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New and Published Books

  1. Informal Urban Street Markets

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Clifton Evers, Kirsten Seale

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Through an international range of research, this volume examines how informal urban street markets facilitate the informal and formal economy not merely in terms of the traditional concerns of labor and consumption, but also in regards to cultural and spatial contingencies. In many places, street...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Human Security, Changing States and Global Responses

    Institutions and Practices

    Edited by Sangmin Bae, Makoto Maruyama

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Security

    This book critically assesses the human security challenges faced by states, focusing on how and to what extent the state is influenced by global structures and operations. Having grown rapidly since the 1990s, the field of human security has spawned a wide variety of academic research. This...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Research and Fieldwork in Development

    By Daniel Hammett, Chasca Twyman, Mark Graham

    Research and Fieldwork in Development explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to spatial data and digital methods. Each chapter provides the reader with an understanding of the theoretical basis of research methods, reflects upon their...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship

    Civic Participation and the Future of Democracy

    By Denise M. Horn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

    This book explores the connection between strong democracy and neoliberal development schemes based on the concept of ‘social entrepreneurship’ in Thailand and Southern India. With an original approach, this book addresses the intersection between emerging approaches to development; namely...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Volunteer Tourism in the Global South

    Giving Back in Neoliberal Times

    By Wanda Vrasti

    Series: Interventions

    This work explores the increasingly popular phenomenon of volunteer tourism in the Global South, paying particular attention to the governmental rationalities and socio-economic conditions that valorise it as a noble and necessary cultural practice. Combining theoretical research with primary data...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Psychology of Aid

    By Stuart Carr, Mac MacLachlan

    Psychology of Aid provides an original, psychological approach to development studies, focusing as it does on the social aspects of aid and the motivational foundations. Designed as a practical tool for looking at development projects in a new and structured way, the authors bring many of the...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Agendas for Sustainability

    Environment and Development into the 21st Century

    By Mary MacDonald

    Agendas and Sustainability considers the processes used for devising global environment and development agendas and provides practical suggestions for their future development and influence. A collaboration of the latest research from the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Earth Council, the...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Gender, Ethnicity and Place

    Women and Identity in Guyana

    By Linda Peake, D. Alissa Trotz

    This book is concerned with the nature of the relationship between gender, ethnicity and poverty in the context of the external and internal dynamics of households in Guyana. Using detailed data collected from male and female respondents in three separate locations, two urban and one rural, and...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  10. The City as Target

    Edited by Ryan Bishop, Gregory Clancey, John W. Phillips

    Series: Postcolonial Politics

    Bringing together scholars from a diverse range of disciplines, The City as Target provides a sustained and critical response to the relationship between the concept of targeting (in its many forms) and notions of understanding, imagining and shaping the urban. Among the many spatial and graphic...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge