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Recent Articles

  1. New Media and International Development

    Representation and affect in microfinance
    By Anke Schwittay

    New Media and International Development is the first in-depth examination of microfinance’s enduring popularity with Northern publics. Through a case study of Kiva.org, the world’s first person-to-person microlending website, and other microfinance organizations, the book argues that international development efforts have an affective dimension. Read more...

  2. Publishing Soon! - 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

  3. Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies

    Conflict, Peace, Security and Development

    Theories and Methodologies
    Edited by Helen Hintjens and Dubravka Zarkov

    Whilst classical approaches linked development with peace, security has become central to understandings of both war and peacetime. This book uniquely reflects on how to deal with the convergence of war and peace in the context of global economic and geo-political development. It addresses methodological challenges... Read more... 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Author interview with Chris Lyttleton: Intimate Economies of Development

    Chris Lyttleton is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Macquarie University, Australia, and author of Intimate Economies of Development: Mobility, Sexuality and Health in Asia. Learn more about the author and his new book, by reading our author interview, here.

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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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