International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

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EditorBruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur, David M. Malone

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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 thecoming 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. Generalpolicy 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 thedegree 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 multipledisciplines. 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.

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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 thecoming decades. It also examines how the real-li...

Bruce Currie-Alder is Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, Cairo, Egypt. His work examines the governance of public research funding and scientific cooperation with developing countries. His past position within IDRC was Senior Policy Advisor and Chief of Staff, facilitating corporate strategy and contributing to Canada's ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:896 pagesPublished:March 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Amartya Sen: ForewordPrefaceBruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur, David M. Malone, and Rohinton Medhora: The State of Development ThoughtPart 1. Critical Issues1. David Williams: The Study of Development2. John Harriss: Development Theories3. Shahid Yusuf: Fifty Years of Growth Economics4. Shanta Devarajan and Ravi Kanbur: Development Strategy: Balancing Market and Government Failure5. David Hulme: Poverty in Development Thought: Symptom or Cause6. Frances Stewart and Emma Samman: Inequality and Development7. Irene Tinker and Elaine Zuckerman: Women's Economic Roles and the Development Paradigm8. Maria Emma Santos and Georgina Santos: Composite Indices of Development9. Patricia Rogers and Dugan Fraser: Development EvaluationPart 2. Concepts and TheoriesState and Society10. Albert Berry: Growth, Inclusion, and Human Satisfaction11. Armando Barrientos: Social Protection12. Kevin Davis and Mariana Prado: Law, Regulation, and Development13. Maivan Clech Lam: Rooting Change: Indigeneity and Development14. Huguette Labelle: CorruptionEconomic15. Richard Bird and Arindam Das-Gupta: Public Finance in Developing Countries16. Justin Lin and Celestin Monga: The Evolving Paradigms of Structural Change17. Jose Antonio Ocampo: Trade and Finance in Development Thinking18. Wim Naude: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development19. Adekeye Adebajo: Two Prophets of Regional Integration: Prebisch and AdedejiPeace and Security20. Gilbert Khadiagala and Dimpho Motsamai: The Political Economy of IntraState Conflicts21. Mats Berdal: Peacebuilding and Development22. Keith Krause: Violence, Insecurity, and Crime in Development Thought23. Charles Cater: The Resource Curse and Transparency24. Pablo de Greiff: Transitional Justice and DevelopmentEnvironment and Health25. MS Swaminathan, R. Pandya-Lorch, and S. Yosef: Agriculture and Food Security26. Cecilia Tortajada: Water Resources: An Evolving Landscape27. Julio Berdegue, Tomas Rosada, and Anthony Bebbington: The Rural Transformation28. Ben White, Saturnino Borras, and Ruth Hall: Land Reform29. Fatima Denton: Climate Adaptation30. Tim Evans: Global Health31. Nandini Oomman and Farley Cleghorn: Targeting DiseasesInnovation and Technology32. Michele Di Maio: Industrial Policy33. Jose E. Cassiolato, Marcelo Matos, and Helena Lastres: Innovation Systems and Development34. Bo Gorannsson, J. Sutz, and R. Arocena: Universities and Higher Education in Development35. David Brook, Peter Singer, and Caitlyn MacMaster: Innovation for Development36. Ronaldo Lemos and Joana Ferraz: Information and Communication Technologies for DevelopmentPart 3. ExperiencesGeographic Diversity37. Simon Tay: The Asian Model of Development: From Crises to Transformation38. Xue Lan and Ling Chen: China39. Renato Flores: Brazil40. Ernesto Ottone and Carlos Vergara: Chile41. Mthuli Ncube, Abebe Shimeles, and Audrey Verdier-Chouchane: South Africa's Quest for Inclusive Development42. Devesh Kapur: India's Economic Development43. David Olusanya Ajakaiye and Afeikhena Jerome: Economic Development: The Experience of sub-Saharan Africa44. Ahmed Galal and Hoda Selim: Economic Development in the Arab Region: A Tale of Oil and PoliticsDevelopment Actors45. Celia and Jacques Kerstenetzky: The State as a Development Actor: State Forms of Social Transformation46. Kumi Naidoo and Sylvia Borren: Civil Society47. Carol Adelman and Yulya Spantchak: Foundations and Private Actors48. Diana Tussie and Cintia Quiliconi: The World Trade Organization and Development49. Danny Leipziger: The Role and Influence of International Financial Institutions50. Homi Kharas: Development Assistance51. Gregory Chin and Jorge Heine: Consultative Forums: State Power and Multilateral Institutions52. Richard Jolly: Underestimated Influence: UN Contributions to Development Ideas, Leadership, Influence and ImpactBruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur, David M. Malone, and Rohinton Medhora: Epilogue