4th Edition

The Companion to Development Studies

Edited By Emil Dauncey, Vandana Desai, Robert B. Potter Copyright 2024
    590 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    590 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Companion to Development Studies is essential reading in the field of development studies. This indispensable resource offers succinct, up-to-date, and insightful chapters that reflect the diverse voices and perspectives informing the field and the dynamic interplay of theory, policy, and practice that characterises it.

    This fourth edition brings together contributions from an impressive range of renowned international experts and emerging voices at the forefront of development studies to deliver engaging, interdisciplinary, and provocative insights into this challenging field. The 98 chapters spanning both theory and practice offer readers accessible discussions of the core issues, emerging trends, and key debates of the discipline. Divided into nine sections of: theories and their contentions; histories and discourses of development; actors and institutions; identities and practices; people and the planet; the economics of development; conflict, violence, and peace; the changing landscape of development; and approaches to policy and practice; this timely new text provides easy to use summaries of all the major issues encountered in this rapidly growing and changing field.

    The Companion serves students and scholars across various disciplines, including development studies, geography, politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, and economics. It offers incisive analysis and critical insights, equipping those working in development policy and practice with the knowledge and understanding they need to navigate and address contemporary global challenges.

    This textbook is supported by flexible, online resources for teaching and learning such as tutorial guides, key concept videos, and a filmography.

    One: Theories and their Contentions

    1)    Theories, strategies and ideologies of development: an overview

    Robert B. Potter

    2)    The impasse in development studies

    Frans J. Schuurman

    3)    Dependency Theories: from ECLA to André Gunder Frank and Beyond

    Dennis Conway and Nik Heynen

    4)    The New World Group of Dependency Scholars: Reflections of a Caribbean Avant-Garde  Movement

    Don D Marshall

    5)    World-systems theory: core, semi-peripheral, and peripheral regions

    Thomas Klak

    6)    Neoliberalism: Different paths within a global project  

    Elizabeth Humphrys

    7)    Development as Freedom

    Patricia Northover

    8)    Postcolonialism

    Cheryl McEwan

    9)    Postmodernism and development

    David Simon

    10) Post-Development

    James D Sidaway

    11) Clarifying confusion between development as ‘change’ and ‘intention’

    David Lewis

    12) Culture and Development

    Susanne Schech         

    13) Development Ethics

    Des Gasper


    Two: Histories and discourses of development

    14) Development in a global-historical context

    Ruth Craggs

    15) Heritage and Development

    Charlotte Cross and John D. Giblin

    16) The Changing Language of International Development

    Daniel Hammet

    17) Representing Poverty

    John Cameron

    18) Global North and Global South

    Kamna Patel

    19) The shift to global development

    Rory Horner

    20) Enlightenment and the era of modernity

    Marcus Power

    21) The Washington Consensus and the Post-Washington Consensus

    Ali Burak Güven

    22) Concepts and Measures of Development: Beyond GDP

    Jakob Dirksen

    23) Global economic inequality, the great divergence, and the legacies of colonialism and enslavement

    Alan Shipman, Julia Ngozi Chukwuma, and Emil Dauncey

    24) Conflict Politics as Developmentalism

    Raktim Ray


    Three: Actors and Institutions

    25) Development and Nationalism

    David Neilsen

    26) China-Africa relations in a changing world

    Frangton Chiyemura

    27) Civil society and civic space

    Sarah Peck

    28) Role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

    Vandana Desai

    29) Philanthropy, private foundations and global development

    Adam Fejerskov

    30) For-profit consultants and contractors in development

    Emma Mawdsley

    31) Corporate Social Responsibility: Development on Whose Terms?

    Maha Rafi Atal

    32) Gender, Ethical Consumerism and political participation

    Celia Bartlett

    33) Environmental Defenders and Social Movements: The Violent Realities of Resisting Extractivism

    Levi Gahman, Filiberto Penados and Shelda-Jane Smith

    34) Religion

    Ben Jones

    35) Social Capital and Development

    Anthony Bebbington and Katherine Foo

    36) Is there a legal right to development?

