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Managing Development in a Globalized World

Concepts, Processes, Institutions, 1st Edition

By Habib Zafarullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

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528 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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Traditionally, development has been rooted in ideologies and assumptions prevalent in the developed world and in practices and strategies adopted by leading industrial nations. However, historically, eclectic ideas and approaches often clash with existing long-established notions of progress and modes of realizing social and economic change. Managing Development in a Globalized World: Concepts, Processes, Institutions explores this topic by incorporating ideas and interpretations that have previously been neglected or given inadequate attention in the discourse on developing countries. It underscores development as a continuous process that must be supported by sound policies and efficient management, supplying a wider understanding of the field.

The authors argue that the application of innovative development techniques and best practices is essential for obtaining optimum results in meeting the needs of society. They examine the style of managing development with a new perspective that links the phenomenon with changing demands and the interplay of internal/external actors and a host of stakeholders. An exploration of key sectors in development provides clear comprehension of problems and solutions.

A careful synthesis of theoretical/conceptual and empirical literature, the book assesses real-world situations and provides insight into the operational dynamics of development policies, programs, and institutions. It focuses on goals, values, and dynamics of development management that are undergoing rapid changes and continue to be enhanced to alleviate poverty and improve living standards in an era of globalization and inter-regional and inter-institutional synergies. It highlights best practices essential for the efficient and effective delivery of human development services that are designed and put in place to obtain optimum results in meeting the needs of society.

Table of Contents

Concepts, principles & Processes

Contextualizing Development in a Globalized World

Development and its Dimensions

The State in Development

The Inclusive Developmental State and Institutions of Development

The Governance of Development

Managing and Networking Development

Development Policy Making

Implementing Policy and Planning Development

Development Issues

Decentralization and Intergovernmental Relations

Management Reforms and Capacity Building

Participation and Empowerment

Rural Development and Microfinance

Health and Population Management

Education and Advocacy

Environmental Protection

Managing Development: Future Directions

Bibliography

Index

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General