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Development Studies Textbooks New textbooks for the 2019-2020 academic year

We are proud to present our Development Studies textbook catalogue! Browse our selection of titles designed for the classroom and focusing on a wide range of key areas in these important and expanding fields.

General International Development

  • Researching South-South Development Cooperation

    The Politics of Knowledge Production, 1st Edition

    Edited by Emma Mawdsley, Elsje Fourie, Wiebe Nauta

    Over the last two decades the expanding role of Southern countries as development partners has led to tectonic shifts in global development ideas, practices, norms and actors. Researchers are faced with new questions around identity, power and positionality in global development. Researching…

    Paperback – 2019-07-09 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Development Theory and Practice in a Changing World

    1st Edition

    By Pádraig Carmody

    Taking a critical and historical view, this text explores the theory and changing practice of international development. It provides an overview of how the field has evolved and the concrete impacts of this on the ground on the lives of people in the Global South. Development Theory and Practice…

    Paperback – 2019-05-09 
    Routledge

  • Key Thinkers on Development

    2nd Edition

    Edited by David Simon

    Since its publication in 2006 as Fifty Key Thinkers on Development, this invaluable reference has established itself as the leading biographical handbook in its field, providing a concise and accessible introduction to the lives and key contributions of development thinkers from across the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Postdevelopment in Practice

    Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elise Klein, Carlos Eduardo Morreo

    Postdevelopment in Practice critically engages with recent trends in postdevelopment and critical development studies that have destabilised the concept of development, challenging its assumptions and exposing areas where it has failed in its objectives, whilst also pushing beyond theory to uncover…

    Paperback – 2019-04-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • South-South Development

    1st Edition

    By Peter Kragelund

    South-South Development examines the historical background for the current situation: why it suddenly took off again approximately a decade ago; the various vectors of engagement and how they are interrelated; the actors involved; how the revitalisation of South-South development has affected…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy

    The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals, 1st Edition

    By Macharia Kamau, Pamela Chasek, David O'Connor

    Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy provides the inside view of the negotiations that produced the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Not only did this process mark a sea change in how the UN conducts multilateral diplomacy, it changed the way the UN does its business. This book tells the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09
    Routledge

  • The Development Trap

    How Thinking Big Fails the Poor, 1st Edition

    By Adam D. Kiš

    A wave of optimism is sweeping through the international aid and development industry, championed by leaders such as Jeffrey Sachs and Jim Yong Kim, who believe that poverty eradication could be within our grasp. Yet in stark opposition come those who believe that all international development…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08
    Routledge

  • International Development

    Socio-Economic Theories, Legacies, and Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Anna Lanoszka

    International Development is a comprehensive inquiry into the field of socio-economic development founded on an understanding that economic advancement involves transformation of society. It explores successful developmental strategies but also tries to identify factors behind failed endeavours and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge

  • Geographies of Development

    An Introduction to Development Studies, 4th Edition

    By Robert Potter, Tony Binns, Jennifer A. Elliott, Etienne Nel, David W. Smith

    Now in its fourth edition, Geographies of Development: An Introduction to Development Studies remains a core, balanced and comprehensive introductory textbook for students of Development Studies, Development Geography and related fields. This clear and concise text encourages critical engagement by…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge

  • Understanding Global Poverty

    Causes, Capabilities and Human Development, 1st Edition

    By Serena Cosgrove, Benjamin Curtis

    Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge

  • The Essential Guide to Critical Development Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Henry Veltmeyer, Paul Bowles

    In recent years, much mainstream development discourse has sought to co-opt and neutralize key concepts relating to empowerment, participation, gender, sustainability and inclusivity in order to serve a market-driven, neoliberal agenda. Critical development studies now play a crucial role in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • Millennium Development Goals

    Ideas, Interests and Influence, 1st Edition

    By Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

    Heralded as a success that mobilized support for development, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ushered in an era of setting development agendas by setting global goals. This book critically evaluates the MDG experience from the capabilities and human rights perspectives, and questions the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-12
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • The Ethics of Global Poverty

    An introduction, 1st Edition

    By Scott Wisor

    The Ethics of Global Poverty offers a thorough introduction to the ethical issues surrounding global poverty. It addresses important questions such as: What is poverty and how is it measured? What are the causes of poverty? Do wealthy individuals have a moral duty to reduce global poverty?…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05
    Routledge
    The Ethics of ...

  • Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals

    A transformational agenda for an insecure world, 1st Edition

    By Felix Dodds, Ambassador David Donoghue, Jimena Leiva Roesch

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of seventeen goals and 169 targets, with accompanying indicators, which were agreed by UN member states to frame their policy agendas for the fifteen-year period from 2015 to 2030. Written by three authors who have been engaged in the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01
    Routledge

  • Global Poverty

    Global governance and poor people in the Post-2015 Era, 2nd Edition

    By David Hulme

    Around 1.4 billion people presently live in extreme poverty, and yet despite this vast scale, the issue of global poverty had a relatively low international profile until the end of the 20th century. In this important new work, Hulme charts the rise of global poverty as a priority global issue, and…

    Paperback – 2015-02-10
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • Geographies of Developing Areas

    The Global South in a Changing World, 2nd Edition

    By Glyn Williams, Paula Meth, Katie Willis

    Geographies of Developing Areas is a thought provoking and accessible introductory text, presenting a fresh view of the Global South that challenges students' pre-conceptions and promotes lively debate. Rather than presenting the Global South as a set of problems, from rapid urbanization to poverty…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge

  • The Companion to Development Studies

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Vandana Desai, Vandana Desai, Rob Potter

    The Companion to Development Studies contains over a hundred chapters written by leading international experts within the field to provide a concise and authoritative overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Covering a wide range of…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge

  • Theories and Practices of Development

    2nd Edition

    By Katie Willis

    Global economic crisis and the implications of global environmental change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how ‘development’ in all parts of the world should be achieved. However, ‘development’ has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve…

    Paperback – 2011-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

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