Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Development Geography Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 142 new and published books in the subject of Development Geography — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Geographies of Globalization

    2nd Edition

    By Warwick E. Murray, John Overton

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series

    Geographies of Globalization 2nd edition offers an animated and fully-updated exposition of the geographical impacts of globalization and the contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this area. Energetic and engaging, this book: • Illustrates how the core principles of human...

    Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters

    By Brendan Tobin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Law and Sustainable Development

    This highly original work demonstrates the fundamental role of customary law for the realization of Indigenous peoples’ human rights and for sound national and international legal governance. The book reviews the legal status of customary law and its relationship with positive and natural law from...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Rural Politics in Contemporary China

    Edited by Emily T. Yeh, Kevin J. O'Brien, Jingzhong Ye

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    This collection provides an overview of China’s rural politics, bringing scholarship on agrarian politics from various social science disciplines together in one place. The twelve contributions, spanning history, anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, political science, and geography,...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Knowledge and the City

    Concepts, Applications and Trends of Knowledge-Based Urban Development

    By Francisco Javier Carrillo, Tan Yigitcanlar, Blanca García, Antti Lönnqvist

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    This book underlines the growing importance of knowledge for the competitiveness of cities and their regions. Examining the role of knowledge - in its economic, socio-cultural, spatial and institutional forms - for urban and regional development, identifying the preconditions for innovative use of...

    Published August 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Self-Determination and Secession in Africa

    The Post-Colonial State

    Edited by Redie Bereketeab

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Development

    This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)/African Union’s (AU) stance on the issue. The book...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sustainability & Scarcity

    A Handbook for Green Design and Construction in Developing Countries

    By Peter Ozolins

    Sustainability & Scarcity addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than being based on the experiences of more economically-developed countries, this book...

    Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Language of Global Development

    A Misleading Geography

    By Marcin Wojciech Solarz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    An Historical Ecology

    By Gufu Oba

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons for current and future environmental challenges. Drawing from rock art, archaeology,...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

    Edited by United Cities and Local Governments

    UCLG’s Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the...

    Published June 16th 2014 by Routledge