The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change

The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change

by J. Timmons Roberts
     
 

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This revised and updated second edition of The Globalization and Development Reader builds on the considerable success of a first edition that has been used around the world. It combines selected readings and editorial material to provide a coherent text with global coverage, reflecting new theoretical and empirical developments.

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This revised and updated second edition of The Globalization and Development Reader builds on the considerable success of a first edition that has been used around the world. It combines selected readings and editorial material to provide a coherent text with global coverage, reflecting new theoretical and empirical developments.

  • 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 21 new selections
  • New pieces cover the impact of the recession in the global North, global inequality and uneven development, gender, international migration, the role of cities, agriculture and on the governance of pharmaceuticals and climate change politics
  • 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
  • New readings include selections by Alexander Gershenkron, Alice Amsden, Amartya Sen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Cecile Jackson, Dani Rodrik, David Harvey, Greta Krippner, Kathryn Sikkink, Leslie Sklair, Margaret E. Keck, Michael Burawoy, Nitsan Chorev, Oscar Lewis, Patrick Bond, Peter Evans, Philip McMichael, Pranab Bardhan, Ruth Pearson, Sarah Babb, Saskia Sassen, and Steve Radelet

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"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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118735107
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/31/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.60(d)

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?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)

Meet the Author

J. Timmons Roberts is James Martin 21st Century School Professor in the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, and Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Program in Environmental Science and Policy at the College of William and Mary. His books include Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline (with Melissa Toffolon-Weiss, 2001), Trouble in Paradise: Globalization and Environmental Crises in Latin America (with Nikki Thanos, 2003), and A Climate Of Injustice: Global Inequality, North–South Politics, and Climate Policy (with Bradley Parks, 2006).

Amy Bellone Hite is Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Sociology at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she teaches Social Theory, Social Policy, Social Problems, Urban Sociology, and Comparative Sociology. She is coeditor of From Modernization to Globalization: Perspectives on Development and Social Change (Blackwell, 2000) with J. Timmons Roberts.

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