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Cultural Resistance and Security from Below: Power and Escape through Capoeira

Cultural Resistance and Security from Below: Power and Escape through Capoeira

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Zoë Marriage
July 08, 2019

This book uses the Afro-Brazilian art of capoeira to examine how security has been pursued from below and what significance this has for security analysis and policy. Illegal at the beginning of the 20th century, capoeira is now a cultural institution and export that is protected by the Brazilian...

Quality in Higher Education as a Tool for Human Development: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe

Quality in Higher Education as a Tool for Human Development: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Patience Mukwambo
April 30, 2019

Whilst many studies have explored how quality in higher education is conceptualised in the Global North, less attention has been paid to quality in higher education in Africa and the Global South. This book uses the human development and capabilities approach to demonstrate how quality in teaching...

Civil Society in the Global South

Civil Society in the Global South

1st Edition

Palash Kamruzzaman
December 03, 2018

In recent years civil society has been seen as a key route for democracy promotion and solving development ‘problems’ in low-income countries. However, the very concept of civil society is deeply rooted in European traditions and values. In pursuing civil society reform in non-Western countries,...

Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence against Women: International Perspectives

Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence against Women: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Mahnaz Akhami, Yakın Ertürk, Ann Elizabeth Mayer
September 18, 2018

Around the world, discriminatory legislation prevents women from accessing their human rights. It can affect almost every aspect of a woman's life, including the right to choose a partner, inherit property, hold a job, and obtain child custody. Often referred to as family law, these laws have...

Poverty Alleviation and Poverty of Aid: Pakistan

Poverty Alleviation and Poverty of Aid: Pakistan

1st Edition

Fayyaz Baqir
August 20, 2018

Aid effectiveness has emerged as an intensely debated issue amongst policy makers, donors, development practitioners, civil society and academics during the past decade. This debate revolves around one important question: does official development assistance complement, duplicate or disregard the...

Inclusive Innovation for Development: Meeting the Demands of Justice through Public Action

Inclusive Innovation for Development: Meeting the Demands of Justice through Public Action

1st Edition

Theo Papaioannou
June 13, 2018

Innovation has the potential to address a number of development challenges such as combating poverty and delivering health services, but all too often technological progress has failed to consider the needs of the poor, and has actually served to increase inequalities, rather than sharing out the...

The Gates Foundation's Rise to Power: Private Authority in Global Politics

The Gates Foundation's Rise to Power: Private Authority in Global Politics

1st Edition

Adam Moe Fejerskov
May 08, 2018

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has established itself as one of the most powerful private forces in global politics, shaping the trajectories of international policy-making. Driven by fierce confidence and immense expectations about its ability to change the world through its normative and...

Cultures of Development: Vietnam, Brazil and the Unsung Vanguard of Prosperity

Cultures of Development: Vietnam, Brazil and the Unsung Vanguard of Prosperity

1st Edition

Jonathan Warren
April 23, 2018

The North Atlantic development establishment has had a blemished track record over the past 65 years. In addition to a sizeable portfolio of failure, the few economic success stories in the developing world, such as South Korea and China, have been achieved by rejecting the advice of Western...

The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda

The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda

1st Edition

Stephanie E.L. Bengtsson, Bilal Barakat, Raya Muttarak
February 15, 2018

The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda explores the relationship between education and other key sectors of development in the context of the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. While it is widely understood that there is a positive relationship...

Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives

Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Clifton Evers, Kirsten Seale
February 12, 2018

Through an international range of research, this volume examines how informal urban street markets facilitate the informal and formal economy not merely in terms of the traditional concerns of labor and consumption, but also in regards to cultural and spatial contingencies. In many places, street...

The Language of Global Development: A Misleading Geography

The Language of Global Development: A Misleading Geography

1st Edition

Marcin Wojciech Solarz
February 01, 2017

Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms...

World Bank and Urban Development: From Projects to Policy

World Bank and Urban Development: From Projects to Policy

1st Edition

Edward Ramsamy
December 21, 2015

As one of the world’s most powerful supranational institutions, the World Bank has played an important role in international development discourse and practice since 1946. This is the first book-length history and analysis of the Bank’s urban programs and their complex relationship to urban policy...

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