Doing Good or Doing Better

Development Policies in a Globalizing World

Edited by Monique Kremer, Peter van Lieshout, and Robert Went

Edited by Monique Kremer, Peter van Lieshout, and Robert Went

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

378 pages | 6 3/10 x 9 1/2 | © 2009
Paper $46.95 ISBN: 9789089641076 Published September 2010 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

What drives development? What new issues have arisen due to globalization? And what kind of policies contribute to development in a rapidly changing world? The studies in Doing Good or Doing Better analyze the different development strategies employed on various continents, address current challenges, and argue that a new approach—one different from the European and American models—is necessary in a globalizing, interdependent world.

Martin Rhodes, University of Denver
 “This volume provides the most comprehensive analysis available of the core issues on the global development agenda. All of the most difficult challenges are addressed—including the problems of development orthodoxy; the potential for corporate, NGO, and civil society partnerships; the impact of the rise of China and India on aid, trade, and investment; and how best to engage in postwar peace and state building—and in each case novel answers are provided. Both beginners and veterans in this field will benefit enormously from its insights.”
Contents

About the authors

 

Preface

 

1        Towards Development Policies Based on Lesson Learning: An Introduction

Monique Kremer, Peter van Lieshout and Robert Went

 

Part I               RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT

 

2        Twenty-first Century Globalization, Paradigm Shifts in Development

Jan Nederveen Pieterse

 

3        Does Foreign Aid Work?

Roger C. Ridell

 

Part II             LEARNING FROM DEVELOPMENT HISTORIES

 

4        Under-explored Treasure Troves of Development Lessons: Lessons from the Histories of Small Rich European Countries

Ha-Joon Chang

 

5        Stagnation in Africa: Disentangling Figures, Facts and Fiction

Paul Hoebink

 

6        Including the Middle Classes? Latin American Social Policies after the Washington Consensus

Evelyne Huber

 

7        Imaginary Institutions: State-Building in Afghanistan

Martine van Bijlert

 

8        Beyond Development Orthodoxy: Chinese Lessons in Pragmatism and Institutional Change

Peter Ho

 

Part III            BEYOND THE STATE: NEW ACTORS IN DEVELOPMENT

 

9        Business and Sustainable Development: From Passive Involvement to Active Partnerships

Rob van Tulder and Fabienne Fortanier

 

10    Why ‘Philanthrocapitalism’ Is Not the Answer: Private Industries and International Development

Michael Edwards

 

11    The Trouble with Participation: Assessing the New Aid Paradigm

 

Part IV            NEW INTERDEPENDENTIES

 

12    How Can Sub-Saharan African Turn the China-India Threat into an Opportunity?

Raphael Kaplinsky

 

13    Post-war Peace-building: What Role for International Organizations?

Chris van der Borgh

 

14    Migration and Development: Contested Consequences

Ronald Skeldon

 

15    Global Justice and the State

Pieter Pekelharing

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