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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 836 new and published books in the subject of Development Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Microtrade

    A New System of International Trade with Volunteerism Towards Poverty Elimination

    Edited by Yong-Shik Lee

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    With contributions from well-regarded scholars of international economic law, this book sets out the case for an innovative solution to extreme poverty which utilizes international trade and its legal framework to relieve populations of the poorest countries around the world of extreme poverty. "...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Labour-Intensive Industrialization in Global History

    Edited by Gareth Austin, Kaoru Sugihara

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The prevailing view of industrialization has focussed on technology, capital, entrepreneurship and the institutions that enabled them to be deployed. Labour was often equated with other factors of production, and assigned a relatively passive role. Yet it was labour absorption and the improvement...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sikkim Human Development Report 2014

    Expanding Opportunities, Promoting Sustainability

    By Sikkim Human Development Report Cell, Government of Sikkim

    This report brings together the findings of a decade-long field survey conducted in the Indian state of Sikkim. It outlines the interventions made by the state government in human development, biodiversity, gender equity, justice and other parameters. It also outlines Sikkim’s efforts in achieving...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge India

  4. Disaster Risk Reduction for Economic Growth and Livelihood

    Investing in Resilience and Development

    Edited by Ian Davis, Kae Yanagisawa, Kristalina Georgieva

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    The prevalence of natural disasters in recent years has highlighted the importance of preparing adequately for disasters and dealing efficiently with their consequences. This book addresses how countries can enhance their resilience against natural disasters and move towards economic growth and...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Civil Society and Participatory Governance

    Municipal Councils and Social Housing Programs in Brazil

    By Maureen M. Donaghy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    Democratic institutions should promote accountability of government officials to the needs of citizens. Civil society plays a role in exposing corruption as well as in communicating the needs of low-income residents to officials. Neither the institutions of representative democracy nor the presence...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Technology and Human Development

    By Ilse Oosterlaken

    Series: The Routledge Human Development and Capability Debates

    This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development. This approach attaches central moral importance to individual human capabilities, understood as effective...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Cost of Not Educating the World’s Poor

    The new economics of learning

    By Lynn Ilon

    In The Cost of Not Educating the World’s Poor, Lynn Ilon observes from her 30 years of travel and work in some 20 developing countries, how global instability, problems of environmental degradation, spread of global disease, migration and political instability are a cost of viewing the uneducated...

    Published May 18th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Real Governance and Practical Norms in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The game of the rules

    Edited by Tom De Herdt, Jean-Pierre OLIVIER de SARDAN

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

    Although international development discourse considers the state as a crucial development actor, there remains a significant discrepancy between the official norms of the state and public services and the actual practices of political elites and civil servants. This text interrogates the variety of...

    Published May 12th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Population and Development

    2nd Edition

    By W.T.S. Gould

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    The new edition of Population and Development offers an up-to-date perspective on one of the critical issues at the heart of the problems of development for all countries, and especially those that seek to implement major economic and social change: the reflexive relationships between a country’s...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Leadership and Place

    Edited by Chris Collinge, John Gibney

    Despite the radical transformation of society associated with globalisation, shifting patterns of demography and the revolution in information and communication technologies over the last two decades, we remain profoundly attached to place in economic, social, cultural and emotional terms. The idea...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge