The Development Reader

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-02
  • Publisher: Routledge
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The Development Reader brings together a set of key readings that explore the changing ways that ideas of development are understood, contested and put into practice. Adam Smith and Karl Marx meet, among others, Robert Wade, Amartya Sen and Jeffrey Sachs, and section and individual extract introductions guide students through the material and bind the readings into a coherent whole.

Table of Contents

The Object of Development "The geography of poverty and wealth",
Late Victorian Holocausts
Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest
Markets, Empire, Nature, Difference "Economic development: a semantic history"
The Wealth of Nations, Book IV
"British Rule in India"
On Social Evolution: Selected Writings
Hind Swaraj
Reform, Revolution, Resistance "Economic possibilities for our grandchildren"
The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
Colonial Policy and Practice: A Comparative Study of Burma and Netherlands India
Bread and Democracy in Germany
"This is the Voice of Algeria"
Promethean Visions Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World
The Stages of Economic Growth by W.W.Rostow The Population of India and Pakistan
"Economic development with unlimited supplies of labour"
"The distribution of gains between investing and borrowing countries"
The Economics of Feasible Socialism Revisited by A. Nove, "Man and nature in China"
Challenges to the Mainstream The Political Economy of Growth
"Capitalism and cheap labour power in South Africa: from segregation to apartheid"
Women's Role in Economic Development
Silent Spring
Why Poor People Stay Poor: A Study of Urban Bias in World Development
"Latin American squatter settlements: a problem and a solution"
The Hubris of Development "Foreign aid forever?"
The Poverty of 'Development Economics'
"Democracy and the 'Washington Consensus"
Seeing Like a State
"The irrelevance of development studies"
"Male bias in the development process: an overview"
"The anti-politics machine: 'development' and bureaucratic power in Lesotho"
Institutions, Governance and Participation "Goodbye Washington Consensus, hello Washington confusion?"
"Was Latin America too rich to prosper? Structural and political obstacles to export-led economic growth"
"Fiscal reform and the economic foundations of local state corporatism in China"
"Moving the state: the politics of democratic decentralization in Kerala, South Africa and Porto Allegre"
Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism
"People's knowledge', participation and patronage"
Globalization, Security and Well-Being Why Globalization Works
"Is globalization reducing poverty and inequality?"
Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment
"More than 100 million women are missing"
"Conceptualising environmental collective action: why gender matters"
"AIDS, gender and sexuality during Africa's economic crisis"
"Feminism, the Taliban and the Politics of Counter-Insurgency"
Development in the 21 st Century "Asia's re-emergence"
"On missing the boat: the marginalization of the bottom billion in the world economy"
The New Imperialism
"From the Spectre of Marx to the Spirit of the Law: Labor Insurgency in China"
"The recurrent crises of the gatekeeper state"
"Beyond Occidentalism: toward non-imperial geohistorical categories"
"Globalization and violence"
"On development, demography and climate change: the end of the Third World as we know it?"
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