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: 8621

"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

The International Development Institute

A Report

Author: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Committee on the International Development Institute

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Technical assistance, American

Page: 57

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Industry 4.0, Urban Development and German International Development Cooperation

Author: acatech

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 3831644950


Page: 48

View: 7044

Industry 4.0 has high potential to positively impact the economic development of cities in developing countries and emerging economies. It can help to promote a green urban economy and contribute to sustainable developement. However, the success of its potential benefits is also dependent on the appropriate economic and urban framework conditions being in place. In this position paper, acatech makes recommendations on how the framework conditions should be addressed by German developement cooperation. India is proposed as a very suitable partner for further action. This position paper is the final report of the acatech project on "Advanced Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 an Urban Development" which was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ on behalf of the BMZ. It was carried out in cooperation with the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

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: 2310

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.

International Development

A Casebook for Effective Management

Author: Frederick Keenan,Christine Gilmore

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450255272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 3384

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.

The International Development of China

Author: Sun Yat-sen

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465544453


Page: N.A

View: 8484

As soon as Armistice was declared in the recent World War, I began to take up the study of the International Development of China, and to form programs accordingly. I was prompted to do so by the desire to contribute my humble part in the realization of world peace. China, a country possessing a territory of 4,289,000 square miles, a population of 400,000,000 people, and the richest mineral and agricultural resources in the world, is now a prey of militaristic and capitalistic powers a greater bone of contention than the Balkan Peninsula. Unless the Chinese question can be settled peacefully, another world war greater and more terrible than the one just past will be inevitable. In order to solve the Chinese question, I suggest that the vast resources of China be developed internationally under a socialistic scheme, for the good of the world in general and the Chinese people in particular. It is my hope that as a result of this, the present spheres of influence can be abolished; the international commercial war can be done away with; the internecine capitalistic competition can be got rid of, and last, but not least, the class struggle between capital and labor can be avoided. Thus the root of war will be forever exterminated so far as China is concerned. Each part of the different programs in this International Scheme, is but a rough sketch or a general policy produced from a layman's thought with very limited materials at his disposal. So alterations and changes will have to be made after scientific investigation and detailed survey. For instance, in regard to the projected Great Northern Port, which is to be situated between the mouths of the Tsingho and the Lwanho, the writer thought that the entrance of the harbor should be at the eastern side of the port but from actual survey by technical engineers, it is found that the entrance of the harbor should be at the western side of the port instead. So I crave great indulgence on the part of experts and specialists.

A Society for International Development

Prospectus 1984

Author: Ann Mattis

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 8070

A Society for International Development: Prospectus 1984 is a collection of studies that examines the current problems of world development in light of the past twenty-five years but goes beyond an examination of that experience to project practical and workable plans for the future. In this book the authors ask the question "what is development?" and they invite the people of the world to respond. Is development economic growth, or is it the creation of a new basis for preserving cultural identity? Who should determine developmental policies? On whom should we rely to see these policies through? Combining broad questions with specific case studies, the authors suggest that a new world order is both attainable and desirable.

International Development

A Postwar History

Author: Corinna R. Unger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472576322

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9103

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.

Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development

Is Business the Solution?

Author: Michael Hopkins

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 2662

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.

Education and International Development

theory, practice and issues

Author: Clive Harber

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 1873927479

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 5875

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.

International Development

Socio-Economic Theories, Legacies, and Strategies

Author: Anna Lanoszka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131720865X

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 8282

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 Policy

Aid, Emerging Economies and Global Policies

Author: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113700357X

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

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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.

Education and International Development

An Introduction

Author: Tristan McCowan,Elaine Unterhalter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472510682

Category: Education

Page: 304

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'Honorable Mention' 2016 PROSE Award - Education Practice 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

A Global Perspective on Theory and Practice

Author: Paul Battersby,Ravi Roy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526421712

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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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.

Strategy of International Development

Essays in the Economics of Backwardness

Author: H.W. Singer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349042285

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 5490

International Development, 1969

Challenges to Prevalent Ideas on Development

Author: Society for International Development,K. B. Madhava

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780379120066

Category: Economic development

Page: 399

View: 3108

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

View: 5564

'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.

Department for International Development's programme in Vietnam

eighth report of session 2006-07, report, together with formal minutes and oral and written evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215035372

Category: Great Britain

Page: 68

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The Department for International Development's budget in Vietnam has more than tripled in the last five years and a 10 year Development Partnership Agreement has been signed with the government of Vietnam, which commits the UK to providing at least £50 million a year until 2010. In the light of this rising budget this inquiry examines the scope, focus and effectiveness of the programme in Vietnam. It pays particular attention to the problems of inequality and the off-track millennium goals of HIV/AIDS and sanitation.

International Development Policies

Perspectives for Industrial Countries

Author: Sidney Samuel Dell

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822310976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 2997

In this survey of the field of international development policies, Sidney Dell challenges conventional wisdom and provides a rationale for a more cooperative and constructive approach to world development. Assessing the management of the global economy by the major economic powers and the policies that caused the world economy to lose momentum in the 1970s and 1980s, Dell directs his study to industrial countries which must, he claims, take responsibility for creating an environment favorable to Third World development. Tracing the fundamental changes of the last forty years in international development policies toward the Third World, Dell details the transformation from a policy of collective responsibility on the part of the international community to the current status, in which the commitment of governments of industrial countries to Third World development is greatly diluted. He examines the growing conflicts in world trade and analyzes the failure of the international economic community to develop a long-run strategy for dealing with the world debt crisis. Other topics addressed include the future of the international monetary system, the viability of small countries, strategies for development of basic needs, and the prospects for foreign private investment.