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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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Global Development in the Arctic International Cooperation for the Future

Global Development in the Arctic: International Cooperation for the Future

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Andrey Mineev, Anatoli Bourmistrov, Frode Mellemvik
November 07, 2022

Viewing the Arctic as a key region for global development in the 21st century, this book offers a cross-disciplinary conceptual framework for understanding what international cooperation is, why it is difficult and what kind of alternative views can apply in the Arctic. Written by Arctic experts, ...

European Civil Society and International Development Aid Organisational Incentives and NGO Advocacy

European Civil Society and International Development Aid: Organisational Incentives and NGO Advocacy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Balázs Szent-Iványi
October 26, 2022

This book explains how and why European non-governmental development organisations (NGDOs) engage in advocacy towards the European Union (EU). It analyses the heterogenous structure of the sector, with examples ranging from large multinational networks to essentially single person NGDOs. The book ...

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

Forthcoming

By Adrian Robert Bazbauers, Susan Engel
September 26, 2022

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 ...

Leadership and Organisational Culture in Development Challenging Exceptionalism

Leadership and Organisational Culture in Development: Challenging Exceptionalism

1st Edition

By Violeta Schubert
July 14, 2022

This book uses organisational theory to explore how power and leadership operate in development organisations in different contexts and at different levels. Culture as a tool for enacting change is of particular importance within organisational and leadership analysis but often limiting. Notions ...

Caribbean Regional Integration A Critical Development Approach

Caribbean Regional Integration: A Critical Development Approach

1st Edition

By Patsy Lewis
May 30, 2022

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the role of regional integration in the contemporary Caribbean, challenging the value of the neoliberal ideology that permeates regionalism discourse. The book asks what value neoliberal regionalism holds for the Caribbean, when its economic goals of ...

The Informal Economy Revisited Examining the Past, Envisioning the Future

The Informal Economy Revisited: Examining the Past, Envisioning the Future

1st Edition

Edited By Martha Chen, Françoise Carré
May 06, 2022

This landmark volume brings together leading scholars in the field to investigate recent conceptual shifts, research findings and policy debates on the informal economy as well as future challenges and directions for research and policy. Well over half of the global workforce and the vast majority ...

New Leadership of Civil Society Organisations Community Development and Engagement

New Leadership of Civil Society Organisations: Community Development and Engagement

1st Edition

Edited By Ibrahim Natil
April 29, 2022

This book investigates the political, social, and economic dynamics and structures that influence the leadership of Civil Society Organisations at the local, national, and global levels. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) play an increasingly important role in the political, economic, and social ...

Structural Transformation and Sustainable Development in the Global South An Integrated Approach

Structural Transformation and Sustainable Development in the Global South: An Integrated Approach

1st Edition

By Seung Jin Baek
December 24, 2021

This book investigates the relationship between sustainable development and structural transformation within international development policy. On the one hand, sustainable development is promoted as a multi-dimensional concept for achieving environmentally and socially responsible change. On the ...

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

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. In its broader sense, the concept of human development is noted as a set of freedoms and human capabilities that are essential for ...

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

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

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...

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