The Companion to Development Studies (3rd Edition) – eBook


  • Authors: Vandana Desai, Rob Potter
  • File Size:  8 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 628 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3rd Edition
  • Publication Date: March 21, 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444167243, 0415826659, 0203528980, 1134051662
  • ISBN-13: 9781444167245, 9780415826655, 9780203528983, 9781134051663


The Companion to Development Studies, 3rd Edition, (PDF) contains more than a hundred chapters written by leading international specialists within the field to provide a brief and authoritative overview of the main theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Including a wide range of disciplines, the ebook is divided into ten sections, each began with a section introduction written by the editors. The sections cover the nature of development, globalization and development, rural development, urbanization and development, theories and strategies of development, environment and development, health and education, gender, the political economy of violence and insecurity, and governance and development.

This third edition has been broadly updated and includes 45 new contributions from leading authorities, dealing with pressing contemporary issues such as race and development, BRICs and development, global financial crisis, ethics and development, the knowledge-based economy and digital divide, food security, GM crops, cities and crime, energy, comparative urbanism, water hydropolitics, climate change, disability, ethnic conflict, fragile states, the global war on terror, legal rights to development, ecosystems services for the development, just to name a few. Current chapters have been comprehensively revised to include leading-edge developments and to present updated further reading and websites.

The Companion to Development Studies 3e presents concise overviews providing a gateway to further reading and a flexible resource for learning and teaching. It has established a role as essential reading for all students of development studies, as well as those in similar areas of geography, politics, sociology, international relations, anthropology and economics.

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