International Development and the Social Sciences

Essays on the History and Politics of Knowledge

Author: Randall Packard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

View: 9790

"This superb collection assembles a number of stimulating and theoretically current contributions by outstanding scholars."—Angelique Haugerud, author of The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya

International Development

A Casebook for Effective Management

Author: Frederick Keenan,Christine Gilmore

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450255272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 1319

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT uses the highly successful case method of the Harvard Business School and the Richard Ivey Business School to help you to become a much more effective manager of international development projects. Using real case studies of different types of situations in a wide range of countries, Keenan and Gilmore examine projects, identifying what to do and how to do it. Sharpen your managerial skills by working through these real international cases. Youll be placed in the shoes of the original decision makers and given the same information with which to choose a course of action that you can defend to your peers. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT explainsat the operational levelwhat approaches and methods are most effective and which traditional techniques need to be abandoned. While exploring the cases, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT takes you through the fundamentals of international development, and teaches you how to sensitively create, manage and evaluate projects of international cooperation.

Partnership for International Development

Rhetoric Or Results?

Author: Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588260697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

View: 2828

In the search for institutional models that can deliver more and better development outcomes, partnership is arguably among the most popular solutions proposed. But the evidence of partnerships' contributions to actual performance has been for the most part anecdotal. Partnerships for International Development bridges the gap between rhetoric and practice, clarifying what the concept means - and providing a roadmap for how to achieve meaningful partnership results. The discussion is enhanced by case studies of partnerships for public service, corporate social responsibility, and conflict resolution.

International Development

Issues and Challenges

Author: Damien Kingsbury,John McKay,Janet Hunt,Mark McGillivray,Matthew Clarke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137429429

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 8261

This popular introduction to the theory, practice and study of development takes a critical and interdisciplinary approach. The third edition has been revised and updates to take account of recent developments such as the sustainable development goals.

Education and International Development

theory, practice and issues

Author: Clive Harber

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 1873927479

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 2855

This book is a comprehensive introductory text for those beginning their studies of the complex yet fascinating area of education and international development. It sets out an overview of the main theories, ideologies and issues of education in developing countries, always with an eye to the contextual and practical realities of life in schools and other educational institutions. The book takes a balanced yet critical approach and examines both positive and negative aspects of the many relationships between education and development. It will be of use to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students as well as to staff in higher education who teach on courses concerned with education and development and those who work in international institutions and non-governmental organisations.

Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development

Is Business the Solution?

Author: Michael Hopkins

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 9583

This book, written by noted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practitioner Michael Hopkins, is the first to explicitly link CSR with development. It spells out what corporations are doing on development, what more they could do and how CSR can be a useful tool to promote economic development via corporations. This is important and challenging reading for all of those in government, business and NGOs who think that there must be a better, more effective and dynamic way to kick-start development and eradicate poverty.

The Goal of International Development: God's Will on Earth, as It Is in Heaven

Author: Beth Snodderly

Publisher: WCIU Press

ISBN: 0865850275

Category: Religion

Page: 169

View: 446

This anthology is a collection of William Carey International University faculty and student writings concerning the nature and goals of international development. This book is the first in the WCIU Press International Development Series. The perspectives of twelve different authors are represented. Sign up for the WCIU Press newsletter to be notified about new books from this author and more! http: //eepurl.com/rB15L

Education and International Development

An Introduction

Author: Tristan McCowan,Elaine Unterhalter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472510682

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 5515

Education is fundamental to every aspect of development and there is widespread support across the world for policies that affirm that all children, regardless of their circumstances, have a right to quality schooling. Yet despite concerted efforts from national governments, multilateral organisations and NGOs over many decades we are still far from achieving education for all. In addition, while education can enhance human development, it is also associated with persistent inequalities. Education and International Development provides a comprehensive introduction to the field, giving an overview of the history, influential theories, important concepts and areas of achievement, and presenting a critical reflection on emerging trends in policy, practice and research. With chapters that review key challenges and inspiring initiatives in countries around the globe - focusing on critical issues such as language, conflict and teachers - this book serves both as a companion to graduate studies in international education and a concise reference book for practitioners and educators in the field.

