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Just a few of the areas we publish in include Cities & the Developing World, Development Studies, Economics and Development, Gender & Development, Population & Development, Regional Development, Research Methods in Development Studies and Rural Development.

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Textbooks

  1. The Geography of the World Economy, 6th Edition

    By Paul Knox, John Agnew and Linda Mccarthy

    The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the globalization of the world economy. The book offers a consideration of local, regional, national and global economic development over the long historical term. The theory and practice of economic and political geography provide a basis for understanding the interactions within and among the developed and developing countries of the world... Read more...

  2. Participatory Action Research

    Theory and Methods for Engaged Inquiry
    By Jacques M. Chevalier and Daniel J. Buckles

    This book addresses a key issue in higher learning, university education and scientific research: the widespread difficulty researchers, experts and students from all disciplines face when trying to contribute to change in complex social settings characterized by uncertainty and the unknown. More than ever, researchers need flexible means and grounded theory to combine people-based and evidence-based inquiry into challenging situations that keep evolving and do not lend themselves to straightforward technical explanations and solutions... Read more...

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New Titles

  1. Human Security and Natural Disasters

    Edited by Christopher Hobson, Paul Bacon and Robin Cameron

    "Human security" is an approach that rejects the traditional prioritization of state security, and instead identifies the individual as the primary referent of security. It offers a way of broadening our perspective, and recognizing that the most pressing threats to individuals do not come from interstate war, but from the emergencies that affect people every day, such as famine, disease, displacement, civil conflict and environmental degradation... Read more...

  2. Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab World

    By M.A. Mohamed Salih

    Analysis of North African revolt against authoritarianism, known as the ‘Arab Spring’, embraced reductionist explanations such as the social media, youth unemployment and citizens’ agitations to regain dignity in societies humiliated by oppressive regimes. This book illustrates that reductionist approaches can only elucidate some symptoms of a social problem while leaving unexplained the economic and political structures which contributed to it... Read more...

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Research & Reference

  1. Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    Edited by Alex de Waal and Thea Hilhorst

    The Routledge Humanitarian Studies series in collaboration with the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) takes a comprehensive approach to the growing field of expertise that is humanitarian studies. This field is concerned with humanitarian crises caused by natural disaster, conflict or political instability and deals with the study of how humanitarian crises evolve, how they affect people and their institutions and societies, and the responses they trigger.

    This interdisciplinary series draws on and is relevant to a range of disciplines, including development studies, international relations, international law, anthropology, peace and conflict studies, public health and migration studies.

    For a list of the latest titles, click here

  2. Development Studies Research and Reference Catalog

    The New Development Studies Research and Reference Catalog is now Live

    From key research on vital topics, to handbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to further your own research, challenge your students, and provide essential reference materials for your institutional library. This online catalog will allow you to:


    • Browse full details of our new titles; including table of contents, reviews, author biographies and more
    • Recommend titles of interest to your librarian
    • Create unique booklists to browse, buy, and forward to friends, colleagues and librarians.

    Interested? - Simply click on this link to take a look

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General Interest

  1. Do you want to win £50 OR $75 worth of books?

    Routledge would like to offer our loyal social media members the chance to win £50 worth of books.

    All you have to do is simply retweet our ‘£50 OR $75 worth of free books’ post and you will automatically be entered into our prize draw. The winners will be announced on April 21st 2014 so please keep checking our pages.

  2. Praise for “Urban Poverty in the Global South” from the IJURR Journal

    "The work is ambitious — few authors could so compellingly carry off such a sweeping title — but Mitlin and Satterthwaite manage to comprehensively and sensitively cover many different topics and situate the work using case studies from across the global South. The authors provide a focused assessment of progress (as well as the limitations) of scholarly knowledge." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR). Read more about this title here...

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New textbooks in established subject areas for students at all stages of their degree

Course Guides

The courses below offer a listing of the most current textbooks from Routledge Development Studies. You can also continue browsing our complete catalog of textbook options. If you'd like to consult with one of our representatives, browse our contact listings.

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