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The Politics of Development

A Survey, 1st Edition

Edited by Heloise Weber


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The Politics of Development: A Survey provides an overview of the intrinsically political relations of development. It brings together essays written by experts in the politics of development and covers a range of significant and topical concerns: gender, race, indigenous development, social movements, religion, security, environmental concerns, colonialism and its legacies, migration, the political economy of development, trajectories in urbanization, and the agrarian question. It introduces and examines key concepts and approaches which have underpinned development, as well as the struggles it has engendered historically, and in contemporary contexts. This volume provides critical insights into the global politics of development and offers alternative analytical frameworks for understanding the relationships around development and inequalities.

The Politics of Development: A Survey is organized in an accessible manner, catering to a wide audience (ranging from undergraduates at University level to practitioners and Non-Governmental Organizations [NGOs] engaged in advocacy as well as practical political aspects), and provides introductions to key issues and themes around contemporary challenges and opportunities in development.

The title also includes an A-Z Glossary, covering key terms, organizations, concepts and actors in the politics of development.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Politics of Development – A Survey. 1. The Politics of Governing Development Christina Rojas and Shannon Kindornay 2. Race and Development Robbie Shilliam 3. Politics of Indigenous Development Elizabeth Strakosch 4. Gender and Development Lucy Ferguson, Juanita Elias and Thomas Wanner 5. Social Movements and the Politics of Development Martin Weber 6. Religion and Development Jeff Haynes 7. The Security-Development Nexus and Fragile States: A critical political Analysis Kamil Shah 8. The Environmental Politics of Development Martin Weber 9. Politics of Neoliberal Development: Washington Consensus and the post-Washington Consensus Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho 10. Charter Cities and Development: Examining a Paradox Michael Spann 11. The Politics of Migration and the North American Free Trade Agreement Samid Suliman 12. Politics of the Agrarian Question A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi

About the Editor

Heloise Weber is Senior Lecturer in the School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia. She researches and writes on the global politics of development, inequalities and poverty reduction strategies, including on theoretical and methodological aspects. She is co-editor (with M. T. Berger) of Recognition and Redistribution: Beyond International Development (2009) and co-author (with M. T Berger) of Rethinking the Third World: International Development and World Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She is currently working on a book on the global politics of microcredit and poverty.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries