Paperbacks Direct: Development Studies

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-12-19
    Society and Aging Series

  • Ethnicity, Gender and the Border Economy: Living in the Turkey-Georgia Borderlands book cover

    Ethnicity, Gender and the Border Economy

    Living in the Turkey-Georgia Borderlands, 1st Edition

    By Latife Akyüz

    For whom and why are borders drawn? What are the symbolic projections of these physical realities? And what are the symbolic projections of these physical realities? Constituted by experience and memory, borders shape a "border image" in the minds and social memory of people beyond the lines of the…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Border Regions Series

  • China's Contingencies and Globalization book cover

    China's Contingencies and Globalization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Changgang Guo, Liu Debin, Jan Nederveen Pieterse

    How have Chinese views on globalization developed over time? How is China managing the new normal of slower growth? Is China creating an alternative modernity? Is China a status quo power or a reform power? Can China manage its growing international role in international institutions and in the New…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19

  • The Social and Political Potential of Cash Transfers book cover

    The Social and Political Potential of Cash Transfers

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maxine Molyneux

    Cash Transfers, for all their notable successes, have been criticised for their limited ability to move poor households to provide sustainable routes out of poverty. This book draws on original qualitative research by leading scholars and development policy experts from a range of disciplines to…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19

  • Design for a Sustainable Culture: Perspectives, Practices and Education book cover

    Design for a Sustainable Culture

    Perspectives, Practices and Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Astrid Skjerven, Janne Reitan

    As culture is becoming increasingly recognised as a crucial element of sustainable development, design competence has emerged as a useful tool in creating a meaningful life within a sustainable mental, cultural and physical environment. Design for a Sustainable Culture explores the relationship…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development

  • The Informal Economy in Developing Countries book cover

    The Informal Economy in Developing Countries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jean-Pierre Cling, Stéphane Lagrée, Mireille Razafindrakoto, François Roubaud

    Informality is ubiquitous in most developing countries. Understanding the informal economy is therefore of utmost importance from a political, economic and social point of view. Paradoxically, despite its economic importance, knowledge is extremely limited regarding the informal economy. It remains…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19

  • Imagining Sustainability: Creative urban environmental governance in Chicago and Melbourne book cover

    Imagining Sustainability

    Creative urban environmental governance in Chicago and Melbourne, 1st Edition

    By Julie Cidell

    Cities, rather than nations, have become the key sites for enacting environmental policies. This is due to the combination of growing urban populations and increased action on the part of local governments (generally attributed to national governments’ failure to act on climate change). Imagining…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19

  • Nuclear Waste Politics: An Incrementalist Perspective book cover

    Nuclear Waste Politics

    An Incrementalist Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Cotton

    The question of what to do with radioactive waste has dogged political administrations of nuclear-powered electricity-producing nations since the inception of the technology in the 1950s. As the issue rises to the forefront of current energy and environmental policy debates, a critical policy…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19

  • The EU, US and China Tackling Climate Change: Policies and Alliances for the Anthropocene book cover

    The EU, US and China Tackling Climate Change

    Policies and Alliances for the Anthropocene, 1st Edition

    By Sophia Kalantzakos

    The feeling of optimism that followed the COP 21 Paris Conference on Climate Change requires concrete action and steadfast commitment to a process that raises a number of crucial challenges: technological, political, social, and economic. As climate change worsens, new robust leadership is…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19

  • Integrated Water Resources Management: From concept to implementation book cover

    Integrated Water Resources Management

    From concept to implementation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada

    The book includes seventeen excellent researched and documented papers that reflect the diversity of thought, ideas and experiences related to IWRM. They draw from an extensive, inclusive and geographically representative range of theoretical propositions and practical examples. These include…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • Segment States in the Developing World: Conflict's Cause or Cure? book cover

    Segment States in the Developing World

    Conflict's Cause or Cure?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Hoddie, Caroline A. Hartzell

    This book considers the relationship between territorial autonomy arrangements and ethnic conflict. As a means of ethnic conflict management, autonomy arrangements enjoy wide support among policymakers and academics. Countries ranging from the Sudan, the Philippines, and Britain have in recent…

    Paperback – 2018-11-07
    Association for the Study of Nationalities

  • The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones: Concentrating Economic Development book cover

    The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones

    Concentrating Economic Development, 1st Edition

    By Lotta Moberg

    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have become a popular development policy throughout the world over the last half a century. These zones form designated areas where governments offer businesses lower taxes, tariffs, and often lighter regulations. Generally, SEZs aim to attract investments and raise a…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26

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