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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.

Tobin-Type Taxes
Tobin-type taxes

Since the early 1970s, some analysts of the world economy have put forward proposals for the introduction of globally-based taxes in order to fight world poverty and underdevelopment. Just as importantly it is argued that, at the same time, such taxes would serve to reduce the volatility of international financial markets. In other words, what some people have argued is needed is for strong forms of global redistribution, representing a global response to the problems of global poverty and underdevelopment.

In 1972 James Tobin, then Professor of Economics at Yale University, suggested exactly that – the need for a global taxation on financial speculation, speculation being regarded as where another currency is bought over a short-term period in order to make a profit. ...

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