Key Concepts In Development Geography

Author: Rob Potter
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ISBN: 1446267997
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"An excellent and supremely accessible guide to some key issues in development geography" - Stuart Corbridge, London School of Economics "Provides a clearly stated, informed and strongly structured pathway through the key literatures and debates" - Jonathan Rigg, Durham University Organized around 24 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: an introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field over 24 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading. Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students on geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.

Key Concepts In Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford
Editor: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446243466
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"This book clearly outlines key concepts that all geographers should readily be able to explain. It does so in a highly accessible way. It is likely to be a text that my students will return to throughout their degree." - Dr Karen Parkhill, Bangor University "The editors have done a fantastic job. This second edition is really accessible to the student and provides the key literature in the key geographical terms of scale, space, time, place and landscape." - Dr Elias Symeonakis, Manchester Metropolitan University "An excellent introductory text for accessible overviews of key concepts across human and physical geography." - Professor Patrick Devine-Wright, Exeter University Including ten new chapters on nature, globalization, development and risk, and a new section on practicing geography, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling, standard student resource. Key Concepts in Geography explains the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that define the language of geography. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume concepts from both human geography and physical geography. Four introductory chapters on different intellectual traditions in geography situate and introduce the entries on the key concepts. Each entry then comprises a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. Written in an accessible way by established figures in the discipline, the definitions provide thorough explanations of all the core concepts that undergraduates of geography must understand to complete their degree.

Key Concepts In Historical Geography

Author: John Morrissey
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297233
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Key Concepts in Historical Geography forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 24 short essays, it provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Historical Geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field 24 key concepts entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading Key Concepts in Historical Geography is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students and covers the expected staples from the discipline - from people, space and place to colonialism and geopolitics - in an accessible style. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, it is is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Making Development Geography

Author: Victoria Lawson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1444116738
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Making Development Geography is a timely new book which introduces readers to the major themes and debates in development geography. It argues cogently that the field is engaged in an ongoing process of reinventing itself as critical development geography, and highlights issues such as identity, globalization, social movements and sexuality. Readers are guided through the key concepts and developments of the last 50 years, surveying the themes of Keynesianism, Marxism and post-colonialism. At the same time, each chapter uses international examples to discuss important contemporary issues so that the real-world applications of theory can be understood. This enlightening book offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental debates for anyone with an interest in development issues.

Key Concepts In Economic Geography

Author: Yuko Aoyama
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446259825
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"A comprehensive and highly readable review of the conceptual underpinnings of economic geography. Students and professional scholars alike will find it extremely useful both as a reference manual and as an authoritative guide to the numerous theoretical debates that characterize the field." - Allen J. Scott, University of California "Guides readers skilfully through the rapidly changing field of economic geography... The key concepts used to structure this narrative range from key actors and processes within global economic change to a discussion of newer areas of research including work on financialisation and consumption. The result is a highly readable synthesis of contemporary debates within economic geography that is also sensitive to the history of the sub-discipline." - Sarah Hall, University of Nottingham "The nice thing about this text is that it is concise but with depth in its coverage. A must have for any library, and a useful desk reference for any serious student of economic geography or political economy." - Adam Dixon, Bristol University Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Economic Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in economic geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field. Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject. Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams and further reading. An ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Geographies Of Development

Author: Robert B. Potter
Editor: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780130605696
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Geographies of Development second edition Robert B. Potter Tony Binns Jennifer A. Elliott, David Smith Geographies of Development is an established, innovative and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Development Geography, Development Studies and related fields. A pioneer of the holistic approach, it encourages critical engagement by integrating key topics throughout the text, such as development ideology, globalisation, modernity, gender, ethnicity, tourism, resources, development aid, land degradation and environmental sustainability. It argues lucidly, convincingly and informatively that ideas concerning development have been many and varied, and have been highly contested, varying from time to time and from place to place. Key features Integrates theory, practice and illustration to bring the subject alive and encourage a balanced and considered overview of 'development' Accessible layout of material, illustrated by numerous diagrams, graphs, photographs and tables, aids understanding of the subject Each chapter includes boxed case studies, key concepts summaries, suggestions for further reading and topics for discussion New to this edition New material and case studies drawn from scholarly and popular sources to encourage a critical approach and to increase contemporary relevance, as in Part 1 'Conceptualising Development' Fully updated to reflect the most recent developments in theory (anti-development, post-development, post-colonialism and post-structuralism) and practice (anti-capitalism, anti-globalisation, TNCs, critiques of the WTO, arguments for the relocation of production, GM crops and agricultural change) New coverage of key concepts such as social capital, civil society and participatory development Extended coverage of the World Bank, IMF, neo-liberal policies and Poverty Reduction Strategies New coverage of poverty and debt reduction, the Millennium development goals, global warming and GM crops and linkages between urban and rural areas 'a text I would recommend highly for an introductory course in development studies' "Economic Geography" 'a truly multidisciplinary resource that will likely satisfy students with an interest in development' "Journal of Rural Studies" Robert B. Potter is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Reading. Tony Binns is Reader in Geography at the University of Sussex. Jennifer A. Elliott is Principal Lecturer in Geography at the University of Brighton. The late David Smith was Professor of Economic Geography at the University if Liverpool. All of the authors have considerable teaching experience in this are and collectively bring first-hand research expertise from North, West and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Caribbean and South America. Cover illustration by Matthew Richardson Based on an original sketch by Rob Potter

