International Development: Issues and Challenges

International Development: Issues and Challenges


By (author) Damien Kingsbury, By (author) John McKay, By (author) Janet Hunt, By (author) Mark McGillivray, By (author) Matthew Clarke

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 25mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 29 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230303234
  • ISBN 13: 9780230303232
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 5 black & white tables, 11 figures
  • Sales rank: 89,276

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This text provides a critical interdisciplinary introduction to the theory, practice and study of development. The thoroughly revised and updated new edition takes account of the impact of the global financial crisis, the economic rise of China and India and the further ramifications of global warming.

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Author information

DAMIEN KINGSBURY holds a Personal Chair in the School of International and Political Studies at Deakin University, Australia. JOHN MCKAY Partner with Analysis International in Melbourne, Australia. Heis also an Adjunct Professor in International and Community Development at Deakin University, and was Director of the APEC Study Centre at Monash University, Australia. JANET HUNT Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University, Australia. MARK MCGILLIVRAY Research Professor at the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University, Australia. MATTHEW CLARKE Head of the School of International and Political Studies at Deakin University, Australia.

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this highly regarded text introduces the theory, practice and study of development. It examines the key aspects of contemporary international development - from globalization and drivers of economic growth through to gender, security and the environment. The book builds on the authors' extensive practical experience to offer a systematic assessment of the field and identify characteristics of successful development. Arguing that there can be no development without poverty reduction and the involvement of all key stakeholders, the authors show why it is crucial not only to have the right policies but also to involve the right people. Failure to do so, they argue, leads on the one hand to aid fatigue, and on the other to distorted development, no development at all, or even negative development. The text has been extensively rewritten to incorporate new theoretical insights as well as recent key events and issues, including the impact of the global financial crisis, the rise of China and India, and the political ramifications of global warming.

Table of contents

Introduction What is Development? Reassessing Development Theory Aid and Development Globalization and Development The Economics of Development Continuing Crises: the Developing World and the GFC Politics, Governance and Development Poverty Alleviation and Development Community Development Gender and Development Environment and Development Terrorism, Violence and Development