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Routledge Explorations in Development Studies


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The series features innovative and original research at the regional and global scale. Its scope extends to scholarly works that take an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.

In terms of theory and method, rather than basing itself on any one orthodoxy, the series draws broadly on the tool kit of the social sciences in general, emphasizing comparison, the analysis of the structure and processes, and the application of qualitative and quantitative methods.

The series welcomes submissions from established authors in the field as well as from junior authors. To submit proposals, please contact the Development Studies Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

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Rethinking Copyright for Sustainable Human Development Higher Education and Access to Knowledge

Rethinking Copyright for Sustainable Human Development: Higher Education and Access to Knowledge

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sileshi Bedasie Hirko
November 26, 2021

This book explores the interface between copyright and higher education, and their complementarities for the advancement of sustainable human development. The concept of human development defines the freedoms and human capabilities that are essential for human flourishing. Adopting a rights-based...

Women-Owned SMEs in Emerging Markets The Missing Link in Global Supply Chains

Women-Owned SMEs in Emerging Markets: The Missing Link in Global Supply Chains

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Shabnam Shalizi
November 04, 2021

This book investigates women as business owners in emerging markets, documenting the structural difficulties they face as a result of their seeking access to global supply chains, and demonstrating the ways in which they are rewriting norms and challenging market assumptions. Although women own ...

Foreign Aid and Development in South Korea and Africa A Comparative Analysis of Economic Growth

Foreign Aid and Development in South Korea and Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Economic Growth

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Kelechi A. Kalu, Jiyoung Kim
August 16, 2021

This book compares the rapid development of South Korea over the past 70 years with selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa to assess what factors contributed to the country’s success story, and why it is that countries that were comparable in the past continue to experience challenges in ...

Women and the UN A New History of Women's International Human Rights

Women and the UN: A New History of Women's International Human Rights

1st Edition

Edited By Rebecca Adami, Dan Plesch
July 29, 2021

This book provides a critical history of influential women in the United Nations and seeks to inspire empowerment with role models from bygone eras. The women whose voices this book presents helped shape UN conventions, declarations, and policies with relevance to the international human rights of...

Youth Civic Engagement and Local Peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa Prospects and Challenges for Community Development

Youth Civic Engagement and Local Peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa: Prospects and Challenges for Community Development

1st Edition

Edited By Ibrahim Natil
May 21, 2021

This book investigates the ways in which young people engage with and contribute to civil society, community development, and local peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Youth engagement and contribution to civil society and local peacebuilding can play a crucial role in ...

Philanthropic Foundations in International Development Rockefeller, Ford and Gates

Philanthropic Foundations in International Development: Rockefeller, Ford and Gates

1st Edition

By Patrick Kilby
May 03, 2021

This book focuses on the influence of philanthropic foundations in global development, and on how the global south has engaged with them. The idea of corporate philanthropy stretches back a long way, with the late 19th industrialist Andrew Carnegie seeing it as an important obligation of the very ...

The Global Architecture of Multilateral Development Banks A System of Debt or Development?

The Global Architecture of Multilateral Development Banks: A System of Debt or Development?

1st Edition

By Adrian Robert Bazbauers, Susan Engel
March 12, 2021

This book explores the evolution of the 30 functioning multilateral development banks (MDBs). MDBs have their roots in the growing system of international finance and multilateral cooperation, with the first recognisable MDB being proposed by Latin America in financial cooperation with the US in ...

Political Participation and Democratic Capability in Authoritarian States

Political Participation and Democratic Capability in Authoritarian States

1st Edition

By Lien Pham, Ance Kaleja
February 23, 2021

This book provides an innovative theoretical and empirical exploration of the political participation and democratic capability of people living in authoritarian states. Merging perspectives from sociology and political science, the book demonstrates that despite autocratic restrictions on ...

Critical Reflections on Public Private Partnerships

Critical Reflections on Public Private Partnerships

1st Edition

Edited By Jasmine Gideon, Elaine Unterhalter
December 22, 2020

This book argues that despite the hype within many policy circles, there is actually very little evidence to support the presumed benefits of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in reducing poverty and addressing inequalities in the provision of and access to public services. Taking a ...

Economic Neoliberalism and International Development

Economic Neoliberalism and International Development

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Tribe
November 23, 2020

This book provides a robust theoretical and empirical exploration of the interrelationship between economic neoliberalism and international development. Putting the experiences of developing and transitional economies centre stage, the book investigates how their economic policies compare with the...

Media Power and Hegemony in South Africa The Myth of Independence

Media Power and Hegemony in South Africa: The Myth of Independence

1st Edition

By Blessed Ngwenya
November 16, 2020

This book critically explores how meanings of ‘independence’ are constructed and reconfigured by public service broadcasters in the global south, with a particular focus on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Blessed Ngwenya questions the institutional, political economy and world ...

Barriers to Effective Civil Society Organisations Political, Social and Financial Shifts

Barriers to Effective Civil Society Organisations: Political, Social and Financial Shifts

1st Edition

Edited By Ibrahim Natil, Vanessa Malila, Youcef Sai
September 01, 2020

This book provides an insight into the historical changes and present-day circumstances that have influenced, and continue to influence, the development and future of civil society. Civil society organisations (CSOs) play a crucial role in international development, however their impact on policy ...

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