Challenging Global Inequality: Development Theory and Practice in the 21st Century

Challenging Global Inequality: Development Theory and Practice in the 21st Century

By: Alastair Greig (author), Mark Turner (author), David Hulme (author)Paperback

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This major introductory text written by three leading names in the field provides an accessible overview of the challenges faced in overcoming global poverty and inequality in the twenty-first century. Through an in-depth assessment of development theory and practice, the authors set out to advance two key arguments: the first being the importance of historically contextualizing contemporary developmental problems in order to assess policy proposals; and the second that inequality matters, and how this notion has continually remained a central feature of development debates from colonial times to present day. Ideal for undergraduate students taking development modules as part of Political Science and International Relations degrees, this engaging text proves to be essential reading when exploring the impacts of development on today's international political economy. With each chapter covering inequalities from all different angles, the authors clearly outline the impact of models such as globalization and neoliberalism, as well as offering alternative views on the challenges posed by the UN's Millennium Development Goals.Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below -

About Author

ALASTAIR GREIG is Reader in Sociology and Head of School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia. DAVID HULME is Professor of Development Studies and Associate Director, Chronic Poverty Research Centre, Institute for Development and Management, University of Manchester, UK. MARK TURNER is Professor of Development Policy and Management, University of Canberra, Australia.


Introduction: The Story So Far.- The Nature of of Inequality and Poverty.- Measuring Development.- The Roots of the Development Project.- The Post-War Development Project.- The Framework of Early Twenty-First Century Development.- The Millennium Development Challenge.- Globalization and Inequality .- Modernity, Development and their Discontents.- Development, Politics and Participation.- Conclusion: The Ends of Development and the End of Inequality.

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  • ISBN13: 9781403948243
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781403948243
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 1403948240

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