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Title Critical reflections on development / edited by Damien Kingsbury
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Contents Introduction; Damien Kingsbury -- 1. Reconceptualising Development: the Painful Job of Thinking; Andrew Hewett & Chris Roche -- 2. The g7+ Group of Fragile States: Towards Improved International Engagement; Simon Fenby -- 3. After the Washington Consensus; John McKay -- 4. Civil War and the Limits of Decolonization Capitalism; Rohan Bastin -- 5. The Good Governance-Human Rights Nexus; Damien Kingsbury -- 6. Reconceptualising International Aid and Development NGOs; Paul Ronalds -- 7. A Trojan Horse? International Development Agencies Embrace Business Practices and Mental Models; Mark McPeak -- 8. Seeing the Forest for the Carbon: How Might REDD+ Schemes Impact Forest-dependent Communities?; Craig Thorburn -- 9. The Turn to Civil Society?; Sue Kenny -- 10. Feminist Reflection on the Declarations of Paris and Dili; Elizabeth Reid -- 11. Reproduction and Real Property in Rural China: Three Decades of Development and Discrimination; Laurel Bossen -- Conclusion; Damien Kingsbury
Summary While a number of societies have begun to lift themselves out of poverty, many more remain in what appears to be a permanent cycle of failure, inappropriate development and exploitation. Assessing this repetition of development failures, this book critically analyses some of the key features of conventional development paradigms, explaining why they have been less successful in addressing outstanding development problems and offering alternative ways forward. With contributions from development practitioners as well as academics, the result is a novel blend of theory and practice in critiquing the development field
Subject Economic assistance -- Developing countries.
Economic development -- Developing countries.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Kingsbury, Damien.
ISBN 0230389058 (electronic bk.)
9780230389052 (electronic bk.)