Rethinking Development Geographies [NOOK Book]

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This work offers a stimulating critical introduction to the changing geographies of global development. It moves away from the traditional approach of providing descriptive accounts of Third World geographical issues, and instead finds alternative geography of development theories and practices, which show that "development" has been a pain staking, protracted and fiercely contested process. By examining the progress towards development at the beginning of the twenty-first century, it raises issues of debt and ...
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Rethinking Development Geographies

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Overview

This work offers a stimulating critical introduction to the changing geographies of global development. It moves away from the traditional approach of providing descriptive accounts of Third World geographical issues, and instead finds alternative geography of development theories and practices, which show that "development" has been a pain staking, protracted and fiercely contested process. By examining the progress towards development at the beginning of the twenty-first century, it raises issues of debt and democracy, but also looks at the recent wave of anti-capitalist protests and global financial summits. The book considers the spatiality of development, rather than simply adding a geographical twist to existing debates about development and explores critical and radical perspectives on development as a global industry, with a specific geography of power. Case studies are drawn from Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Caribbean; boxes will highlight and explain key theories and competing perspectives on development; chapter objectives and summaries will be given and there will be annotated further reading for each chapter.
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'Clear, well-illustrated and organized, and written in a stimulating and accessible style, it is an important and timely addition to the literature.' - Progress in Human Geography
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134531400
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/2/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Marcus Power is a lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: New Geographies of Development?

2. Geographers and the "Tropics"

3. Tiersmondisme and the Worlds of Global Development

4. Development Thinking: Where is the Mystical "Kingdom of Abundance"?

5. Globalisation, Government and Power

6. The Dissemination of Development

7. Theorising Back: Views from the "South" and the Globalisation of Resistance

8. Conclusions

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