The development of different societies is a complex and diverse matter. This series incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to explore the impact of development theory and practice. In particular, the series highlights the importance of current research on:
* gender and equality
* sustainable development
* environment protection
Titles in the series offer authoritative insights into developmental issues of regional and global importance.
Social Innovations in Post-Soviet Countries
Civil Society in the Global South
The Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America Inside the Implementation Gap
Governance, Development, and Social Work
Poverty Alleviation and Poverty of Aid Pakistan
By Bakhrom Radjabov
June 02, 2022
This book evaluates the evolution of social innovation in post-Soviet Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Caucasus. Following the dissolution of the USSR, organisations such as the UNDP have encouraged local communities and governments to innovate in order to find solutions to existing social ...
By Kate Grantham, Gillian Dowie, Arjan de Haan
March 05, 2021
This book investigates the barriers to women’s economic empowerment in the Global South. Drawing on evidence from a wide range of countries, the book outlines important lessons and practical solutions for promoting gender equality. Despite global progress in closing gender gaps in education and ...
By Palash Kamruzzaman
December 18, 2020
In recent years civil society has been seen as a key route for democracy promotion and solving development ‘problems’ in low-income countries. However, the very concept of civil society is deeply rooted in European traditions and values. In pursuing civil society reform in non-Western countries, ...
By Corinne Lennox
December 05, 2019
This book explores the ways in which minority groups across the world are reshaping the international minority rights protection system. It documents the actions of four major groups that are using transnational social mobilisation to achieve recognition of their identities and their rights. The ...
By Stephanie E.L. Bengtsson, Bilal Barakat, Raya Muttarak
October 17, 2019
The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda explores the relationship between education and other key sectors of development in the context of the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. While it is widely understood that there is a positive relationship ...
By Claire Wright, Alexandra Tomaselli
August 20, 2019
This book delves into the reasons behind and the consequences of the implementation gap regarding the right to prior consultation and the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America. In recent years, the economic and political projects of Latin American States ...
By Zoë Marriage
June 24, 2019
This book uses the Afro-Brazilian art of capoeira to examine how security has been pursued from below and what significance this has for security analysis and policy. Illegal at the beginning of the twentieth century, capoeira is now a cultural institution and export that is protected by the ...
By Patience Mukwambo
April 16, 2019
Whilst many studies have explored how quality in higher education is conceptualised in the Global North, less attention has been paid to quality in higher education in Africa and the Global South. This book uses the human development and capabilities approach to demonstrate how quality in teaching ...
By Mahnaz Akhami, Yakın Ertürk, Ann Elizabeth Mayer
September 08, 2018
Around the world, discriminatory legislation prevents women from accessing their human rights. It can affect almost every aspect of a woman's life, including the right to choose a partner, inherit property, hold a job, and obtain child custody. Often referred to as family law, these laws have ...
By Chathapuram S. Ramanathan, Subhabrata Dutta
August 09, 2018
This book explores how many issues related to development and governance –including migration, disaster management, environmental justice, peace and security, sustainability, public-private partnerships, and terrorism – impact the practice of social work. It takes a global, comparative ...
By Fayyaz Baqir
July 31, 2018
Aid effectiveness has emerged as an intensely debated issue amongst policy makers, donors, development practitioners, civil society and academics during the past decade. This debate revolves around one important question: does official development assistance complement, duplicate or disregard the ...
By Theo Papaioannou
June 20, 2018
Innovation has the potential to address a number of development challenges such as combating poverty and delivering health services, but all too often technological progress has failed to consider the needs of the poor, and has actually served to increase inequalities, rather than sharing out the ...