"An excellent and supremely accessible guide to some key issues in development geography"
- Stuart Corbridge, London School of Economics
"Provides a clearly stated, informed and strongly structured pathway through the key literatures and debates"
- Jonathan Rigg, Durham University
- an introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field
- over 24 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject
- excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading.
Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students on geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.