2nd Edition

The Essential Guide to Critical Development Studies

Edited By Henry Veltmeyer, Paul Bowles Copyright 2022
    442 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    442 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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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 characterise 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.

    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. Development, Capitalism, Imperialism, 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 D. 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 

    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.

    '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, Canada; 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), the 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