International Development

Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Author: Rohinton Medhora

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199671664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 943

View: 6296

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 changed and spread over time, and how they may evolve over the coming decades. It also examines the real-life experiences of different countries and organizations have been inspired by, and contributed to, thinking on development. Each chapterwill be an analytical survey of thinking about development, highlighting debates and taking into account critical perspectives. The volume is intended as a key reference on the range of concepts used to think about development -their origins, evolution and trajectories- and act as a resource for anaudience of scholars, graduate students and practitioners.

International Development Policy: Religion and Development

Author: G. Carbonnier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137329386

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 4388

The rise of fundamentalist movements in major religions has forced decision-makers, development organizations and academics to turn their attention to its meaning for development. Global scholars and practitioners examine these issues and fundamentally question the secular-religious dichotomy in development discourse and practice.

Climate Change Mitigation and International Development Cooperation

Author: Ryo Fujikura,Tomoyo Toyota

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415508649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 5778

This is a companion book to Earthscan’s 2010 book Climate Change Adaptation and International Development. This book consists of summarised case studies looking at climate change mitigation specifically in Asia, the region producing the most greenhouse gas emissions. It examines international development from the perspective of climate change mitigation and looks at how international communities and donors support developing nations by funding, technical assistance and capacity building.

International Development Governance

Author: Ahmed Shafiqul Huque,Habib Zafarullah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781574445565

Category: Political Science

Page: 896

View: 7205

The establishment of good governance is a major challenge for the developing world, along with the need to sustain the progress resulting from developmental efforts. Although there are numerous studies on the development and governance of emerging nations, few volumes make a serious effort to bring together these two critical concepts. International Development Governance combines the two concepts - development and governance - by examining the issues and problems faced by nations in their attempts to establish sustainable governance. This textbook also initiates discussions on the concept of development governance in an international context. The book fills the gap in existing literature by drawing upon the experience and expertise of scholars from a broad spectrum of knowledge. Their views explain the issues and problems with reference to a number of tools that could establish "development governance" and sustain it. The text offers in-depth examinations of developmental sectors, resulting in a textbook that will inspire future public officials, policy makers, and consultants to contribute to the betterment of life for citizens of developing countries.

International Development

Socio-Economic Theories, Legacies, and Strategies

Author: Anna Lanoszka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131720865X

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 1362

International Development is a comprehensive inquiry into the field of socio-economic development founded on an understanding that economic advancement involves transformation of society. It explores successful developmental strategies but also tries to identify factors behind failed endeavours and the human costs associated with them. The book evaluates the role played by influential agents of development, such as the state and its institutions, authoritarian leaders, international organizations, donor agencies, non-governmental organizations, civil society activists, and private business actors. Key features: A multi-disciplinary approach taking into account politics, economics, sociology, cultural aspects, and history of development; Examines a breadth of different theoretical approaches and their practical applications; Presents both mainstream and critical viewpoints; Addresses such complex issues as governability processes, rights of the poor, colonial legacy, armed conflict, environmental sustainability, gender relations, foreign aid, urbanization, rural development, and international trade; Suggested further reading list at the end of each chapter. This well-balanced book will be a key text for students and practitioners working in the area of socio-economic development and more broadly in development studies, the politics of development and international political economy.

International Development

A Global Perspective on Theory and Practice

Author: Paul Battersby,Ravi Roy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526421712

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 8903

How can we lay the foundation for a more just and peaceful world? How can we prevent communications from fracturing and societies from tearing themselves apart? How should we prioritise economic, social and cultural demands for resources and opportunities? This book answers these questions, and presents a view of development ‘in practice’. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of contemporary developments, as well as providing coverage of the theory and practice of international development. The book: · Covers a range of contemporary topics such as global security, new technologies, ethics and learning and participation · Has chapters on Global Health and Development in Practice, Environmentally Sustainable Development in Practice and Corruption and Development · Features learning objectives, summaries, reading lists and questions for discussion · Works as a practice-driven text packed with case studies Global in perspective and full of everything you need to know, this is your go-to book for your studies in International Development.

