Development Theory Products

  • Harnessing the Power of Collective Learning

    Feedback, accountability and constituent voice in rural development

    Edited by Roy Steiner, Duncan Hanks

    What were new ideas 30 years ago, such as the concepts of participatory development and systems thinking, are now accepted norms in international development circles. The majority of professionals engaged in rural development accept the proposition that the people who participate in development…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25 

  • Colonialism and Foreign Ownership of Capital

    A Trade Theorist's View

    By Bharat Hazari

    First published in 1982. Foreign control of capital is a major problem for many developing countries and can lead to the exercise of a form of colonial control whereby capital is provided for political rather than economic reasons. This book discusses the implications of this phenomenon for trade…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28 

  • Governance and the Depoliticisation of Development

    Edited by Wil Hout, Richard Robison

    This book is about the way ‘governance’ has become the new orthodoxy of development, following earlier failed attempts at building working market economies through policy reform in developing countries. Considering how its proponents define ‘good governance’, the contributors to this volume…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge/GARNET series

  • Resilience, Development and Global Change

    By Katrina Brown

    Resilience is currently infusing policy debates and public discourses, widely promoted as a normative goal in fields as diverse as the economy, national security, personal development and well-being. Resilience thinking provides a framework for understanding dynamics of complex, inter-connected…

    Paperback – 2015-12-14 

  • Incentives and Agriculture in East Africa (Routledge Revivals)

    By Mats Lundahl

    Agriculture is at the centre of the economies of many developing countries, and its stagnation and poor performance across large parts of Africa is a major cause for concern. First published in 1990, this book focuses on the nature and role of incentives in agricultural organization and production…

    Paperback – 2015-11-04
    Routledge Revivals

  • Development Discourse and Global History

    From colonialism to the sustainable development goals

    By Aram Ziai

    The manner in which people have been talking and writing about ‘development’ and the rules according to which they have done so have evolved over time. Development Discourse and Global History uses the archaeological and genealogical methods of Michel Foucault to trace the origins of development…

    Hardback – 2015-09-14
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • The End of the Developmental State?

    Edited by Michelle Williams

    The End of the Developmental State? brings together leading scholars of development to assess the current status of the "developmental state" in several developing and transitional economies of South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, the United Kingdom, China, South Africa, Brazil and India. Has the concept…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • Development in Crisis

    Threats to human well-being in the Global South and Global North

    Edited by Rae Lesser Blumberg, Samuel Cohn

    Development in Crisis: Threats to human well-being in the Global South and Global North, is a provocative, engaging and interesting collection of real-world case studies in development and globalization focusing on under-emphasized threats to growth and human welfare worldwide. Created by two of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20

  • Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development

    Edited by Simon McGrath, Qing Gu

    This timely Handbook takes stock of the range of debates that characterise the field of international education and development, and suggests key aspects of a research agenda for the next period. It is deliberately divergent in its approach, recognising the major ideological and epistemological…

    Hardback – 2015-08-06
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Transforming Urban Water Supplies in India

    The Role of Reform and Partnerships in Globalization

    By Govind Gopakumar

    The absence of water supply infrastructure is a critical issue that affects the sustainability of cities in the developing world and the quality of life of millions of people living in these cities. Urban India has probably the largest concentration of people in the world lacking safe access to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Innovative Measurement and Evaluation of Community Development Practices

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Jane Leonard, Mary Emery

    Finding innovative and useful measurement practices for community development projects is gaining in importance as policymakers increase the demands for accountability. This book examines some of the latest efforts to document the effectiveness of local development efforts. The types of…

    Hardback – 2015-06-25
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • Ending Asian Deprivations

    Compulsions for a Fair, Prosperous and Equitable Asia

    Edited by Shiladitya Chatterjee

    Despite Asia’s rapid growth, vast sections of its population still live in poverty and suffer hunger and other forms of deprivation. Merely relying on Asia’s growth will not help the deprived see a better future in their lifetimes. Ways must be found to make growth more inclusive combined with…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25

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