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  1. Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective

    Populism, Nationalism and Industrialisation

    By Gavin Kitching

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    How do the intellectual origins and historical background of western and other theories of development affect their relevance to contemporary Third-World conditions? This is the central question behind Gavin Kitching’s examination of ‘development studies’, first published in 1982, from its origins...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

    By Gregory Bracken

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Multiplex in India

    A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure

    By Adrian Athique, Douglas Hill

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    During the decade of its existence in India, the multiplex cinema has been very much a sign of the times – both a symptom and a symbol of new social values. Indicative of a consistent push to create a ‘globalised’ consuming middle class and a new urban environment, multiplex theatres have thus...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development

    Edited by Harald A. Mieg, Klaus Töpfer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Which new institutions do we need in order to trigger local- and global sustainable urban development? Are cities the right starting points for implementing sustainability policies? If so, what are the implications for city management? This book reflects the situation of cities in the context of...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. A Third World Proletariat?

    By Peter C. Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This reissue, first published in 1982, is concerned with the rapid contemporary metropolitan development in the Third World, at a time when manufacturing and public service sectors were expending at a terrific rate. Nevertheless, the phenomenal growth of the metropolitan cities brings with it an...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Local Governance and Poverty in Developing Nations

    Edited by Nicky Pouw, Isa Baud

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    This volume examines the persistence of poverty - both rural and urban - in developing countries, and the response of local governments to the problem, exploring the roles of governments, NGOs, and CSOs in national and sub-national agenda-setting, policy-making, and poverty-reduction strategies. It...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Origins of Economic Inequality Between Nations

    A Critique of Western Theories on Development and Underdevelopment

    By Carlos Ramirez-Faria

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1991 this text provides an incisive analysis of theories concerning the origins of economic inequality between nations. Central to the author’s investigation is the concept of underdevelopment, and a focus on successive Western ‘systems of conceptualisation’ of the relationship...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Urbanisation, Housing and the Development Process

    By David Drakakis-Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Initially published in 1981, this book examines the problems of housing provision for the urban poor in developing countries, within the context of the development process as a whole. The investigation concentrates on the political economy of housing investment and illustrates how programmes and...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World

    Spatial Perceptions and Public Participation

    By Robert Potter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1985, this book reconsiders the whole question of urbanisation and planning in the Third World. It argues that public involvement, which is now an accepted part of Western planning, should be used more in Third World cities. It shows that many inhabitants of Third World cities...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces

    Edited by Tai-Chee Wong, Jonathan Rigg

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This volume explores how migration is playing a central role in the renewing and reworking of urban spaces in the fast growing and rapidly changing cities of Asia. Migration trends in Asia entered a new phase in the 1990s following the end of the Cold War which marked the advent of a renewed phase...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

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