Development Studies: South Asia - Regional Development

  • Modern Slavery and Bonded Labour in South Asia: A Human Rights-Based Approach book cover

    Modern Slavery and Bonded Labour in South Asia

    A Human Rights-Based Approach, 1st Edition

    By Elena Samonova

    This book investigates one of the most pervasive forms of modern slavery: bonded labour, whereby labour is linked with a credit agreement, leaving a debtor bound to repay their debt through long term servitude. Drawing on cases from Nepal and India, the author adopts a human rights-based…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Asian Development

  • Politics in Developing Countries book cover

    Politics in Developing Countries

    1st Edition

    By Damien Kingsbury

    Politics in Developing Countries provides a clear and reader-friendly introduction to the key factors and themes that shape political processes in developing countries. Achieving development outcomes such as reducing poverty and inequality is only possible through efficient governance, well-planned…

    Paperback – 2019-02-06
    Routledge

  • Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of change book cover

    Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia

    Wheels of change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Arve Hansen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen

    Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia explores the nexus between automobility and development in a pan-Asian comparative perspective. The book seeks to integrate the policies, production forms, consumption preferences and symbolism implicated in emerging Asian automobilities. Using empirically…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Transport, Environment and Development

  • Religion and Development in the Asia-Pacific: Sacred places as development spaces book cover

    Religion and Development in the Asia-Pacific

    Sacred places as development spaces, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Clarke, Anna Halafoff

    Community development is most effective and efficient when it is situated and led at the local level and considers the social behaviours, needs and worldviews of local communities. With more than eight out of ten people globally self-reporting religious belief, Religion and Development in the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Masculinity and Modern Slavery in Nepal: Transitions into Freedom book cover

    Masculinity and Modern Slavery in Nepal

    Transitions into Freedom, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Maycock

    South Asia is the region with the highest number of slaves globally according to the Global Slavery Index. Bonded labour affects between 15 and 20 million labourers within the region, and is shaped by locally specific interconnections between ethnicity, class, caste and, critically, gender…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge ISS Gender, Sexuality and Development Studies

  • Bangladesh's Graduation from the Least Developed Countries Group: Pitfalls and Promises book cover

    Bangladesh's Graduation from the Least Developed Countries Group

    Pitfalls and Promises, 1st Edition

    Edited by Debapriya Bhattacharya

    Since the group of least developed countries (LDCs) was identified in 1971, only five countries have graduated from the group, all of which are characterised by small size or population. The projections are that the next decade will see a rapid increase in the pace of graduation, with Bangladesh in…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Asian Development

  • Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development book cover

    Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development

    1st Edition

    By Lata Narayanaswamy

    Knowledge-for-development is under-theorised and under-researched within development studies, but as a set of policy objectives it is thriving within development practice. Donors and other agencies are striving to improve the flow of information within and between decision-makers and so-called ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Industrialising Rural India: Land, policy and resistance book cover

    Industrialising Rural India

    Land, policy and resistance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Patrik Oskarsson

    Rapid industrialisation is promoted by many as the most feasible way of rejuvenating the Indian economy, and as a way of generating employment on a large scale. At the same time, the transfer of land from rural communities and indigenous groups for industrial parks, mining, or Special Economic…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Religion and Urbanism: Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia book cover

    Religion and Urbanism

    Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yamini Narayanan

    Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Green Asia: Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption book cover

    Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tania Lewis

    Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time, rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural–urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Delhi's Changing Built Environment book cover

    Delhi's Changing Built Environment

    1st Edition

    By Piyush Tiwari, Jyoti Rao

    The rapid expansion, urban form and development of the built environment in the world’s second most populous city, Delhi, has been the consequence of social, political, economic, planning and architectural traditions that have shaped the city over thousands of years. Whilst seamless at times, these…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in International Real Estate

  • The Micro-politics of Microcredit: Gender and Neoliberal Development in Bangladesh book cover

    The Micro-politics of Microcredit

    Gender and Neoliberal Development in Bangladesh, 1st Edition

    By Mohammad Jasim Uddin

    Microcredit has been seen in recent decades as having great potential for aiding development in poor developing countries, with Bangladesh being one of the countries which has pioneered microcredit and implemented it most widely. This book, based on extensive original research, explores how…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

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