9781137329370

International Development Policy

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    9781137329370

  • ISBN10:

    1137329378

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-04-29
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

With the resurgence of religion and rise of fundamentalism within major religions, academic scholars and development agencies are increasingly debating the appropriate role of religion and faith-based organisations in development policy and practice. A global cast of scholars and practitioners examine these issues and fundamentally question the secular-religious dichotomy in development discourse and practice. They shed light on the reluctance of mainstream economic development approaches to incorporate religion into policy and practice. They examine recent initiatives by international development agencies and donors to integrate religion into development policy, and to develop partnerships with faith-based organizations. Through research on religious movements in Brazil, South Africa, Sri Lanka, China, Turkey and the states of the 'Arab-Spring', the authors discuss whether faith and religion provide a credible alternative to the (neo)liberal democratic development agenda.

Author Biography

Gilles Carbonnier is Professor of Development Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. His teaching and research interests focus on international cooperation, humanitarianism, energy and the governance of natural resources, and the Political Economy of war. He is Editor-in-Chief of International Development Policy.

Table of Contents

Religion and Development: An Introduction; Gilles Carbonnier
PART I: FAITH AND DEVELOPMENT AS A FIELD OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
1. The Myth of Religious NGOs: Development Studies and the Return of Religion; Philip Fountain
2. Revisiting the Religious Revival in Development: A Critique of Philip Fountai; Katherine Marshall
3. On Having Faith in the MDGs: A Response to Katherine Marshall; Philip Fountain
PART II: FAITH-BASED ORGANISATIONS AND SECULAR DEVELOPMENT
4. Faith-based Organisations, Development and the World Bank; Jeffrey Haynes
5. The Perils of Entanglement: Bilateral Donors, Faith-Based Organisations and International Development; Gerard Clarke
6. Religion as a Social Substitute for the State: Faith-Based Social Action in Brazil in the Twenty-First Century; Eliott Mourier
7. Transformational Development: World Vision South Africa's Response to Poverty and Dependency; Hannah Lindiwe de Wet
PART III: ALTERNATIVES TO TECHNOCRATIC AND NEOLIBERAL DEVELOPMENT?
8. The Catholic Doctrine of 'Integral Human Development' and its Influence on the International Development Community; Ludovic Bertina
9. 'Arab Spring': The Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and Their Vision of Islamic Finance and the State; Zidane Meriboute
10. Between Neoliberalism and Morality: The Muslim Conception of Development in Turkey; Levent Ünsaldi
11. The Political Economy of Desire in Ritual and Activism in Sri Lanka; Wim Van Daele
12. Using Religious Capital to Alleviate Poverty?: A Case Study of Cross-border Migration in South China; Sam Wong
13. Convictions Beyond the Bomb: The Mutual Implication of Exposure to Violence, Religious Attitudes, Engagements and (Dis)engagements in Sri Lanka; Indika Bulankulame
14. Concluding Reflections on the Role of Religion and Faith in Development Discourse and Practice; Moncef Kartas & Kalinga Tudor Silva

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