New and Published Books
1-10 of 19 results in Routledge Explorations in Development Studies
Regimes, institutions and resources
Scholars and policymakers have long known that there is a strong link between human development and spending on key areas such as education and health. However, many states still neglect these considerations in favour of competing priorities, such as expanding their armies. This book examines how...
Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge
Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development
This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate is not something ‘out there’ that we adapt to. Instead, it is part of the social and...
Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge
The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China’s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries – Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia – it examines...
Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge
Asian Perspectives on Official Development Assistance
Current debates on emerging powers as foreign aid donors often fail to examine the myriad geopolitical, geoeconomic and geocultural tensions that influence policies of Official Development Assistance (ODA). This book advocates a regional geopolitical approach to explaining donor-donor...
Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge
This collection clarifies the background of land and property problems in conflict-affected settings, and explores appropriate policy measures for peace-building. While land and property problems exist in any society, they can be particularly exacerbated in conflict-affected settings –...
Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge
Building new spaces
Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges of heightened insecurity, caused by liberalization and structural adjustment. The...
Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge
Analysis of North African revolt against authoritarianism, known as the ‘Arab Spring’, embraced reductionist explanations such as the social media, youth unemployment and citizens’ agitations to regain dignity in societies humiliated by oppressive regimes. This book illustrates that reductionist...
Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge
This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between 2003 and 2013, examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of the state in each of these countries. It offers a detailed analysis of the nature of these...
Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge
International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-Pressures
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...
Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge
Opportunities and Risks
This book is the first to comprehensively analyse 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...
Published January 8th 2014 by Routledge
Rural Livelihoods in China: Political economy in transition
To Be Published April 13th 2015
Nationalism, Law and Statelessness: Grand Illusions in the Horn of Africa
To Be Published May 12th 2015
Development Discourse and Global History: From colonialism to the sustainable development goals
To Be Published September 22nd 2015
Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development
To Be Published November 15th 2015