Development Studies: Collections

Development Studies Textbooks New and Key Titles 2016

We are proud to present our 2016 Development Studies texbook collection, which allows you to browse our selection of titles focusing on a wide range of key areas in this important field.

Welcome to the Development Studies Textbook Collection 

We are proud to present our Development Studies textbook collection, which allows you to browse our selection of titles focusing on a wide range of key areas in this important field. Our publishing continues to be informed by the extensive travel of our global editorial team visiting Development Studies scholars and lecturers and attending key conferences in order to keep up-to-date with advances in the field and course requirements.

On the left, you can click through the list of section headings to see the books we have available in these areas.  Instructors who are interested in a text are invited to request a complimentary exam copy. Just click on the 'Complimentary Exam Copy' button and fill in our simple, pre-set form with the requisite information. 

To see the rest of our Development Studies books, including our research and reference texts, please visit  www.routledge.com/developmentstudies

To get you started, here on the front page we've highlighted a few of our most exciting new titles:

Featured Books

  • The Principles of Housing

    By Peter King

    The Principles of Housing is an engaging and discursive introduction to the key topics within housing studies. Whereas many books get bogged down in country-specific policy or small innovations, this book argues that the fundamental concepts of what we call housing are relatively stable and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge

  • Research and Fieldwork in Development

    By Daniel Hammett, Chasca Twyman, Mark Graham

    Research and Fieldwork in Development explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to spatial data and digital methods. Each chapter provides the reader with an understanding of the theoretical basis of research methods, reflects upon their…

    Paperback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge

  • Global Finance and Development

    By David Hudson

    The question of money, how to provide it, and how to acquire it where needed is axiomatic to development. The realities of global poverty and the inequalities between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ are clear and well documented, and the gaps between world’s richest and the world’s poorest are…

    Paperback – 2014-12-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • Cities of the Global South Reader

    Edited by Faranak Miraftab, Neema Kudva

    The Cities of the Global South Reader adopts a fresh and critical approach to the fi eld of urbanization in the developing world. The Reader incorporates both early and emerging debates about the diverse trajectories of urbanization processes in the context of the restructured global alignments in…

    Paperback – 2014-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Urban Reader Series

  • 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, Third Edition

    Edited by 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

  • Sustainability Principles and Practice

    By Margaret Robertson

    Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace. Each chapter explores one…

    Paperback – 2014-01-20
    Routledge

  • Climate Change and Development

    By Thomas Tanner, Leo Horn-Phathanothai

    The evidence for human-induced climate change is now overwhelming, the brunt of its impacts is already being felt by poor people, and the case for urgent action is compelling. This book addresses the two greatest challenges of our time – averting catastrophic climate change and eradicating poverty…

    Paperback – 2013-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises

    Everyday Politics of Crisis Response

    Edited by Dorothea Hilhorst

    Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse – are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality, there are many continuities and discontinuities between crisis and normality. What…

    Paperback – 2013-06-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Religions and Development

    By Emma Tomalin

    Religion has been excluded from development studies for decades. Religious traditions have contributed greatly towards development work, yet major international players have tended to ignore its role. Recent years have shown a noticeable shift in development policy, practice and research to…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • Evaluating Communication for Development

    A Framework for Social Change

    By June Lennie, Jo Tacchi

    Evaluating Communication for Development presents a comprehensive framework for evaluating communication for development (C4D). This framework combines the latest thinking from a number of fields in new ways. It critiques dominant instrumental, accountability-based approaches to development and…

    Paperback – 2012-12-06
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Sustainable Development

    4th Edition

    By Jennifer Elliott

    This fourth edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated to provide a concise, well illustrated and accessible introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development with particular reference to developing countries. The contested nature of…

    Paperback – 2012-08-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • Gender and Development

    2nd Edition

    By Janet Momsen, Janet Momsen

    Global financial problems, rising food prices, climate change, international migration – increasingly by women – conflict situations in many poor countries, the spread of tropical diseases such as malaria and dengue fever and the increased incidence of HIV/AIDS and TB, and changing…

    Paperback – 2009-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Perspectives on Development