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International Development: Issues and Challenges

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This major new textbook introduces the key contemporary issues in the theory, practice and study of development, from economic growth, good governance and globalization to gender, security and the environment.

International Development builds on the authors' extensive practical experience to offer a systematic assessment of the field and identify characteristics of successful development. Arguing that there can be no development without poverty reduction and the involvement of ...

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Overview

This major new textbook introduces the key contemporary issues in the theory, practice and study of development, from economic growth, good governance and globalization to gender, security and the environment.

International Development builds on the authors' extensive practical experience to offer a systematic assessment of the field and identify characteristics of successful development. Arguing that there can be no development without poverty reduction and the involvement of all key stakeholders, the authors show why it is important not only that the policies are right but that the right people are involved. Failure to do so, they argue, leads on the one hand to aid fatigue, and on the other to distorted development, no development at all, or even negative development.

Designed to replace Key Issues in Development this new book adopts the same broad-ranging and interdisciplinary approach and will be an ideal text for students and practitioners alike.

About the Author:
Damien Kingsbury is Associate Head (Research) of the School of International and Political Studies at Deakin University, Australia

About the Author:
John McKay is a Partner with Analysis International in Melbourne. He is also Director of the APEC Study Centre at Monash University and an Adjunct Professor in International and Community Development at Deakin University, Australia

About the Author:
Janet Hunt is a Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University, Australia

About the Author:
Mark McGillivray is Chief Economist at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). He also holdshonorary chairs and fellowships at a number of British and Australian universities

About the Author:
Matthew Clarke is Director of the Masters in International and Community Development at Deakin University, Australia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230573413
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/16/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

DAMIEN KINGSBURY is Director of the Masters in International and Community Development at Deakin University, Australia JOHN MCKAY is a founding director of the MA in Development Studies at Monash University and is now a development consultant.
JANET HUNT is a Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University.
MARK MCGILLIVRAY is a Research Fellow and Project Director at the World Institute for Development Economics and Research at the United Nations University, Helsinki, Finland.
MATTHEW CLARKE is Senior Lecturer in the Masters in International and Community Development at Deakin University, Australia.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Introduction Damien Kingsbury Kingsbury, Damien 1

1 What is Development? Mark McGillivray McGillivray, Mark 21

2 Reassessing Development Theory: 'Modernization' and Beyond John McKay McKay, John 51

3 Aid and Development Janet Hunt Hunt, Janet 74

4 The Economics of Development John McKay McKay, John 104

5 Globalization and Development Damien Kingsbury Kingsbury, Damien 127

6 Poverty: Concepts, Measures, Trends and Responses Matthew Clarke Clarke, Matthew 152

7 Crises in Africa, Asia and Latin America: Lessons and Wider Implications John McKay McKay, John 177

8 Political Development Damien Kingsbury Kingsbury, Damien 199

9 Community Development Damien Kingsbury Kingsbury, Damien 222

10 Gender and Development Janet Hunt Hunt, Janet 245

11 Environment and Development Damien Kingsbury Kingsbury, Damien 271

12 Security and Development in the Post-9/11 World John McKay McKay, John 297

References 320

Index 364

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