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We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Edited by Matthew Clarke and Xinyu (Andy) Zhao, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Development is a ground-breaking resource that provides a starting point for those wishing to grasp how and why development occurs, while also providing further expansion appropriate for more experienced academics.

With concise explorations of over 130 key terms, events, actors, theories, practices, agencies, and policies in the field, this Encyclopedia introduces a broader viewpoint to the ever-evolving discipline of development studies. Entries act as helpful references that clarify key subjects, identify influential literature and highlight correct practitioner procedure.

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2023  660 pp  Hardback  978 1 80037 211 5  £315.00 / $450.00

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