The Elgar Companion to Development Studies

If handbooks can be inspiring, this is it! Like a true companion, it takes in its stride conversations both big and small.

The Elgar Companion to Development Studies

If handbooks can be inspiring, this is it! Like a true companion, it takes in its stride conversations both big and small. Its entries do not just present an international and multidisciplinary mix, but true to life they work on several different scales. And, importantly, the book makes its authority evident. For it is like an extended website, but with all the added advantages of an encyclopaedia that actually tells you about the authors and the sources on which they have drawn. The resulting compilation is highly intelligent, thoughtful and above all usable. Dame Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge, UK The Elgar Companion to Development Studies is a major production in the development studies field, authored by a star-studded cast of contributors. With 136 entries covering a vast range of topics, it should quickly establish itself as a leading work of reference. We should all feel indebted to David Clark, who has successfully brought this substantial publishing project to completion. John Toye, University of Oxford, UK This is a most comprehensive handbook on development studies. It brings together a wide, varied array of carefully crafted summaries of 136 key topics in development by an international cast of well-respected academics and other experts in respective areas of study. The handbook is heavily interdisciplinary, organically combining economic, political, historical, social, cultural, institutional, ethical, and human aspects of development. While the wide range of entries might appear as a simple glossary listing or an encyclopedic collection, each of the 136 entries offers more depth and discussion than the average handbook. . . . Viewed in this light, this companion is highly likely to become known as a leading reference work on the topic. Highly recommended. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh, Choice The Elgar Companion to Development Studies is an innovative and unique reference book that includes original contributions covering development economics as well as development studies broadly defined. This major new Companion brings together an international panel of experts from varying backgrounds who discuss theoretical, ethical and practical issues relating to economic, social, cultural, institutional, political and human aspects of development in poor countries. It also includes a selection of intellectual biographies of leading development thinkers. While the Companion is organised along the lines of an encyclopaedia, each of its 136 entries provide more depth and discussion than the average reference book. Its entries are also extremely diverse: they draw on different social science disciplines, incorporate various mixes of theoretical and applied work, embrace a variety of methodologies and represent different views of the world. The Elgar Companion to Development Studies will therefore appeal to students, scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the filed of development as well as the interested layman.

Development Studies Volume 2

... Institute for Development Policy and Management , University of Manchester , UK . This paper was first published under the title “ Capability Approach ” in Clark , D.A. ( ed . ) ( 2006 ) , The Elgar Companion to Development Studies ...

Development Studies  Volume 2


Development in Asia

Gender and development. In D. A. Clark (Ed.), The Elgar companion to development studies (pp. 189-196). Manchester: Edgar Elgar Publishing. Porta, D. P., Andretta, M., & Reiter, H. (2006). Globalization from below: Transnational ...

Development in Asia

"Development" is one of the most ubiquitous yet least understood concepts of our age. It is something all governments claim to be engaged in and is considered desirable by scholars, activists, policymakers, and laypeople alike. Yet it is also a highly contested term. For some, development is simply a matter of economic growth. Others maintain that it must entail improving life expectancy, literacy, education levels, and access to resources. Others yet, disillusioned by the results of development initiatives, have rejected development altogether, equating it with a self-serving aid industry that entraps the poor in a vicious cycle of dependency. Still, critics argue these "post-development" theorists merely replicate earlier doctrines of development and have themselves become part of the problem they wish to transcend. This book, a collection of works by scholars of development, examines the theory and practice of development and its implications and varied meanings in Asian contexts. It attempts to understand development both in its objective and constructivist senses. That is, it examines how societies and nations have developed over time and how leaders, experts and governments have attempted to shape these same societies and nations. It also analyzes development in civil society and how non-state actors have conceived, participated in and been affected by the process. Has true development been occurring in Asia? Is it possible to direct development? How are real people affected by development? Should the concept of development be retained or discarded? These are a few key questions covered in this book.

Adaptation Poverty and Development

Clark, D. A. (2005), 'Sen's capability approach and the many spaces of human well-being', Journal of Development Studies, 41(8): 1339–68. Clark, D. A. (2006a), 'Capability approach', in D. A. Clark (ed.), The Elgar Companion to ...

Adaptation  Poverty and Development

The first book to examine in detail the ways in which people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards poverty as a direct result to their experiences of poverty in developing countries, including world-leading academics and case studies from China, India, Ethiopia and South Africa.

Social Policy in a Developing World

The Elgar Companion to Development Studies, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar. UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development) (2012), The Universalisation of Social Security in Emerging Economies, ...

Social Policy in a Developing World

ÔThis volume makes a valuable contribution to the dynamic and expanding field of scholarship on social policy in developing countries. In combining analytical frameworks used in comparative social policy analysis with an examination of key areas of policy and provision in selected countries, it will be a key resource for anyone interested in current debates in international social policy and welfare.Õ Ð Nicola Yeates, Open University, UK There is increasing interest in the significance of social policy in the management of welfare and risk in the developing world. This volume provides a critical analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing social protection systems in the global south, and examines current strategies for addressing poverty and welfare needs in the region. In particular, the text explores the extent to which the analytic models and concepts for the study of social policy in the industrialised North are relevant in a developing country context. The volume analyses the various institutions, actors, instruments and mechanisms involved in the welfare arrangements of developing countries and provides a study of the contexts, development and future trajectory of social policy in the global South. The bookÕs comparative and interdisciplinary approach will be of interest to anyone involved in social policy research and analysis and current welfare debates.

The Palgrave Companion to Cambridge Economics

The Elgar Companion to Development Studies. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar: 540–545. Robertson, D.H. (1952). Utility and All That And Other Essays. New York: Macmillan. Robeyns, I. (2011). 'The Capability Approach'.

The Palgrave Companion to Cambridge Economics

Cambridge University has and continues to be one of the most important centres for economics. With nine chapters on themes in Cambridge economics and over 40 chapters on the lives and work of Cambridge economists, this volume shows how economics became established at the university, how it produced some of the world's best-known economists, including John Maynard Keynes and Alfred Marshall, plus Nobel Prize winners, such as Richard Stone and James Mirrlees, and how it remains a global force for the very best in teaching and research in economics. With original contributions from a stellar cast, this volume provides economists – especially those interested in macroeconomics and the history of economic thought – with the first in-depth analysis of Cambridge economics.

Islam and the Path to Human and Economic Development

In Clark, The Elgar Companion to Development Studies, 573–578. Domar, E.“Expansion and Employment.” American Economic ReviewMarch (1947). Donders, JosephG., ed. John Paul II, The Encyclicals, third edition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, ...

Islam and the Path to Human and Economic Development

This book briefly surveys the evolution of the Western concept of development, recognizing the wider dimensions of human and economic development and the role of institutions and rules, which has moved toward the vision and the path of development envisaged in Islam.

The Politics of Cultural Development

London: Sage. New York Times. 1994, 19 February. “Rejoining UNESCO Suggested to US”. Pearce, D. 2006. “Sustainable Development”. In Alexander Clark, D. (ed.). The Elgar Companion to Development Studies ...

The Politics of Cultural Development

There is a growing recognition of the role that culture can play in sustainable development strategies. This development has generally been welcomed, but also raises a number of questions: What are the implications in policy and practice? Who are the most influential voices in promoting a global agenda for culture and development, and to what extent has the creation of new international policy instruments reflected a consensus? More fundamentally, what is meant by "culture" in these discussions and who has the power to give particular definitions political and legal authority? The Politics of Cultural Development seeks to provide a theoretically and historically informed response to such questions, illustrated by reference to case studies (including the European Union, the Caribbean and China). Particular attention is paid to the formation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, a landmark instrument in debates about culture and development. The book goes on to explore some of the practical implications that this international treaty is beginning to have for the ways that culture is (and is not) being integrated into contemporary development policy and practice. This book will be useful for students, academics and policymakers in the fields of international development, international relations, international political economy, cultural policy and cultural theory.

Development Studies

Stewart, F. (1996) 'Groups for good or ill', Oxford Development Studies, 24, 1, pp. 9–24. Stewart, F. (2006) 'Basic needs' in D. Clark (ed.), The Elgar Companion to Development Studies, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Development Studies

Clear, accessible and concise, this is an ideal primer for students unfamiliar with the central themes and theoretical perspectives in the study of development.

The Pursuit of Development

How to measure development: World Bank's 'Data Catalog' and description of indicators, http://data.worldbank.org/; Moshe Syrquin 'Structural Transformation' in D. A. Clark (ed.), The Elgar Companion to Development Studies (Edward Elgar, ...

The Pursuit of Development

What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years. The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development. In his new book, Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to take into account the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns.

Handbook of Globalisation and Development

The Elgar Companion to Development Studies, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, pp. 260–66. Galor, O. and J. Zeira (1993), 'Income distribution and macroeconomics', ...

Handbook of Globalisation and Development

Characterised by conceptual diversity, the Handbook of Globalisation and Development presents contributions from prominent international researchers on all aspects of globalisation and carefully considers their role across a whole host of development processes. The Handbook is structured around seven key areas: international trade, international production, international finance, migration, foreign aid, a broader view, and challenges. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, the section on ‘a broader view’ delves into dimensions of globalisation and development that go beyond the mere economic, such as: culture, technology, health, and poverty. Carefully crafted, the chapters herein offer a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of the available research to date and provide an assessment of policy options across all areas considered.

Development

Journal of Development Studies , 8 ( 3 ) ( 1972 ) : 21–36 . David A. Clark , Capability Approach ' , in D. A. Clark ( ed . ) , The Elgar Companion to Development Studies ( Edward Elgar , 2006 ) , pp . 32-45 . Why are some countries rich ...

Development

What is development -- How does development happen? -- Why are some countries rich and others poor? -- What can be done to accelerate development? -- The evolution of development aid -- Sustainable development -- Globalization and development -- The future of development.

Poverty Dynamics

(2006b), 'Development Studies in the Twenty First Century', in D. A. Clark (ed.), The Elgar Companion to Development Studies, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. xxvi–xli. and Hulme, D. (2005), 'Towards a Unified Framework for Understanding ...

Poverty Dynamics

This book looks at poverty dynamics, or how individual experiences of poverty change over time. It includes work from anthropologists, economists, sociologists, & political scientists & combines qualitative & quantitative research approaches to help us understand of why some people remain poor while others escape.

Education Learning and the Transformation of Development

Clark, D. (2006). Capability approach (definition). In D. Clark (ed.). The Elgar Companion to Development Studies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 32–44. Clark, M. (2013). Handbook of Research on Development and Religion.

Education  Learning and the Transformation of Development

Whilst education has been widely recognised as a key tool for development, this has tended to be limited to the incremental changes that education can bring about within a given development paradigm, as opposed to its role in challenging dominant conceptions and practices of development and creating alternatives. Through a collection of insightful and provocative chapters, this book will examine the role of learning in shaping new discourses and practices of development. By drawing on contributions from activists, researchers, education and development practitioners from around the world, this book situates learning within the wider political and cultural economies of development. It critically explores if and how learning can shape processes of societal transformation, and consequently a new language and practice of development. This includes offering critical accounts of popular, informal and non-formal learning processes, as well as the contribution of indigenous knowledges, in providing spaces for the co-production of knowledge, thinking and action on development, and in terms of shaping the ways in which citizens engage with and create new understandings of ‘development’ itself. This book makes an important and original contribution by reframing educational practices and processes in relation to broader global struggles for justice, voice and development in a rapidly changing development landscape.

Migration Development and Social Change in the Himalayas

approach within the migration-development nexus. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(13), 2111–27. Qizilbash, Mozaffar. 2006. Human development. In David Alexander Clark (ed.), The Elgar companion to development studies ...

Migration  Development and Social Change in the Himalayas

This book teases out the reasons for, and the socio-economic impacts of, different types of migration on contemporary rural households and individuals. The author creatively depicts the dynamic microcosm of one village in the North Indian Kumaun Himalayas, near the border with Chinese Tibet, giving voice to the life stories of a range of migrants. Through this ethnography, migration is revealed as a fundamental part of the multifaceted 21st-century changes which the village is experiencing. From elderly women, to unemployed men, young farm women and local children, the book demonstrates how village life is continually constituted socially and economically by overlapping migration patterns – including outmigration, return migration, in-migration and even non-migration. Extending the argument, the author demonstrates that the village microcosm is linked to many other villages which are microcosms in their own right as well as in relation to the main village across a spatial hierarchy. The theoretical implications of the study are teased out to inform our understanding of rural-urban migration trends and impacts more generally, and as such the book will be of interest to researchers of the South Asian region but also of internal migration in the global context.

Politics of Development

——(2006) 'Religion and Development', in D. Clark (ed.) The Elgar Companion to Development Studies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 502–9. Belshaw, D.G.R., Calderisi, R. and Sugden, C. (2001) Faith in Development: Partnership between the ...

Politics of Development

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.

Gendered Insecurities Health and Development in Africa

The Elgar Companion to Development Studies. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp. 596–600. Stein, Howard. (2008) Beyond the World Bank Agenda: An Institutional Approach to Development. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Stein, Howard.

Gendered Insecurities  Health and Development in Africa

The concept of security has often narrowly focused on issues surrounding the protection of national borders from outside threats. However, a richer idea of human security has become increasingly important in the past decade or so. The aim is to incorporate various dimensions of the downside risks affecting the generalized well-being or dignity of people. Despite this rising prominence, the discourses surrounding human security have neglected to address the topic of gender, particularly how issues of poverty and underdevelopment impact women’s and men’s experiences and strategies differently. Since its introduction in the 1994 UNDP Human Development report, the idea of human security has become increasingly influential among academics and international development practitioners. However, gendered dimensions of human security have not attracted enough attention, despite their vital importance. Women are disproportionately more vulnerable to disease and other forms of human insecurity due to differences in entitlement, empowerment and an array of other ecological and socio-economic factors. These gendered insecurities are inextricably linked to poverty, and as a result, the feminization of poverty is a growing phenomenon worldwide. The contributors to this volume rely on a gender-focused analysis to consider a number of issues central to human security and development in Africa, including food security, environmental health risks, discrimination within judicial and legal systems, gendered aspects of HIV/AIDS transmission and treatment technologies, neoliberalism and poverty alleviation strategies, and conflict and women’s political activism. The gender focus of this volume points to the importance of power relationships and policy variability underlying human insecurities in the African context. The insights of this book offer the potential for an improved human security framework, one that embraces a more complex and context-specific analysis of the issues of risk and vulnerability, therefore expanding the capacities of the human security framework to safeguard the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations.

Arguing about the World

Human development in D. Clark. In: The Elgar companion to development studies Cheltenham: edward elgar. Rawls, J., 1971. A theory of justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Rawls, J., 1993. Political liberalism New york: Columbia ...

Arguing about the World

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. 'The breadth of Meghnad Desai's research interests is awe-inspiring. Hence it is no surprise to see so many who are at the forefront of their respective areas represented in this volume . . . a real treat.' Sunil Wadhwani, CBE, former member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England Meghnad Desai's work in the social sciences and his contributions to broader political and intellectual life span more than half a century. His multidisciplinary thinking and commitment to social justice, and his efforts in both the academic and political spheres, have inspired many and have highlighted the urgent need for global reforms. This volume is a celebration of Lord Desai's life and legacy from scholars and thinkers who have shared Desai's interests and who are leading contributors in their fields. The book does justice to the diversity and originality of Desai's thought, engaging with the key themes of his life's work and pointing to their relevance in understanding and tackling the challenges of the future.

Water and Cities in Latin America

The Elgar Companion to Development Studies, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham and Northampton, NH. Satterthwaite, D. (2014a) 'Urbanization in Low- and Middle-income Nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America', in V. Desai and R.B. Potter (eds), ...

Water and Cities in Latin America

Approximately 80 per cent of the population of Latin America is concentrated in urban centres. Pressure on water resources and water management in cities therefore provide major challenges. Despite the importance of the issues, there has been little systematic coverage of the topic in book form. This work fills a gap in the literature by providing both thematic overviews and case study chapters. It reviews key aspects of why water matters in cities and presents case studies on topics such as groundwater management, green growth and water services, inequalities in water supply, the financing of water services and flood management. Detailed examples are described from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, and there is also a chapter comparing lessons which might be learnt from US cities. Contributing authors are drawn from both within and outside the region, including from the Inter-American Development Bank, OECD and World Bank to set the issues in a global context.

Religion and Development

Ahmad, S.I. (2003) 'Principles of self development in Islam'. ... Alkire, S. (2004) 'Religion and development', draft chapter for D. Clark (ed.) The Elgar ... The Elgar Companion to Development Studies, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Religion and Development

Jeffrey Haynes adopts a chronological and conceptual approach to introduce students to the central themes and theoretical perspectives in the study of religion and development in the developing world, focusing on key themes including environmental sustainability, health and education.