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1-10 of 36 results in Routledge Studies in Development and Society
Ideologies, Development Systems and Policy Approaches
This book takes a historical approach to analyse ideologies, policy approaches and development systems that have constructed the paradigm of international social development. It aims to review the social construction of "development" by tracing the historical dynamics of the modern ideologies and...
Published October 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production
After more than three decades of economic malaise, many African countries are experiencing an upsurge in their economic fortunes linked to the booming international market for minerals. Spurred by the shrinking viability of peasant agriculture, rural dwellers have been engaged in a massive search...
Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge
This volume examines the persistence of poverty - both rural and urban - in developing countries, and the response of local governments to the problem, exploring the roles of governments, NGOs, and CSOs in national and sub-national agenda-setting, policy-making, and poverty-reduction strategies. It...
Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge
This book explores how many issues related to development and governance –including migration, disaster management, environmental justice, peace and security, sustainability, public-private partnerships, and terrorism – impact the practice of social work. It takes a global, comparative...
Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge
Exploring Inter-Relationships Between Rural Policies, Farming, Environment, Demographics, Regional Economies and Quality of Life Using System Dynamics
This book presents the methodology and results of a three-year, eleven-country science-to-policy research project – Toward a Policy Model of Multifunctional Agriculture and Rural Development – undertaken between 2005 and 2008 and financed under the European Union's Sixth Framework program...
Published June 23rd 2013 by Routledge
For millennia, contact between societies was limited to trade or wars, a situation that changed profoundly with the development of global markets serving industrialization. The outcome was the emergence of one global human civilization, and one common future that will depend on the capacity of...
Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Neoliberal Paradox in the Age of Vulnerability
Unmasking the neoliberal paradox, this book provides a robust conceptual and theoretical synthesis of development, power and the environment. With seven case studies on global challenges such as under-development, food regime, climate change, dam building, identity politics, and security...
Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge
There is a tremendous need for community development practice in the Asia-Pacific region due to its size and prevailing diverse socio-economic, political and cultural needs and issues. Both developed and developing countries have been reemphasizing the importance of community development and have...
Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge
Observing Aid Projects and Processes
Development and aid projects often fail to improve technological capacity. Their reform has been a widely acknowledged challenge for three decades. This book demonstrates theoretically and empirically how aid practitioners shape the organizational, social and inter-cultural dynamics of development...
Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge
The Effectiveness of Access and Benefit-sharing Regimes
During the last ten years the enormous global loss of biodiversity has received remarkable attention. Among the numerous approaches undertaken to stop or lessen this process, access and benefit-sharing (ABS), a market-based approach, has emerged as among the most prominent. In theory, ABS turns...
Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge
The End of the Developmental State?
To Be Published December 23rd 2013
The Language of Global Development: A Misleading Geography
To Be Published July 13th 2014
Rural Transformations and Rural Policies in the US and UK
To Be Published August 14th 2014
Information Technology, Development, and Social Change
To Be Published August 14th 2014