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Major Works: Development Studies

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 157 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 – Page 1

  1. Hungry People and Empty Lands

    An Essay on Population Problems and International Tensions

    Edited by S. Chandrasekhar

    First published in 1954, this reissue deals with the problem of international tensions arising from demographic and fertility differences, with special reference to such heavily populated Asian countries as China, Japan and India....

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Development and Planning

    Essays in Honour of Paul Rosenstein-Rodan

    Edited by Jagdish Bhagwati, Richard Eckhaus

    First published in 1972, this is a book of essays offered in honour of Paul Rosenstein-Rodan, the distinguished economist whose career started in mid-1920s Vienna and subsequently spanned Europe, Britain, the USA and many of the less developed countries of the world.The book includes reviews of...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Afro-Asian States and their Problems

    By K. M. Panikkar

    This reissue of Sandar Panikkar’s 1959 book is based upon a series of lectures given at the Institut d’Etude de Development Economique et Social, which spotlights the problems faced by the multitude of African and Asian states which achieved independence between 1945 and 1957. From Asia, the author...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  4. A New Concept of Development

    Basic Tenets

    By François Perroux

    First published in 1983, François Perroux’s A New Concept of Development analyses the major paradox of our era: the desire for progress and the mistrust of its consequences. The authors argues that the approach to the question of development may be the key to understanding both the present and what...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Population and Development

    High and Low Fertility in Poorer Countries

    Edited by Geoffrey Hawthorn

    First published in 1978, this book explores the vital global issue of high and low fertility in poorer countries through a series of case studies by contemporary experts in the fields of development and demography. These studies examine such issues as: the relations between fertility rates and...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Poverty, Progress and Development

    Edited by Paul-Marc Henry

    The studies of poverty, progress and development in this volume, first published in 1991, by a distinguished international roster of authors and researchers, aim to increase knowledge of the social mechanisms of pauperization, marginalization, and the exclusion of certain categories of society; to...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Rural Planning in Developing Countries

    Report on the Second Rehovoth Conference Israel, August 1963

    Edited by Raanan Weitz

    First published in 1965, this reissue is a report on the Second Rehovoth Conference of August 1963, convened by the then Deputy Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Abba Eban, in order to enable the scientists and political leaders of developing countries to establish meaningful communication on the...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Development Theory

    Four Critical Studies

    Edited by David Lehmann

    The studies in this book, first published in 1979, offer an all-encompassing contemporary critique of the sociology, politics and economics of development as they are ‘conventionally’ taught and disseminated. They also seek to outline the beginnings of a new approach, while not sparing from...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Rural World

    Education and Development

    By Louis Malassis

    First published in 1976, this book examines the issue of rural education, an all-important problem for the less developed countries in the world. Louis Malassis proposes that all citizens should be made aware of the role of agriculture in the economy and that, instead of placing rural education in...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Growing-Up Modern

    The Western State Builds Third-World Schools

    By Bruce Fuller

    The modern state – First and Third Worlds alike – pushes tirelessly to expand mass education and to deepen the schools’ effect upon children. First published in 1991, Growing-Up Modern explores why, how, and with what actual effects state actors so vehemently pursue this dual political agenda....

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge