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  1. The Europa International Foundation Directory 2014

    23rd Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    Series: The Europa International Foundation Directory

    Now in its 23rd edition, the Europa International Foundation Directory 2014 provides an unparalleled guide to the foundations, trusts, charitable and grantmaking NGOs, and other similar not-for-profit organizations of the world. It provides a comprehensive picture of third sector activity on a...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Mining and Social Transformation in Africa

    Mineralizing and Democratizing Trends in Artisanal Production

    Edited by Deborah Fahy Bryceson, Eleanor Fisher, Jesper Bosse Jønsson, Rosemarie Mwaipopo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    After more than three decades of economic malaise, many African countries are experiencing an upsurge in their economic fortunes linked to the booming international market for minerals. Spurred by the shrinking viability of peasant agriculture, rural dwellers have been engaged in a massive search...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Living with Environmental Change

    Waterworlds

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Cecilie Rubow

    Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people’s imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Anthropology in the Making

    Research in Health and Development

    By Laurent Vidal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    In Anthropology in the Making, Laurent Vidal takes the reader into the world of research in the fields of health and development, providing a fresh and provocative perspective on the practice of anthropology. This volume investigates the “science of otherness” across four multi-disciplinary...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cosmopolitan Memory in Europe's 'Backwaters'

    Rethinking civility

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Cosmpolitan Memory in Europe’s ‘Backwaters’ reconsiders the definitional relationships of ‘national character’ and ‘national heritage’ in the context of Western industrial modernity. Taking as a case study the Greek islands of Skiathos and Skopelos which served as cinematic locations for the...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability

    Lessons across Natural Resource Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Merle Sowman, Rachel Wynberg

    Understanding the governance of complex social-ecological systems is vital in a world faced with rapid environmental change, conflicts over dwindling natural resources, stark disparities between rich and poor and the crises of sustainability. Improved understanding is also essential to promote...

    Published February 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Culture, Institutions, and Development

    New Insights Into an Old Debate

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Platteau, Robert Peccoud

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Does culture matter? This question has taken on added significance since fundamentalist revivalism has recently gained ground in different parts of the world. The old controversy between Max Weber and Karl Marx, which centres around the extent to which cultural factors such as social norms and...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. From the Global to the Local

    How International Rights Reach Bangladesh's Children

    By Andrea Schapper

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    From the Global to the Local develops a unique perspective on human rights governance in developing countries, where the state often lacks the required resources, capacities and expertise for implementing rights. Considering how rights that have been agreed upon in the global arena of world...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Translation Theory and Development Studies

    A Complexity Theory Approach

    By Kobus Marais

    Series: Routledge Advances in Translation Studies

    This book aims to provide a philosophical underpinning to translation and relate translation to development. The second aim flows from the first section’s argument that societies emerge out of, amongst others, complex translational interactions amongst individuals. It will do so by conceptualising...

    Published August 29th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Gender, Mobilities, and Livelihood Transformations

    Comparing Indigenous People in China, India, and Laos

    Edited by Ragnhild Lund, Kyoko Kusakabe, Smita Mishra Panda, Yunxian Wang

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

    In the era of globalization many minority populations are subject to marginalization and expulsion from their traditional habitats due to rapid economic restructuring and changing politico-spatial relations. This book presents an analytical framework for understanding how mobility is an inherent...

    Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge