1st Edition

Managing Development in a Globalized World
Concepts, Processes, Institutions

ISBN 9781420068375
Published March 13, 2012 by Routledge
528 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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


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Habib Zafarullah (University of New England, Australia) (Author) ,  Ahmed Shafiqul Huque (McMaster University, Canada) (Author)