The Palgrave Handbook of International Development

  • Jean Grugel
  • Daniel Hammett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Jean Grugel, Daniel Hammett
    Pages 1-18
  3. Theories of Development

  4. The Changing Role of the State and Capital in Development

  5. The Changing Role of Citizens, Civil Society and Privatisation in Development

  6. New Flows of Development Finance

  7. (In)Security, Mobility and Geopolitics

  8. Rights, Activism and Citizenship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451
    2. Paul Gready, Jonathan Ensor
      Pages 453-470
    3. Rosemary Morgan
      Pages 471-486
  9. Science, Technology and Innovation

  10. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Environmental Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 669-669
    2. Philip McMichael
      Pages 671-693
    3. Lindsay Stringer, Claire Quinn, Rachel Berman, Jami Dixon
      Pages 695-711

About this book


International development is a dynamic, vibrant and complex field – both in terms of practices and in relation to framing and concepts. This collection draws together leading experts from a range of disciplines, including development economics, geography, sociology, political science and international relations, to explore persistent problems and emergent trends in international development. Building from an introduction to key development theories, this Handbook proceeds to examine key development questions relating to the changing donor and aid landscape, the changing role of citizens and the state in development, the role of new finance flows and privatization in development, the challenges and opportunities of migration and mobility, emerging issues of insecurity and concerns with people trafficking, the drugs trade and gang violence, the role of rights and activism in promoting democracy and development, the threats posed by and responses to global environmental change, and the role of technology and innovation in promoting development.  


International Development Development Studies Poverty Food security Sustainable Agriculture Well-being Gender equality Sustainable energy Inequality Climate change Sustainable development SDGs Development theory Citizenship Ethical development Intellectual property rights Resource extraction Civil society Global South Emerging Powers

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Grugel
    • 1
  • Daniel Hammett
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of YorkHeslingtonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of SheffieldUnited Kingdom

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