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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.


We have seen enough in Key Concepts in Development to know that the disciplines of development geography, and development studies more generally, represent dynamic fields that are changing in response to world events and changes in global economic, political and social circumstances. While it is not possible to chart all such dynamic contemporary processes in this final section of the book, a number of such pressing themes and associated issues are discussed. The section starts with an overview of the intersections between culture and human rights, and then proceeds to the consideration of civil society, social capital and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). In the final two chapters, the perspective remains essentially global, covering the implications of global migration and transnationalism, and the possibilities of global ...

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