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Developed specifically for international development students from diverse backgrounds, Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, and Issues is renowned for providing a common theoretical toolkit that is accessible to students who may be encountering post-modernism and post-colonialism for the first time. To reflect the multidisciplinary nature and varying perspectives in the field, this text includes 27 articles by leading scholars and practitioners from backgrounds as varied as geography, political science, women's studies, and anthropology. Newly updated, with a new epilogue by the editors, and featuring a new chapter on urbanization, the second edition continues to encourage students to engage with real-world issues. Divided into three parts that introduce students to theory, forces in development, and current issues in development, respectively, the text's 27 chapters can stand alone, thus allowing instructors the flexibility to structure their course as they wish. Featuring strong pedagogical features that assist students in applying newly learned theories to real situations, Introduction to International Development also includes running boxes highlighting real-world cases, which reinforce the relevance of the subject matter.

About the Author

Paul A. Haslam; prior to joining the University of Ottawa, also worked at the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL). His teaching and research interests span both international development and international political economy. His current research focuses on corporate social responsibility, state-firm relations, and the international regulation of foreign direct investment in Latin America.

Jessica Schafer is a professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. She has conducted research for the United States Agency for International Development, the Overseas Development Institute, and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom.

Pierre Beaudet is a professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, with 25 years of experience in international development as a researcher and manager of various programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Part I Theories of and Approaches to International Development

1. Meaning, Measurement, and Morality in International Development

Jessica Schafer, Paul A. Haslam, and Pierre Beaudet

2. Imperialism and the Colonial Experience

Eric Allina-Pisano

3. Theories of Development

Radhika Desai

4. Post-development

Eunice N. Sahle

5. Gender and Development: The Struggles of Women in the Global South

Andrea Martinez

6. Globalization and Development

Pierre Beaudet

Part II International Development Actors

7. State of the State: Does the State Have a Role in Development?

Anil Hira

8. National Development Agencies and Bilateral Aid

Stephen Brown

9. The International Financial Institutions

Marcus Taylor

10. The United Nations and Multilateral Actors in Development

David Sogge

11. Multinational Corporations

Paul Alexander Haslam

12. Civil Society and Development

Henry Veltmeyer

Part III Issues in International Development

13. Poverty and Exclusion: From Basic Needs to the Millennium Development Goals

David R. Morrison

14. Debt and Development

Joseph Hanlon

15. Free Trade and Fair Trade

Gavin Fridell

16. Democracy

Cedric Jourde

17. Environment and Development

Deborah Sick

18. Rural Development

Joshua Ramisch

19. Urban Development: Cities and Slums in the Global South

Anne Latendresse and Lisa Bornstein

20. Development and Health

Ted Schrecker

21. Education and Development: The Perennial Contradictions of Policy Discourse

Richard Maclure, Refaat Sabbah, and Daniel Lavan

22. Conflict and Development

Astri Suhrke and Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary

23. International Migration and Development

Khalid Koser

24. Indigenous Peoples: A Category in Development

Natacha Gagne

25. Technology, Information, and Development

Erwin A. Alampay

26. Culture and Development

Nissim Mannathukkaren

27. China, Globalization, and Development

Samir Amin


Jessica Schafer, Paul Alexander Haslam, and Pierre Beaudet



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Approaches, Actors, and Issues
Haslam, Paul A. (edt)
Schafer, Jessica
Haslam, Paul A.
Haslam, Paul
Beaudet, Pierre
Oxford University Press
Politics | International Studies | International Political Economy
Politics - General
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national Studies | International Political Economy
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