Development Studies: Book Series

Routledge Perspectives on Development

Routledge Perspectives on Development provides an invaluable, up to date and refreshing approach to key development issues for academics and students working in the field of development, in disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, international relations, politics and sociology.

  • Gender and Development

    3rd Edition

    By Janet Momsen

    This revised and updated third edition of Gender and Development provides a concise, accessible introduction to gender and development issues in the developing world and in the transition countries of Eastern and Central Europe. The nine chapters include discussions on: changes in theoretical…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01
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  • South-South Development

    1st Edition

    By Peter Kragelund

    South-South Development examines the historical background for the current situation: why it suddenly took off again approximately a decade ago; the various vectors of engagement and how they are interrelated; the actors involved; how the revitalisation of South-South development has affected…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
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  • Postcolonialism, Decoloniality and Development

    2nd Edition

    By Cheryl McEwan

    Postcolonialism, Decoloniality and Development is a comprehensive revision of Postcolonialism and Development (2009) that explains, reviews and critically evaluates recent debates about postcolonial and decolonial approaches and their implications for development studies. By outlining contemporary…

    Paperback – 2018-11-16
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  • Education and Development

    1st Edition

    By Simon McGrath

    This title explores the place of education in development debates and provides a systematic as well as a theoretical overview of the main approaches to education and development. It emphasises the fact that education is profoundly shaped by national and local cultures even if many issues are shared…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01
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  • Media and Development

    1st Edition

    By Richard Vokes

    At the start of the 21st century, the relationship between media and development has never felt more important. Following a series of ‘media revolutions’ throughout the developing world – beginning with the advent of cheap transistor radio sets in the late-1960s, followed by the rapid expansion of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
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  • Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

    1st Edition

    By Richard Heeks

    Mobile phones are close to ubiquitous in developing countries; Internet and broadband access are becoming commonplace. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) thus represent the fastest, broadest and deepest technical change experienced in international development. They now affect every…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
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  • Children, Youth and Development

    2nd Edition

    By Nicola Ansell

    The new updated edition of Children, Youth and Development explores the varied ways in which global processes in the form of development policies, economic and cultural globalisation, and international agreements interact with more locally specific practices to shape the lives of young people…

    Paperback – 2016-08-08
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  • Conflict and Development

    2nd Edition

    By Roger Mac Ginty, Andrew Williams

    In the five years since the first edition of Conflict and Development was published the awareness of the relationship between conflicts and development has grown exponentially. Developmental factors can act as a trigger for violence, as well as for ending violence and for triggering post-conflict…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19
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  • Cities and Development

    2nd Edition

    By Sean Fox, Tom Goodfellow

    For the first time in human history more people now live and towns and cities than in rural areas. In the wealthier countries of the world, the transition from predominantly rural to urban habitation is more or less complete. But in many parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America, urban populations…

    Paperback – 2016-02-11
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  • Conservation and Development

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Newsham, Shonil Bhagwat

    Conservation and development share an intertwined history dating back to at least the 1700s. But what are the prospects for reconciling the two, and how far have we come with this project? This book explores these questions through a detailed consideration of the past, present and future of the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
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  • Tourism and Development in the Developing World

    2nd Edition

    By David J. Telfer, Richard Sharpley

    Tourism is widely considered to be an important factor in socio-economic development, particularly in less developed countries. However, despite almost universal recognition of tourism’s development potential, the extent to which economic and social progress is linked to the growth of a country’s…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24
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  • Population and Development

    2nd Edition

    By W.T.S. Gould

    The new edition of Population and Development offers an up-to-date perspective on one of the critical issues at the heart of the problems of development for all countries, and especially those that seek to implement major economic and social change: the reflexive relationships between a country’s…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
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  • Global Finance and Development

    1st Edition

    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
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  • Climate Change and Development

    1st Edition

    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
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  • Religions and Development

    1st Edition

    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
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  • Development Organizations

    1st Edition

    By Rebecca Schaaf

    Continuing debates over the meaning of development and awareness of the persistence of poverty have resulted in increasing concern over how to ‘do’ development. There are growing numbers of development organizations, undertaking different activities, at different scales, with different motivations,…

    Paperback – 2013-05-16
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  • Latin American Development

    1st Edition

    By Julie Cupples

    Latin America’s diverse political and economic struggles and triumphs have captured the global imagination. The region has been a site of brutal dictators, revolutionary heroes, the Cold War struggle and as a place in which the global debt crisis has had some of its most lasting and…

    Paperback – 2013-03-22
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  • 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
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  • Food and Development

    1st Edition

    By E.M. Young

    The relationship between food and development has always been controversial. Over the last thirty years, development in the north and south has failed to deliver people a decent diet. While some people have too little food and die as a consequence, some people have too much food and die from…

    Paperback – 2012-03-15
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  • Theories and Practices of Development

    2nd Edition

    By Katie Willis

    Global economic crisis and the implications of global environmental change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how ‘development’ in all parts of the world should be achieved. However, ‘development’ has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve…

    Paperback – 2011-02-24
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  • Water Resources and Development

    1st Edition

    By Clive Agnew, Philip Woodhouse

    Since the start of the twenty-first century there has been an unprecedented focus upon water as a key factor in the future of both society and environment. Water management lies at the heart of strategies of development as does the added the hazard of climate change. Water Resources and…

    Paperback – 2010-11-01
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  • Economics and Development Studies

    1st Edition

    By Michael Tribe, Frederick Nixson, Andy Sumner

    Development studies textbooks and courses have sometimes tended to avoid significant economic content. However, without an understanding of the economic aspects of international development many of the more complex issues cannot be fully comprehended. Economics and Development Studies makes the…

    Paperback – 2010-08-04
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  • 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
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  • Non-Governmental Organizations and Development

    1st Edition

    By David Lewis, Nazneen Kanji

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are high profile actors in the field of international development, both as providers of services to vulnerable individuals and communities and as campaigning policy advocates. This book provides a critical introduction to the wide-ranging topic of NGOs and…

    Paperback – 2009-06-08
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  • Disaster and Development

    1st Edition

    By Andrew E. Collins

    Development to a large extent determines the way in which hazards impact on people. Meanwhile the occurrence of disasters alters the scope of development. Whilst a notion of the association of disaster and development is as old as development studies itself, recent decades have produced an…

    Paperback – 2009-06-04
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  • Southeast Asian Development

    1st Edition

    By Andrew McGregor

    Southeast Asia has long fascinated development practitioners and researchers for being one of the few regions of the world that has resisted global trends to become a successful developing region. Divided into accessible thematic chapters, this book adopts a unique perspective of equitable…

    Paperback – 2008-03-10
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  • Rural-Urban Interaction in the Developing World

    1st Edition

    By Kenny Lynch

    Sustaining the rural and urban populations of the developing world has been identified as a key global challenge for the twenty-first century. Rural-Urban Interaction in the Developing World is an introduction to the relationships between rural and urban places in the developing world and shows…

    Paperback – 2004-12-23
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  • Environmental Management and Development

    1st Edition

    By Chris Barrow

    The environment and its management has been, and continues to be a very topical issue. Existing environment and development texts place emphasis is on listing problems, making warnings and voicing advocacy, but by focusing on environmental management, this informative book offers a very different…

    Paperback – 2004-12-09
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  • Gender and Development

    2nd Edition

    By Janet Henshall Momsen

    Since the Classic Women and Development in the Third World was published over a decade ago, a new awareness of the importance of gender roles in development has grown. Gender and Development provides an introduction to the topic that is based on the author's wide field experience. Topical and…

    Paperback – 2003-10-30
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  • Third World Cities

    2nd Edition

    By the late David W. Drakakis-Smith

    This imformative book is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic introduction to urbanization in developing areas. Using case studies of cities drawn from around the world, including Bangkok, Delhi, Manila, Mexico City, Singapore and cities in Zimbabwe, this key text confronts…

    Paperback – 2000-04-27
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