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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.

Decent Work, Risk and the Informal Sector
Decent work, risk and the informal sector
Globalization, Decent Work and the Informal Sector

The ‘informal sector’ refers to a heterogeneous group of activities and employment relationships that share one common characteristic – the lack of legal recognition, regulation or protection. The sector encompasses a diverse range of activities from street trading and micro-enterprise to home working, service provision and domestic labour. In the last ten years, the informal sector has experienced unprecedented growth as labour force expansion has outpaced employment opportunities in many nations. As explored in Chapter 3.2, the reality of the contemporary global economy is that a majority of the workforce in the global South are employed in high risk, casual, home-based or own-account work in the ...

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