Key Concepts in Development Geography (Key Concepts in Human Geography)

Key Concepts in Development Geography (Key Concepts in Human Geography)

By: Ruth Evans (author), Dennis Conway (author), Rob Potter (author), Sally Lloyd-Evans (author)Hardback

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Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: / an introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field / over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject / excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading. Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and postgraduate students on geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.

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Professor Rob Potter is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Reading. His research and teaching interests span development geography and development studies; urban geography; return migration; transnationality and issues of identity. He is author of the texts Key Concepts in Development Geography (Sage, 2012), Geographies of Development (Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2008), The Companion to Development Studies (Hodder, 2008), Doing Development Research (Sage, 2006) and The Contemporary Caribbean, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2005). He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary journal Progress in Development Studies and is currently a member of the International Editorial Boards of the journals Third World Quarterly, Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, and Blackwell Geography Compass. Rob Potter was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2006 and in 2007 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) by the University of Reading, in recognition of his contributions to the fields of Geographies of Development and Urban Geography. Dennis Conway is Emeritus Professor in Geography at Indiana University. Dr Ruth Evans is Associate Professor in Geography at the University of Reading. Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans is Professor in Geography at the University of Reading.


Introduction Understanding Development Introduction Meanings of Development Measuring Development Space and Development Defining and Measuring Poverty The Millennium Development Goals Theory and Practice of Development Introduction Modernity, Modernization, Postmodernism and Post-Structuralism Radical Approaches to Development Neo-Liberalism and Globalization The Development Programmes of Global Institutions Sustainable Development and Environmental Sustainability Work, Employment and Development Introduction Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities Industrialization and the New International Division of Labour Decent Work, Risk and the Informal Sector The Digital Economy and New Spaces of Work Global Trade, Aid and Regulation People, Culture and Development Introduction Gender, Households and Development Children, Youth and Development Health, Disability and Development Sexualities and Development Ageing and Development Contemporary Issues in Development Introduction Culture and Human Rights Civil Society, Social Capital and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Migration, Transnationalism and Development Tobin-Type Taxes

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/05/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780857025845
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780857025845
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0857025848

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