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Routledge Perspectives on Development


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Routledge Perspectives on Development provides an invaluable, up to date and refreshing approach to key development issues for academics and students working in the field of development, in disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, international relations, politics and sociology.

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Non-Governmental Organizations and Development

Non-Governmental Organizations and Development

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

David Lewis, Nazneen Kanji, Nuno S. Themudo
December 30, 2020

This book is an introduction to the wide-ranging topic of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and development, combining a critical overview of the main research literature with a set of up-to-date theoretical and practical insights drawn from experience in Asia, Europe, Africa and elsewhere. The...

Theories and Practices of Development

Theories and Practices of Development

3rd Edition

Forthcoming

Katie Willis
December 18, 2020

The newly updated third edition provides a clear and user-friendly introduction to the complex debates around how development has been understood and achieved. It has been fully updated and expanded to reflect global political and economic shifts, as well as new approaches to development. The book ...

Aid and Development

Aid and Development

1st Edition

John Overton, Warwick E. Murray
October 07, 2020

This book provides an overview of what aid is, how it has changed over time and how it is practiced, as well as debates about whether aid works, for whom and what its future might be. The text shows how ‘aid’ is a contested and fluid concept that involves a wide and changing variety of policies, ...

Gender and Development

Gender and Development

3rd Edition

Janet Momsen
October 01, 2019

This revised and updated third edition of Gender and Development provides a concise, accessible introduction to gender and development issues in the developing world and in the transition countries of Eastern and Central Europe. The nine chapters include discussions on: changes in theoretical ...

South-South Development

South-South Development

1st Edition

Peter Kragelund
January 29, 2019

South-South Development examines the historical background for the current situation: why it suddenly took off again approximately a decade ago; the various vectors of engagement and how they are interrelated; the actors involved; how the revitalisation of South-South development has affected ...

Postcolonialism, Decoloniality and Development

Postcolonialism, Decoloniality and Development

2nd Edition

Cheryl McEwan
November 16, 2018

Postcolonialism, Decoloniality and Development is a comprehensive revision of Postcolonialism and Development (2009) that explains, reviews and critically evaluates recent debates about postcolonial and decolonial approaches and their implications for development studies. By outlining contemporary ...

Education and Development

Education and Development

1st Edition

Simon McGrath
May 01, 2018

This title explores the place of education in development debates and provides a systematic as well as a theoretical overview of the main approaches to education and development. It emphasises the fact that education is profoundly shaped by national and local cultures even if many issues are shared...

Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

1st Edition

Richard Heeks
November 20, 2017

Mobile phones are close to ubiquitous in developing countries; Internet and broadband access are becoming commonplace. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) thus represent the fastest, broadest and deepest technical change experienced in international development. They now affect every ...

Media and Development

Media and Development

1st Edition

Richard Vokes
November 20, 2017

At the start of the 21st century, the relationship between media and development has never felt more important. Following a series of ‘media revolutions’ throughout the developing world – beginning with the advent of cheap transistor radio sets in the late-1960s, followed by the rapid expansion of ...

Children, Youth and Development

Children, Youth and Development

2nd Edition

Nicola Ansell
August 08, 2016

The new updated edition of Children, Youth and Development explores the varied ways in which global processes in the form of development policies, economic and cultural globalisation, and international agreements interact with more locally specific practices to shape the lives of young people ...

Conflict and Development

Conflict and Development

2nd Edition

Roger Mac Ginty, Andrew Williams
February 19, 2016

In the five years since the first edition of Conflict and Development was published the awareness of the relationship between conflicts and development has grown exponentially. Developmental factors can act as a trigger for violence, as well as for ending violence and for triggering post-conflict ...

Cities and Development

Cities and Development

2nd Edition

Sean Fox, Tom Goodfellow
February 11, 2016

For the first time in human history more people now live and towns and cities than in rural areas. In the wealthier countries of the world, the transition from predominantly rural to urban habitation is more or less complete. But in many parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America, urban populations ...

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