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  1. Social Development

    Critical Themes and Perspectives

    Edited by Manohar S. Pawar, David R. Cox

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    This edited collection demonstrates that the ideas inherent in social development are practical and not utopian. By discussing and delineating a social development approach, the book argues the need for practicing it at local or grassroots-level communities to promote universal social justice and...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Gender, Development and Environmental Governance

    Theorizing Connections

    By Seema Arora-Jonsson

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    A major challenge in studies of environmental governance is dealing with the diversity of the people involved at multiple levels – villagers, development agents, policy-makers, private resource users and others – and taking seriously their aspirations, conflicts and collaborations. This book...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The African-Asian Divide

    Analyzing Institutions and Accumulation in Kenya

    By Paul Vandenberg

    Series: New Political Economy

    Why have Africans not gained a more dominant position in urban manufacturing in Kenya? This question is explored through an analysis of the institutions, both formal and informal, that have affected patterns of capital accumulation in Kenya by the African and Asian (Indian) communities. Using a new...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Development Through Bricolage

    Rethinking Institutions for Natural Resource Management

    By Frances Cleaver

    Why, despite an emphasis on 'getting institutions right', do development initiatives so infrequently deliver as planned? Why do many institutions designed for natural resource management (e.g. Water User Associations, Irrigation Committees, Forest Management Councils) not work as planners intended?...

    Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis

    Edited by Salvatore Babones, Christopher Chase-Dunn

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    World-systems analysis has developed rapidly over the past thirty years. Today's students and junior scholars come to world-systems analysis as a well-established approach spanning all of the social sciences. The best world-systems scholarship, however, is spread across multiple methodologies and...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Capability Approach

    Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Edited by Francesca Panzironi, Katharine Gelber

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This book provides a unique laboratory of ‘capabilities in practice’ in the Asia-Pacific region. It explores the application of the capability approach in development practice and public policy from a multidisciplinary perspective by bringing together scholars and practitioners from a wide range of...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in an Era of Oil Scarcity

    Lessons from Cuba

    By Julia Wright

    When other nations are forced to rethink their agricultural and food security strategies in light of the post-peak oil debate, they only have one living example to draw from: that of Cuba in the 1990s. Based on the first and – up till now – only systematic and empirical study to come...

    Published January 8th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Transforming Urban Water Supplies in India

    The Role of Reform and Partnerships in Globalization

    By Govind Gopakumar

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The absence of water supply infrastructure is a critical issue that affects the sustainability of cities in the developing world and the quality of life of millions of people living in these cities. Urban India has probably the largest concentration of people in the world lacking safe access to...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Development Poverty and Politics

    Putting Communities in the Driver’s Seat

    By Richard Martin, Ashna Mathema

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Top down . . . bottom up . . . what works? This book explores development from theperspective of the poor. Who are they? What lives do they live? What matters tothem? And most importantly, what can they do about it? Martin and Mathema debate how people can be given legitimate control of theirown...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge