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  1. Markets and Rural Poverty

    Upgrading in Value Chains

    Edited by Jonathan Mitchell, Christopher Coles

    This book explores the place of poor people within a rich variety of value chains, focusing upon lagging, rural regions in Africa and Asia, and how they can 'upgrade' within such chains. Upgrading is a key concept for value chain analysis and refers to the acquisition of technological capabilities...

    Published July 26th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Risk and Social Change in an African Rural Economy

    Livelihoods in Pastoralist Communities

    By John G. McPeak, Peter D. Little, Cheryl R. Doss

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    Pastoralists’ role in contemporary Africa typically goes underappreciated and misunderstood by development agencies, external observers, and policymakers. Yet, arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL), which are used predominantly for extensive livestock grazing, comprise nearly half of the continent’s land...

    Published July 21st 2011 by Routledge

  3. Trade Liberalisation and Poverty in South Asia

    Edited by Prema-chandra Athukorala, Jayatilleke S. Bandara, Saman Kelegama

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    The link between trade liberalisation and poverty has arguably been one of the most debated topics in development policy debate. Existing studies on the subject have primarily used multi-country cross-sectional data, and there is a growing concern about the limitations of this approach in providing...

    Published July 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Japan and Africa

    Globalization and Foreign Aid in the 21st Century

    Edited by Howard P. Lehman

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Since the early 1990s, Japan has played an increasingly important and influential role in Africa. A primary mechanism that has furthered its influence has been through its foreign aid policies. Japan’s primacy, however, has been challenged by changing global conditions related to aid to Africa,...

    Published July 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of South Asian Economics

    Edited by Raghbendra Jha

    The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Economics addresses the recent economic transformation in South Asia. Leading experts in the field look at the major economic achievements and challenges for the region and examine why economic development across the South Asia region has diverged so...

    Published June 14th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Value Chains, Social Inclusion and Economic Development

    Contrasting Theories and Realities

    Edited by A.H.J. (Bert) Helmsing, Sietze Vellema

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Lead firms, development organisations, donors and governments view value chains and voluntary standards as vital instruments for achieving millennium development goals through trade and market-related interventions. The precise foundations for these development strategies, which suggest positive...

    Published May 24th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Economic Development, Education and Transnational Corporations

    By Mark Hanson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    This book focuses on the questions of: why do some economically disadvantaged nations develop significantly faster than others, and what roles do their educational systems play? As case illustrations, in the early 1960s Mexico and South Korea were both equally underdeveloped agrarian societies....

    Published May 10th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Enterprise, Deprivation and Social Exclusion

    The Role of Small Business in Addressing Social and Economic Inequalities

    By Alan Southern

    Series: Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship

    There is little doubt that in recent years, enterprise has been considered an essential approach in the alleviation of deprivation existing in the developed world. The assumption is that area-based initiatives provide a means by which enterprise can include all members of society in mainstream...

    Published April 25th 2011 by Routledge

  9. China's Urban Space

    Development under market socialism

    By Terry McGee, George C.S. Lin, Mark Wang, Andrew Marton, Jiaping Wu

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    China’s urban growth is unparalleled in the history of global urbanization, and will undoubtedly create huge challenges to China as it modernizes its society. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book presents an overview of the radical transformation of China’s urban space since the 1970s,...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Development in Practice (Routledge Revivals)

    Paved with good intentions

    By Doug Porter, Bryant Allen, Gaye Thompson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Magarini Settlement Project in Kenya is typical of many large Third World rural development projects of recent years, not least in its failure to fulfil even minimum goals. First published in 1991, Development in Practice explores the reasons for this projects failure, and looks at the lessons...

    Published March 7th 2011 by Routledge