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  1. Assembling for Development

    The Maquila Industry in Mexico and the United States

    By Leslie Sklair

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1989, this book focuses upon the phenomenon of export-led industrialisation fuelled by foreign investment and technology. He concentrates on Mexico, where US companies have been taking advantage of inexpensive labour to establish "maquila" factories that assemble US parts for...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. An Introduction to the Politics of Tropical Africa

    By Richard Hodder-Williams

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This wide-ranging and informative introduction to politics in tropical Africa, first published in 1984, is essential reading to students, businessmen, government officials and economic advisers alike. Situating the contemporary scene firmly in its historical context, which stresses both...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  3. America and the Third World

    Revolution and Intervention

    By John Girling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    John Girling’s book, first published in 1980, investigates the relationship between America and the Third World, centring on three main themes: the nature of American involvement in the Third World, the challenge posed by the rival Super-Power; and the Changes both in US-Soviet relations (from...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Interdependent Development

    By Harold Brookfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Rather than being a book about ‘development’ per se, this work, first published in 1975, is instead a book about ideas about development, designed for those drawn by a concern over social injustice into the development field. In a selective review of theory, which gives particular emphasis to the...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Urban and Regional Development Trajectories in Contemporary Capitalism

    By Flavia Martinelli, Frank Moulaert, Andreas Novy

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book re-evaluates a rich scientific heritage of space- and history-sensitive development theories and produces an integrated methodology for the comparative analysis of urban and regional trajectories within a globalized world. The main argument put forward is that current mainstream analyses...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Evaluating Communication for Development

    A Framework for Social Change

    By June Lennie, Jo Tacchi

    Evaluating Communication for Development presents a comprehensive framework for evaluating communication for development (C4D). This framework combines the latest thinking from a number of fields in new ways. It critiques dominant instrumental, accountability-based approaches to development and...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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