Key Concepts in Development Geography

Key Concepts in Development Geography


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857025845
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/06/2012
Series: Key Concepts in Human Geography
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Understanding Development
Meanings of Development
Measuring Development
Space and Development
Defining and Measuring Poverty
The Millennium Development Goals
Theory and Practice of Development
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
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
Gender, Households and Development
Children, Youth and Development
Health, Disability and Development
Sexualities and Development
Ageing and Development
Contemporary Issues in Development
Culture and Human Rights
Civil Society, Social Capital and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Migration, Transnationalism and Development
Tobin-Type Taxes

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