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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.

Neoliberalism and Globalization
Neoliberalism and globalization

This chapter documents the ascendency of neoliberalism as a new, neoconservative economic model for the post-1980s era of globalization that would become the dominant ideology and ‘new faith’ of global capitalism (Cox, 1999): in short, capitalism's ‘latest reincarnation’ (Harvey 2005). First, neoliberalism's ideological pedigree is detailed and its ascendency explained. As the latest version of capitalism to dominate a new global geo-economic system (see Chapter 2.1), it was anything but coordinated and led purposefully by the world's economic giants, as earlier capitalist business cycles were. Rather, a ‘new international economic (dis)order’ emerged in which multiple players took part, and where crises and struggles periodically arose to make the system's growth and transformation volatile and unpredictable (Thrift, 1986; Conway and Heynen, ...

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