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Module Reading List

Global Development Challenges, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Winifred Bedigen
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General Reading

If you intend to buy books, the following text books are useful throughout the Development Studies Programme:

Allen, T. and Thomas A. (2000) Poverty and development into the 21st century Oxford: Oxford UP. Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Desai, V and Potter, R (2014) (3rd ed)   The companion to development studies London: Arnold

Kothari, U. and Minogue, M. (eds) (2002) Development theory and practice : critical perspectives Basingstoke: Palgrave

Papaioannou, and M Butcher, (2012) International development in a changing world , Bloomsbury Academic

Potter, R, Binns, T et al 2008. Geographies of development: An introduction to development studies.   Pearson.

Rapley 2007. Understanding development. Theory and practice in the Third World . Lynn Riener.

Willis, Katie, (2011) Theories and practices of development , London: Routledge

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Other general readings:

Ha Joon Chang & Ilene Grabel 2004. Reclaiming development : an alternative economic policy manual , Zed Books.

Collier, P. (2007). The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it . Oxford: OUP.

Escobar, A., (2012 [1995]) Encountering development : the making and unmaking of the third world , New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Kiely, R. (1995) Sociology and development : the impasse and beyond London: UCL Press

Langeweg, F., H. Hilderink, R. Maas, (2000) ‘ Urbanisation, industrialisation and sustainable development ’, RIVM Report 402002015, GLOBO report Series No 27, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven. Online: http://www.mnp.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/402001015.pdf

McMichael, P. (2012 [2008]) Development and social change : a global perspective London: Pine Forge Press.

Sachs, J. (2005) The end of poverty : how we can make it happen in our lifetime New York: Penguin

Sachs W (1992) The development dictionary : a guide to knowledge as power . London: Zed

Sen, A, Development as freedom , OUP, 1999

Todaro, M. (2000) Economic Development in the Third World Oxford: OUP

UNDP (2005) United Nations Human Development Report 2005: Human development report 2005 : international cooperation at a crossroads ; aid, trade and security in an unequal world New York, UNDP.

Williams, G, Meth, P and Willis, K (2014) Geographies of developing areas : the Global South in a changing world . Taylor & Francis Ltd - M.U.A (2nd ed) - 1st edition (2007) available online

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Main Journals

The following journals are relevant and are available electronically from the library. Journal articles provide results of the latest in research and academic thinking:

World Development. ,

Development and Change. ,

Gender and development.

European Journal of Development Research. ,

Latin American Perspectives. ,

Third World Quarterly. ,

The Journal of Development Studies. ,

New Internationalist. .

International Journal of Educational Development. .

Gender and Development. .

New political economy. ,

Review of international political economy. ,

Review of African political economy. ,

Antipode. ,

Geoforum. .

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Electronic Sources

The following websites provide general and specific information on development issues in relatively short pieces, they are a great resource:


http://www.ipc-undp.org/? q=publications






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Week One -  What is Development?

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Required readings

*Willis, Katie, (2011)  Theories and practices of development  , London: Routledge. Chapter 1 ("What do we mean by development? ") Available online.

And at least one of:

*Allen, T. and Thomas A. (2000) Poverty and development into the 21st century  , Oxford UP Chapter 1

*Sen, A. (2001) Development as freedom Oxford : Oxford University Press.  Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Further readings

Allen, T. and Thomas A. (eds), 2000. Poverty and Development in the 21st Century , Chapters 1, 2 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Bratman, E. 2011. “Development’s paradox: Is Washington D.C. a Third World city? ” Third world quarterly. 32(9): pp.1541-1556

Calvert, P. and Calvert, S. (2000) Politics and society in the Third World London: Longman, Part I

Corbridge, S (2007) The (im)possibility of development studies. Economy and society. 36(2) : 179-211

Esteva, Gustavo (1992) Development In W Sachs (ed) The development dictionary : a guide to knowledge as power  London: Zed

Fine, B. 2009. “Development as Zombieconomics in the age of neoliberalism.” Third world quarterly. . 30(5): pp. 885-904.

Kingsbury, D. et al. (eds) 2008. International development : issues and challenges Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. see Chapter 1 - What is Development? Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Kothari, U. and Minogue, M. (eds) (2002) Development theory and practice : critical perspectives , chapter 1

Thomas, C. (2005) Globalization and development in the South in Ravenhill, J. (ed.) Global political economy Oxford: Oxford University Press Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Toye, J. (1991) Dilemmas of development Oxford: Blackwell, chapter 1

Waites, B. (1999) Europe and the Third World : from colonization to decolonization, c.1500-1998 Hampshire: Macmillan Press Ltd.

