Companion to Development Studies, Third Edition

ISBN-10: 1444167243

ISBN-13: 9781444167245

Edition: 3rd 2014 (Revised)

Authors: Vandana Desai, Rob Potter

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With over 115 concise and authoritative chapters covering a wide range of disciplines the book is divided into ten sections covering the nature of development, the theories and strategies of development, rural development, urbanization, gender, globalization, health and education, the political economy of violence and insecurity, environment and development, governance and development.This new third edition of The Companion to Development Studies is an essential read for students of development studies at all levels - from undergraduate to graduate - and across several disciplines including geography, international relations, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology.
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List price: $64.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/30/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 626
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Thomas K. McCraw was Straus Professor of Business History Emeritus at Harvard Business School and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History.My research involves an integrated strategy of cross disciplinary research collaboration combining my own background in development with the work of academics from geography, sociology, social policy, gerontology and international NGOs such as Practical Action and WaterAid in seeking to influence international policy making - focussing on theoretical and implementation issues in development policy, urban governance, and North-South donor relations in areas of low-income housing and infrastructural development (water and sanitation), ageing and gender issues. My work is organised in four particular themes. First, improved infrastructure and services and the threat that it creates for security of tenure for slum dwellers in Ghana and Bangladesh with Dr. Alex Loftus (Geography, Royal Holloway), Dr. Mansoor Ali (Practical Action) and Mr. Nick Bundle (WaterAid UK). Secondly, on ageing strategies among the urban poor in Mumbai. Thirdly, on ageing strategies, transnationalism and global health care with Dr. Deborah Price (Institute of Gerontology, Kings College). Fourthly, on cultural transformation and gender issues in India and Indonesia, in collaboration with the Dr. Shruti Tambe, University of Pune (India), and Dr. Harriot Beazley in Queensland University, Australia.Funded by DFID (UK) and a grant from the British Academy, I have carried out research on NGOs and development. The research was the first of its kind in focusing on a sample of 67 urban NGOs in one city i.e. Mumbai. This research led theoretical debates on how NGOs are increasingly called upon to fill the gap between the needs of vulnerable urban groups and the partial service delivery of the public sector.I have been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Progress in Development Studies for the last eleven years. I was appointed a member of the editorial board "The Urban World" a quarterly journal of the Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies (RCUES), All India Institute of Local Self Government, Mumbai in May 2009. I also hold external positions of responsibilities such as gender adviser to the Diversity Unit of the British Council, elected member of the advisory council of Global Think (Development Education Association - DEA) and research associate with Equality Research and Consulting LtdI have co-edited two of the leading development text books. I teach on the undergraduate and Master's programme and supervise PhD postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers.I did my Masters at Liverpool University and achieved a Wingate scholarship at Oxford University to do my DPhil supervised by Prof. Ceri Peach (Geography) and Prof. Marcus Banks (Social Anthropology). My thesis on Community participation and slum housing (Sage Publications, 1995) was awarded the Eileen Younghusband Memorial Award from the London School of Economics and Political Science. On completion in 1992, I was appointed as a Research Fellow for three years at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and in 1996 moved to a Lectureship to the Geography Department at Royal Holloway.

Professor Rob Potter is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Reading.nbsp; His research and teaching interests span development geography and development studies; urban geography; return migration; transnationality and issues of identity.nbsp; He is author of the texts Key Concepts in Development Geography (Sage, 2012), Geographies of Development (Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2008), The Companion to Development Studies (Hodder, 2008), Doing Development Research (Sage, 2006) and The Contemporary Caribbean, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2005).nbsp; He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary journal Progress in Development Studies and is currently a member of the International Editorial Boards of the journals Third World Quarterly, Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, and Blackwell Geography Compass.nbsp; Rob Potter was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2006 and in 2007 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) by the University of Reading, in recognition of his contributions to the fields of Geographies of Development and Urban Geography.

The Nature of Development and Development Studies
Development in a Global-Historical Context
What's in a Name? From Third World to Poor Countries
The Origins and Nature of Development Studies
The Impasse in Development Studies
Development and Economic Growth
Development and Social Welfare - Human Rights
Development as Freedom
Race and Development
Culture and Development
Ethics and Development
New Institutional Economics and Development
Measuring Development: from GDP to HDI
Poverty and Development: Definitions and Measures
The Millennium Development Goals
BRICs and Development
Theories and Strategies of Development
Theories, Strategies and Ideologies of Development
Smith, Ricardo and the World Marketplace 1776-2011
The Enlightenment and the Era of Modernity
Dualistic and Unilinear Perspectives on Development
Neoliberalism: Globalization's Neoconservative Enforcer of Austerity
Dependency Theories
New World Dependency Theory
World Systems Theory
Indigenous Knowledge and Development
Participatory Development
Post-Colonialism and Development
Postmodernism and Development
Social Capital and Development
Globalisation, Employment and Development
Globalisation: an Overview
The 'new' International Division of Labour
Global Shift: Industrialization and Development
Globalisation and Localisation
Trade and Industrial Policy in Developing Countries
The Knowledge-based Economy and the Digital Divisions of Labour
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Development
The Informal Economy in Cities of the South
Child Labour
Pro-poor Globalisation
Migration and Transnationalism
Diaspora and Development
Rural Development
Rural Poverty
Rural Livelihoods
Food Security
Genetically Modified Crops and Development
Rural Co-operatives
Land Reform
Gender, Agriculture and Land Rights
The Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture
Urbanisation and Development
Urbanization in Low- and Middle-Income Nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Urban Bias
Global Cities and the Production of Uneven Development
Studies in Comparative Urbanism
Prosperity or Poverty? Wealth, Inequality and Deprivation in Urban Areas
Housing the Urban Poor
Urbanisation and Environment in Low and Middle-income Countries
Transport and Urban Development
Cities, Crime and Development
Environment and Development
Sustainable Development
International Regulation and the Environment
Climate Change and Development: An Overview
Changing Climate and African Development
Vulnerability & Disasters
Ecosystems Services for Development
Natural Resource Management: A Critical Appraisal
Water and Hydropolitics
Energy and Development
Tourism and Environment
Transport and Sustainability: Developmental Pathways
Gender and Development
Demographic Changes and Gender
Women and the State
Gender, Families and Households
Feminism and Feminist Issues in the South
Rethinking Gender and Empowerment
Gender and Globalisation
Migrant Women in the New Economy: Understanding the Gender-Migration-Care Nexus
Women and Political Representation Shirin M. Rai
Sexualities and Development
Hegemonic Masculinities
Indigenous Fertility Control
Health and Education
Nutritional Problems, Policies and Intervention Strategies in Developing Economies
Motherhood and Child Health
The Development Impact of HIV/AIDS
Ageing and Poverty
Health and Inequality
Social Protection in Development Context
Female Participation in Education
The Challenge of Skill Formation and Training
Development Education, Global Citizenship and International Volunteering
Political Economy of Violence and Insecurity
Gender and Age-Based Violence
Fragile States
Humanitarian Aid
Rights and Social Justice
Global War on Terror, Development and Civil Society
Peace-building Partnerships and Human Security
Ethnic Conflict and the State
Religions and Development
Governance and Development
Foreign Aid in a Changing World
The Rising Powers as Development Donors and Partners
Aid Conditionality
Aid Effectiveness
Global Governance Issues and Current Crisis
Change Agents: A History of Hope in NGOs, Civil Society, and the 99%
Corruption and Development
Role of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
Non-Governmental Public action Networks and Global Policy Processes
Multilateral Institutions and the Financing of Development
Challenges to the World Trade Organisation
Is there a Legal Right to Development?
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