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Textbooks

  1. 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...

  2. Sustainable Urban Development Reader

    3rd Edition
    Edited by Stephen M. Wheeler and Timothy Beatley

     Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting readings on a number of dimensions of the sustainability concept. 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. NEW! - Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life by Karen Lykke Syse and Martin Lee Mueller

    "Unlimited growth has not only damaged the biosphere, but also disrupted solidarity and cohesion within and between human groups. Sustainability Consumption and the Good Life presents and questions various adaptations to the environmental crises. The book is timely as it challenges and reframes issues of consumption and well-being to meet the demands of an overheating planet." –Peder Anker, New York University, USA

    To read more about Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life click here

    View all the books in the Routledge Environmental Humanities series here

  2. NEW!  - Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism

    Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism is the result of a collaborative research project spanning Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. The book analyses internal and external challenges to civil society in more than twenty countries. The studies identify changing roles, capacities, contributions and limitations of civil society in response to changing political, economic and social contexts. This book was published as a special double issue of Development in Practice. Read more ....

    For more books in the Development in Practice Books Series click here

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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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