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Week Two -  Poverty  

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For the lecture:

*Greig, A., D. Hulme and M. Turner (2007) Challenging global inequality: development theory and practice in the 21st century , ‘Chapter 2: The nature of inequality and poverty’, pp. 10-29. London: Palgrave Macmillan Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

* Selwyn, B. (2014) The global development crisis , 'Chapter 1: The global development crisis', Cambridge: Polity - Available online

* Hulme, D. (2010)  Global poverty : how global governance is failing the poor , 'Chapter 1: The history and geography of global poverty' (see also ch.2) London: Routledge Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

 For the seminar , you have been assigned to a group to read one of the following:

*Wiegratz, J. (2010) ‘Fake capitalism? The dynamics of neoliberal moral restructuring and pseudo-development: the case of Uganda’, Review of African political economy.  , 37 (124), pp. 123-137

*Vandemoortele, J. (2011) ‘The MDG story: Intention Denied’,  Development and change.  42(1): pp.1-21

*Harrison, G. (2010) The Africanization of Poverty: a Retrospective on Make Poverty History’.  African affairs. , Vol. 109, No. 436, pp. 391-408 

*Richey, L.A. and S. Ponte, S. 2008. Better (Red)™ than Dead? Celebrities, consumption and international aid.  Third world quarterly. vol 29 (4), pp 711-729

Also consult these websites:





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Other readings

Bonal, X. (2007) On global absences: Reflections on the failings in the education and poverty relationship in Latin America  International journal of educational development.  27 (1) pp. 86-100

Bond, P. (2006) ‘Global governance campaigning and MDGs: From top-down to bottom-up anti-poverty work’. Third world quarterly. 27 (2) pp. 339-354. Also available at: http://www.sarpn.org/documents/d0001484/P1860-Bond_MDG_critique_2005.pdf

Bush, R. 2007.  Poverty and neoliberalism : persistence and reproduction in the global south  Pluto Pres. (See "Chapter 2 - Commissioning Africa for Globalisation: Blair and the G8's project for the world's poor.) Available online.

Chandy and Gertz (2011) Poverty in Numbers: The Changing State of Global Poverty From 2005 to 2015. Available via: http://dspace.cigilibrary.org/jspui/bitstream/123456789/31304/1/Poverty%20in%20Numbers.pdf? 1

Collier, P. (2008) The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it

Cornwall, A. & K. Brock (2005) What do buzzwords do for development policy? A critical look at 'participation','empowerment'and 'poverty reduction'. Third world quarterly. . 26 (7), pp. 1043-1060

Escobar, Arturo (1995) "The Problematization of Poverty: The Tale of Three Worlds and Development" in idem, Encountering development: the making and unmaking of the Third World , Princeton University Press

Rahnema, Majid (1992) "Poverty" in Sachs, W. (ed.) The Development dictionary: a guide to knowledge as power , London: Zed

Saith, A. (2006) ‘From universal values to Millennium Development Goals: lost in translation’,  Development and change.  , 37(6), pp. 1167–1199

Sachs, J. (2005a)  Investing in development: a practical plan to achieve the Millennium Development Goals  . New York: UN Millennium Project . See Part 1 on the MDGs; available online at:  http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/documents/MainReportComplete-lowres.pdf

Sachs, J. (2005b) The end of poverty : how we can make it happen in our lifetime

For reports and statistics on MDG progress , have a look at materials you find on the websites of the UK’s Overseas Development Institute, UK’s Department for International Development, the United Nations MDG reporting, and World Bank reporting.

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Week Three  -  Gender  

*Ehrenreich, B. and A. Russell Hochschild (eds) (2003), Global woman : nannies, maids and sex workers in the new economy , London: Granta Books. – the whole book is excellent but the introduction provides a very good overview to the intersections between gender and development in the context of globalisation.

*Kabeer, N. (1994) Reversed realities : gender hierarchies in development thought . London: Verso. – especially the introduction. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

*Pearson, R. (2005), ‘The Rise and Rise of Gender and Development’ in Kothari, U. (ed.) A radical history of development studies : individuals, institutions and ideologies

*Wallace, T. and C. March (eds) (1991) Changing perceptions : writings on gender and development , Oxford: Oxfam. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva – this book provides a good overview of key issues with short chapters adapted from longer pieces of work. The whole book is very good but I would recommend the following: A. Brett, ‘Why gender is a development issue’, p. 1; D. Elson, ‘Structural adjustment: its effect on women’, p. 39; S. Hlupekile Longwe, ‘Gender awareness: the missing element in the Third World development project’, p. 149; C.O.N. Moser, ‘Gender planning in the Third World: meeting practical and strategic gender needs’, p. 158; L.C. Mayoux, ‘The poverty of income generation: a critique of women’s handicraft schemes in India’, p. 219; P. Antrobus, ‘Women in Development’, p. 311

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Further readings:

Boserup, E. (1970/2007) Woman’s role in economic development . New York: St Martins Press.

Cornwall, A., E. Harrison, et al. (2007). Introduction: feminisms in development: contradictions, contestations and challenges. Feminisms in development : contradictions, contestations, and challenges . A. Cornwall, E. Harrison and A. Whitehead. London, Zed

Elson, D. (1995) Male bias in the development process . Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Jackson, C. and Pearson, R. (1998) Feminist visions of development : gender analysis and policy . London: Routledge.

