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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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Why States Matter in Economic Development The Socioeconomic Origins of Strong Institutions

Why States Matter in Economic Development: The Socioeconomic Origins of Strong Institutions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jawied Nawabi
April 29, 2024

This book examines the underlying conditions that give rise to states that are effective, efficient, and bureaucratically inclusive with their developmental policies. In spite of humanity’s significant advancements in science, technology and institutionalization of universal human rights ...

Foreign Aid in a World in Crisis Shifting Geopolitics in the Neoliberal Era

Foreign Aid in a World in Crisis: Shifting Geopolitics in the Neoliberal Era

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly, John McKay
February 29, 2024

This book investigates the geopoliticisation of foreign aid in recent years, against a background of global overarching crises such as climate change, conflict, Covid-19, economic crisis, energy shortages and migration. Foreign aid has historically been understood as assisting both with the ...

Gender-Based Violence in the Global South Ideologies, Resistances, Responses, and Transformations

Gender-Based Violence in the Global South: Ideologies, Resistances, Responses, and Transformations

1st Edition

Edited By Ramona Biholar, Dacia L. Leslie
February 26, 2024

This book amplifies the different voices and experiences of those facing gender-based violence (GBV) in the Global South. It explores the localised ways in which marginalised individuals design modes of coping with and address GBV, including cultural interpretations, and artistic and faith-based ...

Multinationals, Poverty Alleviation and UK Aid The Complex Quest for Mutually Beneficial Outcomes

Multinationals, Poverty Alleviation and UK Aid: The Complex Quest for Mutually Beneficial Outcomes

1st Edition

By Jo-Anna Russon
October 12, 2023

This book analyses the complex relationship between the private sector, UK official development assistance (ODA) and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, the private sector has occupied an increasingly prominent position within UK ODA, bringing a range of opportunities and ...

Public Diplomacy and Civil Society Organisations

Public Diplomacy and Civil Society Organisations

1st Edition

Edited By Ibrahim Natil
September 28, 2023

This book explores the roles of civil society organisations (CSOs) when engaging in public diplomacy activities and their impact on community development and change. It provides up-to-date analysis of the challenges and constraints facing CSOs involved in diplomatic missions and working with ...

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
September 25, 2023

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 ...

Gender, Digitalization, and Resilience in International Development Failing Forward

Gender, Digitalization, and Resilience in International Development: Failing Forward

1st Edition

By Julia Bello-Bravo, John William Medendorp, Anne Namatsi Lutomia, Barry Robert Pittendrigh
September 07, 2023

This book explores the intersection of gender, digitalization, and resilience in international development. Building resilience is increasingly seen as crucial when planning and implementing development programmes, enabling communities to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in...

Sweden’s Research Aid Policy The Role of Science in Development

Sweden’s Research Aid Policy: The Role of Science in Development

1st Edition

By Veronica Brodén Gyberg
June 27, 2023

Science and technology have long been considered key for development, problem solving and education in low-income countries, and Sweden has been at the forefront of efforts in this area, as one of the first countries to formalize research aid. This book analyses how the Swedish Agency for Research...

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
May 31, 2023

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 ...

Critical Reflections on Public Private Partnerships

Critical Reflections on Public Private Partnerships

1st Edition

Edited By Jasmine Gideon, Elaine Unterhalter
May 31, 2023

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
May 31, 2023

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...

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
May 31, 2023

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 ...

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