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Development Theory and Practice : Critical Perspectives - Uma Kothari

Development Theory and Practice

Critical Perspectives

By: Uma Kothari (Editor), Martin Minogue (Editor)

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Published: 31st October 2002
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This text provides a critical assessment of dominant features of development theory and practice in such areas as globalisation, governance, social development, participation, feminism and post-colonialism, civil society, environment, and development management.

Each chapter addresses a particular approach within development by setting out the orthodoxy, and critically evaluates this before engaging more constructively with the challenges presented by contemporary development.

This approach will give students a clearer understanding of the debates within development today.

Prefacep. viii
Notes on the Contributorsp. ix
Critical Perspectives on Development: An Introductionp. 1
The Political Economy of Globalizationp. 16
Feminist and Postcolonial Challenges to Developmentp. 35
Social Development: Issues and Approachesp. 52
Social Capital, Civil Society and Social Exclusionp. 71
Participating in Developmentp. 92
Power to the People? Good Governance and the Reshaping of the Statep. 117
Development Policies and Environmental Agendasp. 136
Neoliberalism, the World Bank and the New Politics of Developmentp. 157
Conclusion: Orthodoxy and its Alternatives in Contemporary Developmentp. 179
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 212
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ISBN: 9780333800713
ISBN-10: 0333800710
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 31st October 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1