The volume brings together twenty-five of the most influential articles published in the field of development geography since 1960. The first part looks at the origins of development geography and the debates between modernization theorists and radicals that took shape in the 1970s. Thereafter, the book is organized thematically. Geographers have made key contributions to development studies in four major areas, all of which are represented here and include gender and households, development alternatives and identities, resource conflicts and political ecology and globalization and resistance. The book ends with three broad-ranging essays by leading figures in the field.

part I|108 pages

From Colonial Geography to Radical Development Geography

chapter 1|20 pages

The Degeneration of Tropical Geography

ByMarcus Power, James D. Sidaway

chapter 2|14 pages

Three Approaches to the Mapping of Economic Development in India 1

ByJoseph E. Schwartzberg

chapter 3|20 pages

Manufacturing and the Geography of Development in Tropical Africa

ByAkin L. Mabogunje

chapter 4|12 pages

Geography and Underdevelopment — 1

ByDavid Slater

chapter |32 pages

Geography and Underdevelopment-Part II

ByDavid Slater

chapter 5|10 pages

The White North and the Population Explosion

ByKeith Buchanan

part III|76 pages

Development Alternatives and Identities

chapter 9|22 pages

What Causes Poverty?: A Postmodern View

ByLakshman Yapa

chapter 10|20 pages

Modernization from Below: An Alternative Indigenous Development?*

ByAnthony Bebbington

part IV|123 pages

Resources Conflicts and Political Ecology

part V|108 pages

Globalization and Its Discontents

part VI|82 pages

The (Im)possibility of Development

chapter 23|16 pages

Understanding 20 Years of Change in West-Central Nepal: Continuity and Change in Lives and Ideas

ByPiers Blaikie, John Cameron, David Seddon

chapter 24|33 pages

The (im)possibility of development studies

ByStuart Corbridge

chapter 25|30 pages

Development and Governmentality*

ByMichael Watts