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  • Towns in a Rural World

    1st Edition

    By Teresa de Noronha Vaz, Eveline van Leeuwen

    Focusing on the strategic position of towns in rural development, this book explores how they act as hotspots for knowledge creation, diffusion for vital business life and innovation, and social networks and community bonds. By doing so, towns - even the smallest - can cope with processes of…

    Hardback – 2013-07-26
    Economic Geography Series

  • Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development

    Lessons from Ghana, 1st Edition

    By Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    The world development institutions commonly present 'urban governance' as an antidote to the so-called 'urbanisation of poverty' and 'parasitic urbanism' in Africa. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development is a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the meaning, nature, and effects of 'urban…

    Hardback – 2013-07-17
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Water, Democracy and Neoliberalism in India

    The Power to Reform, 1st Edition

    By Vicky Walters

    Since the early 1990s, the achievement of ‘good governance’ has been a dominant discourse in the pursuit of social and economic development. This book presents a critical challenge to the contemporary development paradigm of good governance. Based on original ethnographic fieldwork on urban water…

    Hardback – 2013-05-24
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Smallholders, Forest Management and Rural Development in the Amazon

    1st Edition

    By Benno Pokorny

    The ongoing debate concerning the Amazon's crucial role in global climate and biodiversity is entirely dependent upon sustainable development in the region. Recognizing that forests are an integral part of the social fabric in the region, initiatives such as community forestry,…

    Hardback – 2013-05-17
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Contemporary Water Governance in the Global South

    Scarcity, Marketization and Participation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leila M. Harris, Jacqueline A. Goldin, Christopher Sneddon

    The litany of alarming observations about water use and misuse is now familiar—over a billion people without access to safe drinking water; almost every major river dammed and diverted; increasing conflicts over the delivery of water in urban areas; continuing threats to water quality from…

    Hardback – 2013-05-15
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Dry Ports – A Global Perspective

    Challenges and Developments in Serving Hinterlands, 1st Edition

    By Rickard Bergqvist

    Edited by Gordon Wilmsmeier

    As centres for logistics activities, seaports have traditionally been the focus of maritime logistics chains. However, changes in production patterns, supported by the development of rapid transport of goods over long distances, have altered the logistics landscape. As a result, the relevance of…

    Hardback – 2013-04-15

  • China's Disappearing Countryside

    Towards Sustainable Land Governance for the Poor, 1st Edition

    By Yongjun Zhao

    While China’s hybrid rural land tenure system has contributed to agricultural development, it is interwoven with rising farmland loss and social conflicts.This book examines the linkages between land tenure, development and governance in the context of China’s development transformation. Drawing on…

    Hardback – 2013-03-28

  • Migration and Inequality

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tanja Bastia

    The ‘migration-development’ nexus has emerged as an important area of both research and policy over the last ten years. However, most of the interest has focused on the potential that migration holds for poverty alleviation. Relatively little attention has been paid to the relationship between…

    Hardback – 2013-02-11
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Legal Reform and Business Contracts in Developing Economies

    Trust, Culture, and Law in Dakar, 1st Edition

    By Julie Paquin

    This book examines the prospects for business law reform to drive economic development in developing countries. It argues that, despite statements to the contrary, cultural factors and other local conditions in developing countries are not properly taken into account in current business law reform…

    Hardback – 2013-02-11
    Cultural Diversity and Law

  • Drought and the Human Story

    Braving the Bull of Heaven, 1st Edition

    By R.L. Heathcote

    Drought has been a long companion in the human story. Mythologised as the devastating Bull of Heaven in one of the earliest heroic legends to come out of Mesapotamia, drought has continued to wreak havoc upon societies, in many cases playing a significant role in their final demise. For societies…

    Hardback – 2013-01-17

  • Rethinking Displacement: Asia Pacific Perspectives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

    This book responds to the need to explore the multitude of interconnected factors causing displacements that compel people to move within their homelands or traverse various borders in the contemporary world that is characterised by extensive and rapid movements of people. It addresses this need by…

    Hardback – 2013-01-03

  • Energy Access, Poverty, and Development

    The Governance of Small-Scale Renewable Energy in Developing Asia, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin K. Sovacool, Ira Martina Drupady

    This book showcases how small-scale renewable energy technologies such as solar panels, cookstoves, biogas digesters, microhydro units, and wind turbines are helping Asia respond to a daunting set of energy governance challenges. Using extensive original research this book offers a compendium of…

    Hardback – 2012-12-14
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy and Practice

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