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Major Works: Development Studies

You are currently browsing 11–20 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.

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  1. Infant Mortality, Population Growth and Family Planning in India

    An Essay on Population Problems and International Tensions

    Edited by S. Chandrasekhar

    First published in 1972, this reissue deals with the crucial issue of population explosion, one of the most crucial problems facing the contemporary developing world. Written by a world-renowned demographer and family planning specialist, the book deals specifically with the Indian experience....

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Economic Planning and Social Justice in Developing Countries

    By Ozay Mehmet

    First published in 1978, this book was written at a time when belief was high in Western-guided economic development of the emerging countries. The success of Marshall Plan in war-torn Europe generated a US-led optimism that, with generous inflows of aid and technical assistance, the Third World...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The OPEC Fund for International Development

    The Formative Years

    By Ibrahim F. I. Shihata

    The OPEC countries’ collective policy is to offer external development assistance free from political or commercial ties, with the purpose of expressing the solidarity of one group of developing countries with the rest. Since 1976, this policy has found vigorous practical expression in the...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Images and Behaviour of Private Bank Lending to Developing Countries

    By Margee M. Ensign

    The primary questions addressed by this study, first published in 1988, focus on how private bankers made decisions on the creditworthiness of developing countries during the 1970s and what the implications of these decision rules are for the developing countries today. Based on interviews with...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Conflict Intervention in the Third World

    Edited by Mohammed Ayoob

    First published in 1980, this volume brings together seven case studies of regional conflicts in the Third World and great, particularly super, power involvement in those conflicts. While a number of factors relating to the origins and course of such conflicts and great power motivations are bound...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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