Teaching Geography 11 18 A Conceptual Approach

Author: Lambert, David
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335239862
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This book examines geography's key concepts, and provides teachers with a theoretically robust and practical approach to curriculum planning using a concept-led approach.

Doing Development Research

Author: Vandana Desai
Editor: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412902843
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Doing Development Research is a comprehensive introduction to research in development studies that provides thorough training for anyone carrying out research in developing countries. It brings together experts with extensive experience of overseas research, presenting an interdisciplinary guide to the core methodologies. Informed by years of research experience, this book draws together many strands of action research and participatory methods, demonstrating their diverse applications and showing how they interrelate. Doing Development Research is the essential A-Z of development research.

Capitalist World Development

Author: Stuart Corbridge
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847675104
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Corbridge provides a fascinating review of the conflict of interest between metropolitan capitalism and the development of the periphery of the modern world system.

Key Concepts In Planning

Author: Gavin Parker
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290077
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"I have been looking for a book which does this for ages! It provides a clear explanation of the different elements and concepts which underpin how the planning system works and which are fundamental to the operation of the UK system. It also provides good guidance on further reading. A real assett to anyone wanting to understand the nature of planning in the UK" - Dr Catherine Hammond, Architecture and Planning, Sheffield Hallam University Key Concepts in Planning forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 19 short essays, the book provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in planning. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the text includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field. 18 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject. Detailed suggested further reading for each concept discussed. It is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in planning, and covers the expected staples of the discipline in an accessible style.

An Introduction To Economic Geography

Author: Danny MacKinnon
Editor: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131293168
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Today's rapidly flowing global economy means the "geographical "economic perspective has never been more important. "An Introduction to Economic Geography" comprehensively guides students through the core issues and debates of this vibrant and exciting area, whilst simultaneously exploring the range of approaches and paradigms currently invigorating the wider discipline. Rigorous in approach, yet accessible in style, the authors demystify and enliven a crucial subject for study in the 21st century. Underpinned by the themes of globalisation, uneven development and place, the text conveys the diversity and vitality of contemporary economic geography. It balances coverage of "traditional" areas such as regional development and labour markets with insight into new and evolving topics like neoliberalism, consumption, information and communications technologies and tourist geographies. Main features A global and balanced view is afforded through research, case studies and examples drawn from a diverse range of countries, a chapter on the "global South" and coverage throughout of both developed and developing countries A political economy approach is supported by cultural and institutional insights that offer students a variety of perspectives on each topic and a culturally sensitive overview In-textfeatures, including "chapter maps, reflective questions" and"exercises, "encourage the reader to engage with the material, test knowledge and understanding, and reflect. Dedicated boxes provide a range of lively and topical case studies and examples to illustrate wider points. A wide range of maps, tables and photographs illustrate and help clarify the key concepts and examples "An Introduction to Economic Geography" is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in Economic Geography, Globalisation Studies and more broadly in Human Geography. It will also be of key interest to those in Planning, Business and Management Studies and Economics. Dr Danny MacKinnon is lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Aberdeen Dr Andrew Cumbers is senior lecturer in the Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow ""This is an excellent and comprehensive introduction to the diverse field of economic geography. It should be essential reading for students at all levels"" Andrew Jones, Birkbeck College, University of London and member of the RGS-IBG economic geography research group committee ""A thoughtful, stimulating, accessible introduction to the range of approaches used by economic geographers to understand and explain the patterns and processes of contemporary globalization and uneven development"" Peter Daniels, University of Birmingham ""A stimulating and accessible introduction to a core area of the discipline. It conveys a clear sense of the diversity and vitality of contemporary economic geography"" Neil Wrigley, University of Southampton and Editor, Journal of Economic Geography

Key Concepts In Urban Studies

Author: Mark Gottdiener
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1473933978
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"Key Concepts in Urban Studies is written in an accessible, concise way and introduces students to the key topics in urban studies. Drawing examples from different parts of the world, this authoritative resource exposes students to the diverse forms that cities take, and the social, spatial and temporal dimensions of urban living. It is an essential resource for students across disciplines interested in the city." - Lily Kong, Singapore Management University "An insightful multidisciplinary introduction to the multifarious places, processes and problems that constitute modern cities. Its short, digestible entries unpack the complexity and evolution of urban conditions, offering cross-references between concepts and links to key literature and to useful current and historical examples. The book’s clear, often sharp critical edge also encourages deeper enquiry." - Quentin Stevens, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University Key Concepts in Urban Studies is an essential companion for students of urban studies, urban sociology, urban politics, urban planning and urban development. This revised edition has been updated and expanded to provide a keen global focus, particularly in emerging economies with discussions on the creation of “dream cities” in the Gulf States and a renewed emphasis on building mega-scaled “downtowns” in India and China. New features include: Contemporary and international examples throughout. Detailed entries on environmental concerns and the sustainability of urban development. Discussion of the role of consumption in city culture and urban development. New entries on modern urban planning and adaptive urbanism. Key Concepts in Urban Studies is a must-have text with an explicit focus on contemporary urbanism which students will find invaluable during their studies. Mark Gottdiener is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at The University at Buffalo (SUNY). Leslie Budd is Reader in Social Science at the Open University. Panu Lehtovuori is Professor of Planning Theory at Tampere University of Technology.

The Basics Of Geomorphology

Author: Kenneth J Gregory
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1473908957
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"I can think of no better guides than Professors Ken Gregory and John Lewin to lead the reader through the conceptual basis of this exciting science." - Victor R. Baker, University of Arizona "A very readable and informative introduction to the discipline for senior undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers." - Angela Gurnell, Queen Mary University of London "Time will tell, but this book may well mark a turning point in the way students and scientists alike perceive Earth surface processes and landforms." - Jonathan Phillips, University of Kentucky This student focused book provides a detailed description and analysis of the key concepts, ideas, and hypotheses that inform geomorphology. Kenneth Gregory and John Lewin explain the basics of landform science in 20 concepts, each the subject of a substantive, cross-referenced entry. They use the idea of the 'geomorphic system' to organise entries in four sections, with extensive web resources provided for each: System Contexts: The Systems Approach / Uniformitarianism / Landform / Form, Process and Materials / Equilibrium / Complexity and Non Linear Dynamical Systems System Functioning: Cycles and cascades / Force-Resistance / Geomorphic work / Process Form Models System Adjustments: Timescales / Forcings / Change Trajectories / Inheritance and Sensitivity / Anthropocene Drivers for the Future: Geomorphic Hazards / Geomorphic Engineering / Design and Prediction Aligned with the teaching literature, this innovative text provides a fully-functioning learning environment for study, revision, and even self-directed research for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of geomorphology.

The National Geographical Journal Of India

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Geographies Of Globalization

Author: Warwick E. Murray
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134369018
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This informative text offers a geographical perspective on globalization. It provides a lively exploration of its spatial impacts and the distinctive contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this field. Fully up-to-date and engaging, this work: critically appraises the concept and processes of globalization from a geographical perspective debates the historical evolution of globalized society illustrates how the core principles of human geography - such as space and scale - lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon analyzes the interconnected economic, political and cultural geographies of globalization examines the impact of global transformations ‘on the ground’ using examples from six continents discusses the challenges for the environment and the Third World created by globalizing processes articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization. Throughout, boxed sections highlight and clearly explain 'key concepts' and showcase classic and innovative work. Highly illustrated with figures, photographs and maps, this book also includes chapter summaries and annotated further reading. It will be indispensable for human geography, sociology, political science and development studies undergraduates and postgraduates studying the phenomenon on both dedicated and linked courses.

Bulletin Of The Ghana Geographical Association

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Locational Analysis And Economic Geography

Author: Peter O. Muller
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Science Reports Series 7 I E Seventh Series Geography

Author: Tōhoku Daigaku
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Key Concepts In Event Management

Author: Bernadette Quinn
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446281051
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here In recent years we have seen an enormous growth of festivals and event activity and the literature within the field is consequently huge. In order to make sense of this rapid and dynamic development, students are dependent on a book that can lead them through the myriad of theoretical frameworks offered. This book naturally situates itself in the middle of this need, offering a comprehensive and illuminating account of the festival and event field. Written with academic rigour yet accessible at the same time, Quinn proves herself to be an outstanding communicator and stimulator of knowledge. International in content and timely in its up to date coverage of key topics, this will be an invaluable reference source for students from Event Management, Tourism and Leisure studies. It will also be of great use for students from Business Studies, Marketing, Cultural Studies and Geography.