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Introduction to International Development : Approaches, Actors, and Issues : 2nd Edition - Paul Haslam

Introduction to International Development

Approaches, Actors, and Issues : 2nd Edition

By: Paul Haslam (Editor), Jessica Schafer (Editor), Pierre Beaudet (Editor)


Published: 30th January 2012
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Developed specifically for international development students from diverse backgrounds, Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, and Issues is renowned for providing a common theoretical toolkit that is accessible to students who may be encountering post-modernism and post-colonialism for the first time. To reflect the multidisciplinary nature and varying perspectives in the field, this text includes 27 articles by leading scholars and practitioners from backgrounds as varied as geography, political science, women's studies, and anthropology.

Newly updated, with a new epilogue by the editors, and featuring a new chapter on urbanization, the second edition continues to encourage students to engage with real-world issues. Divided into three parts that introduce students to theory, forces in development, and current issues in development, respectively, the text's 27 chapters can stand alone, thus allowing instructors the flexibility to structure their course as they wish. Featuring strong pedagogical features that assist students in applying newly learned theories to real situations, Introduction to International Development also includes running boxes highlighting real-world cases, which reinforce the relevance of the subject matter.

About the Author

Paul A. Haslam; prior to joining the University of Ottawa, also worked at the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL). His teaching and research interests span both international development and international political economy. His current research focuses on corporate social responsibility, state-firm relations, and the international regulation of foreign direct investment in Latin America.

Jessica Schafer is a professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. She has conducted research for the United States Agency for International Development, the Overseas Development Institute, and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom.

Pierre Beaudet is a professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, with 25 years of experience in international development as a researcher and manager of various programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.



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    Review from previous edition Paul A. Haslam, Jessica Schafer, and Pierre Beaudet deserve praise for this ambitious collection of essays.[...] Their edited textbook addresses development studies newly expanded audience, seeking to provide first- and second-year students with a conceptual toolkit on current thinking and practice.[...] Both teachers and students alike will find this a user-friendly book in its layout. The strength of this textbook, however, firmly rests in its essays, which offer students a solid foundation in major aspects of the field. Review from Journal of International and Global Studies, Volume 2, No. 2, by A. Peter Castro, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

    Part I: Theories of and Approaches to International Development

    1. Meaning, Measurement, and Morality in International Development

    2. Imperialism and the Colonial Experience

    3. Theories of Development

    4. Post-development

    5. Gender and Development: The Struggles of Women in the Global South

    6. Globalization and Development

    Part II: International Development Actors

    7. State of the State: Does the State Have a Role in Development?

    8. National Development Agencies and Bilateral Aid

    9. The International Financial Institutions

    10. The United Nations and Multilateral Actors in Development

    11. Multinational Corporations

    12. Civil Society and Development

    Part III: Issues in International Development

    13. Poverty and Exclusion: From Basic Needs to the Millennium Development Goals

    14. Debt and Development

    15. Free Trade and Fair Trade

    16. Democracy

    17. Environment and Development

    18. Rural Development

    19. Urban Development: Cities and Slums in the Global South

    20. Development and Health

    21. Education and Development: The Perennial Contradictions of Policy Discourse

    22. Conflict and Development

    23. International Migration and Development

    24. Indigenous Peoples: A Category in Development

    25. Technology, Information, and Development

    26. Culture and Development

    27. China, Globalization, and Development



    ISBN: 9780195440201
    ISBN-10: 019544020X
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 576
    Published: 30th January 2012
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
    Country of Publication: CA
    Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.4  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 1.04
    Edition Number: 2
    Edition Type: Revised