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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.

Media, Communications, ICTs and Development

  • Mapping and Politics in the Digital Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pol Bargués-Pedreny, David Chandler, Elena Simon

    Throughout history, maps have been a powerful tool in the constitutive imaginary of governments seeking to define or contest the limits of their political reach. Today, new digital technologies have become central to mapping as a way of formulating alternative political visions.  Mapping can…

    Paperback – 2018-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • Communication in International Development

    Doing Good or Looking Good?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Florencia Enghel, Jessica Noske-Turner

    International development stakeholders harness communication with two broad purposes: to do good, via communication for development and media assistance, and to communicate do-gooding, via public relations and information. This book unpacks various ways in which different efforts to do good are…

    Paperback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Media and Development

    1st Edition

    By Richard Vokes

    At the start of the 21st century, the relationship between media and development has never felt more important. Following a series of ‘media revolutions’ throughout the developing world – beginning with the advent of cheap transistor radio sets in the late-1960s, followed by the rapid expansion of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

    1st Edition

    By Richard Heeks

    Mobile phones are close to ubiquitous in developing countries; Internet and broadband access are becoming commonplace. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) thus represent the fastest, broadest and deepest technical change experienced in international development. They now affect every…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • Communicating Development with Communities

    1st Edition

    By Linje Manyozo

    Development theory and practice are often taught in a manner that strips them of their historical context and obscures alternative intellectual assumptions and critical frameworks. This prevents students from acquiring a holistic understanding of the world and consequently, when it comes to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Technology and Human Development

    1st Edition

    By Ilse Oosterlaken

    This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development. This approach attaches central moral importance to individual human capabilities, understood as effective…

    Paperback – 2015-05-29
    Routledge
    The Routledge Human Development and Capability Debates

  • Digital Humanitarians

    How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Meier

    The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. This flash flood of information—social media, satellite imagery and more—is often referred to as Big Data. Making sense of this data deluge during disasters is proving an…

    Paperback – 2015-01-22
    Routledge

  • Art, Culture and International Development

    Humanizing social transformation, 1st Edition

    By John Clammer

    Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book…

    Paperback – 2014-11-25
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Popular Representations of Development

    Insights from Novels, Films, Television and Social Media, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers, Michael Woolcock

    Although the academic study of development is well established, as is also its policy implementation, less considered are the broader, more popular understandings of development that often shape agendas and priorities, particularly in representative democracies. Through its accessible and…

    Paperback – 2013-08-21
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

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