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Textbooks

  1. Research and Fieldwork in Development

    By Daniel Hammett, Chasca Twyman and Mark Graham

    Research and Fieldwork in Development explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to spatial data and digital methods. Each chapter provides the reader with an understanding of the theoretical basis of research methods, reflects upon their practice and outlines appropriate analysis techniques. Read more... 

  2. Global Finance and Development

    By David Hudson

    This book explores the variety of relationships between finance and development, offering a broad and critical understanding of these connections and perspectives. It breaks finance down into its various aspects, with separate chapters on aid, debt, equity, microfinance and remittances. Throughout the text, finance is presented as a double-edged sword... Read more...

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New Titles

  1. Art, Culture and International Development

    Humanizing social transformation
    By John Clammer

     Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book places culture, specifically in the form of the arts, back at the center of debates in development studies by introducing new ways of conceptualizing art in relation to development. Read more...

  2. The Emerging Middle Class in Africa

    Edited by Mthuli Ncube and Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

    The Emerging Middle Class in Africa analyses specific aspects of the lives of the middle class in Africa. It looks at how people become and remain in the middle class through a series of thematic chapters. It examines how behavior changes in the process, in terms of consumption patterns and spending on health and education. Read more...

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Research & Reference

  1. Gabriele Koehler and Deepta Chopra discuss ‘Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia’

    Gabriele Koehler and Deepta Chopra discuss their book, Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia. This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between 2003 and 2013, examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of the state in each of these countries.

  2. Emerging Economies and the Oxymoron of Sustainable Development

    Arve Hansen and Ulrikke Wethal, editors of Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability, discuss the inherent conflicts of sustainable development and how their new book examines some of the questions surrounding the field.

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General Interest

  1. Q&A with Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite

    David Satterthwaite and Diana Mitlin discuss their books, Urban Poverty in the Global South and Reducing Urban Poverty in the Global South.

  2. Trust and history in the making of a better world

    Rosalind Eyben, author of International Aid and the Making of a Better World: Reflexive Practice, has recently written an article based on her new book, which examines trust and history in the making of a better world. Within the first day of posting, this article received over 3,000 views. Join the conversation, share your views, and read the full article here.

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News

  1. 2014 Geography Bestsellers

    We are proud to present our Top 10 Bestselling 2014 titles from Routledge Geography.

    Learn more about any of these bestsellers by just clicking on the titles below, where you can read the full blurb, view the table of contents, read reviews, and view inside with FREE ACCESS to the first 30 pages of every book!

  2. Q&A with the Editors of Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development

    Feminism has re-shaped the way we think about equality, power relations and social change. Recent feminist scholarship has provided new theoretical frameworks, methodologies and empirical analyses of how gender and feminism are situated within the development process. Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development draws upon this framework to explore the effects of globalization on development in diverse geographical contexts. It explores how women’s and men’s lives are gendered in specific spaces as well as across multiple landscapes. We recently spoke with the editors, Ann M. Oberhauser and Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, about the field of gender and development studies and what led them to write this book.

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