Human Development

By Richard Ponzio

© 2010 – Routledge

176 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415483605
pub: 2016-02-29
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About the Book

The purpose of the book is to examine the conceptual evolution of ‘social development’ during the post-colonial era, and to see how various institutions of the UN system have tried to engage with this issue, both in terms of intellectual and technical advance, and operationally. The book examines this through a series of engaging case studies – humanitarian enterprise, hunger and malnutrition, disease, education and water resources.

Table of Contents

Section 1 1. Evolution of an Idea 2. From Protein Biscuits to Professorial Expertise Section 2 3. Humanitarian Enterprise 4. Hunger and Malnutrition 5. The Conquest of Disease 6. Education for All 7. Water Supplies and Sanitation Section 3 8. The Millennium Development Goals: Can They Be Achieved? 9. The Future of Human Development Institutions

About the Series

Global Institutions

The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).

The Series has three "streams" identified by one of three cover colors:

  • Blue covers offer comprehensive, accessible, and informative guides to the history, structure, and activities of key international organizations, and introductions to topics of key importance in contemporary global governance. Recognized experts use a similar structure to address the general purpose and rationale for specific organizations along with historical developments, membership, structure, decision-making procedures, key functions, and an annotated bibliography and guide to electronic sources.
  • Red covers consist of research monographs and edited collections that advance knowledge about one aspect of global governance; they reflect a wide variety of intellectual orientations, theoretical persuasions, and methodological approaches.
  • Green covers will soon offer one-stop accounts for the major theoretical approaches to global governance and international organization.

Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General