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  1. Featured Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Routledge Perspectives on Development provides an invaluable, up to date and refreshing approach to key development issues for academics and students working in the field of development, in disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, international relations, politics and sociology.
     

  2. ‘Population and Development’ and the British General Election

    Bill Gould, the author of Population and Development, 2nd Edition, discusses the universal issues and themes within the book in relation to the upcoming British general election.

  3. Environment and Citizenship

    By Benito Cao

    The increasing awareness of the human impact on the environment is having a profound effect on the concept and content of citizenship – one of the fundamental institutions that structures human relations. In what is the first introduction of its kind, this book provides an accessible, stimulating and multidimensional overview of the many ways in which concern for the environment... Read more

  4. 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... 

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  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. 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...

  9. Climate Change and Development

    By Thomas Tanner and Leo Horn-Phathanothai

    Climate Change and Development provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary foundation for understanding the complex and tangled relationship between development and climate change. It argues that transformational approaches are required in order to reconcile poverty reduction and climate protection and secure sustained prosperity in the twenty first century... Read more...

  10. Humanitarian Crises and Migration

    Causes, Consequences and Responses
    Edited by Susan F. Martin, Sanjula Weerasinghe and Abbie Taylor

    Whether it is the stranding of tens of thousands of migrant workers at the Libyan–Tunisian border, or the large-scale displacement triggered by floods in Pakistan and Colombia, hardly a week goes by in which humanitarian crises have not precipitated human movement. While some people move internally, others internationally, some temporarily and others permanently... Read more...

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