Crosscurrents: International Development

Paperback | May 15, 2007

byMark Charlton, Paul Rowe

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Crosscurrents: International Development, first edition expands Thomson Nelson's already broad and successful Crosscurrents series. This text provides a stimulating collection of essays that teach students to think critically and analyze the main issues in International Development. Crosscurrents: International Development uses the extremely popular and successful "yes-no" debate format. Topics covered are both Canadian and from various international perspectives. All issues are framed with well-written introductory essays and post-scripts.

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Crosscurrents: International Development, first edition expands Thomson Nelson's already broad and successful Crosscurrents series. This text provides a stimulating collection of essays that teach students to think critically and analyze the main issues in International Development. Crosscurrents: International Development uses the ext...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.2 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:May 15, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176104771

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IntroductionPart I: Contending Perspectives on Development1. Are development and globalization a form of imperialism?Yes: Henry Veltmeyer, "Development and Globalization as Imperialism."No: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Globalization and Development.Part II: Political Economy and Development2. Is the present trading regime beneficial to the world''s poor?Yes: Martin Wolf, Why Globalization Works.No: Robert Isaak, The Globalization Gap.3. Do fair trade networks create a fairer global trading system?Yes: Laure Waridel, Coffee with Pleasure: Just Java and World Trade.No: Gavin Fridell, "The Fair Trade Network in Historical Perspective."4. Can sweatshops and cheap labour benefit the poor?Yes: Paul Krugman, "In Praise of Cheap Labour."No: John Miller, "Why Economists Are Wrong About Sweatshops and the Antisweatshop Movement."5. Does outright debt cancellation ignore the real problems of Africa?Yes: George Ayittey, "Smart Aid for Africa."No: Moses Ochonu, "The Case for Debt Cancellation and Increased Aid to Africa."6. Are property titling systems the key to increased economic growth?Yes:Hernando de Soto. The Mystery of Capital.No: Alan Gilbert. "On the mystery of capital and the myths of Hernando de Soto."Part III: Development and International Institutions7. Do current World Bank and IMF lending and aid models alleviate poverty?''Yes: Brian Ames, et al., Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction.No: Adam Davidson-Harden, "An ''empty glass'': How the Bretton Woods institutions help to sustain and exacerbate poverty."8. Do Canadian government foreign aid programs help to alleviate poverty?Yes: CIDA Annual Report 2004-05, excerpts.No: Dexter Samida, "A Hand Out Instead of a Hand Up: Where Foreign Aid Fails."9. Are the Millenium Development Goals achieveable?Yes: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, "Millenium Development Goals: Why They Matter."No: Michael Clemens and Todd Moss, "What''s Wrong with the Millennium Development Goals."10. Has the adoption of a rights based approach to development failed?Yes: Peter Uvin, "On High Moral Ground: The Incorporation of Human Rights by the Development Enterprise."No: Hugo Slim, "Making Moral Low Ground: Rights as the Struggle for Justice and the Abolition of Development."11. Has Gender Mainstreaming been effective?Yes: Aruna Rao, "Making Institutions Work for Women."No: Rebecca Tiessen, "What''s New About Gender Mainstreaming? Three Decades of Policy Creation and Development Strategies.Part IV: Conflict and Political Development12. Will the Post-Washington Consensus really benefit Africa?Yes: "Executive Summary," Our Common Interest, Report of the Commission on Africa.No: Richard Sandbrook, "Africa''s Great Transformation."13. Is ethnic diversity an inherent cause of conflict?Yes: Barbara Harff and Ted Robert Gurr, Ethnic Conflict in World Politics.No: John Mueller, "The Banality of ''Ethnic War.''"14. Is democratization conducive to development?Yes: Amartya Sen, "Democracy as a Universal Value."No: Adrian Leftwich, "On democracy and development: a contradiction in the politics of economics."Part V: Global Resources and the Environment15. Is the World Bank''s approach to Sustainable Development adequate?Yes: World Bank, World Development Report 2003No: Liane Schalatek and Barbara Unmüssig, "The WDR 2003: A Strenous Tale of Missed Opportunties,"16. Can Genetically Modified Food help solve global food needs?Yes: Gregory Conko and C.S. Prakash, "Can GM Crops Play a Role in Developing Countries?"No: Independent Science Panel, "Why GM Free?"Contributor Acknowledgements