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Major Works: Development Studies

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 71 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. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Agricultural Development

    Edited by Christopher B. Barrett

    Series: Critical Concepts in Development Studies

    Virtually all national cases of rapid, widespread progress from poverty to wealth have been causally associated with the transformation of agricultural systems. From eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and North America to late twentieth-century East Asia, striking increases in agricultural...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  4. RLE: Development (111 vols)

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study...

    Published December 16th 2010 by Routledge

  5. RLE: Development

    By Various

    Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Food Aid and the Developing World

    Four African Case Studies

    By Christopher Stevens

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Food aid is a controversial form of development assistance and this book, first published in 1979, seeks to counter allegations from critics by taking account of both direct and indirect affects. Based on field research in Tunisia, Botswana, Upper Volta and Lesotho, it considers aid from the UK,...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Development and the Debt Trap

    Economic Planning and External Borrowing in Ghana

    By Andrzej Krassowski

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Ghana is one of the earliest and most serious examples of the build up of foreign debt by a developing country to support its policies for economic growth. This study, first published in 1974 in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute, analyses Ghana’s economy over twenty years and...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

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