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In this Third Edition of Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, author Philip Mc Michael provides a narrative of how development came to be institutionalized as an international project, pursued by individual nation-states in the post-colonial era. This new edition has been updated and revised to incorporate the treatments of fundamentalism, terrorism, the AIDS crisis, and the commercialization of services via the World Trade Organization.

Development and Social Change is the first book to present students with a coherent explanation of how "globalization" took root in the public discourse and how "globalization" represents a shift away from development as a way to think about non-western societies. This is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students studying globalization, social development, and social change in Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, and International Studies.

Presents theory, overview & case studies; labor, banking, agricultural issues; NAFTA, debt, regionalism, more.

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Editorial Reviews

Julie Guthman
“I'm highly impressed with the author's breadth of knowledge. And my students love this book.”
Syndee Knight
"I like this book a great deal. It is well-organized and the author writes in a style that works well for students that are not sociology majors and perhaps are starting their undergraduate careers."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761988106
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Series: Sociology for a New Century Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Mc Michael grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, and is an International Professor of Development Sociology at Cornell University. His book Settlers and The Agrarian Question: Foundations of Capitalism in Colonial Australia (Cambridge University Press, ©1984) won the 1995 Social Science History Association's Allan Sharlin Memorial Award. He has also edited The Global Restructuring of Agro-Food Systems (Cornell University Press, ©1994), Food and Agrarian Orders in the World Economy (Praeger, ©1995), New Directions in the Sociology of Global Development (Emerald, ©2005), and Contesting Development: Critical Struggles for Social Change (Routledge, ©2010). He has served as Director of Cornell University's International Political Economy Program, as Chair of the American Sociological Association's Political Economy of the World-System Section, and President of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Agriculture and Food for the International Sociological Association. And he has recently worked with the FAO, IATP and UNRISD, the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty, and the international peasant coalition, La Vía Campesina.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgments A Timeline of Developmentalism and Globalism PREFACE: Development and the Global Marketplace What is the World Coming To?
The Global Marketplace
The Social Web of the Global Market
Case Study: The Hamburger Connection
Dimensions of Social Change in the Global Marketplace
Development, Globalization and Imperial Projects

The Social Web of the Global Market Case Study: The Hamburger Connection Dimensions of Social Change in the Global Marketplace Development, Globalization and Imperial Projects PART I. THE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (LATE 1940s TO EARLY 1970s)
CHAPTER 1: Instituting the Development Project Introduction Colonialism Decolonization Colonial Liberation Case Study: The Tensions and Lessons of Indian Nationalist Revolt Decolonization and Development Postwar Decolonization and the Rise of the Third World Ingredients of the Development Project Case Study: Blaming the Victim? Colonial Legacies and State Deformation in Africa Case Study: Development as Internal Colonialism, in Ladakh The Development Project Framed Case Study: National Development and the Building Blocs of the Global Economy Economic Nationalism Summary CHAPTER 2: The Development Project: International Dimensions The International Framework The International Framework Remaking the International Division of Labor Case Study: South Korea in the Changing International Division of Labor The Postwar Food Order Remaking Third World Agricultures Case Study: Food and Class Relations Case Study: What Produces a Development Mentality?
Summary PART II. FROM NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO GLOBALIZATION CHAPTER 3: The Global Economy Reborn Divergent Developments Case Study: The NICs: An Exception that Disproved the Rules?
Third World Industrialization in Context Case Study: The World Factory in China Case Study: The World Car: From Ford and Mitsubishi Case Study: Gendering the Global Labor Force Case Study: Global Subcontracting in Saipan Case Study: High Heels and High Tech in Global Barbados Case Study: The Corporatization of World Markets Global Agribusiness Case Study: Agribusiness Brings You the World Steer Case Study: The Global Labor Force and the Link Between Food Security/Food Insecurity Global Sourcing and Regionalism Case Study: Regional Strategy of a Southern Transnational Corporation Summary CHAPTER 4: Demise of the Third World The Empire of Containment and the Political Decline of the Third World Financial Globalization Case Study: Containment and Corruption The Debt Regime Case Study: Debt Regime Politics: Debt Collection as Development?
Case Study: The IMF Food Riots: Citizens vs. Structural Adjustment Global Governance Case Study: Turning the Dominican Republic Inside Out?
Case Study: Tanzanian Civil Society Absorbs Structural Adjustment Summary PART III. THE GLOBALIZATION PROJECT (1980s - )
CHAPTER 5: Implementing Globalization as a Project The Globalization Project Case Study: Incorporating the Second World into the Globalization Project Case Study: Chile-The Original Model of Economic Liberalization Case Study: Mini-Dragon Singapore Constructs Comparative Advantage Global Governance Case Study: Mexican Sovereignty Exposed: From Above and Below Case Study: Global Comparative Disadvantage: The End of Farming as we Know it?
Case Study: Corporate Property Rights in India Case Study: Unequal Construction of Knowledge's and the Question of Biodiversity Protection Case Study: Leasing the Rain: Privatizing the Social Contract in Bolivia Case Study: NAFTA: Regional Economic Success, Social Failure?
The Globalization Project as a Utopia Summary CHAPTER 6: The Globalization Project: Disharmonies Displacement Case Study: Neoliberalism and Food Insecurity Case Study: Trafficking in Women: the Global Sex Industry vs. Human Rights Case Study: Multiculturalism and its Contradictions Informal Activity Case Study: Informalization vs. the African State: the Other Side of "Globalization "
Case Study: The Global AIDS Crisis Legitimacy Crisis and Neo-Liberalism Case Study: Identity Politics and the Fracturing and Underdevelopment of Nigeria Financial Crisis Case Study: Financial Crisis Released Indonesian Democratic Forces Case Study: South Korea in Crisis: Running Down the Showcase Summary PART IV. RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER 7: Global Development and its Counter-movements Fundamentalism Case Study: Modernity's Fundamentalisms Environmentalism Case Study: Deforestation Under the Globalization Project, Post-Earth Summit Case Study: Managing the Global Commons: the GEF and Nicaraguan Biosphere Reserves Case Study: Chico Mendes, Brazilian Environmentalist by Default Case Study: Local Environmental Managers in Ghana Feminism Case Study: Human Rights Versus Cultural Rights: the Ritual of Female Genital Mutilation Cosmopolitan Activism Case Study: Andean Counter-Development, or "Cultural Affirmation "
Case Study: The New Labor Cosmopolitanism: Social Movement Unionism Food Sovereignty Movements Case Study: The Case for Fair Trade Summary CHAPTER 8: Whither Development?
Legacies of the Development Project Case Study: Water, Water, Everywhere - Unless it Becomes a Commodity Rethinking Development Case Study: Global Meets Local: the Micro-Credit Business Case Study: Argentina's Turn to Cry Conclusion Endnotes References Glossary/Index

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