International Development

A Postwar History

Author: Corinna R. Unger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472576322

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 8899

International Development: A Postwar History offers the first concise historical overview of international development policies and practices in the 20th century. Embracing a longue durée perspective, the book describes the emergence of the development field at the intersection of late colonialism, the Second World War, the onset of decolonization, and the Cold War. It discusses the role of international organizations, colonial administrations, national governments, and transnational actors in the making of the field, and it analyzes how the political, intellectual, and economic changes over the course of the postwar period affected the understanding of and expectations toward development. By drawing on examples of development projects in different parts of the world and in different fields, Corinna R. Unger shows how the plurality of development experiences shaped the notion of development as we know it today. This book is ideal for scholars seeking to understand the history of development assistance and to gain new insight into the international history of the 20th century.

Disability & International Development

Towards Inclusive Global Health

Author: Malcolm MacLachlan,Leslie Swartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387938400

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 1660

One of the greatest challenges facing modern global health is how to include the most marginalized and impoverished people in international efforts to promote social and economic development. In Disability and International Development disability rights are situated within the broader context of global health and the need for much greater inter-sector collaboration. Reports from a broad cross-section of low- and middle-income countries—locales as diverse as Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, and Papua New Guinea—move beyond surface discussions of "what is working" and "what shows promise" to discuss political and governance contexts, the roles of disabled persons in research by outsiders, concurrent struggles (e.g., women’s or children’s rights), and instructive inroads made by community activists and national Disabled People’s Organizations. The results are provocative, and offer new lenses for viewing both the issues and the populations they affect. Each of the book’s chapters spotlights a topic as representative of the enormity and immediacy of challenges to inclusive global health, including: The impact of international human rights law on domestic law and local traditions. The effect of failed states on the lives of people with disabilities. Empowerment and advocacy: disability organizations and movements. HIV/AIDS interventions with disabled persons. Assistive technologies in low-income countries. Strategies for improving the lives of children with disabilities. Cross-disciplinary as well as cross-cultural, Disability and International Development will attract a wide audience of professionals in rehabilitation, social welfare and human rights; governmental and non-governmental organizations and disabled people’s organizations; researchers and practitioners. It will also be relevant to those working in health and welfare administration, health policy, international aid and development, and human rights. In addition, graduate students in disability studies, public and global health and international development should find this an important guide to the future of these fields.

International Development Assistance

Evolution and Prospects : with Specific Reference to the World Bank and Japan

Author: Takamasa Akiyama,Suzanne Akiyama,湊直信

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic assistance

Page: 191

View: 6333

Global Education Policy and International Development

New Agendas, Issues and Policies

Author: Antoni Verger,Hulya K. Altinyelken,Mario Novelli

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474296033

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 6986

Exploring the interplay between globalization, education and international development, this comprehensive introduction surveys the impact of global education policies on local policy in developing countries. With chapters written by leading international scholars in the field, drawing on a full range of theoretical perspectives and offering a diverse selection of case studies, this new edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect changing policy debates and issues whilst maintaining the theoretical and intellectual coherence of the first edition. This second edition of Global Education Policy and International Development includes: - Seven entirely new chapters on the emerging debates in the field, including large-scale assessments, quality of teaching and education in emergencies - Contributions from the leading scholars in the field, such as Stephen J. Ball, Roger Dale, Susan Robertson, Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Elaine Unterhalter - Supportive pedagogical features such as chapter outlines, questions for discussion, key reading recommendations and boxed case studies and vignettes - Updated case studies from a variety of countries in the Global South - Online resources, including additional case studies and links to relevant policy documents and video content From students of education, development and globalization to practitioners working in developing contexts, Global Education Policy and International Development is an essential textbook for those seeking to understand how global forces and local realities meet to shape education policy in the developing world.

Global Knowledge Networks and International Development

Author: Simon Maxwell,Dr Diane L Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134272758

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 7732

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.