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.
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Women, Literature and Development in Africa
Innovation for Development in Africa
Power, Empowerment and Social Change
Energy and Development
Participatory Arts in International Development
Aid Power and Politics
Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism: Political Economy Analysis from Washington to Beijing
Ian Goldman, Mine Pabari
July 23, 2020
This book asks how governments in Africa can use evidence to improve their policies and programmes, and ultimately, to achieve positive change for their citizens. Looking at different evidence sources across a range of contexts, the book brings policy makers and researchers together to uncover what...
Willem van Eekelen
May 26, 2020
Rural Development in Practice focuses on the evolving nature of rural development in the Global South. It outlines how we got to where we are today, checks what we can learn from history, and explores the development drivers, facilitators, and obstacles most likely to shape the years ahead. The...
Anthonia C. Kalu
December 19, 2019
This book is a powerful exploration of the role of women in the evolution of African thinking and narratives on development, from the precolonial period right through to the modern day. Whilst the book identifies women’s oppression and marginalization as significant challenges to contemporary...
Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Lauri Hooli
November 29, 2019
This book uncovers the many ways in which innovations and innovation system development policies have become crucial to development policy formation across Africa. As new instruments, actors and tools emerge in development cooperation, the role of innovation in the societal development of...
Rosemary McGee, Jethro Pettit
November 06, 2019
This book uncovers how power operates around the world, and how it can be resisted or transformed through empowered collective action and social leadership. The stakes have never been higher. Recent years have seen a rapid escalation of inequalities, the rise of new global powers and corporate...
November 06, 2019
This book explores the complex relationship between energy and development and discusses the core issues and concepts surrounding this growing area of research and policy. In the field of energy and development, the world faces two major challenges: (1) Providing energy access to the roughly ...
Paul Cooke, Inés Soria-Donlan
August 27, 2019
This book explores the practical delivery of participatory arts projects in international development. Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of academics, international development professionals and arts practitioners, the book engages honestly with the competing challenges faced by the...
Iliana Olivié, Aitor Pérez
August 12, 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...
Emma Mawdsley, Elsje Fourie, Wiebe Nauta
June 07, 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...
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...
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...
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...