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Development and the Rural-Urban Divide

by John Harriss & Mick Moore

<p>First published in 1984. It is widely acknowledged that rural-urban differences and interrelationships play an important role in the development process. Some theorists believe they are a primary cause of continuing poverty in poor nations. ...

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Development Drowned and Reborn

The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans

by Clyde Woods, Nik Heynen, Mathew Coleman & others

<p><em>Development Drowned and Reborn</em> is a “Blues geography” of New Orleans, one that compels readers to return to the history of the Black freedom struggle there to reckon with its unfinished business. Reading contemporary policies of ...

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Diffractive Technospaces

A Feminist Approach to the Mediations of Space and Representation

by Federica Timeto

<p>The entanglements of information and materiality in our media environment, that new information and communication technologies make increasingly mobile and locative, changes the mediations between space and society. The fluidity and continual

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Digital and Smart Cities

by Alessandro Aurigi & Katharine S. Willis

<p><em>Digital and Smart Cities</em> presents an overview of how technologies shape our cities. There is a growing awareness in the fields of design and architecture of the need to address the way that technology affects the urban condition. ...

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Diplomatic Material

Affect, Assemblage, and Foreign Policy

by Jason Dittmer

<p>In <em>Diplomatic Material</em> Jason Dittmer offers a counterintuitive reading of foreign policy by tracing the ways that complex interactions between people and things shape the decisions and actions of diplomats and policymakers. Bringing ...

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Disaster Law

Emerging Thresholds

by Amita Singh

<p>This book looks at how legal frameworks can and do reduce risks arising out of disasters. The volume:</p> <ul> <li></li> <li>analyses existing disaster laws and the challenges on the ground;</li> <li></li> <li></li> <li>brings together ...

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Disasters, Gender and Access to Healthcare

Women in Coastal Bangladesh

by Nahid Rezwana

<p><em>Disasters, Gender and Access to Healthcare: Women in Coastal Bangladesh</em> emphasizes women’s experiences in cyclone disasters being confined with gendered identity and responsibilities in developing socio-economic conditions with ...

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Disasters, Vulnerability, and Narratives

Writing Haiti’s Futures

by Kasia Mika

<p>This book uses narrative responses to the 2010 Haiti earthquake as a starting point for an analysis of notions of disaster, vulnerability, reconstruction and recovery. The turn to a wide range of literary works enables a composite comparative

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Divided Spaces, Contested Pasts

The Heritage of the Gallipoli Peninsula

by Lucienne Thys-Senocak

<p>The Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey was the site of one of the most tragic and memorable battles of the twentieth century, with the Turks fighting the ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) and soldiers from fifteen other ...

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Domesticating Neo-Liberalism

Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-Socialist Cities

by Alison Stenning, Adrian Smith, Alena Rochovská & others

<p>Based on in-depth research in Poland and Slovakia, <em>Domesticating Neo-Liberalism</em> addresses how we understand the processes of neo-liberalization in post-socialist cities.</p> <ul> <li>Builds upon a vast amount of new research ...

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Domicile and Diaspora

Anglo-Indian Women and the Spatial Politics of Home

by Alison Blunt

<p><em>Domicile and Diaspora</em> investigates geographies of home and identity for Anglo-Indian women in the 50 years before and after Indian independence in 1947.</p> <ul> <li> <p>The first book to study the Anglo-Indian community past and ...

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Drought and the Human Story

Braving the Bull of Heaven

by R.L. Heathcote

<p>Drought has been a long companion in the human story. Mythologised as the devastating Bull of Heaven in one of the earliest heroic legends to come out of Mesapotamia, drought has continued to wreak havoc upon societies, in many cases playing ...

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Droughts

A Global Assesment

by Donald A. Wilhite

<p><em>Drought</em> draws together contributions from over 75 leading international researchers in the field to present the most comprehensive body of research on the physical and social dimensions of drought to date. Including an extensive ...

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Drugs, Law, People, Place and the State

Ongoing regulation, resistance and change

by Stewart Williams & Barney Warf

<p>Though any psychoactive substance can be revered or reviled as a drug, as people’s cultural norms shift, ultimately its status is determined in law by the state. This publication explores the regulation of drugs – alcohol and cannabis to ...

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Eastern Europe Unmapped

Beyond Borders and Peripheries

by Irene Kacandes & Yuliya Komska

<p>Arguably more than any other region, the area known as Eastern Europe has been defined by its location on the map. Yet its inhabitants, from statesmen to literati and from cultural-economic elites to the poorest emigrants, have consistently ...

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Eco-Nihilism

The Philosophical Geopolitics of the Climate Change Apocalypse

by Wendy Lynne Lee

<p>If we were to ask what is the root cause of our current and unprecedented environmental crisis, climate change, many, particularly on the progressive Left, would refer to the excesses of capitalism—and they’d be right. In <em>Eco-Nihilism: ...

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Eco-Social Transformation and Community-Based Economy

by Susanne Elsen

<p>Worldwide societal problems such as mass unemployment, growing social disparities, public and private poverty, social exclusion, environmental destruction and the evidence of climate change are increasing and becoming ever more visible. They ...

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Ecology, Civil Society and the Informal Economy in North West Tanzania

by Charles David Smith

<p>Based on a decade of first-hand experience and secondary research, this richly detailed study follows daily life in four villages in Tanzania. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, this comprehensive account examines ...

ISBN: 9781351941983

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Ecology, Uncertainty and Policy

Managing Ecosystems for Sustainability

by John Handmer

<p>A broad and comprehensive exploration of the role of the ecological sciences in sustainability for undergraduates.The urgent quest for more sustainable patterns of development has placed new and difficult demands on both scientists and policy

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Economic Development in Rural Areas

Functional and Multifunctional Approaches

by Peter Dannenberg & Elmar Kulke

<p>Analysing the ongoing changes and dynamics in rural development from a functional perspective through a series of case studies from the global north and south, this volume deepens our understanding of the importance of new functional and ...

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