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From the Local to the Global: Key Issues in Development Studies
     

From the Local to the Global: Key Issues in Development Studies

by Gerard McCann, Stephen McCloskey
 

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“Think global, act locally” is a phrase often used to describe the importance of popular activism and an awareness of the issues surrounding globalisation and development. This book is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in development that are central to understanding the causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in the

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“Think global, act locally” is a phrase often used to describe the importance of popular activism and an awareness of the issues surrounding globalisation and development. This book is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in development that are central to understanding the causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in the global North and South.
 
This second edition of the book contains new chapters on climate change, neoliberalism, child labour, popular movements in Latin America and the development process in Africa. Existing chapters have been revised and completely updated to analyse and reflect upon the impact of the global economic recession on international development.

Students of development studies and NGO practitioners will find this collection invaluable as they explore opportunities for study and fieldwork.

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"The book is a student-friendly and wide-ranging overview to the main debates and ideas associated with development. I can easily imagine using the book in class to help students work through the concepts they need in order to grasp the sources of poverty and unfairness in the world." --Ian Taylor, Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Botswana

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745328430
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
08/20/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Gerard McCann is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies at St Mary's University College (Queen's University, Belfast). He is Director of the Global Dimension in Education project and coordinates partnership initiatives with universities in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He has written extensively on the European Union's development and education policies.

Stephen McCloskey is the Director of the Centre for Global Education, Belfast and editor of the journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. His publications include Development Education in Policy and Practice (editor, 2014) and The East Timor Question: The Struggle for Independence from Indonesia, (2000), co-edited with Paul Hainsworth. He is currently leading development projects in the Gaza Strip and is chair of Cuba Support Group, Belfast.

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