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New and Published Books

  1. Politics and Violence in Eastern Africa

    The Struggles of Emerging States

    Edited by David M. Anderson, Øystein H. Rolandsen

    Over the fifty years between 1940 and 1990, the countries of eastern Africa were embroiled in a range of debilitating and destructive conflicts, starting with the wars of independence, but then incorporating rebellion, secession and local insurrection as the Cold War replaced colonialism. The...

    Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Climate Change Mitigation Actions in Five Developing Countries

    Edited by Harald Winkler

    Five case studies on mitigation actions (MAs) in developing countries illustrate the rich diversity of climate action. Researchers from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa reflect on what is possible in their countries. Case studies reflect the sheer diversity of NAMAs: from a ‘Pronami’...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Transboundary Water Politics in the Developing World

    By Naho Mirumachi

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    This book examines the political economy that governs the management of international transboundary river basins in the developing world. These shared rivers are the setting for irrigation, hydropower and flood management projects as well as water transfer schemes. Often, these projects attempt to...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History

    By Jeremy Black

    Series: Themes in World History

    In The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History, Jeremy Black presents a compact yet comprehensive survey of slavery and its impact on the world, primarily centered on the Atlantic trade. Opening with a clear discussion of the problems of defining slavery, the book goes on to investigate the Atlantic...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Indian Ocean Rim

    Southern Africa and Regional Cooperation

    Edited by Gwyn Campbell

    The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation was formally established in 1997 under the leadership of South Africa, India and Australia. The demise of Apartheid, the fall of the Soviet empire, and the rapid advance of globalization altered the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean region in...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Colonial Exploitation and Economic Development

    The Belgian Congo and the Netherlands Indies Compared

    Edited by Ewout Frankema, Frans Buelens

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Since many countries in the world at present were European colonies in the not so distant past, the relationship between colonial institutions and development outcomes is a key topic of study across many disciplines. This edited volume, from a leading international group of scholars, discusses the...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Migration and Inequality

    Edited by Tanja Bastia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The ‘migration-development’ nexus has emerged as an important area of both research and policy over the last ten years. However, most of the interest has focused on the potential that migration holds for poverty alleviation. Relatively little attention has been paid to the relationship between...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Economics and HIV

    The Sickness of Economics

    By Deborah Johnston

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Health Economics

    This book explains how, and why, economics has been applied to a terrible pandemic, using a range of examples mostly drawn from the region most affected, sub-Saharan Africa. Part I shows that microeconomic approaches have found fertile ground in a public health approach that ‘blames’ individual...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Role of NGOs in African Socio-Economic Development

    By Trudy Owens, Ronelle Burger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), popularly known as charities, are acknowledged to be pivotal to poverty alleviation, especially in African countries where government capacity and revenues are often limited. Despite their prominent role in poverty alleviation, little is known about how these...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Global Trends in Land Tenure Reform

    Gender Impacts

    Edited by Caroline S. Archambault, Annelies Zoomers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Gender and Development

    This book explores the gendered dimensions of recent land governance transformations across the globe in the wake of unprecedented pressures on land and natural resources. These complex contemporary forces are reconfiguring livelihoods and impacting women’s positions, their tenure security and...

    Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge