Development Studies: Politics & Development

  • Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development book cover

    Environmental Politics in Latin America

    Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benedicte Bull, Mariel Cristina Aguilar-Stoen

    Since colonial times the position of the social, political and economic elites in Latin America has been intimately connected to their control over natural resources. Consequently, struggles to protect the environment from over-exploitation and contamination have been related to marginalized groups…

    Hardback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies book cover

    China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies

    1st Edition

    By Julia Bader

    The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China’s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries – Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia – it examines…

    Hardback – 2014-11-07
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Local Governance Innovation in China: Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance book cover

    Local Governance Innovation in China

    Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica C. Teets, William Hurst

    Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified as China’s reform matures. Though often remarked upon, the politicsof policy…

    Hardback – 2014-10-30
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Conflict, Negotiations and Natural Resource Management: A legal pluralism perspective from India book cover

    Conflict, Negotiations and Natural Resource Management

    A legal pluralism perspective from India, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maarten Bavinck, Amalendu Jyotishi

    Conflicts over natural resources abound in India, where much of the population is dependent on these resources for their livelihoods. Issues of governance and management are complicated by the competing claims of parallel legal systems, including state, customary, religious, project and local laws.…

    Hardback – 2014-10-28
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Kindling of an Insurrection: Notes from Junglemahals book cover

    Kindling of an Insurrection

    Notes from Junglemahals, 1st Edition

    By Chandan Sinha

    The tribal areas of central and eastern India have been under the intractable shadow of left-wing extremism in recent years, fuelling a serious internal crisis in the country. While the clashes between the Maoists and the State have been highlighted by the media, academics and others, the situation…

    Paperback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge India

  • The Governance of Rangelands: Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism book cover

    The Governance of Rangelands

    Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pedro M. Herrera, Jonathan Davies, Pablo Manzano Baena

    Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often dependent on, the action of herbivores. In the majority of rangelands the dominant herbivores are found in domestic herds that are managed by mobile…

    Hardback – 2014-10-13

  • The Politics of Fair Trade: A Survey book cover

    The Politics of Fair Trade

    A Survey, 1st Edition

    Edited by Meera Warrier

    Demands for a fairer system of trade to address the growing immiseration and poverty of large numbers of people, particularly in the developing world, found a new channel for expression trhough the Fair Trade movement, picking up momentum from about the mid-70s. The Politics of Fair Trade: A Survey…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Europa Politics of ... series

  • The Politics of Conflict Economies: Miners, merchants and warriors in the African borderland book cover

    The Politics of Conflict Economies

    Miners, merchants and warriors in the African borderland, 1st Edition

    By Morten Bøås

    Conflict economies cannot be approached in isolation but must instead be contextualised socially and historically. These economies did not emerge in vacuum, but are part and parcel of the history of people and place. This book explores the informal and illicit extraction and trade of minerals and…

    Hardback – 2014-09-02
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA): The Rise of the Global South book cover

    India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA)

    The Rise of the Global South, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Stuenkel

    The establishment of the IBSA as one of the principal platforms of South-South cooperation is one of the most notable developments in international politics during the first decade of the twenty-first century. While the concept is now frequently referred to in discussions about the Global South,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-02
    Global Institutions

  • Who Participates in Global Governance?: States, bureaucracies, and NGOs in the United Nations book cover

    Who Participates in Global Governance?

    States, bureaucracies, and NGOs in the United Nations, 1st Edition

    By Molly Ruhlman

    Why are non-state actors sometimes granted participation rights in international organizations? This book argues that IOs, and the states that compose them, systematically pursue their interests when granting participation rights to NSAs. This book demonstrates that NSAs have long been…

    Hardback – 2014-08-18
    Global Institutions

  • The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012: The Next Step Forward or Merely a Time Out? book cover

    The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012

    The Next Step Forward or Merely a Time Out?, 1st Edition

    By J. L. Black

    The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of power, with Medvedev as his puppet. Others, however, saw Medvedev as a visionary, someone…

    Hardback – 2014-08-14
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Self-Determination and Secession in Africa: The Post-Colonial State book cover

    Self-Determination and Secession in Africa

    The Post-Colonial State, 1st Edition

    Edited by Redie Bereketeab

    This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)/African Union’s (AU) stance on the issue. The book…

    Hardback – 2014-08-08
    Routledge Studies in African Development

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