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Rethinking Development


About the Series

Rethinking Development offers accessible and thought-provoking overviews of contemporary topics in international development and aid. Providing original empirical and analytical insights, the books in this series push thinking in new directions by challenging current conceptualizations and developing new ones.  

This is a dynamic and inspiring series for all those engaged with today’s debates surrounding development issues, whether they be students, scholars, policy makers and practitioners internationally. These interdisciplinary books provide an invaluable resource for discussion in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in development studies as well as in anthropology, economics, politics, geography, media studies and sociology.

To submit proposals, please contact the Development Studies Editor, Helena Hurd (Helena.Hurd@tandf.co.uk).

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Aid Power and Politics

Aid Power and Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Iliana Olivié, Aitor Pérez
August 19, 2019

Aid Power and Politics delves into the political roots of aid policy, demonstrating how and why governments across the world use aid for global influence, and exploring the role it plays in present day global governance and international relations. In reconsidering aid as part of international...

Researching South-South Development Cooperation: The Politics of Knowledge Production

Researching South-South Development Cooperation: The Politics of Knowledge Production

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Emma Mawdsley, Elsje Fourie, Wiebe Nauta
June 17, 2019

Over the last two decades the expanding role of Southern countries as development partners has led to tectonic shifts in global development ideas, practices, norms and actors. Researchers are faced with new questions around identity, power and positionality in global development. Researching...

Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism: Political Economy Analysis from Washington to Beijing

Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism: Political Economy Analysis from Washington to Beijing

1st Edition

Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly
February 15, 2019

Across the world the Western dominated international aid system is being challenged. The rise of right-wing populism, de-globalisation, the advance of illiberal democracy and the emergence of non-Western donors onto the international stage are cutting right to the heart of the entrenched...

Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization

Epistemic Freedom in Africa: Deprovincialization and Decolonization

1st Edition

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
June 27, 2018

Epistemic Freedom in Africa is about the struggle for African people to think, theorize, interpret the world and write from where they are located, unencumbered by Eurocentrism. The imperial denial of common humanity to some human beings meant that in turn their knowledges and experiences lost...

Communication in International Development: Doing Good or Looking Good?

Communication in International Development: Doing Good or Looking Good?

1st Edition

Florencia Enghel, Jessica Noske-Turner
May 29, 2018

International development stakeholders harness communication with two broad purposes: to do good, via communication for development and media assistance, and to communicate do-gooding, via public relations and information. This book unpacks various ways in which different efforts to do good are...

Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives

Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives

1st Edition

Keiko Yasukawa, Alan Rogers, Kara Jackson, Brian V. Street
May 01, 2018

Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, embedded in local practices, traditions and interactions. But whereas the importance of social practice is increasingly recognised in literacy education, Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives is the first book to...

Disability and International Development: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Disability and International Development: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

1st Edition

David Cobley
March 13, 2018

Despite growing evidence of a close and complex relationship between disability and poverty, development policy, planning and programming has often failed to take full account of the concerns of disabled people. However, following the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...

Learning and Volunteering Abroad for Development: Unpacking Host Organization and Volunteer Rationales

Learning and Volunteering Abroad for Development: Unpacking Host Organization and Volunteer Rationales

1st Edition

Rebecca Tiessen
July 18, 2017

Learning/volunteer abroad programmes provide opportunities for cross-cultural understanding, partnership-building, and cooperative development, but there are also significant structural challenges and inequality of opportunity issues that result from these partnerships between host organizations in...

Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development

Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development

1st Edition

Jan Nederveen Pieterse
June 21, 2017

Like a giant oil tanker, the world is slowly turning. The rapid growth of economies in Asia and the global South has led to a momentous shift in the world order, leaving much of the traditional literature on globalization behind. Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development is the...

Communicating Development with Communities

Communicating Development with Communities

1st Edition

Linje Manyozo
June 13, 2017

Development theory and practice are often taught in a manner that strips them of their historical context and obscures alternative intellectual assumptions and critical frameworks. This prevents students from acquiring a holistic understanding of the world and consequently, when it comes to...

Education, Learning and the Transformation of Development

Education, Learning and the Transformation of Development

1st Edition

Amy Skinner, Matt Baillie Smith, Eleanor Brown, Tobias Troll
July 21, 2016

Whilst education has been widely recognised as a key tool for development, this has tended to be limited to the incremental changes that education can bring about within a given development paradigm, as opposed to its role in challenging dominant conceptions and practices of development and...

Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations: Politics, place and power

Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations: Politics, place and power

1st Edition

Lisa Ann Richey
September 08, 2015

Discussion over celebrity engagement is often limited to theoretical critique or normative name-calling, without much grounded research into what it is that celebrities are doing, the same or differently throughout the world. Crucially, little attention has been paid to the Global South, either as...

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