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  1. The Language of Global Development

    A Misleading Geography

    By Marcin Wojciech Solarz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Street Food

    Culture, Economy, Health and Governance

    Edited by Ryzia De Cássia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

    Edited by United Cities and Local Governments

    UCLG’s Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Oiling the Urban Economy

    Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

    By Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    Series: Routledge Studies in International Real Estate

    This book presents a critical analysis of the ‘resource curse’ doctrine and a review of the international evidence on oil and urban development to examine the role of oil on property development and rights in West Africa’s new oil metropolis - Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. It seeks answers to the...

    Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies

    Building new spaces

    Edited by Khayaat Fakier, Ellen Ehmke

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges of heightened insecurity, caused by liberalization and structural adjustment. The...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Affordable Housing in the Urban Global South

    Seeking Sustainable Solutions

    Edited by Jan Bredenoord, Paul Van Lindert, Peer Smets

    The global increase in the number of slums calls for policies which improve the conditions of the urban poor, sustainably. This volume provides an extensive overview of current housing policies in Asia, Africa and Latin America and presents the facts and trends of recent housing policies. The...

    Published May 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Urbanization and Socio-Economic Development in Africa

    Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Abebe Shimeles, Nadège Désirée Yaméogo

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    The main goal of this book is to put urbanization and its challenges squarely on Africa’s development agenda. Planned urbanization can improve living conditions for the majority, help in the expansion of the middle class, and create conditions for economic transformation. However, many African...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Urban Growth in Emerging Economies

    Lessons from the BRICS

    Edited by Gordon McGranahan, George Martine

    Along with globalization, urban transitions have been central in the southward shift in economic power towards the newly emerging economies. As this book shows, however, these transitions have not been painless, and it is important for the rest of the urbanizing world to learn from the mistakes. It...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South

    Edited by Susan Parnell, Sophie Oldfield

    The renaissance in urban theory draws directly from a fresh focus on the neglected realities of cities beyond the west and embraces the global south as the epicentre of urbanism. This Handbook engages the complex ways in which cities of the global south and the global north are rapidly shifting,...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia

    Edited by Gabriele Koehler, Deepta Chopra

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between 2003 and 2013, examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of the state in each of these countries. It offers a detailed analysis of the nature of these...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge