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  • The United Nations as a Knowledge System

    By Nanette Svenson

    This book seeks to explore how the UN has generated, warehoused, disseminated, structured, packaged, expanded, transferred and leveraged its vast resources of accumulated information and experience throughout the decades and, particularly, since the start of the 21st century with the introduction…

    Hardback – 2015-11-11 
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • Expert Knowledge in Global Trade

    Edited by Erin Hannah, James Scott, Silke Trommer

    This book explores tensions in global trade by examining the role of experts in generating, disseminating and legitimating knowledge about the possibilities of trade to work for global development. To this end, contributors assess authoritative claims on knowledge. They also consider structural…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27 
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • Endogenous Development

    Naïve Romanticism or Practical Route to Sustainable African Development

    Edited by Chiku Malunga, Susan H. Holcombe

    Western ideas, worldviews, actors, tools, models, and frameworks have long dominated development theory and practice in Africa. The resulting development interventions are too rarely locally rooted, locally driven, or resonant with local context. At the same time, theories and practices from…

    Hardback – 2015-10-22 
    Routledge
    Development in Practice Books

  • Maternal Transition

    A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth

    By Candace Johnson

    What are the political dimensions that are revealed in women’s preferences for health care during pregnancy and childbirth? The answers to this question vary from one community to the next, and often from woman to the next, although the trends in the Global North and South are strikingly different.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Politics

  • Subaltern Movements in India

    Gendered Geographies of Struggle Against Neoliberal Development

    By Manisha Desai

    Social struggles in India target both the state and private corporations. Three subaltern struggles against development in Gujarat, India, succeeded, to varying degrees, due to legalism from below and translocal solidarity, but that success has been compromised by its gendered geographies. Based…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Criminal Capital

    Violence, Corruption and Class in Industrial India

    By Andrew Sanchez

    Criminal Capital explores the relationship between neoliberalism, criminality and the reshaping of class in modern India. It discusses how the political vocabularies of urban industrial workers reflect the processes by which power is distributed across the region. Based upon field research among a…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05 
    Routledge India
    Exploring the Political in South Asia

  • Rules, Norms and NGO Advocacy Strategies

    Hydropower Development on the Mekong River

    By Yumiko Yasuda

    There is much controversy over the development of new dams for hydropower, where concerns for environmental protection and the livelihoods of local people may conflict with the goals of economic development. This book analyses the opportunities and barriers that NGOs and civil society actors face…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • International Energy and Poverty

    The emerging contours

    Edited by Lakshman Guruswamy

    Around 2.8 billion people globally, also known as the "Other Third" or "energy poor", have little or no access to beneficial energy that meets their needs for cooking, heating, water, sanitation, illumination, transportation, or basic mechanical power. This book uniquely integrates the hitherto…

    Hardback – 2015-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Energy Policy

  • Routledge Handbook of Politics and Technology

    Edited by Ulrich Hilpert

    This handbook provides a comprehensive global survey of the politics of technology. Written by an outstanding line up of distinguished scholars in the field, the handbook covers all aspects of the relationship between politics and technology including: Demand and support for new technologies and…

    Hardback – 2015-09-10 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Slums in the Global South

    Urban Informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru

    Edited by Véronique Dupont, David Jordhus-Lier, Catherine Sutherland, Einar Braathen

    Seeing urban politics from the perspective of those who reside in slums offers an important dimension to the study of urbanism in the global South. Many people living in sub-standard conditions do not have their rights as urban citizens recognised and realise that they cannot rely on formal…

    Hardback – 2015-09-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cities and Development

  • Social Economy in China and the World

    Edited by Ngai Pun, Ben Hok-bun Ku, Hairong Yan, Anita Koo

    Thirty-years of economic transformation has turned China into one of the major players in the global capitalist economy. However, its economic growth has generated rising problems in inequality, alienation, and sustainability with the agrarian crises of the 1990s giving rise to real social outcry…

    Hardback – 2015-08-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Social Work, Social Policy and Social Development in Greater China

  • The Politics of Public Sector Performance

    Pockets of Effectiveness in Developing Countries

    Edited by Michael Roll

    It is widely believed that the state in developing countries is weak. The public sector, in particular, is often regarded as corrupt and dysfunctional. This book provides an urgently needed corrective to such overgeneralized notions of bad governance in the developing world. It examines the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

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