Leonard, M. (2003) ‘Women and Development: Examining Gender Issues in Developing Countries’ in McCann, G. and McCloskey, S. (2003) From the local to the global : key issues in development studies . London: Pluto. (Chap 4)

Marchand, M. and Parpart, J. (1995) Feminism/postmodernism/development London: Routledge.

Ostergaard, L. (1992) Gender and development : a practical guide . London: Routledge.

Pearson, R. (2000) in “Rethinking Gender Matters in Development” in Allen, T. and Thomas Poverty and development into the 21st century . Oxford: Open University in association with Oxford University Press. [Article PO332 in Edward Boyle High Demand.]

Razavi, S. and Miller, C. (1995), ‘From WID to GAD: Conceptual shifts in the Women in Development Discourse, UNRISD Occasional Paper No. 1 for the Fourth Conference on Women in Beijing, Available online: ftp://pogar.org/localuser/pogarp/other/unrisd/op1.pdf

Sweetman, C. (2000) Gender in the 21st century  Oxfam: Oxford.

Tinker, I. (1990) Persistent inequalities : women and world development Oxford University Press.

Eldis gender resource site: http://www.eldis.org/gender/index.htm

Bridge development-gender: http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/

Videos and resources:


Why a global ILO campaign on gender inequality?

Resource Guide - Gender equality in the world of work
This resource guide provides gender equality information via links to both ILO and UN publications, statistics, ILO Conventions and Recommendations, as well as other ILO/UN resources in Regional Offices around the world. (Resource list)


UNIFEM works in the following thematic areas of critical concern for the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.


An interesting collection of short articles w/reg to gender and poverty was published online by the International Poverty Centre


This article gives an introduction to recent work of FAO on the use of gender-sensitive indicators for gender mainstreaming. Such indicators provide an effective mechanism to ensure that programmes and projects give due consideration to the different roles and responsibilities of different members of the society. These differences are often overlooked, yet crucial to the success of any development effort. A more comprehensive paper on indicators is being prepared for publication soon.


Policy Report on Gender and Development: 10 Years after Beijing


There are several “gender” journals:

Gender and development. ,

Feminist review.

* Gender & society. ,

* Gender and development. .

* Feminist Studies.

* Feminist theory.

*, Signs.

* Women's studies international quarterly.

* Feminist economics.

International feminist journal of politics.

* Gender, place and culture : a journal of feminist geography.

* Most are available on-line through the Leeds University Library – and you can search within them for specific issues on their publishers’ websites.

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Week Four -  Labour 

Beresford, Alexander. 2012. ‘Organised labour and the politics of class formation in South Africa’  Review of African political economy.  39 (134) pp. 569-589

Elson, Diane, and Ruth Pearson. 1981. 'Nimble Fingers Make Cheap Workers': An Analysis of Women's Employment in Third World Export Manufacturing. Feminist review. (7):87-107.

Gallin, Dan. 2001. Propositions on Trade Unions and Informal Employment in Times of Globalisation. Antipode. 33 (3).

Kabeer, Naila. 2008. Globalization, labor standards, and women's rights: dilemmas of collective (in)action in an interdependent world. Feminist economics. 10 (1):3-35.

MacKay, Steven 2009. ‘The Squeaky Wheel's. Dilemma: New Forms. Dilemma: New Forms of Labor Organizing of Labor Organizing in the Philippines’ Labor Studies Journal 1 (34) pp. 318-338

Moody, Kim. 1997. Workers in a lean world : unions in the international economy . London: Verso. (Chapter 6) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Munck, Ronaldo. 2002. Globalisation and labour : the new great transformation . London: Zed.

Munck, Ronaldo. 2004. Globalization, Labor and the ‘Polanyi Problem’. Labor history. 45 (3).

Scipes, Kim 1992. ‘Understanding the New Labor Movements in the "Third World": The Emergence of Social Movement Unionism' Critical sociology. 19 (2) pp. 81-101

Scrase, Timothy J. 2003. Precarious production: Globalisation and artisan labour in the Third World. Third world quarterly. 24 (3).

Singh, Ajit, and Ann Zammit. 2004. Labour Standards and the ‘Race to the Bottom’: Rethinking Globalization and Workers' Rights from Developmental and Solidaristic Perspectives Oxford review of economic policy. 20 (1):85-104.

Waterman, Peter. 2001. New Issues for Labour Internationalism: Trade Union Internationalism in the Age of Seattle. Antipode 33 (3).

Webster, Eddie. 2006. ‘Trade unions and the challenge of the informalisation of work’. in Trade unions and democracy : Cosatu workers' political attitudes in South Africa , edited by Sakhela Buhlungu, 262. Cape Town: HSRC Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Webster, Eddie, and Rob Lambert. 2008. Grounding globalization : labour in the age of insecurity . Oxford: Blackwell.

