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Key Concepts in Development Geography

Key Concepts in Development Geography

© 2012 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"An excellent and supremely accessible guide to some key issues in development geography"
- Stuart Corbridge, London School of Economics

"Provides a clearly stated, informed and strongly structured pathway through the key literatures and debates"
- Jonathan Rigg, Durham University

Organized around 24 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes:
  • an introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field
  • over 24 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject
  • excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading.

Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students on geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.

Understanding Development
Meanings of Development
Measuring Development
Space and Development
Defining and Measuring Poverty
The Millennium Development Goals
Theory and Practice of Development
Modernity, Modernization, Postmodernism and Post-Structuralism
Radical Approaches to Development
Neo-Liberalism and Globalization
The Development Programmes of Global Institutions
Sustainable Development and Environmental Sustainability
Work, Employment and Development
Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities
Industrialization and the New International Division of Labour
Decent Work, Risk and the Informal Sector
The Digital Economy and New Spaces of Work
Global Trade, Aid and Regulation
People, Culture and Development
Gender, Households and Development
Children, Youth and Development
Health, Disability and Development
Sexualities and Development
Ageing and Development
Contemporary Issues in Development
Culture and Human Rights
Civil Society, Social Capital and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Migration, Transnationalism and Development
Tobin-Type Taxes

An excellent and supremely accessible guide to some key issues in development geograpy.

Stuart Corbridge
London School of Economics

Key Concepts in Development Geography provides a clearly stated, informed and strongly structured pathway through the key literatures and debates.

Jonathan Rigg
Durham University

The book covers wide range of topics associated with development geography at an introductory level. The book is useful for planners to browse through various interdisciplinary concepts / understanding.

The current maps provided in the book are skewed and readers would expect correct maps in the next edition.

Mr Aurobindo Ogra
Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of Johannesburg
April 9, 2014

To understand the complexities of the global world it is necessary to occupy oneself with the key concepts in development geography. Thanks for the great service!

Mr Wolfgang Gruber
Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna
January 19, 2014

Their brief chapters are very useful for students who english language is not their native language.

Professor Gustavo Rodríguez
Geography , Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero
July 16, 2013

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