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.
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
IntroductionUnderstanding Development IntroductionMeanings of DevelopmentMeasuring DevelopmentSpace and DevelopmentDefining and Measuring PovertyThe Millennium Development GoalsTheory and Practice of DevelopmentIntroductionModernity, Modernization, Postmodernism and Post-StructuralismRadical Approaches to DevelopmentNeo-Liberalism and GlobalizationThe Development Programmes of Global InstitutionsSustainable Development and Environmental SustainabilityWork, Employment and DevelopmentIntroductionRural Livelihoods and Sustainable CommunitiesIndustrialization and the New International Division of LabourDecent Work, Risk and the Informal SectorThe Digital Economy and New Spaces of WorkGlobal Trade, Aid and RegulationPeople, Culture and DevelopmentIntroductionGender, Households and DevelopmentChildren, Youth and DevelopmentHealth, Disability and DevelopmentSexualities and DevelopmentAgeing and DevelopmentContemporary Issues in DevelopmentIntroductionCulture and Human RightsCivil Society, Social Capital and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)Migration, Transnationalism and DevelopmentTobin-Type Taxes