1st Edition

Vinit Mukhija
November 11, 2016

In the mid-1990s, the state government of Maharashtra introduced an innovative strategy of slum redevelopment in its capital city, Mumbai (Bombay). Based on demolishing existing slums and rebuilding on the same sites at a higher density, it is very distinct from the two prevalent conventional...

Planning in Contemporary Africa: The State, Town Planning and Society in Cameroon

Planning in Contemporary Africa: The State, Town Planning and Society in Cameroon

1st Edition

Ambe J. Njoh
May 28, 2003

Why do authorities in post-colonial African states continue to employ European or Western planning models? What are the implications for different societal groups of adopting such models? Several decades following independence, this outstanding volume provides in-depth empirical research to...

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