Geographies of Development in the 21st Century: an Introduction to the Global South
Sylvia Chant and Cathy McIlwaine (Edward Elgar, 2009)
Geographies of Development in the 21st Century provides a concise yet informative introduction to development in the contemporary Global South. Field research from Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador, the Philippines, Botswana and The Gambia conducted by the authors independently, or in conjunction with one another, is drawn upon to infuse subject matter extending across gender, family, poverty, employment, household livelihoods, the informal economy, housing, migration, civil society, conflict and violence. Reflecting both authors’ enduring interests in the academic–policy interface, the book is also informed by assignments they have undertaken for various international organisations such as the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and the Commonwealth Secretariat. This volume is intended to be an essential companion for undergraduate students taking introductory courses in development and globalisation as well as a useful reference and repository of teaching and learning ideas for those lecturing on the subject.