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Development in Crisis

Threats to human well-being in the Global South and Global North, 1st Edition

Edited by Rae Lesser Blumberg, Samuel Cohn

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232 pages

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Development in Crisis: Threats to human well-being in the Global South and Global North, is a provocative, engaging and interesting collection of real-world case studies in development and globalization focusing on under-emphasized threats to growth and human welfare worldwide. Created by two of America's top development sociologists, it targets undergraduates, graduates, academics and development professionals. Crises such as falling state capacity, declining technological innovation, increasing class inequality and persisting gender inequality are considered, along with their economic and social consequences.

Reviews

This cutting-edge collection expands the domain of the sociology of development to the Global North as well as the Global South, illustrating the explanatory power of Sociology's analytical tools. A must-read for all those interested in development, globalization, gender, and theory. - Dr. Valentine M. Moghadam, Director, International Affairs Program, Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University, USA

Insightful and authoritative. The contributors to the Blumberg and Cohn volume are charting the course for development sociology. And these contributors do not disappoint. If you are interested in the current and future direction of development sociology, this book is a must. - Professor Gregory Hooks, Director, Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Canada

"Bringing together sociological and non-sociological development scholars, Development in Crisis presents an interdisciplinary dialogue on the challenges that face development today and potential sources of crisis in development in the future. Its chapters discuss a wide range of problems and solutions relating to crises in development, based on cases from Argentina to Southeast Asia. In essence, they highlight the importance of greater state capacity and gender-equal citizen empowerment." - Hannah Keren Lee, Environment and Urbanization, UK

Table of Contents

1.Crisis in Development – How development lives and dies, Samuel Cohn and Rae Blumberg 2. Crisis of International Development and the Case of Haiti: Making of an outer periphery, Robert Fatton, Jr. 3. Why Cutting Taxes Does Not Increase Employment – Or why shrinking the state does not provide compensating economic development, Samuel Cohn 4. State and Economic Development in East and Southeast Asia: Advantage of an ancient civilization, Harold R. Kerbo 5. Does a Post-Scarcity World Mean an End to Development?, Herman Mark Schwartz 6.(Pro)Creating a Crisis? Gender discrimination, sex ratios and their implications for the developing world, Abigail Weitzman 7.Gender, Development and the Environment: Female Empowerment and the Creation of Sustainable Societies, Stephen Scanlan 8. A Walk on the Wild Side of Gender, War and Development in Afghanistan and Northern Uganda, Rae Blumberg 9. Zimbabwe: A case study in bipolar development, Lorna Lueker Zukas 10. Advancing While Losing: Indigenous land claims and development in Argentina, Matthias vom Hau 11.What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About the Global in North American Higher Education, Richard Handler 12. Landmines and Sustainability: Remaking the World Through Global Citizenship, Activism, Research and Collaborative Mine Action, P. Preston Reynolds

About the Editors

Rae Lesser Blumberg is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia.

Samuel Cohn is Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General