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  • An Alternative Philosophy of Development

    From Economism to Human Well-being

    By B. P. Mathur

    While development has been the foremost agenda before successive governments in India, it has been viewed narrowly — from the perspective of economic development and particularly in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This book questions such an approach. It breaks from the conventional wisdom…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge India

  • Rethinking the Security-Development Nexus

    Organised Crime in Post-Conflict States

    By Sasha Jesperson

    This book critically examines the security-development nexus through an analysis of organised crime responses in post-conflict states. As the trend has evolved, the security-development nexus has received significant attention from policymakers as a new means to address security threats.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Development

  • Varieties of Fragility: Implications for Aid and State-building

    Edited by Rachel M Gisselquist

    Fragile states pose major development and security challenges. Considerable international resources thus are devoted to state-building and institutional strengthening in fragile states, with generally mixed results. This volume explores how unpacking the concept of fragility and studying its…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    ThirdWorlds

  • Localization in Development Aid

    How Global Institutions enter Local Lifeworlds

    Edited by Thorsten Bonacker, Judith von Heusinger, Kerstin Zimmer

    This edited volume brings together the work of scholars from different disciplines including sociology, political science and anthropology, and analyses how global institutions are embedded in local contexts within development aid. It examines theoretical and empirical implications of the diffusion…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Homegrown Development in Africa

    Reality or illusion?

    By Chukwumerije Okereke, Patricia Agupusi

    Internationally driven development programmes have not been entirely successful in transforming the economic status of African countries. Since the late 1990s many African countries have started to take initiatives to develop an integrated framework that tackles poverty and promotes socio-economic…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

  • South African Homelands as Frontiers

    Apartheid’s Loose Ends in the Postcolonial Era

    Edited by Steffen Jensen, Olaf Zenker

    This book explores what happened to the homelands – in many ways the ultimate apartheid disgrace – after the fall of apartheid. The nine chapters contribute to understanding the multiple configurations that currently exist in areas formerly declared "homelands" or "Bantustans". Using the concept of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-04 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Governance

    Actors and Articulations in Africa and Beyond

    Edited by Lucy Koechlin, Till Forster

    How do government arrangements emerge? When and how does individual agency turn into collective agency? How do sensory experiences of violence, instability, etc affect the configuration of governance arrangements? When, why, and how are governance arrangements institutionalized? This book seeks to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-04 
    Routledge
    Conceptualising Comparative Politics

  • Development in an Era of Neoliberal Globalization

    Edited by Henry Veltmeyer

    This book analyses the progress and failures of capitalist development against the backdrop of an increasingly globalised world economy organised on neoliberal principles. It brings together eminent writers on the political economy of international development such as Kari Polanyi-Levitt, Norman…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA)

    The Rise of the Global South

    By Oliver Stuenkel

    The establishment of the IBSA as one of the principal platforms of South-South cooperation is one of the most notable developments in international politics during the first decade of the twenty-first century. While the concept is now frequently referred to in discussions about the Global South,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • The Politics of Conflict Economies

    Miners, merchants and warriors in the African borderland

    By Morten Bas

    Conflict economies cannot be approached in isolation but must instead be contextualised socially and historically. These economies did not emerge in vacuum, but are part and parcel of the history of people and place. This book explores the informal and illicit extraction and trade of minerals and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Global Insurrectional Politics

    Edited by Nevzat Soguk

    The recent Arab uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East have attracted scholarly attention as popular movements with novel transnational and religious dimensions. What became known as the Arab Spring can be read as part of a broader politics of normative defiance of predominant political…

    Hardback – 2016-09-15 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Responsible Development

    Vulnerable Democracies, Hunger and Inequality

    By Omar Noman

    Until the dramatic economic collapse of 1997, East Asia was the symbol of a successful market-led development strategy for Western governments, aid agencies and academics, despite underlying concerns about a lack of rights and freedoms. The crisis changed Asia and the world; currency depreciations,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

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