Marcus Power, Geopolitics and Development – Routledge, 2019

Now published – Marcus Power, Geopolitics and Development

Progressive Geographies

9780415519571Marcus Power, Geopolitics and Development – Routledge, 2019

Unlike many Routledge titles, pleased to see this will be in paperback immediately.

Geopolitics and Development examines the historical emergence of development as a form of governmentality, from the end of empire to the Cold War and the War on Terror. It illustrates the various ways in which the meanings and relations of development as a discourse, an apparatus and an aspiration, have been geopolitically imagined and enframed.

The book traces some of the multiple historical associations between development and diplomacy and seeks to underline the centrality of questions of territory, security, statehood and sovereignty to the pursuit of development, along with its enrolment in various (b)ordering practices. In making a case for greater attention to the evolving nexus between geopolitics and development and with particular reference to Africa, the book explores the historical and contemporary geopolitics of foreign aid, the interconnections…

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