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Geographies Of Development In The 21st Century

An Introduction to the Global South

Sylvia Chant , Cathy Mcllwaine

Sylvia Chant FRSA, Professor of Development Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and Cathy McIlwaine, Reader in Human Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

2008 384 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 965 8
2008 Paperback 978 1 84720 966 5
ebook isbn 978 1 84844 599 4

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‘Geographies of Development in the 21st Century provides a very accessible and comprehensive account of a broad spectrum of key contemporary issues of concern to geographers and development studies specialists the world over. I am sure that this excellent volume will be widely read and appreciated.’
– Professor Andrea Cornwall, University of Sussex, UK


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Written by two widely published academics with many years’ experience in university teaching, research and consultancy, Geographies of Development in the 21st Century provides a concise yet 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, Sylvia Chant and Cathy McIlwaine bring alive a body of fascinating subject matter extending across gender, family, poverty, employment, household livelihoods, the informal economy, housing, migration, civil society, conflict and violence. Reflecting both authors’ enduring interests in the academic–policy interface, the book is also informed by assignments they have undertaken for various international organisations such as the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

This timely and engaging volume will be an essential companion for undergraduate students taking introductory courses in development and globalisation as well as a useful reference and repository of teaching and learning ideas for those lecturing on the subject. Students will not only find this resource refreshingly accessible and user-friendly, but will be able to further their knowledge guided by annotated readings, key internet sources and a range of learning activities.

Full table of contents

Contents: Introduction 1. Defining, Conceptualising and Measuring Development 2. Changing Theoretical Perspectives on Development and Newly Emerging Issues 3. Transforming Populations 4. Urbanisation and Shelter 5. Industrialisation and Trade for Development 6. Making a Living in Cities 7. Poverty, Vulnerability and Exclusion 8. Gender and Development 9. Families and Households in Transition 10. Health Inequalities and Health Care 11. The Development Community: From Multilateral Agencies to Community-based Organisations Appendix: Useful Journals and Internet Sources Bibliography Index

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