The EADI Global Development series seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective. Development Studies (also known as ‘International Development Studies’) is a multi- and inter-disciplinary field of study. Its aims are to understand the interplay between social, economic, political, technological, ecological, cultural and gendered aspects of societal change at the local, national, regional and global levels. Its interest is in a strong link between theory, policy and practice. The series invites book manuscripts across all disciplines which address these questions. EADI as an association of over 150 development research institutes and regular conferences reaches the most important institutes and researchers in this field.