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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...

Vaya: Untold Stories of Johannesburg

by Tshabalira Lebakeng & Harriet Perlman

"This project represents hope and pride. I have endured and persevered to get here. My story matters."David Majoka - storyteller and writerVaya the film is based on the lives of four young men from the Homeless...

The Lineaments of Population Policy in India: Women and Family Planning

by Mohan Rao

India is the first country in the world to have an official programme for family planning that commenced in 1952. It has also seen a strong women's movement to assert reproductive and contraceptive rights. This...

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...

Lonely Planet Dominican Republic

by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Dominican Republic is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await...


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...

Media and Development

by Richard Vokes

At the start of the 21st century, the relationship between media and development has never felt more important. Following a series of 'media revolutions' throughout the developing world - beginning with the...

Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

by Richard Heeks

Mobile phones are close to ubiquitous in developing countries; Internet and broadband access are becoming commonplace. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) thus represent the fastest, broadest and...

Market Liberalizations and Emigration from Latin America

by Jon Jonakin

Market Liberalizations and Emigration From Latin America provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the era of liberalization in Latin America, focusing in particular on labor markets and emigration...

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...

Growing Pains: Environmental Management in Developing Countries

by Walter Wehrmeyer & Yacob Mulugetta

Environmental management is a global phenomenon, embracing all businesses in all countries, whether or not there already exists an organised response to managing environmental impacts. 

Today, there are gross...

Dispossessed: Stories from India's Margins

by Ashwin Parulkar, Saba Sharma & Amod Shah et al.

In 2005, starving members of the Bhuiya clan in one of Bihar’s poorest villages dug up a long-buried dead goat, cooked and ate it. Sixteen people died within days, twelve of them children.


Property, Place and Piracy

by Martin Fredriksson & James Arvanitakis

This book takes the concept of piracy as a starting point to discuss the instability of property as a social construction and how this is spatially situated. Piracy is understood as acts and practices that emerge...

Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development: Rethinking Opportunities and Agency from a Human Development Perspective

by Aurora Lopez-Fogues & Firdevs Melis Cin

Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development investigates to what extent young people have access to fair opportunities, the factors influencing their aspirations, and how able they are to pursue...

Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil

by Eve E. Buckley

Eve E. Buckley's study of twentieth-century Brazil examines the nation's hard social realities through the history of science, focusing on the use of technology and engineering as vexed instruments of reform...

Sikkim Human Development Report 2014: Expanding Opportunities, Promoting Sustainability

by Go Sikkim Human Development Report Cell

This report brings together the findings of a decade-long field survey conducted in the Indian state of Sikkim. It outlines the interventions made by the state government in human development, biodiversity,...

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Middle East and North Africa

by Martin Keulertz & Eckart Woertz

This book discusses key issues concerning water, energy and food in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It provides an interdisciplinary account of current developments in the most water-scarce and...