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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.

Politics, Conflict and Development

  • Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism

    Political Economy Analysis from Washington to Beijing, 1st Edition

    By Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly

    Across the world the Western dominated international aid system is being challenged. The rise of right-wing populism, de-globalisation, the advance of illiberal democracy and the emergence of non-Western donors onto the international stage are cutting right to the heart of the entrenched…

    Paperback – 2019-02-15
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Politics in Developing Countries

    1st Edition

    By Damien Kingsbury

    Politics in Developing Countries provides a clear and reader-friendly introduction to the key factors and themes that shape political processes in developing countries. Achieving development outcomes such as reducing poverty and inequality is only possible through efficient governance, well-planned…

    Paperback – 2019-02-06
    Routledge

  • Public Administration in the 21st Century

    A Global South Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Rumki Basu

    Public Administration has experienced a fundamental rethinking of its basic objectives, concepts and theories during the 21st century. This book examines the transformations happening in global societies, the economy and in politics, to trace the trajectory of public administration as an…

    Paperback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge India

  • Geopolitics and Development

    1st Edition

    By Marcus Power

    Geopolitics and Development examines the historical emergence of development as a form of governmentality, from the end of empire to the Cold War and the War on Terror. It illustrates the various ways in which the meanings and relations of development as a discourse, an apparatus and an aspiration,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-30
    Routledge

  • Global Politics

    A New Introduction, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Jenny Edkins, Maja Zehfuss

    The third edition of Global Politics: A New Introduction continues to provide a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages directly with the issues in global politics that students are most interested in, helping them to understand the key questions and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-07
    Routledge

  • Understanding Contemporary Brazil

    1st Edition

    By Jeff Garmany, Anthony W. Pereira

    Brazil has famously been called a country of contradictions. It is a place where narratives of "racial democracy" exist in the face of stark inequalities, and where the natural environment is celebrated as a point of national pride, but at the same time is exploited at alarming rates. To people on…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • Peacebuilding in Contemporary Africa

    In Search of Alternative Strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth Omeje

    Peacebuilding in Contemporary Africa explores the challenges and opportunities faced by countries and societies transitioning from armed conflicts to peace in contemporary Africa. It evaluates the effectiveness, outcomes and failures of existing peacebuilding initiatives implemented by stakeholders…

    Paperback – 2018-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Development

  • Conflict, Security and Development

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Paul Jackson, Danielle Beswick

    This textbook draws on academic theory, field research and policy developments to provide an overview of the connections between security and development, before, during and after conflict. This third edition is revised and updated to take account of changes that have occurred in both policy and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge

  • 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

  • International Organization and Global Governance

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Thomas G. Weiss, Rorden Wilkinson

    Completely revised and updated for the second edition, this textbook continues to offer the most comprehensive resource available for all interested in international organization and global governance. The book offers: In-depth and accessible coverage of the history and theories of international…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16
    Routledge

  • The Other World

    Issues and Politics in the Developing World, 10th Edition

    By Joseph N. Weatherby, Craig Arceneaux, Anika Leithner, Ira Reed, Benjamin F. Timms, Shanruo Ning Zhang

    The Other World combines a thematic and area studies approach to explore contemporary global issues in the developing world. Accessible and interdisciplinary, this text offers political, economic, social, and historical analysis plus case studies on Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-02
    Routledge

  • War, Conflict and Human Rights

    Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition

    By Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega, Johanna Herman

    War, Conflict and Human Rights is an innovative inter-disciplinary textbook, combining aspects of law, politics and conflict analysis to examine the relationship between human rights and armed conflict. This third edition has been fully revised and updated, and contains a completely new chapter on…

    Paperback – 2017-08-02
    Routledge

  • Multipolar Globalization

    Emerging Economies and Development, 1st Edition

    By Jan Nederveen Pieterse

    Like a giant oil tanker, the world is slowly turning. The rapid growth of economies in Asia and the global South has led to a momentous shift in the world order, leaving much of the traditional literature on globalization behind. Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development is the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Obstacles to Peacebuilding

    1st Edition

    By Graciana del Castillo

    Combining the insights of a seasoned practitioner with the academic rigor of a meticulous policy and risk analyst, del Castillo discusses the major obstacles to peacebuilding that need to be removed before war-torn countries can move towards peace, stability, and prosperity. As Secretary-General…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • State Formation, Regime Change, and Economic Development

    1st Edition

    By Jørgen Møller

    Failed or weak states, miscarried democratizations, and economic underdevelopment characterize a large part of the world we live in. Much work has been done on these subjects over the latest decades but most of this research ignores the deep historical processes that produced the modern state,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge

  • The United Nations and Changing World Politics

    8th Edition

    By Thomas G. Weiss, David P Forsythe, Roger A. Coate, Kelly-Kate Pease

    This completely revised and updated eighth edition serves as the definitive text for courses in which the United Nations is either the focus or a central component. Built around three critical themes in international relations (peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge

  • Conflict and Development

    2nd Edition

    By Roger Mac Ginty, Andrew Williams

    In the five years since the first edition of Conflict and Development was published the awareness of the relationship between conflicts and development has grown exponentially. Developmental factors can act as a trigger for violence, as well as for ending violence and for triggering post-conflict…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • International Peacebuilding

    An introduction, 1st Edition

    By Alpaslan Ozerdem, SungYong Lee

    International Peacebuilding offers a concise, practical and accessible introduction to the growing field of peacebuilding for students and practitioners. This new textbook comprises three parts, each dealing with a key aspect of peacebuilding: Part I defines the core concepts and theoretical…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge

  • The Politicisation of Migration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wouter van der Brug, Gianni D'Amato, Didier Ruedin, Joost Berkhout

    Why are migration policies sometimes heavily contested and high on the political agenda? And why do they, at other moments and in other countries, hardly lead to much public debate? The entrance and settlement of migrants in Western Europe has prompted various political reactions. In some countries…

    Paperback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

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