The Critical Development Studies Handbook

The Critical Development Studies Handbook : Tools for Change

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This handbook provides a clear and accessible introduction to the groundbreaking and interdisciplinary new field of critical development studies.Each short chapter is written by a well-known specialist and provides a succinct discussion of central issues in the field. It provides a critical perspective informed by a belief in the need for substantive change and for genuine, lasting progress in international development.This will be an important resource for all development scholars, teachers, students, researchers and activists who want to practice Development Studies with a critical edge.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 166 x 232 x 20mm | 498.95g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745331238
  • 9780745331232
  • 583,260

Table of contents

Acknowledgements * Using the CDS Handbook * Preface * Introduction * Back to basics (Anthony H. O'Malley) * Critical development studies: The evolution of an idea (Jane Parpart, Henry Veltmeyer) * Section 1: Bring History Back In: Rolling back the canvas of time (Kari Polanyi Levitt) * History from a critical development perspective (Isaac Saney) * Reorienting history (Alain Gresh) * Section 2 Thinking Critically About Development: Theories of development: A critical economic perspective (James Cypher) * Development theory from a Latin American perspective (Cristobal Kay) * Critical development theory (Ronaldo Munck) * Section 3: A System in Crisis: Contemporary capitalism: Development in an era of neoliberal globalization (Guillermo Foladori, Rail Delgado Wise) * Globalization, imperialism and development (James Petras) * Critical Globalization Studies: Globalization, poverty and development (Barry Gills) * The global collapse (Walden Bello); Section 4: The International Dimension: International relations in development (Timothy Shaw, Henry Veltmeyer) * The United Nations and development (Krishna Ahooja-Patel) * Multilateral organizations in the new (neoliberal) world order (Walden Bello) * The international policy framework (Manfred Bielefeld)

Aid, debt and trade: In the vortex of capitalist development (Luciano Vasapollo) * Section 5: The centrality of class in critical development studies (Berch Berberoglu) * Power and development: The politics of empire (James Petras) * The politics of development (John Harriss) * War and development (Michael Clow) * Section 6: The Poverty Problematic: The World Bank: Development, poverty, hegemony (David Moore) * The inequality predicament (Henry Veltmeyer) * The poverty problematic (John Harriss) * Section 7: Towards a New Paradigm: Social capital and local development (Henry Veltmeyer) * The Sustainable livelihoods approach: A CDS Perspective (A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi) * Human development in theory and practice (Joseph Tharamangalam, Ananya Mukherjee Reed) * Section 8: Power and Development: Class and Gender Matters: Critical social analysis and development (Anthony O'Malley) * Gender, empowerment and development (Jane Parpart) * Engendering the economy: Implications for critical development thinking and practice (Fiona Macphail) * Section 9: Culture, Knowldedge and Education For Development: The cultural matrix of development and change (Aradhana Parmar) * Knowledge and technology for development (Alexander Borda-Rodriguez, Sam Lanfranco) * Education and development (Gary Malcolm) * Section 10: Agrarian Transformation and Rural Development: Critical rural development studies (Haroon Akram-Lodhi) * Rural development from a Latin American perspective (Cristobal Kay) * Contemporary land policies and land struggles (Saturnino [Jun] Borras, Jr.) * Section 11: Capitalism, Labour and Development: Labour, class and capitalism (Rosalind Boyd) * Migration and development: Labour in the global economy (Raul Delgado Wise, Humberto Marquez Covarrubias) * Urban development in the global south (Charmain Levy) * Section 12: Nature, Energy and Development: Mainstream sustainable development (Darcy Victor Tetreault) * Sustainability in the social sciences: A Critical Perspective (David Barkin) * Political ecology: Environmentalism for a change (Anthony O'Malley)
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'At a time when the credibility of the neoliberal development model is being seriously questioned world-wide there is a great thirst for alternative development debates and paradigms. Tools for Change is an extremely timely contribution that brings together a wealth of critical analysis and information in an accessible format' -- Professor Ronaldo Munck, Dublin City University 'It is helpful for students to be exposed to viewpoints that are radically different from those in the mainstream. ... Its nonmathematical approach makes it very accessible to a large audience. Recommended' -- CHOICE 'An excellent reference manual in development studies for students, faculty, and practitioners of development matters' -- Dr. Berch Berberoglu, Foundation Professor of Sociology, Director of Graduate Studies, and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno. 'An extraordinary achievement: there is simply nothing like it on the market, in terms of the scope, depth, and the quality and consistency of the contributions included in this book. This is as close to a critical or heterodox textbook in development studies as we are ever likely to get' -- Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London
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About Henry Veltmeyer

Henry Veltmeyer is Professor of Sociology and International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia, Canada and Adjunct Professor of Development Studies at Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico. He is the co-author of Social Movements and State Power (Pluto, 2005).
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