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1-10 of 17 results in Routledge Explorations in Development Studies
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
Knowledge and rigorous evidence around the role of external development partners in situations of conflict and fragility is still lacking. There is little accountability for the billions in aid being spent in places like Afghanistan, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This book analyses...
Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge
Thirty Years in the Shadow of an Epidemic
By tracing the shadow of the epidemic over the last 30 years in Uganda and more broadly in the region, HIV and East Africa investigates the impact of the epidemic on people’s lives and livelihoods, placing the epidemic within the context of the social, political and economic changes that have...
Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge
Lessons from Ghana
The world development institutions commonly present 'urban governance' as an antidote to the so-called 'urbanisation of poverty' and 'parasitic urbanism' in Africa. Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development is a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the meaning, nature, and effects of 'urban...
Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge
The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation: Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development
To Be Published November 5th 2014
China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies
To Be Published November 12th 2014
Democratic Accountability and International Human Development: Regimes, institutions and resources
To Be Published December 10th 2014
Rural Livelihoods in China: Political Economy in Transition
To Be Published February 27th 2015
Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development
To Be Published March 29th 2015