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Week Six  -   Hunger 

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Key readings

* De Waal, A. (1997)  Famine crimes : politics and the disaster relief industry in Africa  , James Currey: Oxford – Chapter 1 {{ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

* Devereux, S, Howe, P and Deng, LB (2002) The ‘New Famines’. IDS bulletin. 33(4) : 1-11

* Howe, P & Devereux, S, 2004, ‘Famine intensity and magnitude scales: A proposal for an instrumental definition of famine’,  Disasters  , 28 (4), pp. 353-72

* Patel, R. (2007)  Stuffed and starved : Markets, power and the hidden battle for the world food system  , Portobello Books - Chapter 1 {{ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

* Sen, A. (1981)  Poverty and famines: an essay on entitlement and deprivation  , Clarendon Press, Oxford - Intro and chapter 1

Further readings

Arnold, D. (1988)  Famine : social crisis and historical change , Basil Blackwell, Oxford

Bryceson, D. (2006), ‘Ganyu Casual Labour, Famine and HIV/AIDS in Rural Malawi: Causality and Casualty’, Journal of modern African studies. , 44 (2), pp. 173-202

Davis, M. (2001) Late Victorian holocausts : El Niño famines and the making of the Third World , Verso, London

De Waal, A. (1989)  Famine that kills : Darfur, Sudan , Clarendon, Oxford

Devereux, S. (1993) Theories of famine , Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead,

Devereux, S. (2007)  The new famines : why famines persist in an era of globalization  , Routledge.

Devereux, S. & Maxwell, S. (eds), (2001)  Food security in Sub-Saharan Africa  , ITDG Publishing, London

Dreze, J. & Sen, A. (1989)  Hunger and public action  , Clarendon Press, Oxford

Dreze, J. & Sen, A. (eds) (1990) The Political Economy of Hunger , (3 vols), Clarendon Press, Oxford

Dreze, J, Sen, A & Hussain, A (eds) (1995) The political economy of hunger : selected essays , Clarendon Press, Oxford

Edkins, J (2000)  Whose hunger? : concepts of famine, practices of aid  , University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis

Hall-Matthews, D. (1996) ‘Historical Roots of Famine Relief Paradigms: Ideas on Dependency and Free Trade in India in the 1870s’, Disasters. , 20 (3). Also in O’Neill, H & Toye, J (eds.) (1998), A world without famine? : new approaches to aid and development , Macmillan, London

Hall-Matthews, D, ‘Famine’ in Vince Parillo (ed), Encyclopedia of social problems , Sage Reference, 2008, pp. 362-364

Hall-Matthews, D, ‘Global Food Price Rises: Threat or Opportunity for Poor Farmers? ’, E-International Relations, 2008, http://www.e-ir.info/? p=515

Hall-Matthews, D, ‘Does Globalisation Make Famines More or Less Likely? ’ in Boran, A & Cox, P (eds), Implications of globalisation : papers from a conference held at University College Chester, November 2003 , Chester Academic Press, 2007, pp. 111-140

Hewitt, K,. (1983) 'The idea of calamity in a technocratic age' in Hewitt, K (ed), Interpretations of calamity : from the viewpoint of human ecology , Allen & Unwin, London

IDS bulletin , Special Issues on Food Security, 21 (2), 1990 and 33 (4), 2003

Keen, D. (1994) The benefits of famine : a political economy of famine and relief in southwestern Sudan, 1983-1989 , Blackwell, Oxford

Porter, P. (2006), Challenging nature : local knowledge, agroscience, and food security in Tanga region, Tanzania , University of Chicago Press

Osmani, S. (1995) 'The entitlement approach to famine : an assessment : an assessment' in Basu, K, Patnaik, P and Suzumura, K (eds), Choice, welfare, and development : a festschrift in honour of Amartya K. Sen , Clarendon Press, Oxford. Available online.

Rangasami, A. (1985) '"Failure of Exchange Entitlements" Theory of Famine: A response', Economic and political weekly.  , 20 (41 & 42),

Sen, A. (1981)  Poverty and famines : an essay on entitlement and deprivation , Clarendon Press, Oxford

Vaux, A. (2001) The selfish altruist : relief work in famine and war , Earthscan

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Week Seven -  Health


For general information look at:  http://search.unaids.org/

* Anderson , E-L. (2015)  Gender, Risk and HIV: Navigating structural violence Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke

* Anderson, E.-L. (2012) ‘Infectious women: Gendered bodies and HIV in Malawi' ,  International feminist journal of politics. , 14(2): 267-287

Anderson , E-L. and Patterson, A.S. (2017) Dependent agency in the global health regime : local African responses to donor AIDS efforts Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke  

Barnett, T. and A. Whiteside (2006).  AIDS in the twenty-first century: disease and globalization  . New York, Palgrave Macmillan. This is a great reference book and explains the technicalities of HIV and the main issues involved.

