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Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation: The Relentless Invention of Modern India

by Adam Roberts

Who can foretell India's future? Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared...


Warlord Democrats in Africa

by Anders Themnér

Post-war democratization has been identified as a crucial mechanism to build peace in war-ridden societies, supposedly allowing belligerents to compete through ballots rather than bullets. A byproduct of this...


A Fraught Embrace

by Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins

In the wake of the AIDS pandemic, legions of organizations and compassionate individuals descended on Africa from faraway places to offer their help and save lives. A Fraught Embrace shows how the dreams of...


When Helping Heals

by Tracy Kuperus & Roland Hoksbergen

Is it possible to work in international development without hurting those we are trying to help?

Over the last few decades, evangelical Christians in the United States have moved from an open embrace of development...


A Radical History of Development Studies

by Uma Kothari

In this book some of the leading thinkers in development studies trace the history of their multi-disciplinary subject from the late colonial period and its establishment during decolonization all the way through...


State of Rebellion

by Louisa Lombard

In 2013, the Central African Republic was engulfed by violence. In the face of its rapid spread, journalists, politicians, and academics alike struggled to account for the conflict's origins.

In this first comprehensive...


The Delusion of Knowledge Transfer

by Susanne Koch & Peter Weingart

With the rise of the �knowledge for development� paradigm, expert advice has become a prime instrument of foreign aid. At the same time, it has been object of repeated criticism: the chronic failure of �technical...


The Exodus is Not Over: Migrations from the Ruptured Homelands of Northeast India

by Nandita Haksar

Economic deprivation, insurgencies and deadly ethnic clashes have driven thousands of impoverished men and women from the Northeastern region of India to seek a better life in the towns and cities of mainland...


Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change

by Joseph Hanlon, Manoj Roy & David Hulme

Living in a low-lying and densely populated country on the front line of climate change, Bangladeshis are taking a lead in adapting to rising temperatures and campaigning to limit climate change. Global warming...


How Change Happens

Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

by Reece Jones

A major new exploration of the refugee crisis, focusing on how borders are formed and policed

Forty thousand people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths...


Reinventing Prosperity: Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change

by Jorgen Randers, Graeme Maxton & David Suzuki

The biggest challenges facing human wellbeing today are widening income inequality, continuing global poverty, and environmental degradation. Luckily, these problems are simple to solve — in theory.

In practice,...


Aid, Technology and Development: The Lessons from Nepal

by Dipak Gyawali, Michael Thompson & Marco Verweij

Over the last 50 years, Nepal has been considered an experiential model in determining the effectiveness and success of global human development strategies, both in theory and in practice. As such, it provides...


Hope and Uncertainty in Contemporary African Migration

by Nauja Kleist & Dorte Thorsen

This volume examines the relationship between hope, mobility, and immobility in African migration. Through case studies set within and beyond the continent, it demonstrates that hope offers a unique prism for...


Cultures of Development: Vietnam, Brazil and the Unsung Vanguard of Prosperity

by Jonathan Warren

The North Atlantic development establishment has had a blemished track record over the past 65 years. In addition to a sizeable portfolio of failure, the few economic success stories in the developing world,...


Capitalism's Crises: Class Struggles in South Africa and the World

by Vishwas Satgar

The global economic crisis is far from over and has been considered the worst in the history of modern capitalism. This second volume in the Democratic Marxism series breaks new ground in our understanding of...


Agriculture and The World Trade Organisation

by Frédéric Landy, Gurdarshan Singh Bhalla & Jean-Luc Racine

The present volume offers to the reader a multi-faceted dialogue between noted experts from two major agricultural countries, both founding members of the Word Trade Organisation, each one with different stakes...


Contemporary Perspectives on Art and International Development

by Polly Stupples & Katerina Teaiwa

Visual artists, craftspeople, musicians, and performers have been supported by the development community for at least twenty years, yet there has been little grounded and critical research into the practices...


The Role of Intellectuals: In the State-Society Nexus

by Nomboniso Gasa, Z. Pallo Jordan & Mapungubwe Institute for Strat (MISTRA)

If we are to talk of a 'new' intellectual movement, the question is begged: what happened to the 'old' intellectual movement? What happened to the thinkers who inspired and led our struggle against colonialism,...


Routledge Revivals: Economic Development and the Role of Women (1989): An Interdisciplinary Approach

by Ruth Taplin

First published in 1989, this book provides a macro-micro approach to economic development - taking account of multi-level linkages, both inter and intra, that had been missed by previous analyses. The author...