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  1. Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countries

    New Analytical Approaches

    Edited by Wim Naude, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray

    In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty. New approaches in development economics have in recent years started from the premise...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Global Modernity, Development, and Contemporary Civilization

    Towards a Renewal of Critical Theory

    By José Maurício Domingues

    Series: Routledge Studies in Emerging Societies

    This book investigates modern global civilization, offering an alternative to post-colonial theories and the "multiple modernities" approach (as well as the civilizational theory linked to it). It argues that modernity has become a global civilization that is heterogeneous and intertwined with...

    Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Global Trends and Regional Development

    Edited by Nikolai Genov

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    For millennia, contact between societies was limited to trade or wars, a situation that changed profoundly with the development of global markets serving industrialization. The outcome was the emergence of one global human civilization, and one common future that will depend on the capacity of...

    Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Origins of Economic Inequality Between Nations

    A Critique of Western Theories on Development and Underdevelopment

    By Carlos Ramirez-Faria

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1991 this text provides an incisive analysis of theories concerning the origins of economic inequality between nations. Central to the author’s investigation is the concept of underdevelopment, and a focus on successive Western ‘systems of conceptualisation’ of the relationship...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Geography of the Third World

    Progress and Prospect

    By Michael Pacione

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1988, this reissue presents a comprehensive overview of contemporary developments and research into the geography of the Third World, at a time when economies and societies there were changing at a much more rapid rate than their counterparts in the developing world. It covers...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Urbanisation, Housing and the Development Process

    By David Drakakis-Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Initially published in 1981, this book examines the problems of housing provision for the urban poor in developing countries, within the context of the development process as a whole. The investigation concentrates on the political economy of housing investment and illustrates how programmes and...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World

    Spatial Perceptions and Public Participation

    By Robert Potter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1985, this book reconsiders the whole question of urbanisation and planning in the Third World. It argues that public involvement, which is now an accepted part of Western planning, should be used more in Third World cities. It shows that many inhabitants of Third World cities...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Beyond the Sociology of Development

    Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa

    Edited by Ivar Oxaal, Tony Barnett, David Booth

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Conceived as a response to the economic naïvety and implicit metropolitan bias of many 1950s and 60s studies of ‘the sociology of development’ , this volume, first published in 1975, provides actual field studies and theoretical reviews to indicate the directions which a conceptually more adequate...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Underdevelopment and Development in Brazil: Volume I

    Economic Structure and Change, 1822-1947

    By Nathaniel H Leff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1982, this work offers an analysis Brazil’s long-term economic history and development, spanning the period from independence to post-war industrial growth. The book focuses upon the classic problem of why Brazil failed to develop economically during the nineteenth century in a...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Theories of Development

    By Peter Preston

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Dr Preston’s book, first published in 1982, presents a critical history of development studies since the Second World War, linking the recent, neo-Marxist, debate with the whole tradition in the field, going back to the work of economists like Arthur Lewis. He identifies a series of ‘schools’ and...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge