McGillivray, Mark Kingsbury, Damien Hunt, Janet McKay, John Clarke, Matthew
viii, 375 p.
Place of Publication
This book introduces the key contemporary issues in the theory, practice and study of development, from economic growth, good governance and globalization to gender, security and the environment. It builds on the authors' extensive practical experience to offer a systematic assessment of the field and identify characteristics of successful development. Arguing that there can be no development without poverty reduction and the involvement of all key stakeholders, the authors show why it is important not only that the policies are right but that the right people are involved. Failure to do so leads on the one hand to aid fatigue, and on the other to distorted development, no development at all, or even negative development.
Contents : Introduction / Damien Kingsbury -- 1. What is Development? / Mark McGillivray -- 2. Reassessing Development Theory: 'Modernization' and Beyond / John McKay -- 3. Aid and Development / Janet Hunt -- 4. The Economics of Development / John McKay -- 5. Globalization and Development / Damien Kingsbury -- 6. Poverty: Concepts, Measures, Trends and Responses / Matthew Clarke -- 7. Crises in Africa, Asia and Latin America: Lessons and Wider Implications / John McKay -- 8. Political Development / Damien Kingsbury -- 9. Community Development / Damien Kingsbury -- 10. Gender and Development / Janet Hunt -- 11. Environment and Development / Damien Kingsbury -- 12. Security and Development in the Post-9/11 World / John McKay.
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Field of Research
140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio Economic Objective
970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services