Introduction to International Development Approaches, Actors, and Issues

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-23
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Developed specifically for international development students from diverse backgrounds,Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, and Issuesis renowned for providing a common theoretical toolkit that is accessible to students who may be encountering post-modernism and post-colonialism for the first time. To reflect the multidisciplinary nature and varying perspectives in the field, this text includes 27 articles by leading scholars and practitioners from backgrounds as varied as geography, political science, women's studies, and anthropology. Newly updated, with a new epilogue by the editors, and featuring a new chapter on urbanization, the second edition continues to encourage students to engage with real-world issues. Divided into three parts that introduce students to theory, forces in development, and current issues in development, respectively, the text's 27 chapters can stand alone, thus allowing instructors the flexibility to structure their course as they wish. Featuring strong pedagogical features that assist students in applying newly learned theories to real situations,Introduction to International Developmentalso includes running boxes highlighting real-world cases, which reinforce the relevance of the subject matter.

Author Biography

Paul A. Haslam; prior to joining the University of Ottawa, also worked at the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL). His teaching and research interests span both international development and international political economy. His current research focuses on corporate social responsibility, state-firm relations, and the international regulation of foreign direct investment in Latin America.

Jessica Schafer is a professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. She has conducted research for the United States Agency for International Development, the Overseas Development Institute, and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom.

Pierre Beaudet is a professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, with 25 years of experience in international development as a researcher and manager of various programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes, Figures, and Tables
From the Publisher
About the Contributors
Part I Theories of and Approaches to International Development
1. Meaning, Measurement, and Morality in International Development
Jessica Schafer, Paul A. Haslam, and Pierre Beaudet
2. Imperialism and the Colonial Experience
Eric Allina-Pisano
3. Theories of Development
Radhika Desai
4. Post-development
Eunice N. Sahle
5. Gender and Development: The Struggles of Women in the Global South
Andrea Martinez
6. Globalization and Development
Pierre Beaudet
Part II International Development Actors
7. State of the State: Does the State Have a Role in Development?
Anil Hira
8. National Development Agencies and Bilateral Aid
Stephen Brown
9. The International Financial Institutions
Marcus Taylor
10. The United Nations and Multilateral Actors in Development
David Sogge
11. Multinational Corporations
Paul Alexander Haslam
12. Civil Society and Development
Henry Veltmeyer
Part III Issues in International Development
13. Poverty and Exclusion: From Basic Needs to the Millennium Development Goals
David R. Morrison
14. Debt and Development
Joseph Hanlon
15. Free Trade and Fair Trade
Gavin Fridell
16. Democracy
Cedric Jourde
17. Environment and Development
Deborah Sick
18. Rural Development
Joshua Ramisch
19. Urban Development: Cities and Slums in the Global South
Anne Latendresse and Lisa Bornstein
20. Development and Health
Ted Schrecker
21. Education and Development: The Perennial Contradictions of Policy Discourse
Richard Maclure, Refaat Sabbah, and Daniel Lavan
22. Conflict and Development
Astri Suhrke and Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary
23. International Migration and Development
Khalid Koser
24. Indigenous Peoples: A Category in Development
Natacha Gagne
25. Technology, Information, and Development
Erwin A. Alampay
26. Culture and Development
Nissim Mannathukkaren
27. China, Globalization, and Development
Samir Amin
Jessica Schafer, Paul Alexander Haslam, and Pierre Beaudet

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