Presents an informative introduction to development in the contemporary Global South. Incorporating field research from Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador, the Philippines, Botswana and The Gambia, this book brings subject matter extending across gender, family, poverty, employment, household livelihoods and the informal economy.
Suitable for planners, educationalists and environmentalists, this book introduces the theory and the practice of children's participation, and its importance for developing democracy and sustainable communities.
Though early microfinance firms attracted widespread attention, these initial attempts failed to achieve the profitability necessary to substantially combat poverty. But that changed with the creation of SKS Microfinance. This title tells the story of the company's creation.
The relationship between humans and the environment has taken centre stage in the quest for development that supports both ecological integrity and sustainable livelihoods. This Reader covers the ways in which the environment and environmental change have been conceptualized or (mis)understood. It is suitable for students and academics.
Provides a set of readings on the nature of contemporary development issues. This reader focuses on 6 areas which are: theories and models of development, agricultural change and rural development, survival strategies and the weapons of the weak, industrialization and urbanization, the global political economy, and various directions in this area.
This review of policy and practice in relation to women's lives in social and economic terms in America, Africa and Asia raises questions about planning and the empowerment of women. It presents ten case studies of women's lives and coping strategies in the Third World.
Moving away from the traditional approach of providing descriptive accounts of Third World geographical issues, this book offers a stimulating critical introduction to the changing geographies of global development.
The new edition of At Risk confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters since it was first published and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed.
Dealing with sustainable development, this book covers topics such as: the background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, management and policy; approaches and linkages to poverty reduction; and, impacts and infrastructure development.
aeo Offers a lively introduction to world population growth and the debates which surround it. aeo Original and provocative argument -- Furedi argues thatt he changing character of the population agenda is itself a problem worthy of investigation. aeo It challenges the basic assumptions of mainstream demographers and population professionals.
How can human capabilities be articulated and promoted in practice? How can the challenges encountered in its application be addressed? This volume answers these research questions through nine country case studies from the Global North and the Global South.
For many aspects of how our countries are run - from social security and fair elections to communication, and the rule of law - technology can play an increasingly positive, revolutionary role. In this book, the authors argue that technology can reshape our lives, in both the developing and developed world, and shows how this can be achieved.