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Theories and Practices of Development

Rev. ed. of: Theories and practices of development. 2005.
Theories and Practices of Development
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Global economic crisis and the implications of global environmental change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how 'development' in all parts of the world should be achieved. However, 'development' has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve people's lives, the potential negative dimensions of 'development' on people and environments must also be recognized. Theories and Practices of Development provides a clear and user-friendly introduction to the complex debates around how development has been understood and achieved. The second edition has been fully updated and expanded to reflect global political and economic shifts, as well as new approaches to development. The rise of China and India is given particular attention, as is the global economic crisis and its implications for development theories and practice. There are new sections on faith-based development, and the development dimensions of climate change, as well as greater engagement with development theories as they are put into practice in the Global North.
The book deals with the evolution of development ideas and policies, focusing on economic, political, social, environmental and spatial dimensions. It highlights how development cannot be considered as a neutral concept, but is entwined with inequalities in power at local, as well as national and global scales. The use of boxed examples, tables and illustrations helps students understand complex theoretical ideas and also demonstrates how development theories are put into practice in the real world. Each chapter ends with a summary section, discussion topics, suggestions for further reading and website resources.
Katie Willis is Reader in Development Geography and Director of the Centre for Developing Areas Research at Royal Holloway, University of London.
1. Introduction: What Do We Mean by Development? 2. Modernization, Keynesianism and Neoliberalism 3. Structuralism, Neo-Marxism and Socialism 4. Grassroots Development 5. Social and Cultural Dimensions of Development 6. Environment and Development Theory 7. Globalization and Development: Problems and Solutions? 8. Conclusion
'Theories and Practices of Development is a clear and concise introductory text which provides an excellent and accessible 'way in' for undergraduate students to critically engage with a range of contemporary development debates.' 'Willis provides an up-to-date and thoroughly readable overview of approaches to development past and present. Katie Willis weaves together diverse and engaging case study examples from around the world with a balanced synthesis of the complex topic that is development.' - The Geographical Journal 2006
Author
Katie Willis
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Series
Routledge Perspectives On Development
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0415590701
ISBN-13
9780415590709
Format
Hardcover
Pages
288
Short Title
THEORIES & PRACTICES OF DEVELO
Edition Description
Revised
Language
English
Edition
2nd
Media
Book
DEWEY
338.900
Illustrations
Yes
Birth
1968
Publication Date
2011-02-23
Imprint
Routledge
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Replaces
9780415300520
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