Rethinking Development Geographies

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2003-09-29
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Moving away from the traditional approach of providing descriptive accounts of Third World geographical issues, this book offers a stimulating critical introduction to the changing geographies of global development.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements x
Copyright acknowledgements xi
Introduction: what is `development'?
People, places and progress: thinking spatially about development
Mental maps and imagined geographies of difference
Development and the geography of power
Re/thinking geographies of development: a guide to what follows
Illuminating the dark side of development
Introduction: an incomplete and contested picture of progress
The global `protest caravan'
Decolonising the mindset of development
The political and psychological satisfaction of `helping' the poor
The (geo)politics of aid
Conclusions: geopolitics and the `apothecary' of development remedies
Geographers and `the Tropics'
Introduction: Orientalism and tropical geographies
Geographies of colonial modernity
From tropical to development geography (via imperialism)
From `pious Eurocentrism' to geographies of `anti-development'
Conclusions: geo-writings and the tropical worlds of development
Development thinking and the mystical `kingdom of abundance'
Introduction: knowledge and the era of modernity
The Enlightenment and the theorisation of development as progress
The `Sinatra Doctrine' and the Cold War
Dependency: just another narration of tradition vs. modernity?
Imagining a post-development era
Conclusions: deconstructions and reconstructions of development
Thirdworldism and the imagination of global development
Introduction: a critical geopolitics of Third World development
`The West' and `the rest'
The concept of the three worlds
Lost for wor(I)ds?: worlding and otherness
Conclusions: colonialism, decolonisation and the pursuit of development
Postcolonial geographies of development
Introduction: what is postcolonialism?
Postcolonialism and national belonging
Language, culture and identity
Partnership or trusteeship?
Conclusions: postcolonialism and the voices of the poor: can anyone hear us?
Globalisation, government and power
Introduction: globalisation and the non-western world
Neoliberalism and `actually existing' globalisation
Globalisation and the myth of free trade
Globalisation and the post-Washington apothecary
Conclusions: governance, geopolitics and development: towards a new kind of multilateralism?
The dissemination of development
Introduction: development as a `global moral imperative'?
Obscuring the causes of poverty: the poverty process acronyms
Poverty, livelihoods discourse and social capital
Deconstructing the `development gateway'
Conclusions: solutions in search of problems?
`Theorising back': views from the South and the globalisation of resistance
Opening a space in the history and geography of international development
Empowerment from above or below?
Geopolitics from below and the crises of state-centred developmentalism
`We do not need you to save our forests'
Neoliberalism, democracy and resistance in post-apartheid South Africa
Conclusions: a global fabric of struggle?
Conclusions: resisting the temptations of remedies, mirages and fairy-tales
Towards 2015
Geographies of neoliberalisation
Imagining a post-development era
Decolonisation and development (geography): beyond trusteeship
Glossary 236(2)
Bibliography 238(21)
Index 259

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