Development and Social Change : A Global Perspective

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2011-11-23
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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In his Fifth Edition of Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, author Philip McMichael examines the project of globalization and its instabilities (climate, energy, food, financial crises) through the lens of development and its origins in the colonial project. The book continues to help students make sense of a complex world in transition and explains how globalization became part of public discourse. Filled with case studies, this text makes the intricacies of globalization concrete, meaningful, and clear for students and moves them away from simple social evolutionary views, encouraging them to connect social change, development policies, global inequalities and social movements. The book challenges students to see themselves as global citizens whose consumption decisions have real social and ecological implications.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. xi
Preface to the Fifth Editionp. xii
A Timeline of Developmentp. xvi
Acknowledgmentsp. xviii
Abbreviationsp. xxi
Development: Theory and Realityp. 1
Development: History and Politicsp. 2
Development Theoryp. 4
Naturalizing Developmentp. 4
Global Contextp. 6
Agrarian Questionsp. 7
Ecological Questionsp. 9
Social Changep. 12
The Projects as Frameworkp. 14
The Development Experiencep. 15
Conclusionp. 22
The Development Project (Late 1940s to Early 1970s)p. 25
Instituting the Development Projectp. 26
Colonialismp. 26
The Colonial Division of Laborp. 31
Social Reorganization under Colonialismp. 34
Decolonizationp. 38
Colonial Liberationp. 39
Decolonization and Developmentp. 42
Postwar Decolonization and the Rise of the Third Worldp. 43
Ingredients of the Development Projectp. 46
The Nation-Statep. 47
Economic Growthp. 48
Framing the Development Projectp. 49
National Industrialization: Ideal and Realityp. 50
Economic Nationalismp. 51
Import-Substitution Industrializationp. 51
Summaryp. 54
The Development Project: International Frameworkp. 55
The International Frameworkp. 56
U.S. Bilateralism: The Marshall Plan (Reconstructing the First World)p. 57
Multilateralism: The Bretton Woods Systemp. 58
Politics of the Postwar World Orderp. 60
Remaking the International Division of Laborp. 63
The Newly Industrializing Countries (NICs)p. 63
The Food-Aid Regimep. 67
The Public Law 480 Programp. 67
Food Dependencyp. 68
Remaking Third World Agriculturesp. 70
The Global Livestock Complexp. 71
The Green Revolutionp. 73
Anti-rural Biases of the Development Projectp. 76
Summaryp. 78
Globalizing Developmentsp. 80
Third World Industrialization in Contextp. 81
The World Factoryp. 82
The Strategic Role of Information Technologiesp. 85
The Export-Processing Zonep. 86
The Rise of the New International Division of Labor (NIDL)p. 88
From the NIDL to a Global Labor Forcep. 92
Global Sourcingp. 96
Agricultural Globalizationp. 99
The New Agricultural Countries (NACs)p. 102
Global Financep. 104
The Offshore Money Marketp. 104
Banking on Developmentp. 105
Summaryp. 108
The Globalization Project (1980s to 2000s)p. 111
Instituting the Globalization Projectp. 112
Securing the Global Market Empirep. 113
The Debt Regimep. 115
Debt Managementp. 116
Reversing the Development Projectp. 117
Challenging the Development Statep. 121
The Globalization Projectp. 125
Global Governancep. 127
Liberalization and the Reformulation of Developmentp. 130
The Making of a Free Trade Regimep. 135
The World Trade Organizationp. 136
The Agreement on Agriculture (AoA)p. 138
Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs)p. 140
Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs)p. 142
General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)p. 144
Summaryp. 147
The Globalization Project in Practicep. 150
Poverty Governancep. 151
Outsourcingp. 153
Displacementp. 159
Labor: The New Exportp. 162
Informatizationp. 166
Global Recolonizationp. 174
Summaryp. 180
Global Countermovementsp. 182
Environmentalismp. 183
Sustainable Developmentp. 186
Earth Summitsp. 187
Managing the Global Commonsp. 188
Environmental Resistance Movementsp. 190
Feminismp. 192
Feminist Formulationsp. 194
Women and the Environmentp. 198
Women, Poverty, and Fertilityp. 199
Women's Rightsp. 201
Cosmopolitan Activismp. 202
Food Sovereignty Movementsp. 207
Summaryp. 212
Millennial Reckonings (2000s to Present)p. 215
The Globalization Project in Crisisp. 216
Legitimacy Crisisp. 218
Microfinance, or Poverty Capitalp. 220
Post-Washington Consensus?p. 222
The Latin Rebellionp. 222
Arab Spring?p. 224
Geopolitical Transitionsp. 228
Financial Crisisp. 237
Food Crisesp. 242
Ecological Crisisp. 244
Conclusionp. 249
The Sustainability Projectp. 251
The Problem of Climate Changep. 253
The Pentagonp. 253
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)p. 254
The Stern Review and Grassroots Initiativesp. 256
Stabilizing Ecosystemsp. 259
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA)p. 259
The Centrality of Agriculturep. 261
International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD)p. 261
Feeding the Worldp. 263
The Agro-Ecology Projectp. 265
The World Bank World Development Report (2008)p. 266
The Global Land Grabp. 270
Biofuelsp. 273
Green Technologyp. 275
Summaryp. 282
Rethinking Developmentp. 284
Development in the Gear of Social Changep. 285
Nonmarket Valuesp. 285
Politicizing Inequalityp. 286
New Geography of Inequalityp. 287
The Analytical and Political "Purchase" of Developmentp. 290
Paradigm Changep. 293
Degrowth Economicsp. 295
Transition Townsp. 298
The Commonsp. 299
Conclusionp. 301
Notesp. 304
Referencesp. 317
Glossary/Indexp. 353
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