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Routledge Research on Asian Development


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Welcoming contributions from new and established scholars worldwide, this series publishes high quality, interdisciplinary, original scholarship on development issues in Asia. Themes of the series include economic development, aid, migration and displacement, sustainability, globalization, gender, environment, social movements, climate change, political economy, health, education, human security, and urbanization. 

Routledge Research on Asian Development will be of interest to scholars of Development Studies, Asian Studies, International Studies, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Politics, Geography, Economics, and Anthropology.

 

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The 2006 Crisis in East Timor Lessons for Contemporary Peacebuilding

The 2006 Crisis in East Timor: Lessons for Contemporary Peacebuilding

1st Edition

By Rebecca E. Engel
September 09, 2020

This book argues that the international community must share responsibility for contributing to the conditions that resulted in violent conflict in Timor-Leste, four years after it declared independence from Indonesia. Its failure to tailor interventions to Timor-Leste’s specific political economy ...

Community Welfare Organisations in Rural Myanmar Precarity and Parahita

Community Welfare Organisations in Rural Myanmar: Precarity and Parahita

1st Edition

By Michael P Griffiths
November 27, 2019

This book provides an in-depth study of the moral economies emerging from within conditions of precarity in rural communities in contemporary Myanmar. James C. Scott’s seminal work on ‘The Moral Economy of the Peasant’ argued that peasant notions of subsistence and expectations of reciprocity ...

Social Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia

Social Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Nitya Mohan Khemka, Suraj Kumar
September 18, 2019

This book assesses the roadmap for the implementation of the SDGs in South Asia, focusing in particular on the areas of poverty reduction, inequality, health/well-being and water and sanitation. South Asia is amongst the fastest growing regions in the world, with an aggregate GDP in excess of ...

Modern Slavery and Bonded Labour in South Asia A Human Rights-Based Approach

Modern Slavery and Bonded Labour in South Asia: A Human Rights-Based Approach

1st Edition

By Elena Samonova
March 27, 2019

This book investigates one of the most pervasive forms of modern slavery: bonded labour, whereby labour is linked with a credit agreement, leaving a debtor bound to repay their debt through long-term servitude. Drawing on cases from Nepal and India, the author adopts a human rights-based ...

Child and Youth Well-being in China

Child and Youth Well-being in China

1st Edition

By Lijun Chen, Dali L. Yang, Di Zhou, Qiang Ren
December 13, 2018

The true measure of any society is how it treats its children, who are in turn that society’s future. Making use of data from the longitudinal Chinese Family Panel Studies survey, the authors of this timely study provide a multi-faceted description and analysis of China’s younger generations. They ...

Regional Cooperation for Peace and Development Japan and South Korea in Southeast Asia

Regional Cooperation for Peace and Development: Japan and South Korea in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Brendan Howe
November 05, 2018

Faced with significant security challenges, in recent years Japan and South Korea have both sought to raise their international profile through peacebuilding, development, humanitarian assistance, and human security. This book assesses the past, present, and future potential of these niche ...

Bangladesh's Graduation from the Least Developed Countries Group Pitfalls and Promises

Bangladesh's Graduation from the Least Developed Countries Group: Pitfalls and Promises

1st Edition

Edited By Debapriya Bhattacharya
September 17, 2018

Since the group of least developed countries (LDCs) was identified in 1971, only five countries have graduated from the group, all of which are characterised by small size or population. The projections are that the next decade will see a rapid increase in the pace of graduation, with Bangladesh in...

Development and Gender Capital in India Change, Continuity and Conflict in Kerala

Development and Gender Capital in India: Change, Continuity and Conflict in Kerala

1st Edition

By Shoba Arun
August 25, 2017

The Indian state of Kerala has invoked much attention within development and gender debates, specifically in relation to its female capital- an outcome of interrelated historical, cultural and social practices. On the one hand, Kerala has been romanticised, with its citizenry, particularly women, ...

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