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: 7893

"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

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: 9022

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: 2698

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.

Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development

Is Business the Solution?

Author: Michael Hopkins

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 574

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.

International Development

A Postwar History

Author: Corinna R. Unger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472576322

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7387

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.

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: 1942

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.

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: 3975

Education and International Development

theory, practice and issues

Author: Clive Harber

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 1873927479

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8317

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.

Education and International Development

An Introduction

Author: Tristan McCowan,Elaine Unterhalter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472510682

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 507

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.

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

View: 2798

International Development Governance

Author: Ahmed Shafiqul Huque,Habib Zafarullah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781574445565

Category: Political Science

Page: 896

View: 6571

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

A Global Perspective on Theory and Practice

Author: Paul Battersby,Ravi Roy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526421712

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 4807

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

Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Author: Rohinton Medhora

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199671664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 943

View: 3426

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.

Global Knowledge Networks and International Development

Author: Simon Maxwell,Dr Diane L Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134272766

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 4615

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.

Climate Change Mitigation and International Development Cooperation

Author: Ryo Fujikura,Tomoyo Toyota

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415508649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 8800

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.

Disability & International Development

Towards Inclusive Global Health

Author: Malcolm Maclachlan,Leslie Swartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387938400

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 4235

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.

Industry 4.0, Urban Development and German International Development Cooperation

Author: acatech

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 3831644950


Page: 48

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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

Socio-Economic Theories, Legacies, and Strategies

Author: Anna Lanoszka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131720865X

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 5635

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.

ELT, Gender and International Development

Myths of Progress in a Neocolonial World

Author: Roslyn Appleby

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847693032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

View: 7985

For believers in the power of English, language as aid can deliver the promise of a brighter future; but in a neocolonial world of international development, a gulf exists between belief and reality. Rich with echoes of an earlier colonial era, this book draws on the candid narratives of white women teachers, and situates classroom practices within a broad reading of the West and the Rest What happens when white Western men and women come in to rebuild former colonies in Asia? How do English language lessons translate, or disintegrate, in a radically different world? How is English teaching linked to ideas of progress? This book presents the paradoxes of language aid in the 21st century in a way that will challenge your views of English and its power to improve the lives of people in the developing world. "This book's focus on gender relations in development contexts, its superb deconstruction of aid agencies in situ, the gendered space of ELT classrooms and the voices of ELT teachers working in development contexts is unique. This book should be read not only by sociolinguists, sociologists, critical theorists and theorists of development working in the academy but also NGOs and aid agencies working in post-trauma societies. There is much to be learned here." Naz Rassool, The University of Reading, UK

Partnership for International Development

Rhetoric Or Results?

Author: Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588260697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

View: 9096

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.