Introduces the reader to the three main role players in development: the community of the poor; the state; and the non-governmental sector. The text shows how the role of each has changed and continues to change in relation to the historical evolution of development thought from a simplistic modernization view to today's sustainable development paradigm. Chapters on the important development issues of health, education, food and hunger, development aid, local government and community policing illustrate the development roles in the context of development dynamics as informed by development theory. The reader is introduced to various development problems related to these issues and is led through the dynamic process of development in which the role players operate.
Professor Hennie Swanepoel: Former head of the Department of Development Administration at the University of South Africa, now retired. Professor Frik de Beer: Current head of the Department of Development Administration at the University of South Africa
The community of the poor; rural invisibility and urban bias in development; an introduction to development theories; an overview of sustainable development; the dynamics of development; the state and development; local government and development; non-governmental organizations as agents of development; community development and empowerment; education and development; health and development; community policing; development planning and projects; aid and debt.