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

Edited by Gerard McCann and Stephen McCloskey

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

Edited by Gerard McCann and Stephen McCloskey

Distributed for Pluto Press

320 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745328423 Published October 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745328430 Published October 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

“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.

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 Ní 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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