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Holocaust Escapees and Global Development

by David Simon Zed Books (January 15, 2019)

The thousands uprooted and displaced by the Holocaust had a profound cultural impact on the countries in which they sought refuge, with numerous Holocaust escapees attaining prominence as scientists, writers,...


Pentecostal Republic

by Ebenezer Obadare Zed Books (October 15, 2018)

Throughout its history, Nigeria has been plagued by religious divisions. Tensions have only intensified since the restoration of democracy in 1999, with the divide between Christian south and Muslim north playing...


Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

by Atakilte Beyene Zed Books (October 15, 2018)

  • Offers a new perspective on food security and sustainability, two of the most pressing issues currently facing global development efforts.
  • Features a wealth of on-the-ground empirical research from Ethiopian...


Taxing Africa

by Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard & Odd-Helge Fjeldstad Zed Books (July 15, 2018)

  • The first book to present the issue of taxation and development in accessible terms
  • Authors are acknowledged leading experts in their field, with unique access to a wealth of statistical information
  • Taxation...


Development Planning in South Africa

by John Reynolds Zed Books (June 15, 2018)

Celebrated as a beacon of democracy and reconciliation, many people in South Africa continue to live in severe poverty. Backed by the United Nations Development Programme, the Eastern Cape province consequently...


It’s Only Blood

by Anna Dahlqvist & Alice E. Olsson Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood...


Violence in African Elections

by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs & Jesper Bjarnesen Zed Books (April 15, 2018)

  • Features in-depth case study material from a variety of high-profile African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, among others.

  • Electoral violence in Africa is a topic of intense and growing interest...

Food Aid in Sudan

by Susanne Jaspars Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

  • Totally unique in examining the evolution and effects of food aid practices in one country over a period of more than 50 years.

  • Rich in empirical material - based on extensive interviews with all those involved...

Why We Lie About Aid

by Pablo Yanguas Zed Books (February 15, 2018)

Foreign aid is about charity. International development is about technical fixes. At least that is what we, as donor publics, are constantly told. The result is a highly dysfunctional aid system which mistakes...


Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic

by Ibrahim Abdullah & Ismail Rashid Zed Books (October 15, 2017)

  • The first book-length study of Ebola to consider the wider social, economic and political context of the epidemic.
  • Brings together experts from a wide array of disciplines, including development studies, epidemiology,...


Women and the War on Boko Haram

by Hilary Matfess Zed Books (November 15, 2017)

For over a decade, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror across northeastern Nigeria. In 2014, the kidnapping of 276 girls in Chibok shocked the world, giving rise to the #BringBackOurGirls movement. Yet...


Agricultural Reform in Rwanda

by Chris Huggins Zed Books (October 15, 2017)

International observers have lauded Rwanda as an example of an African country taking control of its own development trajectory, and as a market-friendly destination for investment. A key component of this narrative...


Zika

by Debora Diniz & Diane Grosklaus Whitty Zed Books (September 15, 2017)

  • The first frontline account of the Zika epidemic. 
  • Much of the coverage of Zika has been alarmist, and focussed on the risks posed to affluent Americans and Olympic athletes. This book corrects this by looking...


Against Colonization and Rural Dispossession

by Dip Kapoor Zed Books (August 15, 2017)

Under the guise of 'development', a globalizing capitalism has continued to cause poverty through dispossession and the exploitation of labour across the Global South. This process has been met with varied forms...


Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America

by Ute Röschenthaler & Alessandro Jedlowski Zed Books (August 15, 2017)

  • A comprehensive and far-reaching study of South-South mobility, one of the key emerging areas of research within the social sciences.
  • Incorporates a diverse array of original case studies and rich empirical detail...


Private Security in Africa

by Doctor Paul Higate & Mats Utas Zed Books (June 15, 2017)

Across Africa, growing economic inequality, instability and urbanization have led to the rapid spread of private security providers. While these PSPs have already had a significant impact on African societies,...


The End of Development

by Andrew Brooks Zed Books (May 15, 2017)

Why did some countries grow rich while others remained poor?

Human history unfolded differently across the globe. The world is separated in to places of poverty and prosperity. Tracing the long arc of human...


Warlord Democrats in Africa

by Anders Themnér Zed Books (April 15, 2017)

Post-war democratization has been identified as a crucial mechanism to build peace in war-ridden societies, supposedly allowing belligerents to compete through ballots rather than bullets. A byproduct of this...


A Radical History of Development Studies

by Uma Kothari Zed Books (December 15, 2016)

In this book some of the leading thinkers in development studies trace the history of their multi-disciplinary subject from the late colonial period and its establishment during decolonization all the way through...


State of Rebellion

by Louisa Lombard Zed Books (December 15, 2016)

In 2013, the Central African Republic was engulfed by violence. In the face of its rapid spread, journalists, politicians, and academics alike struggled to account for the conflict's origins.

In this first comprehensive...