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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 235 new and published books in the subject of Development Policy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan

    The impact of state and donor interventions on farmers

    By Syed Mohammad Ali

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Rural development remains a major challenge for governments of developing countries such as Pakistan. While a broad range of state and donor interventions impact the lives of poor farmers -who provide a significant proportion of the labour force - comprehensive consideration of these combined...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Theory and Practice of Microcredit

    By Wahiduddin Mahmud, S.R. Osmani

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Microcredit has emerged as a hugely popular tool all over the developing world for helping poor people to help themselves by engaging in self-employed income-earning activities. By developing innovative ways of providing the poor with access to credit, the ‘microcredit revolution’, as it has come...

    Published December 14th 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. Global Land Grabs

    History, Theory and Method

    Edited by Marc Edelman, Carlos Oya, Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Since the 2008 world food crisis a surge of land grabbing swept Africa, Asia and Latin America and even some regions of Europe and North America. Investors have uprooted rural communities for massive agricultural, biofuels, mining, industrial and urbanisation projects. ‘Water grabbing’ and ‘green...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Good Governance in Asia

    Multiple Trajectories to Development

    Edited by Linda Chelan Li

    The international aid community has advocated governance reforms as a necessary complement to economic aid to developing countries. The resultant Good Governance Agenda has been criticised for its ahistorical bias. The empirical case studies reported in this book further illustrate the limitations...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Art, Culture and International Development

    Humanizing social transformation

    By John Clammer

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Climate Change Adaptation and Development

    Transforming Paradigms and Practices

    Edited by Tor Håkon Inderberg, Siri Eriksen, Karen O'Brien, Linda Sygna

    Climate change poses multiple challenges to development. It affects lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and institutions, as well as beliefs, cultures and identities. There is a growing recognition that the social dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation now need to move to the forefront of...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Renewable Energy in East Asia

    Towards a New Developmentalism

    By Christopher M. Dent

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Energy is crucial to the functioning of any human society and central to understanding East Asia’s ‘economic miracle’. The region’s rapid development over the last few decades has been inherently energy-intensive and the impact on global energy security, climate change and the twenty-first-century...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rebalancing Economies in Financially Integrating East Asia

    Edited by Jenny Corbett, Ying Xu

    Series: Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics

    Since the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) of 1997–98 large current account surpluses have accumulated in the countries of Asia and the Pacific with corresponding deficits elsewhere. The sharp plunge in global trade volumes during the global financial crisis has highlighted the need for ‘rebalancing’–...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Citizen Participation at the Local Level in China and Canada

    Edited by Andrew Sancton, Chen Zhenming

    What, if anything, is similar about citizen participation at the local level in Canada and China? The answer, of course, is politically sensitive. There are many in Canada who would claim that the question is absurd. How can there be meaningful citizen participation in a country where there are...

    Published November 12th 2014 by CRC Press