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Title The companion to development studies / edited by Vandana Desai and Rob Potter
Edition Third edition
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 603 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Contributors; Preface; PART 1 The nature of development and development studies; 1.1 Development in a global-historical context; 1.2 The Third World, developing countries, the South, emerging markets and rising powers; 1.3 The nature of development studies; 1.4 The impasse in development studies; 1.5 Development and economic growth; 1.6 Development and social welfare/human rights; 1.7 Development as freedom; 1.8 Race and development; 1.9 Culture and development; 1.10 Ethics and development
1.11 New institutional economics and development1.12 Measuring development: From GDP to the HDI and wider approaches; 1.13 The measurement of poverty; 1.14 The millennium development goals; 1.15 BRICS and development; PART 2 Theories and strategies of development; 2.1 Theories, strategies and ideologies of development: An overview; 2.2 Smith, Ricardo and the world marketplace, 1776 to 2012: Back to the future and beyond; 2.3 Enlightenment and the era of modernity; 2.4 Dualistic and unilinear concepts of development; 2.5 Neoliberalism: Globalization's neoconservative enforcer of austerity
2.6 Dependency theories: From ECLA to Andre Gunder Frank and beyond2.7 The New World Group of dependency scholars: Reflections of a Caribbean avant-garde movement; 2.8 World-systems theory: Core, semi-peripheral, and peripheral regions; 2.9 Indigenous knowledge and development; 2.10 Participatory development; 2.11 Postcolonialism; 2.12 Postmodernism and development; 2.13 Post-development; 2.14 Social capital and development; PART 3 Globalisation, employment and development; 3.1 Globalisation: An overview; 3.2 The new international division of labour
3.3 Global shift: Industrialization and development3.4 Globalisation/localisation and development; 3.5 Trade and industrial policy in developing countries; 3.6 The knowledge-based economy and digital divisions of labour; 3.7 Corporate social responsibility and development; 3.8 The informal economy in cities of the South; 3.9 Child labour; 3.10 Migration and transnationalism; 3.11 Diaspora and development; PART 4 Rural development; 4.1 Rural poverty; 4.2 Rural livelihoods in a context of new scarcities; 4.3 Food security; 4.4 Famine; 4.5 Genetically modified crops and development
4.6 Rural cooperatives: A new millennium?4.7 Land reform; 4.8 Gender, agriculture and land rights; 4.9 The sustainable intensification of agriculture; PART 5 Urbanization and development; 5.1 Urbanization in low- and middle-income nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America; 5.2 Urban bias; 5.3 Global cities and the production of uneven development; 5.4 Studies in comparative urbanism; 5.5 Prosperity or poverty?: Wealth, inequality and deprivation in urban areas; 5.6 Housing the urban poor; 5.7 Urbanization and environment in low- and middle-income nations; 5.8 Transport and urban development
Summary "The Companion to Development Studies contains over 109 chapters written by leading international experts within the field to provide a concise and authoritative overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Covering a wide range of disciplines the book is divided into ten sections, each prefaced by a section introduction written by the editors. The sections cover: the nature of development, theories and strategies of development, globalization and development, rural development, urbanization and development, environment and development, gender, health and education, the political economy of violence and insecurity, and governance and development. This third edition has been extensively updated and contains 45 new contributions from leading authorities, dealing with pressing contemporary issues such as race and development, ethics and development, BRICs and development, global financial crisis, the knowledge based economy and digital divide, food security, GM crops, comparative urbanism, cities and crime, energy, water hydropolitics, climate change, disability, fragile states, global war on terror, ethnic conflict, legal rights to development, ecosystems services for development, just to name a few. Existing chapters have been thoroughly revised to include cutting-edge developments, and to present updated further reading and websites"-- Provided by publisher
"With over 115 concise and authoritative chapters covering a wide range of disciplines the book is divided into ten sections covering the nature of development, the theories and strategies of development, rural development, urbanization, gender, globalization, health and education, the political economy of violence and insecurity, environment and development, governance and development. This new third edition of The Companion to Development Studies is an essential read for students of development studies at all levels - from undergraduate to graduate - and across several disciplines including geography, international relations, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Development economics.
Economic development.
Developing countries -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Desai, Vandana, 1965-
Potter, Robert B.
ISBN 0203528980 (e-book)
9780203528983 (e-book)
113405159X (electronic bk.)
9781134051595 (electronic bk.)