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  1. Reflections on ‘Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development’

    Franklin Obeng-Odoom, author of Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development, has recently shared his reflections of the book with Urbani izziv ("Urban Challenge"). Franklin discusses the global interest in cities and governance and how his book contributes to the conversation. Read the full article here.

  2. Women, Livestock Ownership and Markets

    Bridging the Gender Gap in Eastern and Southern Africa
    Edited by Jemimah Njuki and Pascal C. Sanginga

    This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and economic benefits of livestock markets to women, focusing on how types of markets, the types of products and women’s participation in markets influence their access to livestock income... Read more...

  3. Alternative Food Networks

    Knowledge, Practice, and Politics
    By David Goodman, E. Melanie DuPuis and Michael K. Goodman

    This timely book provides a critical review of the growth of alternative food networks and their struggle to defend their ethical and aesthetic values against the standardizing pressures of the corporate mainstream with its "placeless and nameless" global supply networks. It explores how these alternative movements are "making a difference" and their possible role as fears of global climate change and food insecurity intensify... Read more...

  4. Religions and Development

    By Emma Tomalin

    This innovative text presents religions as something that can both obstruct and aid development, encouraging readers to engage critically with the multiple ways that religion impacts on both the conceptualization of development as well the resulting project interventions. This will be of interest to undergraduate, postgraduate students and scholars interested in religious studies, development studies, and the broader study of societies and cultures... Read more...

  5. Development Organizations

    By Rebecca Schaaf

    This invaluable text is richly complimented throughout with case studies to help illustrate the operations of development organizations; from the impact of multinational oil companies in the Niger delta to the impact of IMF reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean. This clearly written and user friendly text contains a wealth of features to assist student learning, including start of chapter learning outcomes, and end of chapter summaries, discussion topics, and suggestions for further reading and relevant websites... Read more...

  6. Routledge Perspectives on Development Series - SAVE 20% TODAY

    To kick off our December savings, and celebrate the vacation season, Routledge are very excited to be able to offer you 20% off all titles from the Routledge Perspectives on Development Series.

    For a limited time only, you can save 20% on as many books from the series as you would like. Just enter discount code PER13 when you checkout. For the full range of titles in the series, please click here.

  7. December Discounts

    To celebrate the vacation season, Routledge are very excited to be able to offer you some fantastic special offers on our Development Studies titles this December!

    Keep an eye on the Routledge Development Studies page over the next few weeks for these super savings!


  8. Author Video

    Franklin Obeng-Odoom has put together his very own video, to tell you more about his most recent book, Governance for Pro-poor Urban Development: Lessons from Ghana.

    Click here to view online!

    Franklin's upcoming book, Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, is scheduled to publish in June 2014.

  9. Disaster Management

    International Lessons in Risk Reduction, Response and Recovery
    Edited by Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman and JC Gaillard

    This book opens a dialog between theory and practice. It offers vital lessons to practitioners from scholarship on natural hazards, disaster risk management and reduction and developments studies, opening up new insights in accessible language with practical applications... Read more...

  10. Climate Change and Development

    By Thomas Tanner and Leo Horn-Phathanothai

    The evidence for human-induced climate change is now overwhelming, the brunt of its impacts is already being felt by poor people, and the case for urgent action is compelling. This book addresses the two greatest challenges of our time – averting catastrophic climate change and eradicating poverty – and the close interconnections between them... Read more...

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