This book examines how the real-life experiences of different countries and organizations have been inspired by, and contributed to, thinking on development. Each chapter provides an analytical survey of thinking about development that highlights debates and takes into account critical perspectives.
This book is about working professionally in Development Studies as a student, researcher or practitioner. It is a 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.
Designed as a critique of the key failures of international development, this book brings together practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, activists, and academics in an attempt to work toward a shared conceptualisation of development by outlining and critically reflecting on their own understanding of development.
This book contains a concise overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. An essential reading for all students of development studies, as well as those in cognate areas of geography, international relations, politics, sociology, anthropology and economics.
Some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse in the post-war era. Each essay examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view and highlights its particular bias.
Investigates the ways colonialism shaped the modern world by analysing the relationship between colonialism and development as forms of power. Based on interpretations of postcolonial and Marxist theory and applied to original research data.
Offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. It enables students to begin making connections between academic study and practical know-how from both private and public sector contexts.
This guide provides an introduction to community development, its origins and the different forms it takes. Crucially, it explores how community development can be applied in different policy areas, examines trends and the challenges it faces.
Explores community development theory and practice across the world. The book provides perspectives about community development as an interactive, relevant and sometimes contradictory way to address issues impacting the human condition.
Featuring a range of different models of community development and illustrative stories from practitioners in the field. This book is an essential reading for practitioners, students and educators involved in community development, youth and community work, social work, health and education.
Each chapter features global case studies of innovative community-state partnerships, and practical application exercises and strategies for professionals looking to bring new approaches to their research. This book is essential for community workers and students of community development looking to bridge the gap between research insight and best practice between community actors.
This comprehensive and broad-ranging introductory textbook examines the key aspects of contemporary international development from both a practical and theoretical perspective. It addresses the fundamental question of what 'development' actually is and examines social, economic and environmental developments around the world.