Introduction to Development Studies

Introduction to Development Studies

By: B. K. Pattanaik (author)Paperback

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Introduction to Development Studies presents a balanced mix of economic, social, political, cultural and administrative premises of development and analyses its theoretical and practical dimensions. Through preceding and contemporary examples from developing countries, it provides a holistic understanding of development, effectively demonstrating how it differs from economic growth. Beginning with development theories, paradigms and actors involved in the development process, this book goes on to explain the concepts of development governance, management, communication and planning. It would prove to be an indispensable companion to students of economics, sociology, political science, public administration, public policy and other social science disciplines. Key Features * Presents an exhaustive treatment of 'development' from theoretical and practical perspectives * Covers three key aspects of contemporary development-development governance, development administration and development communication * Provides accessible and thematic explanation of the core concepts to engage students with/from various disciplinary backgrounds

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B.K. Pattanaik possesses Master's Degree in Analytical and Applied Economics, MA in Human Resource Management, and PhD in Economics. He has to his credit more than 25 years of experience in research and teaching in various national level organizations, for example, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi; National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), New Delhi; Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), ICSSR Centre, Chandigarh; and so on. At present, he is a Professor in the School of Extension and Development Studies at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. He has to his credit 26 projects sponsored by various international agencies, such as the World Bank, USAID, Ford Foundation, UNICEF, European Commission, UNFPA, Bill Gates Foundation as well as projects sponsored by various government departments, for example, the Department of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, and Health and Family Welfare of Government of India. He has also completed projects and studies sponsored by various departments of state governments of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh in different areas of development, such as drinking water and sanitation, border area study, migrant labour, contract farming, study on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, health and family welfare, Panchayati Raj, education, rural development, and decentralized planning. So far, Prof. Pattanaik has authored two books, co-authored four books, and edited a book published by Springer. He has published more than 125 papers (research papers, articles, editorial columns, and book reviews) in various national and international journals; currently, he is the Editor of the Political Economy Journal of India. He is also on the editorial board of Journal of Economics and Development Studies, American Research Institute for Policy Development, New York, and Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Oyama, Japan. He is also guiding PhD students on different areas of Development Studies and two candidates have already been awarded a PhD degree. He is instrumental in designing MA programme in Development Studies and PG diploma programme in Urban Planning and Development. He has attended international seminars, conferences, and study tours and has visited countries such as USA, China, Spain, and Finland. He has conducted an international conference on Diaspora and Development at IGNOU in which more than 100 participants from 25 different countries had participated. Prof. Pattanaik has been awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award, 1999 by the American Biographical Institute, USA and the International Man of the Millennium by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, London.


Preface Introduction to Development Classical and Neo-classical Theories of Development Developmentalist Theory of Development Heterodox Theories of Development Dimensions of Development Market, State and Heterogeneous Actors Paradigms of Development Development Administration Development Governance Development Planning Development Management Development Communication Glossary Index

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  • publication date: 21/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9789351508205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9789351508205
  • ISBN10: 935150820X

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