3rd Edition

The Companion to Development Studies

Edited By Vandana Desai, Rob Potter Copyright 2014
    626 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    626 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Companion to Development Studies contains over a hundred chapters written by leading international experts within the field to provide a concise and authoritative overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Covering a wide range of disciplines the book is divided into ten sections, each prefaced by a section introduction written by the editors. The sections cover: the nature of development, theories and strategies of development, globalization and development, rural development, urbanization and development, environment and development, gender, health and education, the political economy of violence and insecurity, and governance and development.

    This third edition has been extensively updated and contains 45 new contributions from leading authorities, dealing with pressing contemporary issues such as race and development, ethics and development, BRICs and development, global financial crisis, the knowledge based economy and digital divide, food security, GM crops, comparative urbanism, cities and crime, energy, water hydropolitics, climate change, disability, fragile states, global war on terror, ethnic conflict, legal rights to development, ecosystems services for development, just to name a few. Existing chapters have been thoroughly revised to include cutting-edge developments, and to present updated further reading and websites.

    The Companion to Development Studies presents concise overviews providing a gateway to further reading and a flexible resource for teaching and learning. It has established a role as essential reading for all students of development studies, as well as those in cognate areas of geography, international relations, politics, sociology, anthropology and economics.

    Part 1: The Nature of Development and Development Studies  1.1 Development in a Global-Historical Context Ruth Craggs  1.2 The Third World, Developing Countries, the South, Emerging Markets and Rising Powers Klaus Dodds  1.3 The Nature of Development Studies Robert B. Potter  1.4 The Impasse in Development Studies Frans J. Schuuman  1.5 Development and Economic Growth A. P. Thirlwall  1.6 Development and Social Welfare/Human Rights Jennifer A. Elliott  1.7 Development as Freedom Patricia Northover  1.8 Race and Development Denise Ferreira da Silva  1.9 Culture and Development Susanne Schech  1.10 Ethics and Development Des Gasper  1.11 New Institutional Economics and Development Philipp Lepenies  1.12 Measuring Development: From GDP to the HDI and Wider Approaches Robert B. Potter  1.13 The Measure of Poverty Howard White  1.14 The Millennium Development Goals Jonathan Rigg  1.15 BRICS and Development José E. Cassiolato  Part 2: Theories and Strategies of Development  2.1 Theories, Strategies and Ideologies of Development: An Overview Robert B. Potter  2.2 Smith, Ricardo and the World Marketplace, 1776 to 2012: Back to the Future and Beyond David Sapsford  2.3 Enlightenment and the Era of Modernity Marcus Power  2.4 Dualistic and Unilinear Concepts of Development Tony Binns  2.5 Neoliberalism: Globalization’s Neoconservative Enforcer of Austerity Dennis Conway  2.6 Dependency Theories: From ECLA to André Gunder Frank and Beyond Dennis Conway and Nik Heynen  2.7 The New World Group of Dependency Scholars: Reflections of a Caribbean Avant-Garde Movement Don D. Marshall  2.8 World-Systems Theory: Core, Semi-Peripheral and Peripheral Regions Thomas Klak  2.9 Indigenous Knowledge and Development John Briggs  2.10 Participatory Development Giles Mohan  2.11 Postcolonialism Cheryl McEwan  2.12 Postmodernism and Development David Simon  2.13 Post-Development James D. Sidaway  2.14 Social Capital and Development Anthony Bebbington and Katherine Foo  Part 3: Globalisation, Employment and Development  3.1 Globalization: An Overview Andrew Herod  3.2 The New International Division of Labour Alan Gilbert  3.3 Global Shift: Industrialization and Development Ray Kiely  3.4 Globalization/Localization and Development Warwick E. Murray and John Overton  3.5 Trade and Industrial Policy in Development Countries David Greenway and Chris Milner  3.6 The Knowledge Based Economy and Digital Division of Labour Mark Graham  3.7 Corporate Social Responsibility and Development Dorothea Kleine  3.8 The Informal Economy in Cities of the South Sylvia Chant  3.9 Child Labour Sally Lloyd-Evans  3.10 Migration and Transnationalism Katie D. Willis  3.11 Dispora and Development Claire Mercer and Ben Page Part 4: Rural Development  