Baylies, C. (2002) ‘The Impact of AIDS on Rural Households in Africa: A shock like any other? ’  Development and change. , Vol. 33, No. 4 p. 611-632 (available electronically in the library).

Boesten, J. and N Poku (2009)  Gender and HIV/AIDS : critical perspectives from the developing world  . Aldershot, Ashgate. The introduction gives a good overview of current knowledge about epidemiology and the influence of gender.

* Elbe, S. (2009)  Virus alert : security, governmentality, and the AIDS pandemic , New. York: Columbia University Press

Esacove, A. (2016) Modernizing sexuality : U.S. HIV prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa, Oxford: Oxford University Press [Please order for this and MA module] 

Illife, J., (2006)  The African AIDS epidemic : a history , Oxford, James Curry. This is an excellent history that explains why Africa has become the centre of HIV.

Kim, J. et al. 2011. “The ‘Aids and MDGs’ approach: What is it, why does it matter, and how do we take it forward? ”  Third world quarterly.  32(1): pp. 141-163.

List, F. (2010)  Global institutions and the HIV/AIDS epidemic : responding to an international crisis,   London: Routledge

McInnes, C. and Rushton, S. (2010). ‘HIV, AIDS and Security: Where Are We Now? ’,  International affairs.  86(1): 225-245

O’Mannique, C. (2005) ‘The “securitisation” of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: A critical feminist lens’,  Policy and Society , 24(1): 24-47

Poku, N. (2001). "Africa's Aids Crisis in Context: 'How the Poor Are Dying'."  Third world quarterly. . 22: 191-204.

Poku, N. K., (2002) Poverty, Debt and Africa's HIV/AIDS crisis,  International affairs. , Vol. 78, No.3

* Rushton, S. (2010a)  'Framing AIDS: Securitization, Development-ization, Rights-ization',  Global health governance and the fight against HIV/AIDS , 4(1)

Seckinelgin, H., Bigirumwami, J. and Morris, J. (2010) ‘Securitization of HIV/AIDS in context: gendered vulnerability in Burundi’,  Security dialogue.  , 41(5):515-535. On gender and security.

Schoepf, B.G. (2004) ‘Women and the Politics of AIDS in Africa’,  The HIV/AIDS pandemic in southern Africa : implications for development , Vol.6, No. 3-4  http://www.worlddialogue.org/content.php? id=318

* Smith, J.H. and Whiteside, A. (2010) ‘The history of AIDS exceptionalism’,  Journal of the International AIDS Society , 3:13-47

Stillwagon, Eileen, (2006).  AIDS and the ecology of poverty [electronic resource]  , OUP.   Explains how poverty contributes to HIV spread, including the nutrition argument  .

Whiteside, A. (2002) ‘Poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa’,  Third world quarterly.  , Vol.23, No.2 p.313-332 

UNAIDS (2013) Report on the global AIDS epidemic, UNAIDS 

On Global Health

Bond, P. and Dor G. (2003) ‘Uneven Health outcomes and Political Resistance under residual Neo-Liberalism in Africa’,  International journal of health services. , Vol. 33, No. 3 p.607-630

* Davies, S. (2010)  Global politics of health , Polity Press: Cambridge 

Elbe, S. (2010)  Security and global health : towards the medicalization of insecurity , Cambridge, Polity 

Rushton, S. (2011) ‘Global Health Security: Security for whom? Security from what? ’,  Political studies.  59(4): 779-796.

McInnes, Colin and Lee, K. (2012)  ‘Framing and global health governance: Key findings’,  Global public health.  : An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 7:2,  191-198

McInnes, C. and Lee, K. (2012)  Global health and international relations , Cambridge: Polity Press

Obama, B. (2008) ‘Affordable Health Care for All Americans: The Obama-Biden Plan’,  Journal of the American Medical Association.  300(16):1927-1928.

Ooms, G. Peter S. Hill, Rachel Hammonds, Luc Van Leemput, Yibektak Assefa, Miti Katabaro, Wim Van Damme (2010) ‘Applying the principles of AIDS 'exceptionality' to global health: challenges for global health governance’,  Global Health Governance  , IV(1):1- Available online at:  http://ghgj.org/Ooms4.1.htm

Piot, P. and Seck, A.M.C. (2001) ‘International responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic: Planning for success’,  Bulletin of the World Health Organization. , 79(12): 1106-1112

On other health issues

Allen, T. & Parker, M. 2011. “The ‘Other Diseases’ of the Millennium Development Goals: rhetoric and reality of free drug distribution to cure the poor’s parasites.”  Third world quarterly.  32(2): pp. 91-117

Barros, F. et al. 2010. “Recent Trends in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Brazil: Progress Toward Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5.”  American Journal of Public Health.  100(10): pp.1877-1889.

