Geographies of Development (2nd Edition)

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9780130605696: Geographies of Development (2nd Edition)

Geographies of Development is an established, innovative and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Development Geography, Development Studies and related fields. A pioneer of the holistic approach, it encourages critical engagement by integrating key topics throughout the text, such as development ideology, globalisation, modernity, gender, ethnicity, tourism, resources, development aid, land degradation and environmental sustainability. It argues lucidly, convincingly and informatively that ideas concerning development have been many and varied, and have been highly contested, varying from time to time and from place to place. This new edition remains an innovative and comprehensive approach to the subject. The authors have considerable teaching experience in this area and collectively bring first-hand research expertise from: North, West and southern Africa; Asia and the Pacific, and the Caribbean/South America.

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Geographies of Development second edition

Robert B. Potter

Tony Binns

Jennifer A. Elliott,

David Smith

 

Geographies of Development

is an established, innovative and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Development Geography, Development Studies and related fields. A pioneer of the holistic approach, it encourages critical engagement by integrating key topics throughout the text, such as development ideology, globalisation, modernity, gender, ethnicity, tourism, resources, development aid, land degradation and environmental sustainability. It argues lucidly, convincingly and informatively that ideas concerning development have been many and varied, and have been highly contested, varying from time to time and from place to place.

Key features

  • Integrates theory, practice and illustration to bring the subject alive and encourage a balanced and considered overview of ¿development¿
  • Accessible layout of material, illustrated by numerous diagrams, graphs, photographs and tables, aids understanding of the subject
  • Each chapter includes boxed case studies, key concepts summaries, suggestions for further reading and topics for discussion

New to this edition

  • New material and case studies drawn from scholarly and popular sources to encourage a critical approach and to increase contemporary relevance, as in Part 1 ¿Conceptualising Development¿
  • Fully updated to reflect the most recent developments in theory (anti-development, post-development, post-colonialism and post-structuralism) and practice (anti-capitalism, anti-globalisation, TNCs, critiques of the WTO, arguments for the relocation of production, GM crops and agricultural change)
  • New coverage of key concepts such as social capital, civil society and participatory development
  • Extended coverage of the World Bank, IMF, neo-liberal policies and Poverty Reduction Strategies
  • New coverage of poverty and debt reduction, the Millennium development goals, global warming and GM crops and linkages between urban and rural areas

¿a text I would recommend highly for an introductory course in development studies¿
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¿a truly multidisciplinary resource that will likely satisfy students with an interest in development¿ Journal of Rural Studies

 

Robert B. Potter is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Reading. Tony Binns is Reader in Geography at the University of Sussex. Jennifer A. Elliott is Principal Lecturer in Geography at the University of Brighton. The late David Smith was Professor of Economic Geography at the University if Liverpool. All of the authors have considerable teaching experience in this are and collectively bring first-hand research expertise from North, West and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Caribbean and South America.

Cover illustration by Matthew Richardson

Based on an original sketch by Rob Potter

 

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Published by Prentice Hall (2005)
ISBN 10: 0130605697 ISBN 13: 9780130605696
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