Now in its fourth edition, Geographies of Development: An Introduction to Development Studies remains a core, balanced and comprehensive introductory textbook for students of Development Studies, Development Geography and related fields. This clear and concise text encourages critical engagement by integrating theory alongside practice and related key topics throughout. It demonstrates informatively that ideas concerning development have been many and varied and highly contested - varying from time to time and from place to place.
Clearly written and accessible for students, who have no prior knowledge of development, the book provides the basics in terms of a geographical approach to development what situation is, where, when and why. Over 200 maps, charts, tables, textboxes and pictures break up the text and offer alternative ways of showing the information. The text is further enhanced by a range of pedagogical features: chapter outlines, case studies, key thinkers, critical reflections, key points and summaries, discussion topics and further reading.
Geographies of Development continues to be an invaluable introductory text not only for geography students, but also anyone in area studies, international studies and development studies.
Robert Potter was Professor of Human Geography at the University of Reading, UK. Tony Binns is Professor of Geography at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Jennifer A. Elliott is Visiting Researcher in Geogaphy at the University of Brighton, UK. Etienne Nel is a Professor of Geography at the University of Otago, New Zealand. David W. Smith was Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Liverpool, UK.
Lists of figures List of tables Preface to the Fourth Edition Introduction Part I Conceptualising development: changing meanings of development 1 Questioning development 2 Understanding colonialism 3 Theories and strategies of development 4 Globalisation, development and underdevelopment Part II Development in practice: components of development 5 People in the development process 6 Resources and the environment 7 Institutions of development Part III Spaces of development: places and development 8 Movements and flows 9 Urban spaces 10 Rural spaces Conclusion Bibliography Index