Geographies of Development (Journal Article Summaries)

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These Geographies of Development Journal Article Summaries cover 8 topics in depth. These include Orientalism, Postcolonialism, Sustainable Development and more, with multiple subtopics inside each of the main topic areas (see full list of topics below). It has been tailored to cater for Geography students of all levels, from any University and has been specifically designed to improve both, the direction of your coursework research and the efficiency of your exam revision.

  • Orientalism
    • Glassman, J. (2011) “Critical geography III: Critical development geography” Progress in Human Geography 35: 705-711
    • Silvey, R. and Katharine Rankin , K. (2011) “Development geography: Critical development studies and political geographic imaginaries” Progress in Human Geography 35: 696-704
  • Postcolonialism
    • McEwan C (2009) Postcolonialism and Development, London: Routledge (especially chapters 1, 4 and 6)
    • Special issue on Postcolonial Geographies and Development in Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 2006, 27, 3 – M. Power, G. Mohan and C. Mercer
    • Special issue on Postcolonialism and Development: New Dialogues? in The Geographical Journal 2006, 172,- J. Sharp and J. Briggs
  • Sustainable Development
    • ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene: Rio+20 and the meaning of sustainable development’ The Journal of Environment and Development 21 (3), pp. 311-38 - Clemenceau, R. (2012)
    • Green Development, London, Routledge (Chapters 4, 5, 7 and 13)- Adams, W. (2008)
  • Trade
    • Bacon C (2005) “Confronting the coffee crisis: can fair trade, organic, and speciality coffees reduce small-scale farmer vulnerability in northern Nicaragua?” World Development 33 497-511
    • Power, M. (2003) Rethinking Development Geographies, London: Routledge – Globalisation, Government and Power
  • Modernisation and the Environment
    • Sustainability and river control – Green development – Adams 2009
    • Development thinking and the mystical ‘kingdom of abundance’ – rethinking development geographies – M Power 2003
  • Alternative Developments, Alternative Environments and Social Justice
    • Nicholls, W (2008) ‘Place, Networks, space: theorising the geographies of social movements’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 34, 1, pp78-93.
  • Geopolitical Development
    • Power, M (2010) ‘Geopolitics and Development: An Introduction’, Geopolitics, 15, pp443-440. This paper is part of a special issue on the theme of Geopolitics and Development.
    • Sharp. J (2011) ‘Subaltern Geopolitics’, Geoforum, 42, pp271- 273.
  • General Readings
    • Palat, R A (2008) ‘A New Bandung? Economic growth vs. distributive justice among emerging powers’, Futures, 40, 8, p721-34.
    • Six, C (2009) ‘The rise of postcolonial states as donors: a challenge to the development paradigm?’ Third World Quarterly, 30, 6, pp1103-21.
    • Woods, N (2008) ‘Whose aid? Whose influence? China, emerging donors and the silent revolution in development assistance’, International Affairs, 84, (6): 1205-1221.
    • How to write about Africa – Wainaina 2005
    • Hopeless Africa – The Economist – May 11th 2000
    • Praise Africa, don’t bury it – Versi 2000
    • Fu Manchu versus Dr Livingstone in the Dark Continent? Representing China, Africa and the West in British broadsheet newspapers – Mawdsley 2008

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