776 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    776 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of some of the world’s most pressing global development challenges – including how they may be better understood and addressed through innovative practices and approaches to learning and teaching.

    Featuring 61 contributions from leading and emerging academics and practitioners, this multidisciplinary volume is organized into five thematic parts exploring: changes in global development financing, ideologies, norms and partnerships; interrelationships between development, natural environments and inequality; shifts in critical development challenges, and; new possibilities for positive change. Collectively, the handbook demonstrates that global development challenges are becoming increasingly complex and multi-faceted and are to be found in the Global ‘North’ as much as the ‘South’. It draws attention to structural inequality and disadvantage alongside possibilities for positive change.

    The Handbook will serve as a valuable resource for students and scholars across multiple disciplines including Development Studies, Anthropology, Geography, Global Studies, Indigenous and Postcolonial Studies, Political Science, and Urban Studies.

    The Introduction of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.


    Kearrin Sims, Nicola Banks, Susan Engel, Paul Hodge, Jonathan Makuwira, Naohiro Nakamura, Jonathan Rigg, Albert Salamanca, and Pichamon Yeophantong

    PART 1 Changing development configurations

    1 Introduction: changing development configurations

    Susan Engel and Kearrin Sims

    2 Deglobalization

    Walden Bello

    3 Retroliberalism and development

    Warwick E. Murray and John Overton

    4 Development in the Global North

    Etienne Nel

    5 Debt

    Éric Toussaint

    6 OECD DAC development cooperation

    Heiner Janus

    7 South-South Cooperation

    Laura Trajber Waisbich and Emma Mawdsley

    8 Multilateral development banks: old and new

    Susan Engel and Patrick Bond

    9 Northern and Southern non-governmental organizations

    Nicola Banks and Badru Bukenya

    10 Philanthropy

    Linsey McGoey

    11 Social enterprise and inclusive economic development

    Narayan Gopalkrishnan and Hurriyet Babacan

    PART 2 Sustainability and the environment

    12 Introduction: sustainability and development

    Albert Salamanca and Pichamon Yeophantong

    13 Planetary boundaries

    Ilan Kelman

    14 Anthropocene, Capitalocene, and climate change

    Antonio G. M. La Viña and Jameela Joy M. Reyes

    15 More-than-human development

    Andrew McGregor and Ashraful Alam

    16 Gender, sexuality, and environment

    Susie Jolly

    17 Extractivism

    Henry Veltmeyer

    18 Resource conflict

    Feifei Cai and Pichamon Yeophantong

    19 The extinction crisis

    Hilary Whitehouse

    20 Transnational environmental crime and development

    Lorraine Elliott

    21 Indigenous rights, new technology and the environment

    Pyrou Chung and Mia Chung

    22 Sustainable food systems

    Sango Mahanty

    23 Renewable energy

    Eko Priyo Purnomo, Aqil Teguh Fathani, and Abitassha Az Zahra

    24 Transboundary governance failures and Southeast Asia’s plastic pollution

    Danny Marks

    25 Sustainable development discourse

    Thomas McNamara

    PART 3 Inequality and inequitable development

    26 Introduction: inequality and inequitable development

    Kearrin Sims and Jonathan Rigg

    27 Poverty: no meeting of minds

    Jonathan Rigg and Kearrin Sims

    28 Global financial systems and tax avoidance

    Rachel Etter-Phoya, Moran Harari, Markus Meinzer, and Miroslav Palanský

    29 Global extractivism and inequality

    Etienne Roy Grégoire and Pascale Hatcher

    30 Spatial inequality and development

    Edo Andriesse and Kristian Saguin

    31 Land grabbing and exclusion

    Philip Hirsch

    32 Forced displacement and resettlement

    Diana Suhardiman

    33 Human mobility and climate change

    Andreas Neef and Lucy Benge

    34 Educational inequality and development

    Youyenn Teo

    35 Gender inequality and development

    Archana Preeti Voola and Bina Fernandez

    36 Gender inequality and development pedagogy

    Sara N. Amin, Christian Girard, and Domenica Gisella Calabrò

    37 Violent development in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

    Anna Hayes and Kearrin Sims

    PART 4 Game changers of Global Development?

