Geographies of Development
By Robert B. Potter, et al.
Prentice Hall / Pearson Education
328 Pages, Illustrated
$69.50 paper original
Geographies of Development is an established, innovative and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Development Geography, Development Studies and related fields. A pioneer of the holistic approach, it encourages critical engagement by integrating key topics throughout the text, such as development ideology, globalization, modernity, gender, ethnicity, tourism, resources, development aid, land degradation and environmental sustainability. It argues lucidly, convincingly and informatively that ideas concerning development have been many and varied, and have been highly contested, varying from time to time and from place to place.
Key features: Integrates theory, practice and illustration to bring the subject alive and encourage a balanced and considered overview of 'development'. Accessible layout of material, illustrated by numerous diagrams, graphs, photographs and tables, aids understanding of the subject . Each chapter includes boxed case studies, key concepts summaries, suggestions for further reading and topics for discussion. New to this edition: New material and case studies drawn from scholarly and popular sources to encourage a critical approach and to increase contemporary relevance, as in Part 1 'Conceptualizing Development' .
Fully updated to reflect the most recent developments in theory (anti-development, post-development, post-colonialism and post-structuralism) and practice (anti-capitalism, anti-globalization, TNCs, critiques of the WTO, arguments for the relocation of production, GM crops and agricultural change). New coverage of key concepts such as social capital, civil society and participatory development . Extended coverage of the World Bank, IMF, neo-liberal policies and Poverty Reduction Strategies New coverage of poverty and debt reduction, the Millennium development goals, global warming and GM crops and linkages between urban and rural.
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