    Radha D’Souza


    Four: Identities and Practices

    37) Children and development

    Kristen E. Cheney

    38) Youth: Perspectives and Paradigms in Global Development

    Emil Dauncey

    39) Ageing and poverty

    Vandana Desai

    40) Disability

    Ruth Evans and Yaw Adjei-Amoako

    41) Sexualities and Development

    Andrea Cornwall and Vanja Hamzić

    42) Rethinking Gender and Empowerment

    Jane Parpart

    43) Critique of feminism from the South

    Madhu Purnima Kishwar

    44) Identities and Intersectionality

    Sara de Jong

    45) A K-shaped crisis: Covid-19 and inequalities

    Ana Luíza Matos de Oliveira and Magali N. Alloatti


    Five: People and the Planet

    46) Sustainable development

    Michael Redclift

    47) The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)

    Johnathan Rigg

    48) Transformations to sustainability

    Lakshmi Charli-Joseph & Jesús Mario Siqueiros-García

    49) The 4D framework: a holistic approach to countering climate change misinformation

    John Cook

    50) Decolonising human-nature relationships: Indigenous ontologies and development

    Thomas Aneurin Smith

    51) Water Insecurity

    Catherine Fallon Grasham

    52) The Blue Economy

    Kate Symons

    53) Fisheries and Development

    Carole Sandrine White

    54) Famine

    Stephen Devereux

    55) Renewable Energy and Development

    Andrew Lawrence

    56) Climate adaptation

    Rónán McDermott, Karsten Schulz, Lummina Horlings, Lorenzo Squintani

    57) Global Environmental Justice

    Adrian Martin


    Six: The Economics of development

    58) Growth and Development

    Augustin Kwasi Fosu

    59) Aid and growth

    Ines A. Ferreira

    60) Foreign Aid in a Changing World

    Stephen Brown

    61) Aid conditionality

    Jonathan R. W. Temple

    62) Trade Liberalisation and Economic Development in the Developing Countries

    Kalim Siddiqui

    63) The Knowledge Based Economy and Digital Divisions of Labour

    Mark Graham, Sanna Ojanperä, Martin Dittus

    64) New Institutional Economics and Development

    Philipp Lepenies

    65) Development and consumption

    Cecile Jackson

    66) Rethinking ‘work’ from the cities of the South

    William Monteith

    67) Rural Livelihoods in a Context of the Global Land Rush

    Annelies Zoomers and Kei Otsuki

    68) Migration and Transnationalism

    Katie Willis

    69) The measurement of poverty

    Francesco Burchi and Howard White

    70) Behavioural economics and development economics

    Bereket Kebede

    71) Financialisation and Development

    Ben Fine


    Seven: Conflict, violence and peace

    72) Fragile States

    Tom Goodfellow

    73) Resource Wars

    Emma Gilberthorpe and Elissaios Papyrakis

    74) Gender and conflict

    Erika Forsberg

    75) Violence Against Women and Girls

    Cathy McIlwaine

    76) Global human exploitation: Trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery

    Louise Waite

    77) Cities, crime and development

    Paula Meth

    78) Policing and development 

    Charlotte Cross

    79) Peace-building partnerships and human security

    Timothy M. Shaw and Abigail Kabandula


    Eight: The changing landscape of development

    80) Urban Bias

    Gareth A. Jones and Stuart Corbridge

    81) Studies in comparative urbanism

    Colin McFarlane

    82) Understanding Land as Fictitious Capital in Financial Capitalism

    Sarah E. Sharma and Susanne Soederberg

    83) Land grabs

    Pádraig Carmody and Adwoa Ofori

    84) Gentrification

    Ernesto López-Morales

    85) "Slums and Modernity"

    Syed Haider

    86) Urban Health: Sustainable Development and the Healthy City

    Jennifer Cole

    87) Infrastructures for Development

    Stephanie Ketterer Hobbis


    Nine: Approaches to policy and practice

    88) How to manage for effective aid? The recent emergence of three management approaches

    Brendan S Whitty

    89) Participatory Development

    Giles Mohan

    90) Cash Transfers and HIV Prevention in Africa

    Kevin Deane

    91) Social Protection in Development Context

    Sarah Cook and Katja Hujo

    92) Universal Basic Income

    Elizaveta Fouksman

    93) Making Social Work Visible in Social Development in Nigeria: challenges and interconnections

    Uzoma Okoye and Susan Levy

    94) Technological Innovation and Development

    Theo Papaioannou

    95) Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

    Azadeh Akbari

    96) Decolonising global health

    Julia Ngozi Chukwuma

    97) Navigating the institutional gaps, mismatch, and neglect: Exploring the landscape of non-communicable diseases in the developing countries

    Pallavi Joshi and Dinar Kale

    98) What is Vocational Education and Training for What Development?
    Simon McGrath


    Emil Dauncey is Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Studies at The Open University, UK.

    Vandana Desai is Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

    Robert B. Potter (1950–2014) was a leading researcher in urban and development geographies – with particular reference to Caribbean development studies – and an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He was Professor Emeritus at Reading University, Head of School (2008–2012), and the recipient of the higher doctorate degree of DSc from the University of Reading for his outstanding contributions to the field.