    38 Introduction: game changers of Global Development?

    Nicola Banks and Jonathan Makuwira

    39 COVID-19 and global health systems

    Stephanie M. Topp

    40 Health and illness

    Pranee Liamputtong and Zoe Sanipreeya Rice

    41 Disability-inclusive development

    Jonathan Makuwira

    42 Citizenship, rights, and global development

    Diana Mitlin, Jack Makau, Sophie King, and Tom Gillespie

    43 Housing and development

    Poonam Pritika Devi and Naohiro Nakamura

    44 Global value chains and development

    Aarti Krishnan

    45 International and internal migration

    Tanja Bastia and Ronald Skeldon

    46 Forced migration and asylum seeking

    Joseph Besigye Bazirake and Carolina Suransky

    47 Development and conflict

    Jessica R. Hawkins

    48 Children, youth, and development

    Vandra Harris Agisilaou

    49 Ageing and development

    Penny Vera-Sanso

    PART 5 Reimagining futures

    50 Introduction: reimagining futures

    Paul Hodge and Naohiro Nakamura

    51 Finding perspective through our more-than-human kin

    Michelle Bishop and Lauren Tynan

    52 Activism and development studies pedagogy

    Tolu Muliaina

    53 Tensions of decolonizing development pedagogies

    Bernard Kelly-Edwards, Kevin Gavi Duncan, and Paul Hodge

    54 Decolonial gender and development

    Yvonne Underhill-Sem

    55 Community based service learning for development

    Rebecca Bilous, Laura Hammersley, and Kate Lloyd

    56 Capacity development and higher education

    Krishna Kumar Kotra and Naohiro Nakamura

    57 Adaptive programming, politics and learning in development

    Aidan Craney, Lisa Denney, David Hudson, and Ujjwal Krishna

    58 Southern research methodologies for development

    Johanna Brugman Alvarez and Leakhana Kol

    59 Community economies

    Jenny Cameron and Isaac Lyne

    60 Geonarratives and countermapped storytelling

    Joseph Palis

    61 Poetry as decolonial praxis

    Sarah Wright


    Kearrin Sims is a lecturer in Development Studies at James Cook University, Australia.

    Nicola Banks is a senior lecturer in Global Urbanism and Urban Development at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester.

    Susan Engel is an associate professor in Politics and International Studies at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

    Paul Hodge is a senior lecturer in Geography and Environmental Studies at The University of Newcastle, Australia.

    Jonathan Makuwira is a professor in Development Studies and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Malawi University of Science and Technology.

    Naohiro Nakamura is a senior lecturer in Geography at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

    Jonathan Rigg is a professor in Geography at the University of Bristol, UK.

    Albert Salamanca is a senior research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Asia Centre, Thailand.

    Pichamon Yeophantong is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Canberra.

    "This path-breaking Handbook moves thinking from its conventional ‘international development’ approach to a genuinely ‘global development’ framing. Drawing on contributions from a diverse and broad-based set of authors (not just the usual suspects) it examines today’s big issues – sustainability and inequality – and explores the war of ideas that is needed if we are to reimagine and redirect human and planetary futures. The Handbook’s chapters powerfully critique the retroliberalism that shapes contemporary policy and action and introduce the reader to emancipatory and transformative ways of understanding global problems and changing what individuals, communities, businesses and states can do. This is a ‘must-have-on-my-bookshelf’ publication."

    David Hulme, Professor of Development Studies at the University of Manchester, Executive Director of the Global Development Institute; CEO of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, UK

    "Gradual changes in the political economy of the global order and the unprecedented increase in climate, health and biodiversity risk demands a collective rethink of the fundamentals of international development. In this watershed contribution, that not only distils problems of the current development machine but charts new ways ahead, the Handbook of Global Development is provocative and inspiring. Drawing from a new generation of development leadership and foregrounding fresh voices from the across the world, the book breaks new ground by setting out new modes of thinking supranationally, alternative ways of acting on transnational grand challenges and lays out innovative teaching approaches that, taken together, reshape the paradigm of global connections and challenges."

    Susan Parnell, Global Challenges Research Professor in the School of Geography at the University of Bristol and Emeritus Professor at the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town

    "This is a timely and invaluable handbook for anyone working in global development, or anyone wishing to. The contexts, actors, narratives, and challenges shaping development are constantly changing. It is incumbent on all of us – from students to the more experienced – to continually consider our own practice and positionality. Are we really “doing good” for the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged? How can we do better? By taking a wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary approach, and explicitly addressing critical cross-cutting issues such as climate change, inequality and population growth, the chapters in this volume provide a rich resource to guide ongoing reflection and learning on these difficult questions. I can’t recommend it highly enough."

    Praveena Gunaratnam, DrPH, Global Public Health Specialist and Human Rights Activist

     "This book is a valuable guide through a range of pressing issues for policy experts and students alike, who are grappling with the future of development from within and beyond the sector. Its established and emerging authors explore big questions like what to make of deglobalisation, changing donor systems and aid chains, and whether neoliberalism is really dead or just evolving. The book is a must-read for practitioners and scholars aiming to keep ahead of global trends, like the future of development finance and sustainable development."

    Dr Amrita Malhi, Senior Advisor Geoeconomics, Save the Children

    "The Routledge Handbook of Global Development stands poignantly at the cutting-edge of new thinking on challenges, prospects, possibilities, and desired development futures. Contributors have done a splendid job in bringing to the fore of academia and public policy the most recent challenges of Anthropocene and existentialism, extractivism and violence of development, migration and Covid-19, decolonization and many other topical themes; opening up important epistemological questions in the field of global development. This is a must-read Handbook and resource for scholars and policymakers alike, which fundamentally refreshes and nourishes the mind of all those who care to know the state of the world we live-in."

    Professor Dr. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, University of Bayreuth 

    "This Handbook provides an invaluable resource for all those concerned with contemporary global challenges. It goes beyond the usual description of the world’s problems to address head on the ways in which these can be addressed through pedagogy, policy and practice. Importantly, in making a critical intervention into a field that is currently in flux it reveals shifting geographies of power and global relations. This truly international and interdisciplinary volume includes contributions from leading scholars in their field that illuminate the multiple influences and dynamics of contemporary development thinking and practice. It moves beyond despondency, to provide innovative and more hopeful engagements with global concerns, ones that can work towards advancing more equitable and sustainable futures. This Handbook encourages us to reflect more deeply on the ideologies and practices that have for so long characterised international development and development studies."

    Professor Uma Kothari, Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK