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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.
 

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  1. Food and Development

    By E.M. Young

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    The relationship between food and development has always been controversial. Over the last thirty years, development in the north and south has failed to deliver people a decent diet. While some people have too little food and die as a consequence, some people have too much food and die from...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Global Finance and Development

    By David Hudson

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    The question of money, how to provide it, and how to acquire it where needed is axiomatic to development. The realities of global poverty and the inequalities between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ are clear and well documented, and the gaps between world’s richest and the world’s poorest are...

    To Be Published October 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. An Introduction to Sustainable Development

    4th Edition

    By Jennifer Elliott

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    This fourth edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated to provide a concise, well illustrated and accessible introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development with particular reference to developing countries. The contested nature of...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Africa

    Diversity and Development

    By Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel

    For many, Africa is regarded as a place of mystery and negative images, where reports of natural disasters and civil strife dominate media attention, with relatively little publicity given to any of the continent’s more positive attributes. Africa has at last begun to receive the depth of interest...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Theories and Practices of Development

    2nd Edition

    By Katie Willis

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Global economic crisis and the implications of global environmental change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how ‘development’ in all parts of the world should be achieved. However, ‘development’ has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve...

    Published February 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Water Resources and Development

    By Clive Agnew, Philip Woodhouse

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Since the start of the twenty-first century there has been an unprecedented focus upon water as a key factor in the future of both society and environment. Water management lies at the heart of strategies of development as does the added the hazard of climate change. Water Resources and...

    Published October 31st 2010 by Routledge

  7. Economics and Development Studies

    By Michael Tribe, Frederick Nixson, Andy Sumner

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Development studies textbooks and courses have sometimes tended to avoid significant economic content. However, without an understanding of the economic aspects of international development many of the more complex issues cannot be fully comprehended. Economics and Development Studies makes the...

    Published August 4th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Gender and Development

    2nd Edition

    By Janet Momsen

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Global financial problems, rising food prices, climate change, international migration – increasingly by women – conflict situations in many poor countries, the spread of tropical diseases such as malaria and dengue fever and the increased incidence of HIV/AIDS and TB, and changing...

    Published December 1st 2009 by Routledge

  9. Cities and Development

    By Jo Beall, Sean Fox

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    By 2030 more than sixty percent of the world's population will live in urban areas, with most of the world’s population growth over the next twenty-five years being absorbed by cities and towns in low and middle income countries. What are the consequences of this shift?...

    Published June 19th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Non-Governmental Organizations and Development

    By David Lewis, Nazneen Kanji

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are high profile actors in the field of international development, both as providers of services to vulnerable individuals and communities and as campaigning policy advocates. This book provides a critical introduction to the wide-ranging topic of NGOs and...

    Published June 8th 2009 by Routledge

  11. Disaster and Development

    By Andrew E. Collins

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Development to a large extent determines the way in which hazards impact on people. Meanwhile the occurrence of disasters alters the scope of development. Whilst a notion of the association of disaster and development is as old as development studies itself, recent decades have produced an...

    Published June 4th 2009 by Routledge

  12. Conflict and Development

    By Roger MacGinty, Andrew Williams

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Over the past decade, a new awareness of the relationship between conflicts and development has grown. Developmental factors can act as a trigger for violence, as well as for ending violence and for triggering post-conflict reconstruction. This book explores the complexity of the links between...

    Published March 24th 2009 by Routledge

  13. Population and Development

    By W. T. S. Gould

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Population and Development addresses important issues at the heart of the problems of developing countries. How these countries address the common difficulties of population growth, including mortality and fertility decline, population redistribution including internal migration and urbanization,...

    Published December 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  14. Postcolonialism and Development

    By Cheryl McEwan

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    While the possibility of producing a de-colonized, postcolonial knowledge in development studies became a subject of considerable debate in the 1990s, there has been little dialogue between postcolonialism and development. However, the need for development studies that is postcolonial in theory and...

    Published November 20th 2008 by Routledge

  15. Southeast Asian Development

    By Andrew McGregor

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Southeast Asia has long fascinated development practitioners and researchers for being one of the few regions of the world that has resisted global trends to become a successful developing region. Divided into accessible thematic chapters, this book adopts a unique perspective of equitable...

    Published March 10th 2008 by Routledge

  16. Tourism and Development in the Developing World

    By David J. Telfer, Richard Sharpley

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Tourism is widely considered as an effective contributor to socio-economic development, particularly in less developed countries. However, despite the almost universal adoption of tourism as a developmental option, the extent to which economic and social development inevitably follows the...

    Published December 13th 2007 by Routledge

  17. An Introduction to Sustainable Development

    3rd Edition

    By Jennifer A. Elliott

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Sustainable development continues to be the key idea around which environment and development are structured. This extensively revised third edition continues to provide a concise, accessible introduction to the ideas behind, and the practices flowing from the notion of sustainable development with...

    Published December 21st 2005 by Routledge

  18. Children, Youth and Development

    By Nicola Ansell, Nicola Ansell

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Children constitute a large part of the population of developing countries. Throughout the developing world, experiences of childhood are extremely diverse, both between places and between children in particular places, from the international level through to the different treatment of a boy and a...

    Published February 16th 2005 by Routledge

  19. Rural-Urban Interaction in the Developing World

    By Kenny Lynch

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Sustaining the rural and urban populations of the developing world has been identified as a key global challenge for the twenty-first century. Rural-Urban Interaction in the Developing World is an introduction to the relationships between rural and urban places in the developing world and shows...

    Published December 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  20. Environmental Management and Development

    By Chris Barrow

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    The environment and its management has been, and continues to be a very topical issue. Existing environment and development texts place emphasis is on listing problems, making warnings and voicing advocacy, but by focusing on environmental management, this informative book offers a very different...

    Published December 8th 2004 by Routledge

  21. Theories and Practices of Development

    By Katie Willis

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Throughout the twentieth century, governments sought to achieve 'development' not only in their own countries, but also in other regions of the world; particularly in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This focus on 'development' as a goal has continued into the twenty-first century,...

    Published June 1st 2004 by Routledge

  22. Third World Cities

    2nd Edition

    By the late David W. Drakakis-Smith

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    This imformative book is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic introduction to urbanization in developing areas. Using case studies of cities drawn from around the world, including Bangkok, Delhi, Manila, Mexico City, Singapore and cities in Zimbabwe, this key text confronts...

    Published April 26th 2000 by Routledge