From the Local to the Global

From the Local to the Global : Key Issues in Development Studies

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"Think global, act locally" is a phrase often used to describe the importance of popular activism and an awareness of the issues surrounding globalisation and development. This book is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in development that are central to understanding the causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in the global North and South. This second edition of the book contains new chapters on climate change, neoliberalism, child labour, popular movements in Latin America and the development process in Africa. Existing chapters have been revised and completely updated to analyse and reflect upon the impact of the global economic recession on international development. Students of development studies and NGO practitioners will find this collection invaluable as they explore opportunities for study and fieldwork.
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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0745328431
  • 9780745328430

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Contents Abbreviations Part I Development Discourse and Definitions 1. Introduction - Recasting Development in a Changing Global Economy Stephen McCloskey Centre for Global Education 2. Measuring Human Development Andy Storey Development Studies Centre 3. The Developing Globalisation of Justice - The ICC at a Crossroads Paul Hainsworth University of Ulster Part II The Economics of Development 4. Perspectives on Aid - Analysing the System Joanne McGarry, Trocaire 5. Is Trade an Agent of Development? Denis O'Hearn Queen's University Belfast and Binghampton University, New York 6. Illegitimate Debt - An 'Unfashionable' Financial Crisis Nessa Ni Chasaide Debt and Development Campaign Part III Development Policy 7. Climate Change and Development Satish Kumar School of Geography, Queen's University Belfast 8. Europe, 'Partnership' and the Colonial Legacy Gerard McCann St Mary's University College, Queen's University Belfast 9. Achieving Millennium Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Goal Too Far? Chrispin Matenga University of Zambia 10. Gender and Development Maeve Taylor Banulacht Part IV Human Development 11. Voices of Popular Power in Latin America Ronaldo Munck Dublin City University 12. Redefining Refuge - The Shifting Status of the Refugee Anna Morvern Immigration Advisor 13. Understanding and Dealing with Child Labour - Problems and Prospects Madeleine Leonard Queen's University Belfast 14. Development Education as an Agent of Social Change - The Theory and Practice Stephen McCloskey Centre for Global Education 15. Conclusion - Development in the Face of Neoliberal Economic Strategies Gerard McCann St Mary's University College, Queen's University Belfast Notes on Authors Index
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"'This is a very useful book for those needing to expand their knowledge and understanding of development issues...Buy this book and dip into it often.' The Development Education Journal 'The book is a student-friendly and wide-ranging overview to the main debates and ideas associated with development. I can easily imagine using the book in class to help students work through the concepts they need in order to grasp the sources of poverty and unfairness in the world.' Ian Taylor, University of Botswana."
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About Gerard McCann

Gerard McCann is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies at St Mary's University College (Queen's University, Belfast). He is Director of the Global Dimension in Education project and coordinates partnership initiatives with universities in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He has written extensively on the European Union's development and education policies. Stephen McCloskey is the Director of the Centre for Global Education, Belfast and editor of the journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. His publications include Development Education in Policy and Practice (editor, 2014) and The East Timor Question: The Struggle for Independence from Indonesia, (2000), co-edited with Paul Hainsworth. He is currently leading development projects in the Gaza Strip and is chair of Cuba Support Group, Belfast.
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