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Cultures of Development Vietnam, Brazil and the Unsung Vanguard of Prosperity

Cultures of Development: Vietnam, Brazil and the Unsung Vanguard of Prosperity

1st Edition

By Jonathan Warren
April 23, 2018

The North Atlantic development establishment has had a blemished track record over the past 65 years. In addition to a sizeable portfolio of failure, the few economic success stories in the developing world, such as South Korea and China, have been achieved by rejecting the advice of Western ...

Informal Urban Street Markets International Perspectives

Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Clifton Evers, Kirsten Seale
February 12, 2018

Through an international range of research, this volume examines how informal urban street markets facilitate the informal and formal economy not merely in terms of the traditional concerns of labor and consumption, but also in regards to cultural and spatial contingencies. In many places, street ...

The Language of Global Development A Misleading Geography

The Language of Global Development: A Misleading Geography

1st Edition

By Marcin Wojciech Solarz
February 01, 2017

Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms...

World Bank and Urban Development From Projects to Policy

World Bank and Urban Development: From Projects to Policy

1st Edition

By Edward Ramsamy
December 21, 2015

As one of the world’s most powerful supranational institutions, the World Bank has played an important role in international development discourse and practice since 1946. This is the first book-length history and analysis of the Bank’s urban programs and their complex relationship to urban policy ...

Development, Power, and the Environment Neoliberal Paradox in the Age of Vulnerability

Development, Power, and the Environment: Neoliberal Paradox in the Age of Vulnerability

1st Edition

By Md Saidul Islam
September 08, 2015

Unmasking the neoliberal paradox, this book provides a robust conceptual and theoretical synthesis of development, power and the environment. With seven case studies on global challenges such as under-development, food regime, climate change, dam building, identity politics, and security ...

The End of the Developmental State?

The End of the Developmental State?

1st Edition

Edited By Michelle Williams
September 08, 2015

The End of the Developmental State? brings together leading scholars of development to assess the current status of the "developmental state" in several developing and transitional economies of South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, the United Kingdom, China, South Africa, Brazil and India. Has the concept ...

Gender, Ethnicity and Place Women and Identity in Guyana

Gender, Ethnicity and Place: Women and Identity in Guyana

1st Edition

By Linda Peake, D. Alissa Trotz
December 02, 2014

This book is concerned with the nature of the relationship between gender, ethnicity and poverty in the context of the external and internal dynamics of households in Guyana. Using detailed data collected from male and female respondents in three separate locations, two urban and one rural, and ...

Psychology of Aid

Psychology of Aid

1st Edition

By Stuart Carr, Mac MacLachlan
December 02, 2014

Psychology of Aid provides an original, psychological approach to development studies, focusing as it does on the social aspects of aid and the motivational foundations. Designed as a practical tool for looking at development projects in a new and structured way, the authors bring many of the ...

The Life Region The Social and Cultural Ecology of Sustainable Development

The Life Region: The Social and Cultural Ecology of Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Edited By Per Raberg
December 02, 2014

This book launches a strategy for sustainable development, starting from a socio-ecological position and developing a model for a socially and culturally supportive community, or 'Life Region'. Special emphasis is placed on the situation of the provincial and peripheral regions of Europe and the ...

Neoliberalism, Development, and Aid Volunteering

Neoliberalism, Development, and Aid Volunteering

1st Edition

By Nichole Georgeou
June 02, 2014

This work comes at an important time of global crisis and change, where the world is ravaged by natural disasters, wars and poverty. This has increased the pressure on governments and other organisations, such as volunteer sending agencies, which provide aid, and we have seen an upward trend ...

Mining and Social Transformation in Africa Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production

Mining and Social Transformation in Africa: Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production

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Edited By Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Eleanor Fisher, Jesper Bosse Jønsson, Rosemarie Mwaipopo
April 28, 2014

After more than three decades of economic malaise, many African countries are experiencing an upsurge in their economic fortunes linked to the booming international market for minerals. Spurred by the shrinking viability of peasant agriculture, rural dwellers have been engaged in a massive search ...

Information Technology, Development, and Social Change

Information Technology, Development, and Social Change

1st Edition

Edited By Fay Patel, Prahalad Sooknanan, Giselle Rampersad, Anuradha Mundkur
April 09, 2014

The speed and cost effectiveness of new information technology has prompted many to view these innovations as a panacea for social and economic development. However, such a view flies in the face of continuing inequities in education, health, food, and infrastructure. This volume explores these ...

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