Critical Reflections on Development

Critical Reflections on Development

by D. Kingsbury (Editor)


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Designed as a critique of the key failures of international development, this book brings together practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, activists, and academics in an attempt to work toward a shared conceptualisation of development by outlining and critically reflecting on their own understanding of development.

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ISBN-13: 9780230389045
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Damien Kingsbury, Deakin University, Australia
Andrew Hewett, Oxfam Australia
Chris Roche, Oxfam Australia
Simon Fenby, adviser to the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste
John McKay, Australian chair of the Society for International Development
Rohan Bastin, Deakin University, Australia

Mark McPeak, ChildFund Australia
Paul Ronalds, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Australia
Craig Thorburn, Monash University, Australia
Sue Kenny, Deakin University, Australia
Laurel Bossen, McGill University, Canada

Elizabeth Reid AO, Australian National University

Table of Contents

Introduction; Damien Kingsbury 1. Reconceptualising Development: the Painful Job of Thinking; Andrew Hewett & Chris Roche 2. The g7+ Group of Fragile States: Towards Improved International Engagement; Simon Fenby 3. After the Washington Consensus; John McKay 4. Civil War and the Limits of Decolonization Capitalism; Rohan Bastin 5. The Good Governance-Human Rights Nexus; Damien Kingsbury 6. Reconceptualising International Aid and Development NGOs; Paul Ronalds 7. A Trojan Horse? International Development Agencies Embrace Business Practices and Mental Models; Mark McPeak 8. Seeing the Forest for the Carbon: How Might REDD+ Schemes Impact Forest-dependent Communities?; Craig Thorburn 9. The Turn to Civil Society?; Sue Kenny 10. Feminist Reflection on the Declarations of Paris and Dili; Elizabeth Reid 11. Reproduction and Real Property in Rural China: Three Decades of Development and Discrimination; Laurel Bossen Conclusion; Damien Kingsbury

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