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This book provides readers with an understanding of the disparate theories concerning development, their assumptions and the intellectual forces underpinning them. Leading contributors from the field of development studies present the relevant material to analyze and evaluate current debates about development, together with the intellectual tools to judge contemporary arguments concerning developing countries and the ability to relate theories to contemporary policy issues.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Haynes deserves much appreciation for writing such an eminentlyreadable book for students of development studies."
Political Studies Review

"This informed overview focuses on globalization,governance…and god(s). It identifies and examines theproliferating range of increasingly controversial‘development’ issues towards the end of the firstdecade of the new millennium."
Tim Shaw, University of the West Indies

"Only recently have world leaders and commentators had to admitthat after four decades of their commitment to development theworld is more unequal than ever. In this balanced and comprehensiveoverview of the field of development studies, Professor Haynes setsout the principal issues involved, and relates ongoing debates tocurrent developments, while remaining clear and accessiblethroughout"
Peter Calvert, University of Southampton

"This highly recommended book brings clarity into the field ofdevelopment studies, particularly for beginners. It covers inaccessible language most relevant issues, from globalization andinternational political economy to environment and religion.Furthermore the book handles the essentially contested nature ofthe subject in an impressively balanced fashion."
Bjorn Hettne, School of Global Studies

"One of the best works to have appeared in the field ofdevelopment studies in recent years. It is thorough in its coverageof issues and contemporary themes related to development, it isinsightful and judicious in its treatment of the various topics, itis of utility to both generalists and specialists alike, and it iswritten in a style that is lucid and free of jargon. I stronglyrecommend it to anyone interested in the study ofdevelopment."
Mehran Kamrava, Georgetown University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403916358
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Series: Palgrave Advances Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Haynes is Professor of Politics at London Metropolitan University.

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Table of Contents

• Introduction--J.Haynes
• Theories of Development--B.Hettne
• Changing Notions of Development: Bringing the State Back in--P.Calvert
• Democratisation and Democracy--M.Kamrava
• The Political Economy of Development--G.Sen
• The Military--R.Pinkney
• Religion--J.Haynes
• Ethnicity--H.Handelman
• The Natural Environment--M.Miller
• Human Rights and Inequality--J.Chiriyankandath
• Women and Gender--S.Rai
• International Political Economy--T.Shaw
• Globalization--I.Taylor
• Regionalism and Globalization--C.Alden
• Conclusion--J.Haynes

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