The Short Guide to International Development
By Nick Sage
Dimensions198 x 129 mm
International development is a vibrant, interdisciplinary area of the social sciences. This Short Guide offers a uniquely succinct and balanced account of this politically charged subject. It distils both the classic and newer debates together in a clear framework and illustrates them with contemporary examples.
Designed to introduce a wide readership to international development, the book:
• considers how far the field has been reconfigured over time and to what extent it is likely to change in the future;
• reviews contemporary topics including tourism, migration and digital technologies;
• includes distinctive international case studies and examples.
By providing a succinct evaluation of competing approaches to, and perspectives on, the idea and practice of international development, this book offers students across the social sciences a distinct and invaluable introduction to the field.
“This Short Guide provides an excellent introduction to the latest academic thinking on the broad subject of development, and makes the fundamental point that our lives and our futures are all interconnected.” David Waller, University of Northampton
“This is an excellent and comprehensive guide to the emergence of global development theories that discusses a wide range of contemporary issues. It is an essential introduction to development studies.” Larry Ray, University of Kent
“This is an indispensable guide to the past, present and future of the subject of development. It analyses motivations, challenges, policies and practice with intellectual aplomb and engaging case studies.” Alison Hulme, University of Northampton
Nick Sage is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Northampton.
Part I: Debating development
1. Introduction: international development in the 21st century
2. The challenge of development: from economic to sustainable development
3. From the Third World to the Global South: mapping and measuring development
4. Theories of development: from modernisation to post-development and beyond
5. Globalisation and the dilemmas of development: is globalisation good or bad for the Global South?
Part II: Development challenges
6. Population, food and famine: where are we now?
7. Poverty and Inequality: the key challenges for development
8. Health and education: moving towards healthy human development
9. Looking to the future: digital technology, a green environment and gender equality
10. Conclusion: making international development sustainable