Boesten, Jelke, Anna Mdee, and Frances Cleaver (2011) 'Service delivery on the cheap? Community-based Workers in Development Interventions.  Development in practice.  Vol 21 (1). On the idea and practice of community-based targeting in HIV and water interventions.

Enemark, C. (2009) 'Is Pandemic Flu a Security Threat? ',  Survival. , vol.51(1):191-214

Englund, R. (2007) ‘Are we spending too much on HIV? ’,  British medical journal.  334(7589):344 

McInnes, C. (2006) ‘HIV/AIDS and Security’,  International affairs. , 82(2): 315-326

Farmer, P. (1999).  Infections and inequalities : the modern plagues  Berkeley, University of California Press. Chapters 2 and, 5 and 10.

Parker and Wilson, ‘Diseases of Poverty’, chapter 4 in Allen and Thomas,  Poverty and development into the 21st century  , Oxford 2000.

Underwood, A. 2010. “Bridging Ideologies: Maternal Health as a Human Rights Dilemma.”  Harvard international review . 32(3): pp. 26-30

*Willis, K. & Khan, S. 2009. “Health reform in Latin America and Africa: decentralisation, participation and inequalities.”  Third world quarterly. 30(5): pp.991-1005.

Zawahri, N. et. al. 2011. “The Politics of Assessment: Water and Sanitation MDGs in the Middle East.”  Development and change.  42(5): pp. 1153–1177 

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Week Eight -   Migration

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Required reading

*Bastia, T (2013) The Migration–Development Nexus: Current Challenges and Future Research Agenda.  Geography compass.  7(7) :  464-477

*Oberman, K. (2013) ‘Can Brain Drain Justify Immigration Restrictions? ’, Ethics.  123: 427–455

Migration theory/general overviews

Arango, J (2000) Explaining migration: A critical view. International social science journal. 52(165) : 283-296

Bakewell, O (2010) Some Reflections on Structure and Agency in Migration Theory. Journal of ethnic and migration studies. 36(10) : 1689-1708

Boswell, C (2007) Theorizing migration policy: Is there a third way?   International migration review.  41(1) :  75-100

Castles, S (2004) Why migration policies fail.  Ethnic and racial studies.  27(2) :  205-227

Castles, S (2010) Understanding global migration: A social transformation perspective.  Journal of ethnic and migration studies.  36(10) :  1565-1586

Castles, S, de Haas, H and Miller, MJ (2014) The age of migration : international population movements in the modern world . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Migration and development

Bakewell, O, de Haas, H, Castles, S, Vezzoli, S and Jónsson, G (2009) South-South Migration and Human Development: Reflections on African Experiences. University of Oxford: International Migration Institute - Available online: http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/hdrp_2009_07.pdf

Bastia, T (2011) Should I stay or should I go? Return migration in times of crises. Journal of international development. 23(4) : 583-595

Bastia, T (2014) Intersectionality, migration and development. Progress in development studies. 14(3) : 237-248

Cohen, JH (2011) Migration, remittances, and household strategies. Annual review of anthropology. 40 : 103-114

Datta, K (2009) Transforming South–North Relations? International Migration and Development. Geography compass. 3(1) : 108-134

De Haas, H (2005) International Migration, Remittances and Development: Myths and Facts. Third world quarterly. 26(8) : 1269-1284

De Haas, H (2010) Migration and Development: A Theoretical Perspective. International migration review. 44(1) : 227-264

Elias, J (2010) Making migrant domestic work visible: The rights based approach to migration and the ‘challenges of social reproduction’. Review of international political economy. 17(5) : 840-859

Faist, T (2008) Migrants as transnational development agents: an inquiry into the newest round of the migration–development nexus. Population, space and place. 14(1) : 21-42

Hujo, K and Piper, N (2007) South–South Migration: Challenges for development and social policy. Development. 50 : 19-25

IOM (2005) The millennium development goals and migration . IOM Migration Research Series. International Organization for Migration

JMDI (2011) Migration for Development: A bottom up approach. Brussels: EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative - Available online: http://www.globalmigrationgroup.org/sites/default/files/uploads/UNCT_Corner/theme7/jmdi_august_2011_handbook_migration_for_development.pdf

Nyberg–Sørensen, N, Hear, NV and Engberg–Pedersen, P (2002) The Migration–Development Nexus: Evidence and Policy Options. International migration. 40(5) : 49-73

Pellerin, H and Mullings, B (2013) The ‘Diaspora option’, migration and the changing political economy of development. Review of international political economy. 20(1) : 89-120

Petrozziello, AJ (2013) Gender on the move: Working on the migration-development nexus from a gender perspective. Santo Domingo: UN Women - Available online: http://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2013/12/gender-on-the-move

Phillips, N (2009) Migration as development strategy? The new political economy of dispossession and inequality in the Americas. Review of international political economy. 16(2) : 231-259

Portes, A (2009) Migration and development: Reconciling opposite views. Ethnic and racial studies. 32(1) : 5-22

