Geographies of Development

Geographies of Development

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Geographies of Development is an established, innovative and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Development Geography, Development Studies and related fields. A pioneer of the holistic approach, it encourages critical engagement by integrating key topics throughout the text, such as development ideology, globalisation, modernity, gender, ethnicity, tourism, resources, development aid, land degradation and environmental sustainability. It argues lucidly, convincingly and informatively that ideas concerning development have been many and varied, and have been highly contested, varying from time to time and from place to place. This new edition remains an innovative and comprehensive approach to the subject. The authors have considerable teaching experience in this area and collectively bring first-hand research expertise from: North, West and southern Africa; Asia and the Pacific, and the Caribbean/South America.show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 188 x 240 x 30mm | 1,120.37g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • 2nd edition
  • 141 illustrations, 75halftones, bibliog , index
  • 0130605697
  • 9780130605696

Table of contents

Contents List of boxes Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgements Introduction PART I CONCEPTUALISING DEVELOPMENT: MEANINGS OF DEVELOPMENT 1. Questioning development Overview: from 'development' to 'anti-development' The meaning of the word 'development' Thinking about development Critiques of development: Eurocentrism, populist stances, anti-development and post-modernity Spatialising development: the Third World/Developing World/Global South Rich and poor worlds: relative poverty and inequalities at the global scale Concluding issues: geography, development and 'distant others' Further reading Websites 2. Understanding colonialism Introduction Phases of colonialism Legacies of colonialism Further reading 3. Theories and strategies of development Introduction Theories, strategies and ideologies of development Classical--traditional approaches: early views from the developed world Historical approaches: empirical perspectives on change and development Radical dependency approaches: the Third World answers back? Alternative, bottom--up approaches: perspectives on 'another' development Development theory, modernity and post-modernity: concluding remarks Further reading Websites 4. Globalisation, development and underdevelopment What does globalisation mean? Globalisation and development: for and against/solution or problem? Global transformations: a shrinking world or a more unequal world? Globalisation and the information society: the digital divide and an unequal world Economic aspects of globalisation: industrialisation, TNCs, world cities and global shifts Economic change and global divergence Global convergence? Perspectives on cultural globalisation Political aspects of globalisation: the anti-globalisation and anti-capitalist movements Concluding comments: globalisation and unequal development Further reading Websites PART II DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE: COMPONENTS OF DEVELOPMENT 5. People in the development process People-centred development Population and resources: a demographic time bomb? Population distribution Population dynamics The demographic transition Population policies Population structure Quality of life Conclusion Further reading Websites 6. Resources and the environment Introduction The importance of resources in development Resource constraints and the development process Environmental impacts of development The search for sustainable resource management Further reading Websites 7. Institutions of development Introduction The rise of global governance The role of the state Civil society, NGOs and development Further reading Websites PART III SPACES AND DEVELOPMENT: PLACES AND DEVELOPMENT 8. Movements and flows Introduction: unravelling complexities Movements and flows in the 'real world' People on the move Communications and transport North and South: an interdependent world World trade: the changing scene Developing countries and the debt crisis Further reading Websites 9. Urban spaces Urbanisation and development: an overview Urbanisation in the contemporary Third World Causes of repaid urbanisation in the Third World City systems and development: questions of urban primacy, regional inequalities and unequal development Urban and regional planning in Third World countries Rural--urban interrelations in developing countries Inside Third World cities Final comments: urban management for sustainable urbanisation Further reading Websites 10. Rural spaces Rural spaces in development Principal systems of production Approaches to agricultural and rural development Towards better understanding of rural spaces Further reading Websites Bibliography Indexshow more

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