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Major Works: Development Studies

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 155 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. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

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. Food and Poverty

    The Political Economy of Confrontation

    By Radha Sinha

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1976, this book deals with contemporary tensions between the West and the Third World, caused by hunger, malnutrition and poverty, perpetuated by an imbalance in the distribution of world resources. The book deals with the issue of malnutrition in the Third World, which owes much...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  2. The Green Revolution Revisited

    Critique and Alternatives

    Edited by Bernhard Glaeser

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    The Green Revolution – the apparently miraculous increase in cereal crop yields achieved in the 1960s – came under severe criticism in the 1970s because of its demands for optimal irrigation, intensive use of fertilisers and pesticides; its damaging impact on social structures; and its monoculture...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Agrarian Reform in Contemporary Developing Countries

    A Study Prepared for the International Labour Office within the Framework of the World Employment Programme

    Edited by Ajit Kumar Ghose

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Initially published in 1983, in association with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), this book is about the meaning, relevance and process of agrarian reform in contemporary developing countries. It includes seven detailed case studies – one each on Ethiopia, Peru, Chile, Nicaragua, Iran,...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Aid and Inequality in Kenya

    British Development Assistance to Kenya

    By Gerald Holtham, Arthur Hazelwood

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This reissue, first published in 1976, considers the rapid rate of economic growth in Kenya, combined with its apparent political stability, to determine whether or not this is indeed a case of ‘growth without development’ and, if so, where the responsibility for aid lies in this situation. The...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The OPEC Fund for International Development

    The Formative Years

    By Ibrahim F. I. Shihata

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    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 November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Economics of Aid

    By J. M. Healey

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1971, this reissue considers the main aspects of foreign aid to developing countries in terms of economic concepts and principles. The author gives an economic definition of aid and considers the motives for giving aid and the principles on which it may be allocated. He looks at...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Does Aid Work in India?

    A Country Study of the Impact of Official Development Assistance

    By Michael Lipton, John Toye

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Much about India's economy and aid flows has changed in the last two decades. India's growth rate has quickened since economic liberalisation, the poverty head count has fallen and the volume and composition of its aid have changed as new issues of climate change and the environment have emerged.....

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Aid and Dependence

    British Aid to Malawi

    By Kathryn Morton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1975, in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute, this study examines the case for and against aid for developing nations, taking the specific example of British aid to Malawi’s economic development since independence in 1964. Kathryn Morton suggests that...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of United States Foreign Aid

    By George M. Guess

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1987, this reissue explores contemporary United States foreign aid policies and thinking in the Reagan era. The author argues that aid policy is often confused as a result of bureaucratic decision-making processes. The book contrasts the experience of the many countries where...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Population, Health and Nutrition in the Sahel

    Issues in the Welfare of Selected West African Communities

    Edited by Allan G. Hill

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This collection of studies, first published in 1985, describes some contemporary problems of selected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities of the West African Sahel. Several important features of the Sahel are illustrated: the significance of seasonal factors in causing periodic stress amongst...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge