International Development Studies

Theories and Methods in Research and Practice


Author: Andrew Sumner,Michael A Tribe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849206392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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'A sure-footed and self-confident book, ambitious in scope, authoritative in execution and practical in its implications' - Simon Maxwell, Director, Overseas Development Institute, London 'At last, a development studies text that encourages self-reflection from within the discipline. Highly recommended' - Professor Ray Kiely, Chair in International Politics, Queen Mary University of London 'This is the book that academics, development researchers and practitioners have been seeking for a long time. [It] addresses the most important issues which development researchers and practitioners cope with each and every day' - Dr Tran Tuan, Director, Research and Training Centre for Community Development, Hanoi, Vietnam. 'An insightful book for both development practitioners and researchers alike' - Professor K.N. Nair, Director Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India This book is about working professionally in Development Studies as a student, researcher or practitioner. It introduces and addresses the fundamental questions that everyone engaged with development must ask: " What is 'development' and why do we wish to study it? " How do the many theoretical, methodological and espistemological approaches relate to research and practical studies in development? " How are development research and practice linked? Accessibly written, with extensive use of case study material, this book is an essential primer for students of development studies who require a concise, penetrating overview of its foundations. It is also core reading for students and practitioners concerned with the design of studies in the course of policy analysis, sector reviews, or project formulation, management and evaluation.

International Development Policy

Aid, Emerging Economies and Global Policies


Author: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113700357X

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 1919

International development cooperation is undergoing a revolution. The authors question how far bilateral and multilateral aid agencies succeed in mainstreaming global issues in their operations and assess how emerging and traditional donors address competing objectives, often with diverging rationales. Cases include Brazil, China and South Africa.

Economics and Development Studies


Author: Michael Tribe,Frederick Nixson,Andy Sumner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136938737

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Development studies textbooks and courses have sometimes tended to avoid significant economic content. However, without an understanding of the economic aspects of international development many of the more complex issues cannot be fully comprehended. Economics and Development Studies makes the economic dimension of discourse around controversial issues in international development accessible to second and third year undergraduate students working towards degrees in development studies. Following an introductory chapter outlining the connections between development economics and development studies, this book consists of eight substantive chapters dealing with the nature of development economics, economic growth and structural change, economic growth and developing countries, economic growth and economic development since 1960, the global economy and the Third World, developing countries and international trade, economics and development policy, and poverty, equality and development economists, with a tenth concluding chapter. This book synthesizes existing development economics literature in order to identify the salient issues and controversies and make them accessible and understandable. The concern is to distinguish differences within the economics profession, and between economists and non-economists, so that the reader can make informed judgments about the sources of these differences, and about their impact on policy analysis and policy advice. The book features explanatory text boxes, tables and diagrams, suggestions for further reading, and a listing of the economic concepts used in the chapters.

Humanitarian Development Studies in Europe

Assessment of Universities’ Training and NGOs’ Needs


Author: Julia González,Wilhelm Löwenstein,Mo Malek

Publisher: Universidad de Deusto

ISBN: 8498305012

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 1076

The increased need for efficiency underlines that activities in North-South co-operation require more than voluntariness and good will; the members of HumanitarianNet share the conviction that aid and co-operation today requires more professionalism, advanced technical skills in a variety of areas. Therefore, in the first phase of work HumanitarianNet focused on presenting and analysing the status quo of programmes related to Humanitarian Development Studies. The second part of the book takes account of the European divesity and this need for information in changing the viewpoint of the analyses from an international to a national perspective.


An Introduction to International Development Studies


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781536134681


Page: N.A

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International Development

Ideas, Experience, and Prospects


Author: Bruce Currie-Alder,Ravi Kanbur,David M. Malone,Rohinton Medhora

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 896

View: 3064

Thinking on development informs and inspires the actions of people, organizations, and states in their continuous effort to invent a better world. This volume examines the ideas behind development: their origins, how they have changed and spread over time, and how they may evolve over the coming decades. It also examines how the real-life experiences of different countries and organizations have been inspired by, and contributed to, thinking on development. The extent to which development 'works' depends in part on particular local, historical, or institutional contexts. General policy prescriptions fail when the necessary conditions that make them work are either absent, ignored, or poorly understood. There is a need to grasp how people understand their own development experience. If the countries of the world are varied in every way, from their initial conditions to the degree of their openness to outside money and influence, and success is not centred in any one group, it stands to reason that there cannot be a single recipe for development. Each chapter provides an analytical survey of thinking about development that highlights debates and takes into account critical perspectives. It includes contributions from scholars and practitioners from the global North and the global South, spanning at least two generations and multiple disciplines. It will be a key reference on the concepts and theories of development - their origins, evolution, and trajectories - and act as a resource for scholars, graduate students, and practitioners.

Global Knowledge Networks and International Development


Author: Simon Maxwell,Dr Diane L Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134272758

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 9741

This volume draws together leading experts from academia, think-tanks and donor agencies, to examine the impact of transnational knowledge networks in the formulation of local, national and global policy in the field of international development and transition studies. These leading contributors pay particular attention to the global reach of research and the manner in which knowledge is incorporated into, and shapes, transnational policy domains. They show how the 'knowledge agenda' has become a central part of the discourse of both developing societies and advanced economies. Governments and international organizations devote considerable financial resources to both in-house and contracted research. This volume will be of great interest to students, researchers and policy makers concerned with global policy, global governance and development.

Building Development Studies for the New Millennium


Author: Isa Baud,Elisabetta Basile,Tiina Kontinen,Susanne von Itter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030040526

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

View: 8202

This book brings together multiple critical assessments of the current state and future visions of global development studies. It examines how the field engages with new paradigms and narratives, methodologies and scientific impact, and perspectives from the Global South. The authors focus on social and democratic transformation, inclusive development and global environmental issues, and implications for research practices. Leading academics provide an excellent overview of recent insights for post-graduate students and scholars in these research areas.

Development Centre Studies Public Attitudes and International Development Co-operation


Author: North-South Centre of the Council of Europe,OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264163859


Page: 172

View: 5686

This collection of studies of public attitudes to development co-operation in OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Member countries demonstrates that the concept of "aid fatigue" is misplaced. A serious lack of adequate knowledge about ...