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  1. Art, Culture and International Development

    Humanizing social transformation

    By John Clammer

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Climate Change Adaptation and Development

    Transforming Paradigms and Practices

    Edited by Tor Håkon Inderberg, Siri Eriksen, Karen O'Brien, Linda Sygna

    Climate change poses multiple challenges to development. It affects lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and institutions, as well as beliefs, cultures and identities. There is a growing recognition that the social dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation now need to move to the forefront of...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Museums, Heritage and International Development

    Edited by Paul Basu, Wayne Modest

    Series: Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

    While many claims are made regarding the power of cultural heritage as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the relationship between museums, heritage and development has received little academic scrutiny. This book stages a critical conversation between the interdisciplinary fields of...

    Published October 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism

    Civil Societies at Crossroads

    Edited by Rajesh Tandon, L. David Brown

    Series: Development in Practice Books

    Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism is the result of a collaborative research project spanning Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. The book analyses internal and external challenges to civil society in more than twenty countries. It investigates through...

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters

    By Brendan Tobin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Law and Sustainable Development

    This highly original work demonstrates the fundamental role of customary law for the realization of Indigenous peoples’ human rights and for sound national and international legal governance. The book reviews the legal status of customary law and its relationship with positive and natural law from...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Knowledge and the City

    Concepts, Applications and Trends of Knowledge-Based Urban Development

    By Francisco Javier Carrillo, Tan Yigitcanlar, Blanca García, Antti Lönnqvist

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    This book underlines the growing importance of knowledge for the competitiveness of cities and their regions. Examining the role of knowledge - in its economic, socio-cultural, spatial and institutional forms - for urban and regional development, identifying the preconditions for innovative use of...

    Published August 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Celebrity Advocacy and International Development

    By Dan Brockington

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Celebrity advocacy is a curious phenomenon. It occupies a significant proportion of the public domain, but does so without engaging particularly well with much of the public. Yet this may not matter very much. Many people at the core of advocacy, and in political and business elites, simply do not...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Managing Nongovernmental Organizations

    Culture, Power and Resistance

    By Frederik Claeyé

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations

    The idea that international development aid needs to be better managed and coordinated gained currency in the early 1990s. The increasing emphasis on management has resulted in the present vogue of ‘managing for development results’ as one of the central tenets in the discourse on international aid...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Cosmopolitan Memory in Europe's 'Backwaters'

    Rethinking civility

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Cosmpolitan Memory in Europe’s ‘Backwaters’ reconsiders the definitional relationships of ‘national character’ and ‘national heritage’ in the context of Western industrial modernity. Taking as a case study the Greek islands of Skiathos and Skopelos which served as cinematic locations for the...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. African Culture and Global Politics

    Language, Philosophies, and Expressive Culture in Africa and the Diaspora

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Danielle Sanchez

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    This volume attempts to insert itself within the larger discussion of Africa in the twenty-first century, especially within the realm of world politics. Despite the underwhelming amount of attention given to Africa's role in international politics in popular news sources, it is evident that Africa...

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge