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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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Cities and Development

Cities and Development

2nd Edition

By Sean Fox, Tom Goodfellow
February 17, 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 ...

Conservation and Development

Conservation and Development

1st Edition

By Andrew Newsham, Shonil Bhagwat
December 01, 2015

Conservation and development share an intertwined history dating back to at least the 1700s. But what are the prospects for reconciling the two, and how far have we come with this project? This book explores these questions through a detailed consideration of the past, present and future of the ...

Tourism and Development in the Developing World

Tourism and Development in the Developing World

2nd Edition

By David J. Telfer, Richard Sharpley
December 08, 2015

Tourism is widely considered to be an important factor in socio-economic development, particularly in less developed countries. However, despite almost universal recognition of tourism’s development potential, the extent to which economic and social progress is linked to the growth of a country’s ...

Population and Development

Population and Development

2nd Edition

By W.T.S. Gould
May 05, 2015

The new edition of Population and Development offers an up-to-date perspective on one of the critical issues at the heart of the problems of development for all countries, and especially those that seek to implement major economic and social change: the reflexive relationships between a country’s ...

Global Finance and Development

Global Finance and Development

1st Edition

By David Hudson
January 02, 2015

The question of money, how to provide it, and how to acquire it where needed is axiomatic to development. The realities of global poverty and the inequalities between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ are clear and well documented, and the gaps between world’s richest and the world’s poorest are ...

Climate Change and Development

Climate Change and Development

1st Edition

By Thomas Tanner, Leo Horn-Phathanothai
January 06, 2014

The evidence for human-induced climate change is now overwhelming, the brunt of its impacts is already being felt by poor people, and the case for urgent action is compelling. This book addresses the two greatest challenges of our time – averting catastrophic climate change and eradicating poverty ...

Latin American Development

Latin American Development

1st Edition

By Julie Cupples
May 03, 2013

Latin America’s diverse political and economic struggles and triumphs have captured the global imagination. The region has been a site of brutal dictators, revolutionary heroes, the Cold War struggle and as a place in which the global debt crisis has had some of its most lasting and ...

Religions and Development

Religions and Development

1st Edition

By Emma Tomalin
July 10, 2013

Religion has been excluded from development studies for decades. Religious traditions have contributed greatly towards development work, yet major international players have tended to ignore its role. Recent years have shown a noticeable shift in development policy, practice and research to ...

Development Organizations

Development Organizations

1st Edition

By Rebecca Schaaf
June 24, 2013

Continuing debates over the meaning of development and awareness of the persistence of poverty have resulted in increasing concern over how to ‘do’ development. There are growing numbers of development organizations, undertaking different activities, at different scales, with different motivations,...

Food and Development

Food and Development

1st Edition

By E.M. Young
May 03, 2012

The relationship between food and development has always been controversial. Over the last thirty years, development in the north and south has failed to deliver people a decent diet. While some people have too little food and die as a consequence, some people have too much food and die from ...

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

4th Edition

By Jennifer Elliott
October 01, 2012

This fourth edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated to provide a concise, well illustrated and accessible introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development with particular reference to developing countries. The contested nature of ...

Theories and Practices of Development

Theories and Practices of Development

2nd Edition

By Katie Willis
March 02, 2011

Global economic crisis and the implications of global environmental change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how ‘development’ in all parts of the world should be achieved. However, ‘development’ has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve...

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