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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. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject; Excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading

Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.

Radical Approaches to Development
Radical approaches to development

Revolutionary and radical ideas concerning society were commonplace during the second half of the twentieth century; and the period was associated with societal upheavals, popular resistances, elite power-brokering, militarism, pacifism, colonial oppression and post-colonial independence movements. Writings that enflamed passions, ignited revolutionary (or radical) ardour and which cried out for social justice for all – not just for the wealthy and privileged – were as much at the heart of violent revolutionary action as they were central to the development of radical approaches to development.

This chapter, therefore, undertakes an historical journey through the last half of the twentieth century, and focuses attention on people's ideas and writings on ‘radical’ or ‘alternative’ approaches to development and social progress in ...

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