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It’s Only Blood

by Anna Dahlqvist & Alice E. Olsson

Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood...


Food Aid in Sudan

by Susanne Jaspars

  • Totally unique in examining the evolution and effects of food aid practices in one country over a period of more than 50 years.

  • Rich in empirical material - based on extensive interviews with all those involved...

Participation without Democracy

by Garry Rodan

Over the past quarter century new ideologies of participation and representation have proliferated across democratic and non-democratic regimes. In Participation without Democracy, Garry Rodan breaks new conceptual...


A Village Goes Mobile

by Sirpa Tenhunen

In A Village Goes Mobile, Sirpa Tenhunen examines how the mobile telephone has contributed to social change in rural India. Tenhunen's long-term ethnographic fieldwork in West Bengal began before the village...


Violence in African Elections

by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs & Jesper Bjarnesen

  • Features in-depth case study material from a variety of high-profile African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, among others.

  • Electoral violence in Africa is a topic of intense and growing interest...

Judge Knot

by Todd N. Tucker

In recent decades, international legal constraints have shifted far beyond the national border. International lenders’ structural adjustment programs require states to slash budgets, privatize public enterprises...


Land Dispossession and Everyday Politics in Rural Eastern India

by Kenneth Bo Nielsen

Over the past decade India has witnessed a number of new land wars that have centred crucially on the often forcible transfer of land from small farmers or indigenous groups to private companies. Among these...


No Dancing, No Dancing

by Denis Dragovic

What happens to aid projects after the money is spent? Or the people and communities once the media spotlight has left?

No Dancing, No Dancing follows the return journey of a former aid worker back to the site...


No Dancing, No Dancing: Inside the Global Humanitarian Crisis

by Denis Dragovic

What happens to aid projects after the money is spent? Or the people and communities once the media spotlight has left?

No Dancing, No Dancing: Inside the Global Humanitarian Crisis follows the return journey...


Why We Lie About Aid

by Pablo Yanguas

Foreign aid is about charity. International development is about technical fixes. At least that is what we, as donor publics, are constantly told. The result is a highly dysfunctional aid system which mistakes...


Identification Revolution

by Alan Gelb & Anna Diofasi Metz

Some 600 million children worldwide do not legally exist. Without verifiable identification, they—and unregistered adults—could face serious difficulties in proving their identity, whether to open a bank account,...


The Moral Power of Money

by Ariel Wilkis

Looking beneath the surface of seemingly ordinary social interactions, The Moral Power of Money investigates the forces of power and morality at play, particularly among the poor. Drawing on fieldwork in a slum...


Women and the War on Boko Haram

by Hilary Matfess

For over a decade, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror across northeastern Nigeria. In 2014, the kidnapping of 276 girls in Chibok shocked the world, giving rise to the #BringBackOurGirls movement. Yet...


Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic

by Ibrahim Abdullah & Ismail Rashid

  • The first book-length study of Ebola to consider the wider social, economic and political context of the epidemic.
  • Brings together experts from a wide array of disciplines, including development studies, epidemiology,...


Agricultural Reform in Rwanda

by Chris Huggins

International observers have lauded Rwanda as an example of an African country taking control of its own development trajectory, and as a market-friendly destination for investment. A key component of this narrative...


Making Africa Work

by Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst & Dickie Davis

Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big inter-related challenges over the next generation. It will double its population to two billion by 2045. By then more than half of Africans will be living in cities. And this...


Zika

by Debora Diniz & Diane Grosklaus Whitty

  • The first frontline account of the Zika epidemic. 
  • Much of the coverage of Zika has been alarmist, and focussed on the risks posed to affluent Americans and Olympic athletes. This book corrects this by looking...


Ploughing New Ground

by Getnet Bekele

In October 2016, the Ethiopian administration declared a State of Emergency in response to anti-Government demonstrations and mass riots. While the Government claimed the riots stemmed from subversiveactivities...


Against Colonization and Rural Dispossession

by Dip Kapoor

Under the guise of 'development', a globalizing capitalism has continued to cause poverty through dispossession and the exploitation of labour across the Global South. This process has been met with varied forms...


Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America

by Ute Röschenthaler & Alessandro Jedlowski

  • A comprehensive and far-reaching study of South-South mobility, one of the key emerging areas of research within the social sciences.
  • Incorporates a diverse array of original case studies and rich empirical detail...