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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. Understanding Sustainable Development

    2nd Edition
    By John Blewitt

    This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition’s powerful multi-perspective approach and breath of coverage. A truly comprehensive introduction to sustainable development, it is designed specifically to allow access to the topic from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds and to develop understanding of a diversity of approaches and traditions at different levels... Read more...

  2. Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises

    Everyday Politics of Crisis Response
    Edited by Dorothea Hilhorst

    Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse – are usually perceived as a complete break from normalcy, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality, there are many continuities and discontinuities between crisis and normalcy. What does this mean for our understanding of politics, aid, and local institutions during crises... Read more...

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New Titles

  1. Low Carbon Transitions for Developing Countries

    By Frauke Urban

    Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times and in order to tackle this carbon emissions need to be mitigated. China and India have recently become some of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. Transitions to low carbon energy, for reducing emissions that lead to climate change, are therefore an urgent priority for China and India and at a global level... Read more...

  2. Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies

    Building new spaces
    Edited by Khayaat Fakier and Ellen Ehmke

    Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges of heightened insecurity, caused by liberalization and structural adjustment... 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. 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.

  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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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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