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Major Works: Development Studies

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 159 new and published major works in the subject of Development Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Local and Regional Development

    Edited by Andy Pike, Andres Rodriguez, John Tomaney

    Series: Critical Concepts in Geography

    Geographers (and other social scientists) working in local and regional development ultimately seek to understand how—and to what extent—local and regional policy can positively affect economic growth and progress. This area of research and study throws up difficult and challenging questions, such...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Gender and the Environment

    Edited by Susan Buckingham

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Campaigns to redress gender inequities and injustices have resulted in significant achievements towards equality, especially for well-educated, career-orientated, white women in the West. However, such campaigns have primarily been conducted in the male-dominated arenas of public politics, paid...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Disaster Risk

    Edited by Ben Wisner, J. C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Especially in an era of rapid global environmental change, questions and issues about and around natural hazards and disasters are dizzying in their complexity—and urgency. Answering the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this fast-moving area, and its vast and...

    Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Gender, Poverty, and Development

    Edited by Sylvia Chant, Gwendolyn Beetham

    Series: Critical Concepts in Development Studies

    Serious research into the problematic and contested relationship between notions of gender, poverty, and development continues to blossom. Indeed, the work of scholars in this cross-disciplinary field supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. Moreover...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Energy, Poverty, and Development

    Edited by Benjamin K. Sovacool

    Series: Critical Concepts in Development Studies

    Incredibly, close to one-quarter of humanity lives without electricity or other modern forms of energy, while as many as one-third of the world’s population relies (at least in part) on traditional biofuels, such as cow dung or firewood, at great cost to its health, security, and economic welfare....

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Media and the Environment

    Edited by Anders Hansen

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Most of what we understand about ‘the environment’, we know through the media, broadly defined, and related communication processes. Indeed, such processes have played a vital role in defining ‘the environment’ as a crucial concept, and in bringing environmental issues and problems to public and...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Sustainable Forests

    Edited by Jeffrey Sayer, Neil Byron, Gillian Petrokofsky

    Series: Earthscan Reference Collections

    This four-volume set is edited by leading experts on the evolving role of forests in providing raw materials and environmental services to meet society’s changing needs. It brings together in one collection the major works that have helped to shape thinking on forests as a key sustainable resource....

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Sustainable Development

    Edited by John Blewitt

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    The United Nations has pithily defined sustainable development as progress that ‘meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. But sustainable development remains highly contested and is subject to a wide variety of interpretations,...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Cities and Sustainability

    Edited by Joan Fitzgerald, Michael J. Motta Jr.

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    ‘Sustainability’ is widely recognized as a key objective of urban development in the twenty-first century. But how is it realized in practice? What are its historical origins and its theoretical underpinnings? How does it connect to, or inform, related movements which seek to create more liveable...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Law and Development

    Edited by Julio Faundez

    Series: Critical Concepts in Law

    Law and Development emerged in the United States in the 1960s and rapidly spread throughout the world. Its intellectual origins can be traced back to the boundless confidence of some American legal academics about the possibilities of achieving democratic change in developing countries through...

    Published March 5th 2012 by Routledge