Development Studies: Politics & Development

  • Improving International Investment Agreements book cover

    Improving International Investment Agreements

    1st Edition

    Edited by Armand De Mestral, Céline Lévesque

    This book presents the reflections of a group of researchers interested in assessing whether the law governing the promotion and protection of foreign investment reflects sound public policy. Whether it is the lack of "checks and balances" on investor rights or more broadly the lack of balance…

    Hardback – 2012-11-20
    Routledge Research in International Economic Law

  • Populism in Venezuela book cover

    Populism in Venezuela

    1st Edition

    By Ryan Brading

    Populism in Venezuela analyses the emergence, formation, reproduction and resistance to a left-wing populist project in a major world oil producer. For readers who seek to understand the historical, economical and sociological contexts that gave rise to a 38 year-old mestizo-mulato Lieutenant…

    Hardback – 2012-10-19
    Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

  • The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid: The Pergau Dam Affair book cover

    The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid

    The Pergau Dam Affair, 1st Edition

    By Tim Lankester

    The Pergau dam in Malaysia was the most controversial project in the history of British aid. Because of its high cost, it was a poor candidate for aid funding. It was provided in part to honour a highly irregular promise of civil aid in connection with a major arms deal. After two parliamentary…

    Hardback – 2012-09-18
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • The Global Political Economy of Trade Protectionism and Liberalization: Trade Reform and Economic Adjustment in Textiles and Clothing book cover

    The Global Political Economy of Trade Protectionism and Liberalization

    Trade Reform and Economic Adjustment in Textiles and Clothing, 1st Edition

    By Tony Heron

    Given the widely-accepted premise that free trade is the best means of maximising overall societal welfare, why has it proven so difficult to achieve in certain industries? This book tackles arguably the most perennial and deep-rooted of all questions in political economy, and questions the…

    Hardback – 2012-06-14
    RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

  • Indigenous Nations and Modern States: The Political Emergence of Nations Challenging State Power book cover

    Indigenous Nations and Modern States

    The Political Emergence of Nations Challenging State Power, 1st Edition

    By Rudolph C. Ryser

    Indigenous peoples throughout the world tenaciously defend their lands, cultures, and their lives with resilience and determination. They have done so generation after generation. These are peoples who make up bedrock nations throughout the world in whose territories the United Nations says 80…

    Hardback – 2012-06-11
    Indigenous Peoples and Politics

  • Fear and Crime in Latin America: Redefining State-Society Relations book cover

    Fear and Crime in Latin America

    Redefining State-Society Relations, 1st Edition

    By Lucía Dammert

    The feeling of insecurity is a little known phenomenon that has been only partially explored by social sciences. However, it has a deep social, cultural and economic impact and may even contribute to define the very structures of the state. In Latin America, fear of crime has become an important…

    Hardback – 2012-05-16
    Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

  • The City as Target book cover

    The City as Target

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ryan Bishop, Gregory Clancey, John W. Phillips

    Bringing together scholars from a diverse range of disciplines, The City as Target provides a sustained and critical response to the relationship between the concept of targeting (in its many forms) and notions of understanding, imagining and shaping the urban. Among the many spatial and graphic…

    Hardback – 2012-03-21
    Postcolonial Politics

  • Thirty Years of China's Reform book cover

    Thirty Years of China's Reform

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wang Mengkui

    China Development Research Foundation is one of the leading economic think tanks in China, where many of the details of China’s economic reform have been formulated. Its work and publications therefore provide great insights into what the Chinese themselves think about economic reform and how it…

    Hardback – 2012-03-15
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Cultural Exclusion in China: State Education, Social Mobility and Cultural Difference book cover

    Cultural Exclusion in China

    State Education, Social Mobility and Cultural Difference, 1st Edition

    By Lin Yi

    Ethnic minorities form a very substantial proportion of the population of China, with over 100 million people in 55 formally designated minority groups inhabiting over 60% of the country’s land area. Poverty and economic inequality of minority groups are widely-recognised problems. However, as this…

    Paperback – 2012-03-14
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan: Traversing the Margins book cover

    Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan

    Traversing the Margins, 1st Edition

    By Chad Haines

    The Karakoram Highway was constructed by the Pakistani state in the 1970s as a major development project that furthered the national interest and solidified state control over the disputed region of northern Pakistan. Focusing on this highway, this book provides a unique analysis of the…

    Hardback – 2012-03-07
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Alternatives to Privatization: Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South book cover

    Alternatives to Privatization

    Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South, 1st Edition

    Edited by David A. McDonald, Greg Ruiters

    There is a vast literature for and against privatizing public services. Those who are against privatization are often confronted with the objection that they present no alternative. This book takes up that challenge by establishing theoretical models for what does (and does not) constitute an…

    Hardback – 2012-02-27
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • Non-Governmental Organisations in China book cover

    Non-Governmental Organisations in China

    1st Edition

    By Yiyi Lu

    As Chinese society becomes more open, and hopes rise that control by the Communist Party may become more relaxed, a great deal is expected from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the formation of civil society. This book, based on extensive original research including detailed interview…

    Paperback – 2012-02-27
    China Policy Series

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