Adrian Leftwich (1940-2013) was a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics, and later research director of the University's Development Leadership Programme. He is perhaps best known to students as the author of the classic undergraduate textbook “What is Politics?” (2004), although professionals worldwide in the field of development studies have read his influential books, including States of Development: On the Primacy of Politics in Development (2000), Democracy and Development (1995), and Redefining Politics: People’s Nations and Power (1983).
This virtual bookshelf highlights Dr Leftwich’s own collection of books which was donated to the Library by his family following his death in 2013. The subject areas include sociology, South African politics (including Apartheid), political development, African history and economic development.
To find all the items from this donated collection please see:
Leftwich collection in YorSearch