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Understanding Development Paperback – 3 Feb 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0745638959 ISBN-10: 0745638953 Edition: 1st

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (3 February 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745638953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745638959
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 2.5 x 24.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
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"An academic book that does not read like one. It introduces a key concept of global affairs to the non-expert reader in a jargon-free and complete fashion."
Global Journal

"A key resource for all undergraduate students in geography, sociology and politics."
Global Built Environment Review

"An excellent resource for teachers of A-level World Development. It outlines the academic understandings behind a range of development issues in an accessible way, and provides a thorough, formal and conceptual background to much of the A level specification. To date it is the best academic text of its kind at this level of study for World Development."
Gill Miller, Chief Examiner, A-level World Development 

"Finally an introductory text that provides in-depth critical analysis of the concepts and practice of development without closing the possibilities of emancipatory change. Understanding Development delivers on the promise of an issue driven text that engages students in contemporary cases without forgoing solid historical and theoretical rigour."
Duncan McDuie-Ra, University of New South Wales

"Covers the literature on a wide range of development topics succinctly and effectively."
Richard Peet, Clark University

"Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the intersection of development, globalization and politics in the contemporary world. Engagingly written, it provides an interdisciplinary perspective on a comprehensive set of vital themes, from poverty to international security, drawing upon up-to-date information and a range of academic and policy materials."
Gareth Jones, London School of Economics

"An excellent, up to date book that examines the contemporary debates surrounding development. It's a must read for any student of studying sociology, human geography, politics and development studies."
Jamie Halsall, University of Huddersfield

About the Author

Paul Hopper is Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton.

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