'... a tour de force, at once comprehensive, authoritative, accessible and impressively up-to-date. As a broad and balanced introduction for students, teachers and others concerned to understand the major issues in development, it would be difficult to beat and is to be highly recommended. Going far beyond the bounds of geography it covers the range of relevant disciplines as only geographers can. It is much more than a textbook. It is a treasure house of information and insight concerning contemporary issues in development.''Professor Robert Chambers, Institute of Development Studies, ''University''of ''Sussex''... an excellent course book for both under-graduates and graduates, and well-endowed with teaching and learning techniques. ... It has high ambitions in scope and depth and fulfils them handsomely. As a course text, it must dominate the field.''Professor Piers Blaikie, Emeritus Professor, ''School''of ''Development''Studies, ''University''of ''East Anglia'.''''Geographies of Development: An Introduction to Development Studies.'.. reflects its intended interdisciplinary appeal, while remaining faithful to its explication of spatial imperatives and impresses of often complex processes. The authors provide carefully balanced and accessible surveys of the respective terrains, conceptual and empirical, highlighting areas of consensus and dissention. The scope of coverage is impressive.''Professor David Simon, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, ''University''of ''London''Geographies of Development: An Introduction to Development Studies 'remains a core, balanced and comprehensive introductory textbook for students of Development Studies, Development Geography and related fields. Its holistic approach encourages critical engagement by integrating theory alongside practice and related key topics throughout the text. It demonstrates informatively that ideas concerning development have been many and varied and highly contested - varying from time to time and from place to place.New to this Third EditionImproved colour layout and organisation improves access to key concepts, topics and themes. New in-chapter features - Key Ideas and Key Thinkers, Critical Reflections, plus Case Studies and Key Points - all encourage critical engagement with material from both scholarly and popular sources. A concluding account that examines development studies in its wider interdisciplinary context. Extended coverage of pressing subjects such as the nature and definition of development, progress with the Millennium Development Goals, new approaches to development theory, alternative development, post-colonialism, anti-globalisation and anti-development, poverty reduction strategies, the changing digital divide, global industrial change, migration and transnationalism, food miles and re-localisation, global warming and water resources management. Fully updated throughout to reflect the most recent developments. Richly illustrated with new diagrams, graphs, photographs and tables. Robert B. Potter is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Reading. Tony Binns is Professor of Geography at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Jennifer A. Elliott is Principal Lecturer in Geography at the University of Brighton. The late David Smith was Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Liverpool. All the authors have considerable teaching and research experience in this area.Cover illustration by Matthew Richardson, based on an original sketch by Rob Potter. This text encourages critical engagement by integrating theory alongside practice and related key topics throughout. It demonstrates informatively that ideas concerning development have been many and varied and highly contested - varying from time to time and from place to place.