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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Globalisation and Advertising in Emerging Economies

    Brazil, Russia, India and China

    By Lynne Ciochetto

    Series: Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

    Brazil, Russia, India and China are four of the largest and most dynamic contemporary emerging economies in the world. Strong economic growth in each of these economies has been accompanied by the expansion of the advertising and consumer goods sectors. Using a series of country studies, this book...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Culture, Institutions, and Development

    New Insights Into an Old Debate

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Platteau, Robert Peccoud

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Does culture matter? This question has taken on added significance since fundamentalist revivalism has recently gained ground in different parts of the world. The old controversy between Max Weber and Karl Marx, which centres around the extent to which cultural factors such as social norms and...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Development, Modernism and Modernity in Africa

    Edited by Augustine Agwuele

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    This anthology examines the "unfinished project of modernity" with respect to the unrealized potential for economic, social, and political development in Africa. It also shows how, facing the consequences of modernism, Africans in and out of the continent are responding to these unfinished projects...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge