E-books: Development Studies

  • The Rise and Rise of Indicators: Their History and Geography book cover

    The Rise and Rise of Indicators

    Their History and Geography, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Morse

    This book makes indicators more accessible, in terms of what they are, who created them and how they are used. It examines the subjectivity and human frailty behind these quintessentially ‘hard’ and technical measures of the world. To achieve this goal, The Rise and Rise of Indicators presents the…

    eBook – 2019-05-20
    Routledge

  • Ragged Trousered NGOs: Development Work under Neoliberalism book cover

    Ragged Trousered NGOs

    Development Work under Neoliberalism, 1st Edition

    By Charles Buxton

    Ragged Trousered NGOs is a compelling first-hand account of the NGO sector and wider civil society over the past 40 years, examining how and why people take collective action and engage in social development projects. The book explores different organisational and methodological aspects of NGO…

    eBook – 2019-05-17
    Routledge

  • Scaling Impact: Innovation for the Public Good book cover

    Scaling Impact

    Innovation for the Public Good, 1st Edition

    By Robert McLean, John Gargani

    Scaling Impact introduces a new and practical approach to scaling the positive impacts of research and innovation. Inspired by leading scientific and entrepreneurial innovators from across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East, this book presents a synthesis of unrivalled…

    eBook – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

  • People, Place and Global Order: Foundations of a Networked Political Economy book cover

    People, Place and Global Order

    Foundations of a Networked Political Economy, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Taylor, Adam Bronstone

    Globalization and technology are combining to change socio-economic relationships. The pace of change and uncertainty of the world of work – no job for life, zero-hours contracts, diminished pension rights and a growing delivery dependence on digital networks over human contact – are creating a…

    eBook – 2019-05-08
    Routledge

  • Energy Fables: Challenging Ideas in the Energy Sector book cover

    Energy Fables

    Challenging Ideas in the Energy Sector, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jenny Rinkinen, Elizabeth Shove, Jacopo Torriti

    Energy Fables: Challenging Ideas in the Energy Sector takes a fresh look at key terms and concepts around which energy research and policy are organised. Drawing on recent research in energy and transport studies, and combining this with concepts from sociology, economics, social theory and…

    eBook – 2019-05-03
    Routledge

  • 'One Planet' Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits book cover

    'One Planet' Cities

    Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits, 1st Edition

    By David Thorpe

    This book addresses the crucial question of how the essential needs of the growing human population can be met without breaking the Earth's already-stretched life-support system. With four out of five people predicted to be urban dwellers by 2080, ‘One Planet’ Cities proposes a pathway to genuine…

    eBook – 2019-04-30
    Routledge

  • Women’s and Gender Studies in India: Crossings book cover

    Women’s and Gender Studies in India

    Crossings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anu Aneja

    This book frames the major debates and contemporary issues in women’s and gender studies in India. It locates them in the context of key theories, their interlinkages, and significant crossings and overlaps within the field while juxtaposing feminist and queer perspectives. The essays in the…

    eBook – 2019-04-18
    Routledge India

  • The Circular Economy and the Global South: Sustainable Lifestyles and Green Industrial Development book cover

    The Circular Economy and the Global South

    Sustainable Lifestyles and Green Industrial Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Schröder, Manisha Anantharaman, Kartika Anggraeni, Timothy J. Foxon

    The circular economy is a policy approach and business strategy that aims to improve resource productivity, promote sustainable consumption and production and reduce environmental impacts. This book examines the relevance of the circular economy in the context of developing countries, something…

    eBook – 2019-04-12
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • The Water–Food–Energy Nexus: Power, Politics, and Justice book cover

    The Water–Food–Energy Nexus

    Power, Politics, and Justice, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Allouche, Carl Middleton, Dipak Gyawali

    The world of development thinkers and practitioners is abuzz with a new lexicon: the idea of "the nexus" between water, food, and energy which is intuitively compelling. It promises better integration of multiple sectoral elements, a better transition to greener economies, and sustainable…

    eBook – 2019-04-09
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Africapitalism: Sustainable Business and Development in Africa book cover

    Africapitalism

    Sustainable Business and Development in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Uwafiokun Idemudia, Kenneth Amaeshi

    Using theory, empirical research, and case studies, this book explores the changing nature of business in Africa and how businesses can actively contribute to the development of Africa. It uses (and critically analyses) the concept of Africapitalism – a management philosophy and movement which…

    eBook – 2019-04-01
    Routledge

  • The Urban Fix: Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands and Overpopulation book cover

    The Urban Fix

    Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands and Overpopulation, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Kelbaugh

    Cities are one of the most significant contributors to global climate change. The rapid speed at which urban centers use large amounts of resources adds to the global crisis and can lead to extreme local heat. The Urban Fix addresses how urban design, planning and policies can counter the threats…

    eBook – 2019-04-01
    Routledge

  • Postdevelopment in Practice: Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies book cover

    Postdevelopment in Practice

    Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elise Klein, Carlos Eduardo Morreo

    Postdevelopment in Practice critically engages with recent trends in postdevelopment and critical development studies that have destabilised the concept of development, challenging its assumptions and exposing areas where it has failed in its objectives, whilst also pushing beyond theory to uncover…

    eBook – 2019-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

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