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  1. Democratic Accountability and International Human Development

    Regimes, institutions and resources

    By Kamran Ali Afzal, Mark Considine

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation

    Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

    By Marcus Taylor

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies

    By Julia Bader

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Foreign Aid and Emerging Powers

    Asian Perspectives on Official Development Assistance

    By Iain Watson

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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 July 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Confronting Land and Property Problems for Peace

    Edited by Shinichi Takeuchi

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies

    Building new spaces

    Edited by Khayaat Fakier, Ellen Ehmke

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab World

    By M.A. Mohamed Salih

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia

    Edited by Gabriele Koehler, Deepta Chopra

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Governance Reform in Africa

    International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-Pressures

    By Jerome Bachelard

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Digital Technologies for Democratic Governance in Latin America

    Opportunities and Risks

    Edited by Anita Breuer, Yanina Welp

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    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 9th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Rural Livelihoods in China: Political economy in transition
    Edited by Heather Xiaoquan Zhang
    To Be Published April 12th 2015
  2. Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development
    By Lata Narayanaswamy
    To Be Published August 29th 2015
  3. Development Discourse and Global History: From colonialism to globalisation
    By Aram Ziai
    To Be Published September 14th 2015

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