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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 65 new and published books in the subject of Health & Development — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Gender, Poverty, and Development

    Edited by Sylvia Chant, Gwendolyn Beetham

    Series: Critical Concepts in Development Studies

    Serious research into the problematic and contested relationship between notions of gender, poverty, and development continues to blossom. Indeed, the work of scholars in this cross-disciplinary field supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. Moreover...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Health Policy and the Public Interest

    By Lok-sang Ho

    This book is written with an acute awareness of the need for new insight to ensure (1) universal protection in basic healthcare; (2) providing choice; (3) efficient production and consumption of healthcare services; (4) financial sustainability of the healthcare system. Defining the public interest...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Street Food

    Culture, Economy, Health and Governance

    Edited by Ryzia De Cássia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Maternal Transition

    A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth

    By Candace Johnson

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Politics

    What are the political dimensions that are revealed in women’s preferences for health care during pregnancy and childbirth? The answers to this question vary from one community to the next, and often from woman to the next, although the trends in the Global North and South are strikingly different....

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Poverty Reduction of the Disabled

    Livelihood of persons with disabilities in the Philippines

    Edited by Soya Mori, Celia M Reyes, Tatsufumi Yamagata

    A third of poor people are disabled in the developing world. How much do we know about their livelihood with hard data? Are they entirely powerless and dependent on family members? How do they earn income? These questions have become more important than ever, now that persons with disabilities (...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Global Politics of Impairment and Disability

    Processes and Embodiments

    Edited by Karen Soldatic, Helen Meekosha

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Disability is of central concern to the developing world but has largely been under-represented in global development debates, discourses and negotiations. Similarly, disability studies has overlooked both the theorists and the social experience of the global South, and there has been a one-way...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Water Quality Management

    Present Situations, Challenges and Future Perspectives

    Edited by Asit K. Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada, Rafael Izquierdo

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    The global attention in recent years has focused primarily on water quantity and allocation issues. Water quality has received significantly less attention than water quantity. Commendable progress has been made by the developed world to control point sources of pollution, but commensurate progress...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Governing Health in Contemporary China

    By Yanzhong Huang

    Series: China Policy Series

    The lack of significant improvement in people’s health status and other mounting health challenges in China raise a puzzling question about the country’s internal transition: why did the reform-induced dynamics produce an economic miracle, but fail to reproduce the success Mao had achieved in the...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

    By Molly E. Brown

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Health

    Edited by Robert S Ogilvie

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    As the rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, asthma and obesity skyrocket, research is showing that the built environment – the way our cities and towns are developed – contributes to the epidemic rates of these diseases. It is unlikely that those who planned and developed these places...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge