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Overview

Core text for students, scholars, and development practitioners on the issues surrounding social change, globalization, and development in the "Third World", including a general introduction to the field, and short, insightful section introductions that introduce each reading.

  • Main text and core reference for students and professionals studying the processes of social change and development in “third world” countries.Carefully excerpted materials facilitate the understanding of classic and contemporary writings.
  • Second edition includes 33 essential readings, including 20 new pieces and the essential canon in the field.
  • New pieces cover the impact of recession, global inequality and uneven development, women, international migration, the role of cities, agriculture and the environment, and climate change.
  • Increased coverage of China and India help to provide genuinely global coverage, and for a student readership the materials have been subject to a higher degree of editing in the new edition.
  • Includes a general introduction to the field, and short, insightful section introductions to each reading.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Globalization, Development and Human Security constitutes a potentially effective and informative teaching aid, written to engage students at most levels (undergraduate and postgraduate) in development, IR and globalization studies." (Development and Change 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405132374
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Timmons Roberts is the Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown. He has published over seventy articles and his books include A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy (with Bradley Parks, 2007) and Trouble in Paradise: Globalization and Environmental Crises in Latin America (with Nikki Thanos, 2003).

Amy Bellone Hite is Chairperson of The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana. In addition to articles on urbanization and development, gender and class in Latin America, and demographic changes resulting from Hurricane Katrina, Bellone Hite has co-edited two prior volumes with J. Timmons Roberts.

Nitsan Chorev is the Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Brown University. She was recently a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. Her publications include, The World Health Organization Between North and South (Cornell University Press, 2012) and Remaking U.S. Trade Policy: From Protectionism to Globalization (Cornell University Press, 2007).

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Table of Contents

Development and globalization : recurring themes 1
Pt. I Formative approaches to development and social change 17
1 Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) and Alienated Labor (1844) 25
2 The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism (1905) 35
3 The stages of economic growth : a non-communist manifesto (1960) 47
4 The change to change : modernization, development, and politics (1971) and political order in changing societies (1968) 56
Pt. II Dependency and beyond 69
5 The development of underdevelopment (1969) 76
6 Dependency and development in Latin America (1972) 85
7 The rise and future demise of the world capitalist system : concepts for comparative analysis (1979) 95
8 Rethinking development theory : insights from East Asia and Latin America (1989/1994) 114
9 Gender and the global economy (1999) 135
Pt. III What is globalization? : attempts to understand economic globalization 153
10 The new international division of labor in the world economy (1980) 160
11 The informational mode of development and the restructuring of capitalism (1989) 175
12 Cities in a world economy (2000) 195
13 Globalization : myths and realities (1996) 216
14 Competing conceptions of globalization (1999) 233
15 It's a flat world, after all (2005) 247
Pt. IV The opportunities and limits of unfettered globalization 257
16 In defense of global capitalism (2003) 263
17 What strategies are viable for developing countries today? : the World Trade Organization and the shrinking of 'development space' (2003) 277
18 Globalism's discontents (2002) 295
19 The new global economy and developing countries : making openness work (1999) and has globalization gone too far? : (1997) 305
20 Industrial convergence, globalization, and the persistence of the north-south divide (1999) 320
21 The new development-security terrain (2001) 335
Pt. V Confronting globalization 349
22 The antiglobalization movement (2005) 356
23 Reconstructing world order : towards cosmopolitan social democracy (2002) 360
24 Environmental advocacy networks (1997) 370
25 What can we expect from global labor movements? : five commentaries (1998, 2003) 394
26 Transnational solidarity : women's agency, structural adjustment, and globalization (2002) 403
27 Counterhegemonic globalization : transnational social movements in the contemporary global political economy (2005) 420
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