Primarily intended for scholars and post graduate students in the areas of development studies development geography political geography geopolitics and international relations politics this book provides an engaging invaluable and up to date resource for making sense of the complex entanglement between geopolitics and development past and . 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 geopolitics and development examines the historical emergence of development as a form of governmentality from the end of empire to the . Marcus power is a professor of human geography at durham university his research interests include critical geopolitics and the spatialities of postdevelopment visuality and popular geopolitics energy geographies and low carbon transitions in the global south and china africa relations and the role of reemerging development donors in south south cooperation. Recent work has shifted from a focus on the theorisation and dissemination of development to a new emphasis on geopolitics post colonialism and development opening up new debates on for example the partnership and engagement between china and africa which has recently been supported by the esrc key features authors marcus power publisher. Contact professor marcus power email at marcuspowerdurhamacuk biography one of the key objectives of my research has been to radicalise and rethink the ways in which development has been understood in geography and to foreground and underline the importance of geographical perspectives in formulating new and more critical theoretical understandings of development
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