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Rethinking Development


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Rethinking Development offers accessible and thought-provoking overviews of contemporary topics in international development and aid. Providing original empirical and analytical insights, the books in this series push thinking in new directions by challenging current conceptualizations and developing new ones.  

This is a dynamic and inspiring series for all those engaged with today’s debates surrounding development issues, whether they be students, scholars, policy makers and practitioners internationally. These interdisciplinary books provide an invaluable resource for discussion in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in development studies as well as in anthropology, economics, politics, geography, media studies and sociology.

To submit proposals, please contact the Development Studies Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

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The Diaspora's Role in Africa Transculturalism, Challenges and Development

The Diaspora's Role in Africa: Transculturalism, Challenges and Development

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stella-Monica N. Mpande
October 21, 2021

Africans living in the diaspora have a unique position as potential agents of change in helping to address Africa’s political and socio-economic challenges. In addition to financial remittances, their multiple, hybrid identities in and out of geographical and psycho-cultural spaces allow them to ...

Global Learning and International Development in the Age of Neoliberalism

Global Learning and International Development in the Age of Neoliberalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stephen McCloskey
October 14, 2021

This book argues that the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified a crisis in the international development sector that it can begin to tackle by re-engaging with development education practice. The recent safeguarding scandal is symptomatic of a sector that is becoming overly hierarchical, brand conscious...

Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls Mainstreaming in Development Programmes

Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls: Mainstreaming in Development Programmes

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Tamsin Bradley, Janet Gruber
September 06, 2021

Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls argues that women and girls are vulnerable across all areas of society, and that therefore a commitment to end violence against women and girls needs to be embedded into all development programmes, regardless of sectorial focus. This book presents an ...

Mobile Technology and Social Transformations Access to Knowledge in Global Contexts

Mobile Technology and Social Transformations: Access to Knowledge in Global Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Stefanie Felsberger, Ramesh Subramanian
May 03, 2021

This book investigates the ways in which the mobile telephone has transformed societies around the world, bringing both opportunities and challenges. At a time when knowledge and truth are increasingly contested, the book asks how mobile technology has changed the ways in which people create, ...

Introducing Forced Migration

Introducing Forced Migration

1st Edition

By Patricia Hynes
March 31, 2021

At a time when global debates about the movement of people have never been more heated, this book provides readers with an accessible, student-friendly guide to the subject of forced migration. Readers of this book will learn who forced migrants are, where they are and why international protection...

Southern-Led Development Finance Solutions from the Global South

Southern-Led Development Finance: Solutions from the Global South

1st Edition

Edited By Diana Barrowclough, Kevin P. Gallagher, Richard Kozul-Wright
September 30, 2020

Southern-Led Development Finance examines some of the innovative new south-south financial arrangements and institutions that have emerged in recent years, as countries from the Global South seek to transform their economies and to shield themselves from global economic turbulence. Even before the...

Using Evidence in Policy and Practice Lessons from Africa

Using Evidence in Policy and Practice: Lessons from Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Goldman, Mine Pabari
June 18, 2020

This book asks how governments in Africa can use evidence to improve their policies and programmes, and ultimately, to achieve positive change for their citizens. Looking at different evidence sources across a range of contexts, the book brings policy makers and researchers together to uncover what...

Rural Development in Practice Evolving Challenges and Opportunities

Rural Development in Practice: Evolving Challenges and Opportunities

1st Edition

By Willem van Eekelen
May 20, 2020

Rural Development in Practice focuses on the evolving nature of rural development in the Global South. It outlines how we got to where we are today, checks what we can learn from history, and explores the development drivers, facilitators, and obstacles most likely to shape the years ahead. The ...

Women, Literature and Development in Africa

Women, Literature and Development in Africa

2nd Edition

By Anthonia C. Kalu
December 19, 2019

This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women’s oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary ...

Innovation for Development in Africa

Innovation for Development in Africa

1st Edition

By Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Lauri Hooli
November 29, 2019

This book uncovers the many ways in which innovations and innovation system development policies have become crucial to development policy formation across Africa. As new instruments, actors and tools emerge in development cooperation, the role of innovation in the societal development of ...

Energy and Development

Energy and Development

1st Edition

By Frauke Urban
November 06, 2019

This book explores the complex relationship between energy and development and discusses the core issues and concepts surrounding this growing area of research and policy. In the field of energy and development, the world faces two major challenges: (1) Providing energy access to the roughly ...

Power, Empowerment and Social Change

Power, Empowerment and Social Change

1st Edition

Edited By Rosemary McGee, Jethro Pettit
November 06, 2019

This book uncovers how power operates around the world, and how it can be resisted or transformed through empowered collective action and social leadership. The stakes have never been higher. Recent years have seen a rapid escalation of inequalities, the rise of new global powers and corporate ...

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