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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 111 new and published books in the subject of Development Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. Transformative Sustainable Development

    Participation, reflection and change

    By Kei Otsuki

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Recent debates about sustainable development have shifted their focus from fixing environmental problems in a technocratic and economic way to more fundamental changes in social-political processes and relations. In this context, participation is a genuinely transformative approach to sustainable...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Developmental Macroeconomics

    New Developmentalism as a Growth Strategy

    By Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, José Luís Oreiro, Nelson Marconi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Developmental Macroeconomics: Access to Demand, the Exchange Rate and Growth offers a new approach to development economics and macroeconomics. It is a Keynesian-structuralist approach to economics applied to middle income countries that emphasizes the strategic role of demand in creating...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Equity and Well-Being

    Measurement and Policy Practice

    By Hyun Hwa Son

    Equity is an abstract concept covering philosophical issues such as fairness and social justice, making its definition and measurement complex. This volume tackles these complexities head-on. The book is enriched with many empirical analyses and provides a comprehensive analysis of equity...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Incentives and Agriculture in East Africa (Routledge Revivals)

    By Mats Lundahl

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Agriculture is at the centre of the economies of many developing countries, and its stagnation and poor performance across large parts of Africa is a major cause for concern. First published in 1990, this book focuses on the nature and role of incentives in agricultural organization and production...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective

    Populism, Nationalism and Industrialisation

    By Gavin Kitching

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    How do the intellectual origins and historical background of western and other theories of development affect their relevance to contemporary Third-World conditions? This is the central question behind Gavin Kitching’s examination of ‘development studies’, first published in 1982, from its origins...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of Development

    A Survey

    Edited by Heloise Weber

    Series: Europa Politics of ... series

    The Politics of Development: A Survey provides an overview of the intrinsically political relations of development. It brings together essays written by experts in the politics of development and covers a range of significant and topical concerns: gender, race, indigenous development, social...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Language of Global Development

    A Misleading Geography

    By Marcin Wojciech Solarz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach

    An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

    Edited by Diane Elson, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Polly Vizard

    Among several contesting views about the purpose of development and how progress should be evaluated, human rights and capabilities (or human development) stand out as two approaches that are concerned first and foremost with the well-being of individuals, their freedom, dignity and empowerment....

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge