Paperbacks Direct: Development Studies

  • Vanishing Borders: Protecting the planet in the age of globalization book cover

    Vanishing Borders

    Protecting the planet in the age of globalization

    By Hilary French

    The world is shrinking faster than ever. Goods, money, microbes, pollution, people and ideas are crossing boundaries ever more frequently. The implications for our future and for the health of the planet are profound. Vanishing Borders outlines the ecological challenges posed and then goes on to…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    The Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series

  • Working the Sahel book cover

    Working the Sahel

    By W.M. Adams, M.J. Mortimore

    This book looks at how people in the semi-arid conditions of the Sahel cope with their harsh environment. It draws on four years of field research with farmers in the Sahelian region and builds on work with these communities over several decades. Reporting on studies of four village communities, it…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Changing the Conditions for Development Aid: A New Paradigm? book cover

    Changing the Conditions for Development Aid

    A New Paradigm?

    Edited by Neils Hermes, Robert Lensink

    This report presents the results of an extensive investigation into the effectiveness of development aid. Its main message is that development aid helps, but only when there is a good policy environment in the recipient countries, that is when there is sound macroeconomic management.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Asking the Earth: Farms, Forestry and Survival in India book cover

    Asking the Earth

    Farms, Forestry and Survival in India

    By Winin Pereira, Jeremy Seabrook

    The need to produce food without the destructive chemical horrors of much modern farming, for an intelligent use of dwindling natural resources and for humane forms of production is universal, the practice is limited. This book is an account of one, large, instance of success in practice.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • No Timber Without Trees: Sustainability in the tropical forest book cover

    No Timber Without Trees

    Sustainability in the tropical forest

    By Duncan Poore

    Much of the world's tropical timber is still supplied from natural forest, but under current systems of management the forests are rapidly becoming exhausted. Unless management practices change to become genuinely sustainable, neither the forests nor the essential contribution of the timber…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • An Apartheid Oasis?: Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods in Venda book cover

    An Apartheid Oasis?

    Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods in Venda

    By Edward Lahiff

    This is a socio-economic study of agriculture and its contribution to livelihoods in Venda, one of the black "homelands" created in South Africa under apartheid. It is based on a survey of households in the Tshiombo irrigation scheme, a project in central Venda with around 600 plot-holders.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Terms of Trade and Class Relations: An Essay in Political Economy book cover

    Terms of Trade and Class Relations

    An Essay in Political Economy

    By Ashok Mitra

    Published in the year 1977, Terms of Trade and Class Relations is a valuable contribution to the field of History.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Trees, People and Power book cover

    Trees, People and Power

    By Peter Utting

    Behind the headlines about the loss of tropical forests in Latin America lies a complex and fascinating story of the social pressures which cause it. Trees, People and Power looks at the various groups, interests and conflicts involved, and explores the repercussions for forestry, the environment…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • BRICS National Systems of Innovation book cover

    BRICS National Systems of Innovation

    This series of books brings together results of an extensive research programme on aspects of the national systems of innovation (NSI) in the five BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. It provides a comprehensive and comparative examination of the challenges and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge India

  • Lives in Time and Place: The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science book cover

    Lives in Time and Place

    The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science

    By R. A. Settersten

    Time and place are of the greatest significance for scientific inquiry about human lives. As we seek to better understand the nature and rhythm of the life course in modern societies, its effective analysis and explanation simultaneously becomes more pressing and more complicated. This information…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Society and Aging Series

  • Staying Put: Adapting the Places Instead of the People book cover

    Staying Put

    Adapting the Places Instead of the People

    By Susan Lanspery, Joan Hyde

    Most existing housing offers a poor fit for older people and people with disabilities, and new construction adds less than 2 per cent to the housing each year. Ninety-nine percent of the housing that will be in use in the year 2000 exists today. The long-needed anthology "Staying Put: Adapting the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Society and Aging Series

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Natural Resource Conflict book cover

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Natural Resource Conflict

    By Kylie McKenna

    This book examines the possibilities and limitations of corporate social responsibility in minimising the violent conflict often associated with natural resource exploitation.  Through detailed and penetrating empirical analysis, the author skilfully asks why previous corporate social…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sustainability and Business

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