World Development: An Essential Text

World Development: An Essential Text

by Barry Baker


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World Development: An Essential Text by Barry Baker

This essential text addresses the growing need for a dedicated coursebook for students and teachers of world development. As the source of the most respected international magazine on world development issues, the publishers have created a highly credible and accessible text to illuminate this increasingly important subject.

Thematic chapters cover globalization, population, the millennium development goals, and eleven other vital topics. It distils them down to their essentials, outlining contending viewpoints and offering background material and case studies, along with high-quality color photographs, charts, and graphs.

Barry Baker is a geography teacher in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906523961
Publisher: New Internationalist
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 Development – What is development?
2 Rich & Poor – Why are some countries more developed than others?
3 Inequality – Why do levels of development vary between countries and regions?
4 Globalization – Is globalization a positive influence on development?
5 Population – How does population growth affect development?
6 Aid & Debt Relief – What is the difference between aid and debt relief?
7 Trade & Development – How fair is global trade?
8 Health & Development – How does the health of the population affect development?
9 HIV, AIDS & Malaria – How do HIV, AIDS and malaria affect development in Africa?
10 Gender & Development – How does the role of women in society affect development?
11 Migration – Does migration have a negative impact on development?
12 Environment & Development – Does development inevitably lead to environmental decline?
13 Technology & Development – What part does technology play in development?
14 Millennium Development Goals – How successful have the MDGs been?

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