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Poverty and Development: Into the 21st Century / Edition 2

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Overview


This is the second edition of the immensely successful international text Poverty and Development in the 1990s. Each chapter introduces the student to a key topic, and is written by a specialist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198776260
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/24/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Allen is Lecturer in Development Studies, Department of Economics, London School of Economics. Alan Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Systems at the Open University

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Table of Contents

List of authors and book production team
Preface
Map of countries and major cities of the world
1 Poverty and the 'end of development' 3
2 Meanings and views of development 23
3 Understanding famine and hunger 51
4 Diseases of poverty 75
5 Unemployment and making a living 99
6 Is the world overpopulated? 125
7 Environmental degradation and sustainability 141
8 A world at war 163
9 Agencies of development 189
10 Diversity in pre-capitalist societies 219
11 Colonialism, capitalism, development 241
12 The power of colonial states 271
13 Half a century of development 289
14 Socialist models of development 309
15 The second 'great transformation'? Capitalism at the end of the twentieth century 325
16 Sustainable globalization? The global politics of development and exclusion in the new world order 345
17 Democratization, 'good governance' and development 365
18 Rethinking gender matters in development 383
19 Technology, poverty and development 403
20 Life in the cities 425
21 Taking culture seriously 443
22 Genetic engineering of development? Myths and possibilities 469
23 The new politics of identity 485
24 Industrialization and development: prospects and dilemmas 509
References 533
Acknowledgements 553
List of acronyms abbreviations and organizations 556
Index 558
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