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  1. Feeding India

    Livelihoods, Entitlements and Capabilities
    By Bill Pritchard, Anu Rammohan, Madhushree Sekher, S. Parasuraman and Chetan Choithani

    Food security is one of the twenty-first century’s key global challenges, and lessons learned from India have particular significance worldwide. Not only does India account for approximately one quarter of the world’s under-nourished persons, it also provides a worrying case of how rapid economic growth may not provide an assumed panacea to food security... Read more...

  2. Governance Reform in Africa

    International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-Pressures
    By Jerome Bachelard

    Poor governance is increasingly recognized as the greatest impediment to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, some impressive governance reforms are underway in many countries. This includes cases such as Nigeria – formerly the most corrupt country in the world according to Transparency International... Read more...

  3. Urban Regeneration in the UK, 2nd Edition

    By Andrew Tallon

    Urban Regeneration in the UK combines the approaches taken by central government and cities themselves to regenerate urban areas, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of the field. Each chapter also contains case studies, study questions, suggested further reading and websites, making this an essential resource for undergraduate students interested in Urban Studies, Geography, Planning and the Built Environment... Read more...

  4. Geographies of Developing Areas

    The Global South in a Changing World, 2nd Edition
    By Glyn Williams, Paula Meth and Katie Willis

    Geographies of Developing Areas is a thought provoking and accessible introductory text, presenting a fresh view of the Global South that challenges students' pre-conceptions and promotes lively debate. Rather than presenting the Global South as a set of problems, from rapid urbanization to poverty, this book focuses on the diversity of life in the South, and looks at the role the South plays in shaping and responding to current global change... Read more...

  5. Wellbeing, Justice and Development Ethics

    By Severine Deneulin

    Comprehensive, practical and nuanced in its treatment of the capability approach, this highly original volume gives students, researchers and professionals in the field of development an innovative framing of the capability approach as a 'language' for action and provides specific examples of how it has made a difference... Read more...

  6. Digital Technologies for Democratic Governance in Latin America

    Opportunities and Risks
    Edited by Anita Breuer and Yanina Welp

    This book is the first to comprehensively analyze the political and societal impacts of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in a region of the Global South. It evaluates under what conditions some Latin American governments and people have succeeded in taking up the opportunities related to the spread of ICTs, while others are confronted with the pessimist scenario of increased, digitally induced social and democratic cleavages... Read more...

  7. The Companion to Development Studies, Third Edition

    By Vandana Desai and Rob Potter

    The Companion to Development Studies contains over 109 chapters written by leading international experts within the field to provide a concise and authoritative overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Covering a wide range of disciplines the book is divided into ten sections, each prefaced by a section introduction written by the editors... Read more...

  8. Development Studies Research and Reference Catalog

    The New Development Studies Research and Reference Catalog is now Live

    From key research on vital topics, to handbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to further your own research, challenge your students, and provide essential reference materials for your institutional library. This online catalog will allow you to:


    • Browse full details of our new titles; including table of contents, reviews, author biographies and more
    • Recommend titles of interest to your librarian
    • Create unique booklists to browse, buy, and forward to friends, colleagues and librarians.

    Interested? - Simply click on this link to take a look

  9. Author Interview with Anita Breuer

    Read our interview with Anita Breuer, co-editor of Digital Technologies for Democratic Governance in Latin America: Opportunities and Risks, edited by Anita Breuer and Yanina Welp.

    Anita is Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany, where her research focuses on the role of the Internet and social media in democracy promotion.

  10. The Routledge Human Development and Capability Debates

    This series, edited by Séverine Deneulin, Ortrud Lessmann and Krushil Watene, aims to foster multi-disciplinary discussions of contemporary issues, using the normative framework of the ‘capability approach’ and human development paradigm. It considers the extent to which the capability approach, and its perspective of human freedom, provides useful and innovative ways of interpreting and analyzing various social realities, such as wellbeing and justice; land conflict; indigenous rights; and technological innovation.  Read more.

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