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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 Minerva

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.,


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 Minerva

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 - Conflicts

Menkhaus, K., 2008. The rise of a mediated state in northern Kenya: the Wajir story and its implications for state-building. Afrika Focus ISSN: 0772-084X21(2), pp.23-38.

Muscat, R.J., 2002. Investing in peace : how development aid can prevent or promote conflict ISBN: 9780765609793. ME Sharpe.

Collier, P. and Sambanis, N. eds., 2005. Understanding civil war : evidence and analysis ISBN: 0821360477 (v. 1 : pbk.); 0821360493 (v. 2 : pbk.); 9780821360477 (v. 1 : pbk.); 9780821360491 (v. 2 : pbk.) (Vol. 1). World Bank Publications.

Peters, P.E., 2004. Inequality and social conflict over land in Africa. Journal of agrarian change. ISSN: 1471-03584(3), pp.269-314.

Wehr, P. and Lederach, J.P., 1991. Mediating conflict in central America. Journal of peace research. ISSN: 0022-343328(1), pp.85-98.

Fetherston, A.B., 2000. Peacekeeping, conflict resolution and peacebuilding: a reconsideration of theoretical frameworks. International peacekeeping. ISSN: 1353-33127(1), pp.190-218.

Lederach, J.P., 1995. Preparing for peace : conflict transformation across cultures ISBN: 0815627254; 9780815626565 (hbk.).

Lederach, John Paul. 2004. The Moral Imagination: the Art and Soul of Building Peace Association of Conflict Resolution, Sacramento, September 30, 2004. European Judaism. ISSN: 0014-3006 z, v. 40 no. 2, pp. 9.

Andreas Velthuizen (2015) Listen to us—we know the solution: mapping the perspectives of African communities for innovative conflict resolution, Conflict, security and development. ISSN: 1467-8802; 1478-1174, 15:1, 75-96, DOI: 10.1080/14678802.2015.1008219 To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/14678802.2015.1008219


  • Wajir Story

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1dzs16Heh0

  • Lederach on Conflict Transformation


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Week Six  -  Rights 

Mdee, A. and Thorley, L., 2017. Knowing Your Rights is Something, But Not Enough: Exploring Collective Advocacy and Rights to Treatment and Services for People Living with HIV in Tanzania. Africanus: The journal of development studies. ISSN: 0022-038846(2), pp.40-56. 

Susan Murphy, Padraig Carmody & Julius Okawakol (2017) When rights collide: land grabbing, force and injustice in Uganda, Journal of peasant studies. ISSN: 0306-6150, 44:3, 677-696, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2016.1259616. Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2016.1259616

Dhillon, Harjot (2017) "Lofty Goals in Dire Times: South Sudan's Obstacles to Achieving the New SDGs," Sustainable Development Law & Policy ISSN: 1552-3721: Vol. 16 : Iss. 2 , Article 6. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/sdlp/vol16/iss2/6

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.

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Week Seven - Migration

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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2014 book: Livelihoods and Learning: Education For All and the marginalisation of mobile pastoralists. 


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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

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

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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.

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