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The Essential Guide to Critical Development Studies provides an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the field, challenging mainstream development discourse and the assumptions that underlie it.

Critical development studies lays bare the economic, political, social and environmental crises that characterize the current global capitalist system, proposing instead systemic change and different pathways for moving beyond capitalism into a new world of genuine progress where economic and social justice and ecological integrity prevail. In this book, the authors challenge market-driven, neoliberal development agendas, incorporating analyses of class, gender, race and the dynamics of uneven capitalist development. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition includes:

 • 18 new chapters including on topics such as philanthrocapitalism, race, the energy transition, Indigenous resistance and resilience, and global health;        

 • Expanded global coverage, including new chapters on South Africa, North Africa and the Gulf Arab states;

 • A new section on Resistance and Alternatives;

 • Additional pedagogical features, including a glossary of key terms, discussion questions, and expanded guides for further reading.

This textbook will be essential reading for students of Global Development, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Anthropology, Agrarian Studies, International Political Economy and Area Studies. It will also be an important resource for development researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

Table of Contents

CRITICAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES: AN INTRODUCTION 

1. Introduction to Critical Development Studies: Four Characteristics with Illustrations from Seven Decades 

Paul Bowles and Henry Veltmeyer  

PART 1: HISTORY AS DEVELOPMENT

2. Unravelling the Canvas of History   

Kari Polanyi Levitt   

PART 2: THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT DEVELOPMENT 

3. Critical Development Theory: Results and Prospects 

Ronaldo Munck 

4. Race in/and Development   

Robtel Neajai Pailey 

5. Development Theory: The Latin American Pivot  

Cristóbal Kay 

6. Postdevelopment and Other Critiques of Development 

Eduardo Gudynas 

7. Feminist Contributions to Critical Development Studies 

Fernanda Wanderley 

PART 3: SYSTEM DYNAMICS: CAPITALISM, IMPERIALISM, DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION 

8. Capitalism and Crises  

Radhika Desai 

9. Imperialism, Capitalism, Development, Globalisation: A Tale of Four Concepts  

Henry Veltmeyer 

10. Globalisation Versus Development: Beyond Dualism 

S.A. Hamed Hosseini and Barry K. Gills 

11. Philanthrocapitalism and Development 

Andrew Mushita and Carol Thompson

12. The Migration-Development Nexus in the Neoliberal Era 

Raúl Delgado Wise  

PART 4: POLICY CONFIGURATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT 

13. The Post-Washington Consensus   

Elisa Van Waeyenberge 

14. International Cooperation for Development  

Peter Kragelund 

15. The Developmental State, Globalisation and Structural Transformation 

Paul Bowles 

16. Local Economic Development, Microcredit and Financial Inclusion 

Milford Bateman 

PART 5: INSIDE THE BRICS  

17. Brazil: Development Strategies and Peripheral Conditions 

Ana Garcia and Miguel Borba de Sá 

18. India: Critical Issues of a ‘Tortuous Transition’ 

John Harriss 

19. Interrogating the China Model of Development  

Yin-Wah Chu and Alvin Y. So 

20. South Africa: An Economy of Extremes 

Sam Ashman 

PART 6: POVERTY, INEQUALITIES AND DEVELOPMENT DYNAMICS 

21. Development: Class Matters 

Henry Veltmeyer 

22. The Dynamics of Poverty Production: A Political Economy Perspective for the SDGs Era  

Alberto Cimadamore 

23. Poverty Analysis through a Gender Lens 

Naila Kabeer  

24. Women, Work and Gender Inequalities: With Illustrations from Cambodia and China  

Fiona MacPhail 

25. Health Inequalities and Development in a Global Context 

Ted Schrecker 

PART 7: CAPITALISM, LABOUR AND THE STATE 

26. Labour and Development  

Benjamin Selwyn 

27. The Triangle of Underdevelopment: Technology, Patents and Monopoly 

Edgar Záyago Lau 

28. The Making of the New Chinese Working Class 

Pun Ngai 

29. Labour and Development in Latin America 

Susan Spronk 

30. Class and State Formation in the Gulf Arab States  

Adam Hanieh 

PART 8: DYNAMICS OF AGRARIAN CHANGE AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 

31. Contemporary Dynamics of Agrarian Change  

Cristóbal Kay 

32. Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions  

Haroon Akram-Lodhi 

33. Urban Development in the Global South  

Charmain Levy and Alice Moura 

34. Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism  

Leandro Vergara-Camus 

PART 9: DEVELOPMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT  

35. Eco-Marxist Lenses for Viewing Human-Nature Relations  

Darcy Tetreault 

36. Climate Change and Development 

Marcus Taylor 

37. The Energy Transition and the Global South 

Leandro Vergara-Camus 

38. The Political Economy of Extractivism in North Africa  

Hamza Hamouchene 

PART 10: RESISTANCES AND ALTERNATIVES 

39. Understanding the Rise of the Far Right, and what to do about it  

Walden Bello 

40. Rural Dispossession and Resistance in Asia and Africa 

Dip Kapoor 

41. Extractive Capitalism and the Resistance in Latin America 

Raúl Zibechi 

42. Colonialism’s Miasmas: Indigenous Resistance and Resilience

Makere Stewart-Harawira  

43. Workers’ Control and Self-Management 

Dario Azzellini 

44. Communitarian Revolutions: Ecological Economics from Below 

David Barkin 

CONCLUSION  

45. Moving towards Another World: Possibilities and Pitfalls 

Henry Veltmeyer 

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Biography

Henry Veltmeyer is Senior Research Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico; and Professor Emeritus of International Development Studies (IDS) at Saint Mary’s University, Canada.

Paul Bowles is Professor of Global Studies and Economics at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada.

Reviews

"In this updated and expanded edition across over forty chapters, this volume is the "go to" source for scholars and students of critical development studies. It provides the highest levels of scholarship and knowledge around the history, content and scope of the field with relevance for challenging and posing contemporary policy and activism."

Ben Fine, Emeritus Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK

"Given the aspirations for social, economic and climate justice, the need for critical, interdisciplinary knowledge that points us toward bold alternatives has never been greater. This Essential Guide offers an invaluable resource in this regard. Its chronicling of the trajectory of Development Studies will be particularly useful to contemporary scholars to see their ideas in a historical context."

Ananya Mukherjee Reed, Professor, Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Co-editor, Canadian Journal of Development Studies

"The second edition of the Essential Guide to Critical Development Studies offers a theoretically sophisticated, comprehensive and highly accessible guide to the growing field of international development studies from a critical perspective. It is critical in two senses: critical of mainstream development thought, while at the same time scrutinising popular ideas on alternatives. It will be an indispensable guide for academic researchers (students and senior scholars) as well as activists and development policy practitioners."

Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Professor of Agrarian Studies, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Netherlands

"We have not reached the end of history but the story of Progress, its errors and criticisms is the most important one in social science. Here critical development scholars have both charted and navigated an extensive archipelago of ideas to produce this guide. This updated and expanded edition covers many crucial debates and is indispensable."

Barbara Harriss-White, FAcSS, Emeritus Professor and Fellow, Wolfson College Oxford University, UK