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Development and Social Change : A Global Perspective,9781412955928

Development and Social Change : A Global Perspective

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4th
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9781412955928

ISBN10:
1412955920
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/6/2007
Publisher(s):
Pine Forge Press
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Summary

Situating development as a world-historical project, this text traces its contours across three historical periods: colonialism, the development era, and the era of globalization. McMichael shows how the social transformations from colonial subjects, through national citizens, to global consumers have been inspired and managed through successive projects of development, ordering a changing and unequal world. This fourth edition accentuates ecological themes, the gendering of development, and alternative development visions. Updating showcases the paradox of the development lifestyle, ecological footprints, the war on poverty, social reproduction issues, the planet of slums phenomenon, outsourcing, African re-colonization, the Latin rebellion against neo-liberalism, the rise of China and India, and the ever-changing policy face of the development establishment as it seeks to retain or renew its legitimacy at a time when development is perhaps facing its greatest challenge in the ecologically, socially, and politically destabilizing impacts of climate change.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreword
Preface to the Fourth Edition
A Timeline of Developmentalism and Globalism
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Development and Globalization: Framing Issues
What Is the World Coming to?
The Global Marketplace
Global Interdependencies
The Lifestyle Connection
The Development Lifestyle
The Project of Development
The Developmen Project (Late 1940s to Early 1970s)
Instituting the Development Project
Colonialism
Decolonization
Decolonization and Development
Postwar Decolonization and the Rise of the Third World
Ingredients of the Development Project
Framing the Development Project
Economic Nationalism
Summary
The Development Project: International Relations
The International Framework
Remaking the International Division of Labor
The Food-Aid Regime
Remaking Third World Agricultures
Summary
From National Development to Globalization
Globalizing National Economy
Third World Industrialization in Context
Agricultural Globalization
Global Sourcing and Regionalism
Summary
Demise of the Third World
The Empire of Containment and the Political Decline of the Third World
Global Finance
The Debt Regime
Global Governance
Summary
The Globalization Project (1980s - )
Instituting the Globalization Project
The Globalization Project
The World Trade Organization
Regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
The Globalization Project, World Bank Style
Summary
The Globalization Project in Practice
Outsourcing
Displacement
Informalization
Global Re-colonization
Summary
Rethinking Development
Global Development and Its Countermovements
Fundamentalism
Environmentalism
Feminism
Cosmopolitan Activism
Food Sovereignty Movements
Summary
Development for What?
Development as Rule
Legitimacy Crisis of the Globalization Project
The Ecological Climacteric
Notes
References
Glossary/Index
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