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  1. Praise for “Urban Poverty in the Global South” from the IJURR Journal

    "The work is ambitious — few authors could so compellingly carry off such a sweeping title — but Mitlin and Satterthwaite manage to comprehensively and sensitively cover many different topics and situate the work using case studies from across the global South. The authors provide a focused assessment of progress (as well as the limitations) of scholarly knowledge." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR). Read more about this title here...

  2. Learn more about Deepta Chopra’s new book, ‘Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia’...

    Deepta Chopra, co-author of Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia, edited by Gabriele Koehler and Deepta Chopra, Preface by Naila Kabeer, has put together a great article, talking about her new book which publishes this month. Read the full article here...

  3. Sustainability Principles and Practice

    By Margaret Robertson

    Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace. Each chapter explores one aspect of the field, first introducing relevant theory and presenting issues, then supplying tools for working toward solutions... Read more...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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