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  • NGO Discourses in the Debate on Genetically Modified Crops

    By Ksenia Gerasimova

    The development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been a contentious topic for the last three decades. While there have been a number of social science analyses of the issues, this is the first book to assess the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the debate at such…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • 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

  • Gender Responsive Budgeting in Fragile States

    The Case of Timor-Leste

    By Monica Costa

    A growing number of governments have made commitments to achieving gender equality and women's rights, with many using gender responsive budgeting (GRB) to allocate resources for the delivery of economic policy and governance that equally benefits men and women. At a time when GRB is…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge ISS Gender, Sexuality and Development Studies

  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • Everyday State and Politics in India

    Government in the Backyard in Kalahandi

    By Sailen Routray

    Contrary to popular narratives of state-withdrawal in India, the state seems to be changing its form and morphing on the ground. This book provides an ethnographic account of the changing forms of governmental actions in the development sector. It analyses the implementation of WORLP (Western…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • 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

  • The Class Struggle in Latin America

    Making History Today

    By James Petras, Henry Veltmeyer

    The Class Struggle in Latin America: Making History Today analyses the political and economic dynamics of development in Latin America, through the lens of class struggle. Focusing in particular on Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, the book identifies how the shifts…

    Paperback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • Economic Development in China's Northwest

    Entrepreneurship and identity along China’s multi-ethnic borderlands

    By Joshua Bird

    Under the ethnic affairs management regime established by the People’s Republic of China, every Chinese citizen is classified within one of 56 state-recognised ‘nationalities’. Government policy assumes that these nationalities differ from one another primarily in their levels of economic…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Millennium Development Goals

    Ideas, Interests and Influence

    By Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

    Heralded as a success that mobilized support for development, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ushered in an era of setting development agendas by setting global goals. This book critically evaluates the MDG experience from the capabilities and human rights perspectives, and questions the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • Global Governance in Crisis

    Edited by Andre Broome, Liam Clegg, Lena Rethel

    New practices and institutions of global governance are often one of the most enduring consequences of global crises. The contemporary architecture of global governance has been widely criticized for failing to prevent the global financial crisis and Eurozone debt crises, for failing to provide…

    Paperback – 2017-07-09 
    Routledge

  • East Asian Development Model

    Twenty-first century perspectives

    Edited by Shiping Hua, Ruihua Hu

    Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government guidance, and export led economies were often cited as contributors to the impressive…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

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