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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.

Introduction
Introduction

We are currently living in an era of accelerated globalization that is having unprecedented impacts upon the economic, social and political landscape of the global South. Given the increasing vulnerability of the world's 184 million unemployed and 550 million ‘working poor’, interest in the provision of ‘decent work’ in the global South is a priority for multilateral agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), but the extent to which globalization has enhanced employment opportunities for local workers is still widely contested. This section of the book provides a focused series of discussions that examine the impact of economic globalization on the employment, livelihoods and well-being of individuals and communities in the global South over time and space. Through a focus on the ways in which global ...

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