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International observers have lauded Rwanda as an example of an African country taking control of its own development trajectory, and as a market-friendly destination for investment. With the Kagame regime coming under increasing international scrutiny, this work looks at the impact of 'market friendly authoritarianism' in contemporary Africa.
A comprehensive critique of the socio-economic issues revealed by the world's deadliest outbreak of the Ebola virus.
This book studies the interplay between deforestation, forced labor, and capitalist development in the Amazon through a case study involving Volkswagen in the years of the Brazilian military dictatorship. Focused on both international and local connections, it shows how an agenda for tropical rainforests emerged through economic globalization.
Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, keeping the...
A provocative study of the ways in which peasant and indigenous movements across Africa and Asia are resisting global capitalism.
An exploration of the diverse forms of cultural and economic exchange which connect Africa to the rest of the global South.
By Niko Roorda
The impact of development needs to be considered beyond the narrow focus of economic, ecological or social concerns. This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition's accessible and comprehensive overview of the challenges linked to striving for a sustainable, holistic approach to development. Providing a multifaceted approach to...
In recent years, much mainstream development discourse has sought to co-opt and neutralize key concepts relating to empowerment, participation, gender, sustainability and inclusivity in order to serve a market-driven, neoliberal agenda. Critical development studies now play a crucial role in combatting this by analyzing the systemic changes needed to transform...