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  • An Endogenous Theory of Property Rights

    Edited by Peter Ho

    From a neo-liberal, neo-classical paradigm, secure, formal and private property rights are crucial to fostering sustained development. Institutions that fail to respond to shifting socio-economic opportunities are thus forced to make new arrangements. The enigma is posed by developments on the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-09 
    Routledge
    Critical Agrarian Studies

  • Entrepreneurship, Community, and Community Development

    Edited by Michael W-P Fortunato, Theodore R. Alter

    This book brings the emerging nexus between community and entrepreneur to light by exploring the mutual impact that communities and entrepreneurs have on one another. It focuses on how entrepreneurship development can push beyond the traditional focus on economic growth, covering a wide variety of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-09 
    Routledge

  • Understanding Global Poverty

    Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

    By Serena Cosgrove, Benjamin Curtis

    Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge

  • Practising Empowerment in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Wine, Ethics and Development

    By Agatha Herman

    Despite the promise and optimism surrounding the post-apartheid transition, South African society continues to be highly racialised in its discourses, identities and practices, even within the very strategies that aim to change power relations and heal racialised divisions. Renowned for its brutal…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • Community Development and Democratic Practice

    Edited by Paul Lachapelle, Michael Rios

    This book is the outcome of a multi-year process of participatory meetings, individual and collective writings, and insightful criticisms sponsored by the Kettering Foundation regarding the intersection of community development and democratic practice. The collective outcome from these processes is…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge

  • Aid Paradoxes in Afghanistan

    Building and Undermining the State

    By Nematullah Bizhan

    Foreign aid plays a crucial role in the process of building fragile states, so it is vital to understand its effects. Afghanistan provides a prime case study. Following the removal of the Taliban regime by the US-led military intervention in late 2001, it has received unprecedented amounts in aid…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle East Development

  • Learning and Volunteering Abroad for Development

    Host Organization and Volunteer Perspectives

    By Rebecca Tiessen

    Learning/volunteer abroad programs provide opportunities for cross-cultural understanding, partnership building and co-operative development, but there are also significant structural challenges and inequality of opportunity issues that result from these partnerships between host organizations in…

    Paperback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • India and Turkey

    Past Connections, Contemporary Debates

    Edited by Smita Tewari Jassal, Halil Turan

    India and Turkey, Asia Minor and the Subcontinent of Hindustan and the Ottomans and Mughals have had shared histories of contact, engagement, and dialogue over the centuries. Using the inter-cultural dialogue signaled by such contacts as a starting point, this book builds on the historical…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Democracy and Climate Change

    By Frederic Hanusch

    Democracy and Climate Change explores the various ways in which democratic principles can lead governments to respond differently to climate change. The election cycle can lead to short-termism, which often appears to be at odds with the long term nature of climate change, with its latency between…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • The Essential Guide to Critical Development Studies

    By Henry Veltmeyer, Paul Bowles

    In recent years, much mainstream development discourse has sought to co-opt and neutralize key concepts relating to empowerment, participation, gender, sustainability and inclusivity in order to serve a market-driven, neoliberal agenda. Critical development studies now play a crucial role in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa

    Governance Below the State

    Edited by Nicholas Awortwi, Gregor Walter-Drop

    For millions of Africans, the social situation is dire. Over half of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa do not have access to improved sanitation facilities, and about a quarter are undernourished. If factors such as armed conflicts in the region, the impact of climate change, or the widespread…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge
    African Governance

  • United States Assistance Policy in Africa

    Exceptional Power

    By Shai A. Divon, Bill Derman

    From the end of World War II through the Obama administration, development assistance in Africa has been viewed as an essential instrument of US foreign policy. Although many would characterise it as a form of aid aimed at enhancing the lives of those in the developing world, it can also be viewed…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

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