Raghuram, P (2009) Which migration, what development? Unsettling the edifice of migration and development. Population, space and place. 15(2) : 103-117

Ratha, D and Shaw, W (2007) South-South Migration and Remittances. Washington: Development Prospects Group: World Bank - Available online: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPROSPECTS/Resources/334934-1110315015165/SouthSouthMigrationandRemittances.pdf

Sutherland, PD (2013) Migration is development: how migration matters to the post-2015 debate.  Migration and development. 2(2) : 151-156 - Available online: https://esa.un.org/unmigration/Migration_is_Development_by_PSutherland_MPP.pdf

Migration and 'brain drain' 

Brock, G. and Blake, M. (2015) Debating brain drain : may governments restrict emigration?   (Oxford, Oxford University Press)

Ferracioli, L. (2015) ‘Immigration, Self-Determination, and the Brain Drain’, Review of international studies.  41(1): 99-115.

Kapur, D. and McHale, J. (2006) ‘Should a Cosmopolitan Worry about the “Brain Drain”? ’, Ethics and international affairs  20(3): 305–320

Sager, A. (2014) ‘Reframing the Brain Drain’, Critical review of international social and political philosophy.  17(5): 560–579

Shah, R. ed. (2010) The international migration of health workers : ethics, rights and justice . Palgrave Macmillan.

Journals and special editions

International migration.  - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-2435

Journal of ethnic and migration studies. : http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cjms20#.Vo-Sj7aLS70 (JMDI 2011)

Migration and Development - http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rmad20#.Vo-IlbaLS70

Population, space and place.  19 (4) - Special Issue 2013:“Migration, Development and the ‘Migration and Development Nexus” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/psp.v19.4/issuetoc

Population, space and place.  15(2) - Special Issue 2009: “Rethinking the Migration-Development Nexus – Bringing marginalized voices and actors to the fore” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/psp.v15:2/issuetoc

Useful links

IOM migration research series: https://publications.iom.int/search-books? keyword=&category=527&subject=All&book_lang=All&country=All&year=All

IOM Word Migration Report 2013: Migrant well-being and development https://publications.iom.int/system/files/pdf/wmr2013_en.pdf

IOM (2013) IOM position on the post-2015 United Nations development agenda. International Organization for Migration - https://www.iom.int/files/live/sites/iom/files/What-We-Do/docs/IOM-Position-Paper-on-Post-2015.pdf 

Further readings UN Women (2013) Gender on the move: working on the migration-development nexus from a gender perspective – pp15-45 AND pp 173-200  http://www2.unwomen.org/~/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2013/12/genderonthemove_low2b%20pdf.ashx? v=1&d=20141013T121455 

JMDI (2011) Migration for development: a bottom-up approach – Chapters 1, 2, and 3 pp21-65 http://www.undp.org/content/dam/brussels/docs/Reports/UNDP%20Bxl%20jmdi_august_2011_handbook_migration_for_development.pdf

Refugee Studies Centre (2010) Forced migration research and policy: overview of current trends and future directions http://www.refworld.org/pdfid/4e5f388e2.pdf

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Week Nine -  Environment

Required readings:

 * Assadourian, E., Prugh, T., and Starke, L. (eds). 2013.  State of the world 2013 : is sustainability still possible?   Worldwatch Institute - Especially chapter 1 for lecture

* Newell, P. 2012.  Globalization and the environment [electronic resource] : capitalism, ecology & power  Cambridge : Polity. - Especially chapter 1 for lecture

* Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 2013.  What Have We Learned from Attempts to Introduce Green-Growth Policies? [electronic resource]  OECD Publishing

Further readings:

* Adams, W. (2009)  Green development : environment and sustainability in a developing world  London Routledge.(3rd Edition). Online

*Agyeman, J. et al. (eds). 2003.  Just sustainabilities : development in an unequal world  Earthscan Books.

* DeSombre, E. (2007)  The global environment and world politics  . London: Continuum.

*Ghai, D. (ed). 1994.  Development and environment : sustaining people and nature  Oxford: Blackwell

*Siwar, C (ed) 2008.  Linking rural poverty and environment : governance and sustainable development policies 

*Meadows, D. Randers, J. & Meadows, D. 2005.  The limits to growth : the 30-year update   London: Earthscan

*World Commission on Environment and Development. 1987.  Our common future  . Oxford: Oxford University Press 

International Panel on Climate Change:  http://www.ipcc.ch/

United Nations Environment Programme & the MDGs:  http://www.unep.org/gc/gc23/mdg-flash.asp

Environmental Sustainability Index (2005):  http://earth.columbia.edu/news/2005/images/ESI2005_policysummary.pdf

Babiker M et al. (2000) ‘The Kyoto Protocol and developing countries’,  Energy Policy.  , Volume 28, Number 8, 1 July 2000 , pp. 525-536(12)

Dalal-Clayton, B. “The MDGs and sustainable development: the need for a strategic approach”. Available at  http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/G00449.pdf

Dryzek, J S and Schlosberg, D (eds) (2004)  Debating the Earth : the environmental politics reader  , Oxford University Press

Elliott, J. (2006)  An introduction to sustainable development  , Routledge.

