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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.

Health, Disability and Development
Health, disability and development
Health, Disability and Development

Health is a central concern of development policy and planning. Many of the Millennium Development Goals (see Chapter 1.5) identify global health targets that aim to combat hunger and under-nourishment, child- and maternal mortality, and the spread of HIV, malaria and other infectious diseases. The focus on these global health concerns and increases in donor aid in recent years, such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, have been broadly welcomed. International development discourses tend, however, to adopt a universalizing approach that constructs disease and ill health as global problems to be eradicated, and prioritizes large-scale biomedical interventions to improve individuals’ health. This has resulted in a lack of focus on the ...

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