The No-Nonsense Guide to International Development

The No-Nonsense Guide to International Development

by Maggie Black
     
 

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The popular image of development as a progressive force bears little relationship to reality. The economic benefits of expensive large-scale infrastructure projects have not trickled down. Increasing concern about the environmental effects of rapid industrialization and a recognition of the need for sustainable development has led to tension between the industrial

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The popular image of development as a progressive force bears little relationship to reality. The economic benefits of expensive large-scale infrastructure projects have not trickled down. Increasing concern about the environmental effects of rapid industrialization and a recognition of the need for sustainable development has led to tension between the industrial countries that have already damaged their environments and the poorer countries now being urged to take a globally responsible view.

In this book Maggie Black traces the history of development from its post-colonial beginnings, and examines the relationship between development and economic growth, the impact development has had on the living conditions of the poor and on the environment, and whether development will have a specific role in the future or whether it will simply be subsumed under the concept of globalization.

Author Biography: Maggie Black has worked for UNICEF in New York and Nairobi and is a trustee of the organization's UK Committee. She has also been a consultant for Anti-Slavery International, IPEC/ILO, and Oxfam. Her previous books include Children First, A Cause for Our Times, AIDS and Asia, and Child Domestic Workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859844311
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
11/17/2002
Series:
No-Nonsense Guides
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 6.16(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Black has written numerous books including titles for OUP, UNICEF and OXFAM. She has worked as a consultant for a number of NGOs (UNICEF, Anti-Slavery International and WaterAid amonst others) and has written for the Guardian, Economist and BBC World Service.

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