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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.

African Development

  • The Societies of the Middle East and North Africa

    Structures, Vulnerabilities, and Forces, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sean Yom

    This new textbook explores the societies and populations of the Middle East and North Africa. Presenting original chapters written by the world’s leading Middle East scholars, it analyzes the social fabric of the region’s varied countries to uncover the organizing structures, human vulnerabilities,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Africapitalism

    Sustainable Business and Development in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Uwafiokun Idemudia, Kenneth Amaeshi

    Using theory, empirical research, and case studies, this book explores the changing nature of business in Africa and how businesses can actively contribute to the development of Africa. It uses (and critically analyses) the concept of Africapitalism – a management philosophy and movement which…

    Paperback – 2019-04-22 
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Africa–China Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Alden, Daniel Large

    Interest in China and Africa is growing exponentially. Taking a step back from the
‘events-driven’ reactions characterizing much coverage, this timely book reflects more deeply on questions concerning how this subject has been, is being and can be
studied. It offers a comprehensive,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-02
    Routledge

  • Africa’s Big Men

    Predatory State-Society Relations in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth Kalu, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Toyin Falola

    This book spotlights, analyzes and explains varying forms and patterns of state-society relations on the African continent, taking as point of departure the complexities created by the emergence, proliferation and complicated interactions of so-called ‘big men’ across Africa's fifty-four states.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-03
    Routledge
    Global Africa

  • African Economic Development

    1st Edition

    By Steven Langdon, Archibald R.M. Ritter, Yiagadeesen Samy

    Sub-Saharan Africa is at a turning point. The barriers to economic growth seen in the 1980-2000 era are disappearing and new optimism is spreading. However, difficult goals of eliminating poverty, achieving equity and overcoming environmental threats continue. This much-needed and insightful…

    Paperback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Textbooks in Development Economics

  • Industrial Development in Africa

    Mapping Industrialization Pathways for a Leaping Leopard, 1st Edition

    By Berhanu Abegaz

    Industrial Development in Africa critically synthesizes and reframes the debates on African industrial development in a capability-opportunity framework. It recasts the challenge in a broader comparative context of successive waves of catchup industrialization experiences in the European periphery,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-02
    Routledge

  • Africa Under Neoliberalism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nana Poku, Jim Whitman

    The period since the 1980s has seen sustained pressure on Africa’s political elite to anchor the continent’s development strategies in neoliberalism in exchange for vitally needed development assistance. Rafts of policies and programmes have come to underpin the relationship between continental…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Contemporary African Politics

  • Mistaking Africa

    Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind, 4th Edition

    By Curtis Keim, Carolyn Somerville

    For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed "tribesmen," and impenetrable jungles.Although the occasional newspaper headline mentions authoritarian rule, corruption, genocide, devastating illnesses, or civil war in Africa,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-25
    Routledge

  • Africa in World Politics

    Constructing Political and Economic Order, 6th Edition

    By John W Harbeson, Donald Rothchild

    The sixth edition of Africa in World Politics focuses on challenges African states face in constructing viable political economies in contexts both of familiar domestic challenges and an unprecedented mix of engagements, opportunities, and threats emanating from a turbulent and rapidly changing…

    Paperback – 2017-01-03
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to African Politics

    4th Edition

    By Alex Thomson

    The fourth edition of An Introduction to African Politics is an ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. It gets to the heart of the politics of this part of the world. How is modern Africa still influenced by its colonial past? How do strong ethnic and religious…

    Paperback – 2016-04-22
    Routledge

  • Africa

    Diversity and Development, 1st Edition

    By Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel

    For many, Africa is regarded as a place of mystery and negative images, where reports of natural disasters and civil strife dominate media attention, with relatively little publicity given to any of the continent’s more positive attributes. Africa has at last begun to receive the depth of interest…

    Paperback – 2011-12-15
    Routledge

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