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Ebooksclub.org Theories and Practices of Development Routledge Perspectives on Development

Ebooksclub.org Theories and Practices of Development Routledge Perspectives on Development

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Theories and Practices of Development
Throughout the twentieth century, Western governments sought to achieve‘development’ not only in their own countries, but also in other regions of the world, particularly in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.This focus on ‘development’ has continued into the twenty-first century, for example through the Millennium Development Goals. While development isoften viewed as something very positive, it is also very important toconsider the possible detrimental effects of development on the naturalenvironment, different social groups and on the cohesion and stability of societies.
Theories and Practices of Development 
investigates, and places in ahistorical context, the development theories behind contemporary themes,such as globalization and transnationalism. The main definitions of ‘development’ and ‘development theory’ are outlined with a description and explanation of how approaches to development have changed over time.The differing explanations of inequalities in development, both spatially and socially, and the reasoning behind different development policies are alsoconsidered. By drawing on pre-twentieth-century European theories aboutdevelopment and examining current policies in Europe and the USA, the book not only stresses commonalities in development theorizing over timeand space, but also the importance of context in theory construction.This book provides an ideal introduction to development theories and  practices for students in geography, development studies, area studies,anthropology and sociology. It contains student-friendly features, including boxed case studies with examples and definitions of concepts and terms.It also contains tables, figures and plates. By using empirical material, the book aims to show how development theories have been put into practicein the policy field, and also to aid students’ understanding of complextheoretical ideas. Each chapter has a summary section, suggestions for follow-up reading, discussion questions and information about usefulwebsites.
Katie Willis
is Senior Lecturer in Geography at Royal Holloway,University of London.
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Routledge Perspectives on Development
Series Editor:
Tony Binns,
University of Sussex 
The Perspectives on Development series will provide an invaluable, up-to-dateand refreshing approach to key development issues for academics and studentsworking in the field of development, in disciplines such as anthropology,economics, geography, international relations, politics and sociology. The serieswill also be of particular interest to those working in interdisciplinary fields,such as area studies (African, Asian and Latin American Studies), developmentstudies, rural and urban studies, travel and tourism.
Published:
David W. Drakakis-SmithJanet Henshall Momsen
Third World Cities
, Second Edition
 Health and Development 
Jennifer A. ElliottKenneth Lynch
 An Introduction to Sustainable Development 
,
 Rural–Urban Interaction in the
Second Edition
 Developing World 
 Nicola AnsellKatie Willis
Children, Youth and DevelopmentTheories of Developmen
Chris Barrow
 Environmental Management and  Development 
Forthcoming:
Hazel BarrettTony Binns, Peter Illgner an
Gender and Development 
Etienne Nel
 Indigenous Knowledge and Development 

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