Flint A. (2003) ‘Sustainable Development- an Impediment to Environmentally Sound Growth in the South? The European Union and the Least Developed Countries’  Perspectives on European politics and society  , Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 191-215

Diaz, C. (2006) Biodiversity for Sustainable Development: The CBD's Contribution to the MDGs,  Review of European community and international environmental law.  (RECIEL), Volume 15, Number 1, , pp. 30-38.

Fairhead, J. (2004) ‘Achieving Sustainability in Africa’ in R. Black & H. White (eds)  Targeting development : critical perspectives on the Millennium Development Goals  . London: Routledge.

Khagram, S. et al (2003) ‘From the Environment and Human Security to Sustainable Security and Development’,  Journal of human development.  , Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 289-313.

Mestrum, F. (2003) ‘Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development’,  Environment, development and sustainability.  , Volume 5, Numbers 1-2 / March, 2003, pp. 41-61.

Najam, A. et al (2003) ‘Climate negotiations beyond Kyoto: developing countries concerns and interests’,  Climate policy.  3, 221–231

Victor, D. (2006) ‘Recovering Sustainable Development’  Foreign affairs , January/February.

Other on-line sources on the recent climate governance context:


http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/enb12663e.pdf  (COP21 Summary)

http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/sd/crsvol99num10e.pdf  (Development Days)

http://www.climatecentre.org/  (Red Cross / Red Crescent)

http://cdkn.org/  (Climate & Dev Knowledge Network)

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Week Ten -  Water 

Required reading: 

Mehta, L., 2016. Why Invisible Power and Structural Violence Persist in the Water Domain. IDS Bulletin- Available at
https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/12669/IDSB_47.5_10.190881968-2016.165.pdf? sequence=1&isAllowed=y


Mehta, L., 2014. Water and human development. World development.  , 59 , pp.59-69.


Newell, P. (2012) Globalization and the environment [electronic resource] : capitalism, ecology & power . Cambridge : Polity. [Chapter 1 - 'Introducing climate capitalism' ]- see above

Additional readings:

Allouche, J., Middleton, C., & Gyawali, D. (2015). Technical veil, hidden politics: Interrogating the power linkages behind the nexus. Water Alternatives , 8 (1). - Available online: http://www.medspring.eu/sites/default/files/Technical-Veil-Hidden-Politics-Interrogating-the-Power-Linkages-behind-the-Nexus.pdf

Andajani-Sutjahjo, S., Chirawatkul, S., & Saito, E. (2015). Gender and water in Northeast Thailand: inequalities and women's realities. Journal of international women's studies [electronic resource]. , 16 (2), 200.

Cleaver, F. and Toner, A. (2006) The evolution of community water governance in Uchira, Tanzania: The implications for equality of access, sustainability and effectiveness, Natural resources forum.  30(3)207-218

Huber, A., Gorostiza, S., Kotsila, P., Beltrán, M. J., & Armiero, M. (2016). Beyond “Socially Constructed” Disasters: Re-politicizing the Debate on Large Dams through a Political Ecology of Risk. Capitalism nature socialism  , 1-21.

Mena-Vásconez, P., Boelens, R., & Vos, J. (2016). Food or flowers? Contested transformations of community food security and water use priorities under new legal and market regimes in Ecuador's highlands. Journal of rural studies. , 44 , 227-238

Obertreis, J., Moss, T., Mollinga, P., & Bichsel, C. (2016). Water, infrastructure and political rule: Introduction to the special issue [Water, infrastructure and political rule]. Water Alternatives , 9 (2), 168-181. - Available online: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/22609/1/Mollinga_22609.pdf

Paisley, R. K., & Henshaw, T. W. (2013). Transboundary governance of the Nile River Basin: Past, present and future. Environmental Development , 7 , 59-71.

Urban, F., Nordensvard, J., Siciliano, G., & Li, B. (2015). Chinese overseas hydropower dams and social sustainability: The Bui dam in Ghana and the Kamchay dam in Cambodia. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies , 2 (3), 573-589. - Available online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app5.103/pdf

Venot, J. P., & Clement, F. (2013). Justice in development? An analysis of water interventions in the rural South. In Natural resources forum.  (Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 19-30)

Van Houweling, E. (2015). “A Good Wife Brings Her Husband Bath Water”: Gender Roles and Water Practices in Nampula, Mozambique. Society & natural resources. , 1-14.

Woodhouse, P. (2012). New investment, old challenges. Land deals and the water constraint in African agriculture. Journal of peasant studies. , 39 (3-4), 777-794.

World Water Development Report

Water in the SDGs

This list was last updated on 09/03/2017