Challenging Global Inequality

Challenging Global Inequality : Development Theory and Practice in the 21st Century

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This major introductory text written by three leading names in the field provides an accessible overview of the challenges faced in overcoming global poverty and inequality in the twenty-first century. Through an in-depth assessment of development theory and practice, the authors set out to advance two key arguments: the first being the importance of historically contextualizing contemporary developmental problems in order to assess policy proposals; and the second that inequality matters, and how this notion has continually remained a central feature of development debates from colonial times to present day.

Ideal for undergraduate students taking development modules as part of Political Science and International Relations degrees, this engaging text proves to be essential reading when exploring the impacts of development on today's international political economy. With each chapter covering inequalities from all different angles, the authors clearly outline the impact of models such as globalization and neoliberalism, as well as offering alternative views on the challenges posed by the UN's Millennium Development Goals.Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below -
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 17.78mm | 480g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2007 ed.
  • 272 p.
  • 1403948240
  • 9781403948243
  • 189,525

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This major new text on development theory and practice takes as its starting point the challenge of overcoming global poverty and inequality. It traces the origins of the idea of Development Studies and introduces the main methodologies and theories of development, and examines the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below -
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Table of contents

Introduction: The Story So Far.- The Nature of of Inequality and Poverty.- Measuring Development.- The Roots of the Development Project.- The Post-War Development Project.- The Framework of Early Twenty-First Century Development.- The Millennium Development Challenge.- Globalization and Inequality
.- Modernity, Development and their Discontents.- Development, Politics and Participation.- Conclusion: The Ends of Development and the End of Inequality.
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'Original and engaging, this new introductory text provides an accessible overview of global inequality and development ideas and practices in the 21st century. I am sure it will prove very popular with my students.' - Ben Crow, University of California, Santa Cruz
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About Alastair Greig

ALASTAIR GREIG is Reader in Sociology and Head of School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia.
DAVID HULME is Professor of Development Studies and Associate Director, Chronic Poverty Research Centre, Institute for Development and Management, University of Manchester, UK.
MARK TURNER is Professor of Development Policy and Management, University of Canberra, Australia.
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