4.1 Rural Poverty Edwards Heinemann  4.2 Rural Livelihoods in a Context of a New Scarcities Annelies Zoomers  4.3 Food Security Richard Tiffin  4.4 Famine Stephen Devereux  4.5 Genetically Modified Crops and Development Matin Qaim  4.6 Rural Co-Operatives: A New Millennium? D. W. Atwoods, B. S. Baviskar and D. R. Sick  4.7 Land Reform Ruth Hall, Saturnino M. Borras Jr. and Ben White  4.8 Gender, Agriculture and Land Rights Susie Jacobs  4.9 The Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture Jules Pretty  Part 5: Urbanization and Development  5.1 Urbanization in Low and Middle Income Nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America David Satterthwaite  5.3 Global Cities and the Production of Uneven Development Chrisof Pamreiter  5.2 Urban Bias Gareth Jones and Stuart Corbridge  5.4 Studies in Comparative Urbanization Colin McFarlane  5.5 Prosperity or Poverty? Wealth, Inequality and Deprivation in Urban Areas Carole Rakodi  5.6 Housing the Urban Poor Alan Gilbert  5.7 Urbanization and Environment in Low and Middle Income Nations David Satterthwaite  5.8 Transport and Urban Development Eduardo Alcantara Vasconcellos  5.9 Cities, Crime and Development Paula Meth  Part 6: Environment and Development  6.1 Sustainable Development Michael Redclift  6.2 International Regulations and the Environment Giles Atkinson  6.3 Climate Change and Development: An Overview Emily Boyd  6.4 A Changing Climate and African Development Chuwumerije Okereke  6.5 Vulnerability and Disasters Terry Cannon  6.6 Ecosystem Services and Development Tim Daw  6.7 Natural Resource Management: A Critical Appraisal Jayalaxshmi Mistry  6.8 Water and Hydropolitics Jessica Budds and Alex Loftus  6.9 Energy and Development Subhes C. Bhattacharyya  6.10 Tourism and Environment Matthew Louis Bishop  6.11 Transport and Sustainability: Developmental Pathways Robin Hickman  Part 7: Gender and Development  7.1 Demographic Change and Gender Tiziana Leone  7.2 Women and the State Kathleen Staudt  7.3 Gender, Families and Households Ann Varley  7.4 Feminism and Feminist Issues in the Global South Madhu Purnima Kishwar  7.5 Rethinking Gender and Empowerment Jane Parpart  7.6 Gender and Globalization Vandana Desai  7.7 Migrant Woman in the New Economy: Understanding the Gender-Migration-Care Nexus Kavita Datta  7.8 Woman and Political Representation Shirin M. Rai  7.9 Sexuality and Development Andrew Cornwall  7.10 Indigenous Fertility Control Tulsi Patel  Part 8: Health and Education  8.1 Nutritional Problems, Policies and Intervention Strategies in Developing Economies Prakash Shetty  8.2 Motherhood, Mortality and Healthcare Maya Unnithan-Kumar  8.3 The Development Impacts of HIV/AIDS Lora Sabin, Marion McNabb and Mary Bachman DeSilva  8.5 Health Disparity: From ‘Health Inequality’ to ‘Health Inequity’: The Move to a Moral Paradigm in Global Health Disparity Hazel R. Barrett  8.6 Disability Ruth Evans  8.7 Social Protection in Development Context Sarah Cook and Katja Hujo  8.8 Female Participation in Education Christopher Colclough  8.9 The Challenge of Skill Formation and Training Jeemol Unni  8.10 Development Education, Global Citizenship and International Volunteering Matt Baillie Smith  Part 9: Political Economy of Violence and Insecurity  9.1 Gender and Aged Based Violence Cathy McIlwaine  9.2 Fragile States Tom Goodfellow  9.3 Refugees Richard Black and Ceri Oeppen  9.4 Humanitarian Aid Phil O’Keefe and Joanne Rose  9.5 Global War on Terror, Development and Civil Society June Howell  9.6 Peace-Building Partnership and Human Security Timothy M. Shaw  9.7 Nationalism Michel Seymour  9.8 Ethnic Conflict and the State Rajesh Venugopal  9.9 Religions and Development Emma Tomalin  Part 10: Governance and Development  10.1 Foreign Aid in a Changing World Stephen Brown  10.2 The Rising Powers as Development Donors and Partners Emma Mawdsley  10.3 Aid Conditionality Jonathan R. W. Temple  10.4 Aid Effectiveness Jonathan Glennie  10.5 Global Governance Issues and the Current Crisis Isabella Massa and Jose Brambila-Macias  10.6 Change Agents: A History of Hope in NGOs, Civil Society and the 99% Alison Van Rooy  10.7 Corruption and Development Susan Rose-Ackerman  10.8 The Role of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Vandana Desai  10.9 Non-Government Public Action Networks and Global Policy Processes Barbara Rugendyke  10.10 Multilateral Institutions: ‘Developing Countries’ and ‘Emerging Markets’ – Stability or Change? Morten Boas  10.11 Is There a Legal Right to Development Radha D’Souza


    Vandana Desai is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London.

    Robert B. Potter is Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading.