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Rethinking Development


About the Series

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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Rural Development in Practice Evolving Challenges and Opportunities

Rural Development in Practice: Evolving Challenges and Opportunities

1st Edition

By Willem van Eekelen
May 18, 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 17, 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
December 02, 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 07, 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 04, 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 ...

Participatory Arts in International Development

Participatory Arts in International Development

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Cooke, Inés Soria-Donlan
August 27, 2019

This book explores the practical delivery of participatory arts projects in international development. Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of academics, international development professionals and arts practitioners, the book engages honestly with the competing challenges faced by the...

Aid Power and Politics

Aid Power and Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Iliana Olivié, Aitor Pérez
August 06, 2019

Aid Power and Politics delves into the political roots of aid policy, demonstrating how and why governments across the world use aid for global influence, and exploring the role it plays in present-day global governance and international relations. In reconsidering aid as part of international ...

Researching South-South Development Cooperation The Politics of Knowledge Production

Researching South-South Development Cooperation: The Politics of Knowledge Production

1st Edition

Edited By Emma Mawdsley, Elsje Fourie, Wiebe Nauta
June 10, 2019

Over the last two decades the expanding role of Southern countries as development partners has led to tectonic shifts in global development ideas, practices, norms and actors. Researchers are faced with new questions around identity, power and positionality in global development. Researching ...

Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism Political Economy Analysis from Washington to Beijing

Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism: Political Economy Analysis from Washington to Beijing

1st Edition

By Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly
February 18, 2019

Across the world the Western dominated international aid system is being challenged. The rise of right-wing populism, de-globalisation, the advance of illiberal democracy and the emergence of non-Western donors onto the international stage are cutting right to the heart of the entrenched ...

Epistemic Freedom in Africa Deprovincialization and Decolonization

Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization

1st Edition

By Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
June 20, 2018

Epistemic Freedom in Africa is about the struggle for African people to think, theorize, interpret the world and write from where they are located, unencumbered by Eurocentrism. The imperial denial of common humanity to some human beings meant that in turn their knowledges and experiences lost ...

Communication in International Development Doing Good or Looking Good?

Communication in International Development: Doing Good or Looking Good?

1st Edition

Edited By Florencia Enghel, Jessica Noske-Turner
May 16, 2018

International development stakeholders harness communication with two broad purposes: to do good, via communication for development and media assistance, and to communicate do-gooding, via public relations and information. This book unpacks various ways in which different efforts to do good are ...

Numeracy as Social Practice Global and Local Perspectives

Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Keiko Yasukawa, Alan Rogers, Kara Jackson, Brian V. Street
April 26, 2018

Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, embedded in local practices, traditions and interactions. But whereas the importance of social practice is increasingly recognised in literacy education, Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives is the first book to ...

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