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UN Contributions to Development Thinking and Practice : United Nations Intellectual History Project Series - Richard Jolly

UN Contributions to Development Thinking and Practice

United Nations Intellectual History Project Series

Paperback Published: 18th June 2004
ISBN: 9780253216847
Number Of Pages: 400

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UN Contributions to Development Thinking and Practice is at once a history of the ideas and realities of international development, from the classical economists to the recent emphasis on human rights, and a history of the UN's role in shaping and implementing development paradigms over the last half century. The authors, all prominent in the field of development studies, argue that the UN's founding document, the UN Charter, is infused with the human values and human concerns that are at the center of the UN's thinking on economic and human development today. In the intervening period, the authors show how the UN's approach to development evolved from mainstream areas of economic development to include issues of employment, poverty reduction, fairer distribution of the benefits of growth, equality of men and women, child development, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

Well organized and well written, this book will be essential reading in international organization or economic development courses. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Public, academic, upper-division undergraduate and up, and professional library collections.January 2005 * Choice *

List of Boxes, Tables, and Figuresp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Values and History
Has There Been Progress? Values and Criteria for UN Historyp. 3
The History of Development Thinking from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynesp. 16
Ideas and Action
The 1940s and 1950s: The Foundations of UN Development Thinking and Practicep. 49
The 1960s: The UN Development Decade--Mobilizing for Developmentp. 85
The 1970s: Equity in Developmentp. 111
The 1980s: Losing Control and Marginalizing the Poorestp. 138
The 1990s: Rediscovering a Human Visionp. 169
Building the Human Foundationsp. 186
Structural and Sectoral Changep. 220
Outcomes and the Future
The Record of Performancep. 247
UN Contributions and Missed Opportunitiesp. 276
Lessons for the Future: Development Thinking and the UN's Futurep. 299
Country Categories and Distribution of Population and GDP by Regionsp. 317
Notesp. 319
Indexp. 369
About the Authorsp. 385
About the Projectp. 387
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ISBN: 9780253216847
ISBN-10: 0253216842
Series: United Nations Intellectual History Project Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 18th June 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.62