Milestones and Turning Points in Development Thinking

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  • Copyright: 2012-06-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The first volume of IDS Companions to Development Studies focuses on pivotal writing emerging from the IDS fellowship during the last 50 years. It includes five topics: perspectives and paradigms, debunking myths, development policy, gender and international perspectives, and policy, as well as names like Seers, Singer, Lipton, Reg Green.

Author Biography

Sir Richard Jolly is Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, where he was Director from 1972-81. After this, he was an Assistant Secretary General of the UN until 2000, first as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF until 1995, and in UNDP from 1995-2000 as Principal Coordinator of UNDP's Human Development Report, From 2000-10 he was co-Director of the UN Intellectual History Project and co-author of the final summary volume, UN Ideas that Changed the World. He has been a trustee of OXFAM, a Council member of ODI and President of the UN Association of the United Kingdom. He was knighted by the Queen in 2001 in recognition of his contributions to international development.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Forewordp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Perspectives and Paradigms
The Limitations of the Special Casep. 3
The Late Development Effectp. 20
Are Development Studies Relevant to British Problems?: M.Phil. Faculty and Students (1977)p. 28
The Congruence of Marxism and Other Neo-Classical Doctrinesp. 43
Development Theory and the Experience of Development: Issues for the Futurep. 57
Debunking Myths
Economic Growth: What Are We Trying to Measure?p. 73
Beware of Debt Speakp. 90
Poverty and Livelihoods: Whose Reality Counts?p. 101
Development Policy
Employment, Incomes and Equality: Lessons of the ILO Employment Strategy Mission to Kenyap. 121
Redistribution with Growth: The Economic Frameworkp. 135
Why the Poor Stay Poorp. 148
Rapid Rural Appraisal: Rationale and Repertoirep. 160
Adjustment with a Human Facep. 172
Towards a Flexible Statep. 186
Education and the Market: Which Parts of the Neo-Liberal Solution Are Correct?p. 202
Environmental Entitlements: Dynamics and Institutions in Community-Based Natural Resource Managementp. 218
The Continuing Subordination of Women in the Development Processp. 237
Neo-Liberalism, Gender and the Limits of the Marketp. 243
International Perspectives and Policy
The Distribution of Gains between Investing and Borrowing Countriesp. 265
Towards a Rational and Equitable New International Economic Order: A Case for Negotiated Structural Changesp. 278
Indexp. 296
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