The Companion to Development Studies, Third Edition

by Vandana Desai,

The Companion to Development Studies contains over a hundred chapters written by leading international experts within the field to provide a concise and authoritative overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Covering a wide range of disciplines the book is divided into ten sections, each prefaced by a section introduction written by the editors. The sections cover: the nature of development, theories and strategies of development, globalization and development, rural development, urbanization and development, environment and development, gender, health and education, the political economy of violence and insecurity, and governance and development.

This third edition has been extensively updated and contains 45 new contributions from leading authorities, dealing with pressing contemporary issues such as race and development, ethics and development, BRICs and development, global financial crisis, the knowledge based economy and digital divide, food security, GM crops, comparative urbanism, cities and crime, energy, water hydropolitics, climate change, disability, fragile states, global war on terror, ethnic conflict, legal rights to development, ecosystems services for development, just to name a few. Existing chapters have been thoroughly revised to include cutting-edge developments, and to present updated further reading and websites.

The Companion to Development Studies presents concise overviews providing a gateway to further reading and a flexible resource for teaching and learning. It has established a role as essential reading for all students of development studies, as well as those in cognate areas of geography, international relations, politics, sociology, anthropology and economics.

  • Taylor and Francis; March 2014
  • ISBN 9781134051595
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: The Companion to Development Studies, Third Edition
  • Author: Vandana Desai (ed.); Rob Potter (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge

About The Author

Vandana Desai is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London.

Robert B. Potter is Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading.