The international development sector has found itself confronting new challenges to poverty eradication and the promotion of human rights. Climate change has loomed large as a crisis for development practitioners and environmentalists, affecting the most vulnerable in the Global South. The ongoing financial crisis has created recurrent recessions in the global North, while causing budget lines to be reduced for development aid.
This textbook highlights the extent to which the local and global are interconnected in today's globalised economy. It questions the legitimacy of the neoliberal model of development which propelled us into the crisis.
Including chapters on Latin America, China and sub-Saharan Africa, and topics such as debt injustice, gender and migration, this completely revised third edition takes stock of the international development environment as it embarks on new policy frameworks to confront new challenges.
Gerard McCann is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies at St Mary's University College (Queen's University, Belfast). He is Director of the Global Dimension in Education project and co-ordinates partnership initiatives with universities in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He has written extensively on the European Union's development and education policies. He is the author of Ireland's Economic History (Pluto, 2011) and editor of From the Local to the Global (Pluto, 2015). Stephen McCloskey is the Director of the Centre for Global Education, Belfast and editor of the journal Policy and Practice. His publications include The East Timor Question (University of Michigan, 2000) and From the Local to the Global (Pluto, 2015).
Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations PART 1 DEVELOPMENT DISCOURSE AND DEFINITIONS 1. Introduction - Creating New Paradigms for Development - Stephen McCloskey 2. Measuring Human Development - Andy Storey 3. A Human Rights-Based Approach to Development - Paul Hainsworth and Maire Braniff PART II THE ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT 4. Overseas Development Aid: Is it Working? - Patrick Marren 5. Trade, Development and Inequality - Denis O'Hearn 6. Debt Injustice in the Global North and South - Nessa Ni Chasaide PART III DEVELOPMENT POLICY 7. Climate Change and Development - David Selby 8. Europe. Development and the Colonial Legacy - Gerard McCann 9. Post-2015 Development Assessment: Proposed Goals and Indicators - Walden Bello 10. Women Contributing to Gender-Just, Equitable and Sustainable Development - Patricia Munoz-Cabrera 11. The Complexity of Migration - Michal Cenker PART IV REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 12. Rethinking Latin America: Back to the Future? - Ronaldo Munck 13. The Arab Spring: Trading Development for Stability - Heba Khalil 14. China: The New Face of Development - Russell Duncan 15. Meaningful Development Goals and Sub-Saharan Africa - Chrispin R. Matenga PART V HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 16. Children, Childhood and Work: Perceptions and Practices - Madeleine Leonard 17. Development Education as an Agent of Social Change - Stephen McCloskey 18. Neoliberal Decline and International Development Post-2015 - Gerard McCann Notes on Contributors Index