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  1. Can Emerging Technologies Make a Difference in Development?

    Edited by Rachel A. Parker, Richard P. Appelbaum

    In this innovative and entirely original text, which has been thoughtfully edited to ensure coherence and readability across disciplines, scientists and practitioners from around the world provide evidence of the opportunities for, and the challenges of, developing collaborative approaches to...

    Published January 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Poverty Capital

    Microfinance and the Making of Development

    By Ananya Roy

    Winner of the 2011 Paul Davidoff award! This is a book about poverty but it does not study the poor and the powerless; instead it studies those who manage poverty. It sheds light on how powerful institutions control "capital," or circuits of profit and investment, as well as "truth," or...

    Published March 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  3. Contesting Development

    Critical Struggles for Social Change

    Edited by Philip McMichael

    At a time when the development promise is increasingly in question, with dwindling social gains, the vision of modernity is losing its legitimacy and coherence. This moment is observable through the lens of critical struggles of those who experience disempowerment, displacement and development...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge