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Published: 21 October 2021

664 Pages


ISBN: 9780199563241

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New Edition

Poverty and Development

Third Edition

Edited by Tim Allen and Alan Thomas

  • Offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the history, issues and future trends of development, with final updates covering the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Integrated learning features, including case studies that draw on lived experience, help students to develop a critical, nuanced understanding of key issues and theories
  • Expert line-up of contributors offers a diverse and rigorous range of perspectives on the field
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • New chapters 7 on Poverty and Education, 19 on Engineering for Development, and 22 on Digital Technologies and the Future of Poverty and Development.
  • New chapter 20 on New Directions and Challenges for Health and Development provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues in health and development, including coverage of the Ebola epidemic and mental health, an initial assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic, and featuring cases such as malnutrition in Mexico.
  • New chapter 21 on Migration, Security and Development encourages critical reflection on continuing legacies of colonialism in relation to the refugee crisis, and puts displaced voices at its centre through narratives of refugees' lived experience.
  • New chapter 25 on Climate Change and the End of Development examines the impact of the climate crisis in relation to sustainable development by exploring issues of lived experience of climate change, including indigenous perspectives and intersectional vulnerability.
  • New concluding chapter based on interviews with leading development practitioners, thinkers, and academics reflecting on Prospects of the Future.

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