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Introduction to International Development


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Part I: Theories and Approaches in International Development 1. Meaning, Measurement, and Morality in International Developmentment, Jessica Schafer, Paul A. Haslam, and Pierre Beaudet What Is the Developing World? Labelling in International Development Growth, Inequality, Poverty, and Development Global Ethics and International Development Ethical Behaviour and the Development Practitioner 2. Imperialism and the Colonial Experience, Erica Allina European Expansion and Conquest Rival Empires of Trade "High" Imperialism in Africa Common Themes in the Colonial Experience 3. Theories of Development, Radhika Desai Development Avant La Lettre The Moment of Development Disputing Development Conclusion: Whither Development? 4. Post-Development and Alternatives to Development, Aram Ziai (NEW) The Origins of Post-Development Post-Development: Core Arguments Alternatives to Development Debating Post-Development Conclusion: Two Positions 5. Gender and Development: Theoretical Contributions, International Commitments, and Global Campaigns, Rebecca Tiessen, Jane Parpart, and Marianne H. Marchand (NEW) Theoretical Contributions and Feminist Insights Masculinities, Gender-Based Violence and (In)security International Commitments and Global Campaigns Taking Stock: Achievements, Possibilities and Ongoing Gaps in Gender and Development 6. Globalization and Development, Pierre Beaudet Introduction Globalization and Developing Countries Another Globalization? Movement from Below Can the World Change? Facing the Biggest Challenge Looking Ahead Part II: International Development Actors 7. State of the State: Does the State Have a Role in Development?, Anil Hira What Is the State? The Legacy of Colonialism Defining the State's Role in Development Central Debates about the Role of the State in Economic Development Governance as a Process of Democratization 8. National Development Agencies and Bilateral Aid, Stephen Brown Clarifying the Terminology Overview of Aid Donors Donor Motives Characteristics of Donors Aid Recipients 9. The International Financial Institutions, Marcus Taylor Introduction The Origins of the IMF and World Bank Governance Structures The Turbulent 1970s The Debt Crisis, Structural Adjustment, and Conditionality Beyond Structural Adjustment? The World Bank, Good Governance, and Institution-Building The IMF and the Asian Crisis Into the New Millennium: Poverty Reduction and Country Ownership A New Crisis or a New Beginning? 10. The United Nations and Multilateral Actors in Development, David Sogge The United Nations System The Agencies Trends and Prospects for UN Agencies Multilateral Organizations Anchored in Western Governments Multilateral Organizations Anchored in Non-Western Governments One World, Many Regions 11. Private Enterprise and Development, Paul A. Haslam Entrepreneurship and Small-Scale Enterprise What Is a Multinational Corporation? What Motivates Multinationals to Go Abroad? Relationship between States and Multinationals International Regulation of MNCS Corporate Social Responsibility Partnerships for Development 12. Civil Society and Development, Henry Veltmeyer Civil Society: The Itinerary of a Concept Civil Society in Context The Economic and Political Dynamics of Development and Civil Society The Emergence of a Global Civil Society: The Political Dynamics of Anti-Globalization Civil Society and Local Development NGOs: Catalysts for Development or Agents of Outside Interests? Civil Society and Multinational Corporations Development beyond Neoliberalism: Civil Society and the State Globalization, the State, and Civil Society Part III: Issues in International Development 13. China and the Emerging Economies, Jing Gu (NEW) Introduction China's Approach to International Development China in Africa New Development Thinking and Institutions The BRICS and Other Emerging Economies 14. Debt and Development, Joseph Hanlon and Tim Jones Lending to Developing Countries Governments, Politics, the Cold War, and the Debt Crisis The 1980s Debt Crisis and HIPC The South and the Poor Pay to Solve the Northern Crisis What Is the Responsibility of the Lender? 15. Free Trade, Fair Trade, and South-South Trade, Gavin Fridell Introduction Free Trade and Fair Trade Since 1945 The Limits of a Trade Perspective: "It's Not about Free Trade" The Rise of South-South Trade The Future of International Trade: "Dynamic" or "Defying" Comparative Advantage? 16. Democracy, Cedric Jourde Clarifying the Concepts: A Difficult Task "Waves" of Democratization Explaining Democratization: Structures or Actors? The National or International Arena? After Democratic Transition: Consolidation or a Return to Authoritarian Rule? The Causal Weight of Democratization in Economic and Social Development 17. Climate Change, Environment, and Development, Chukwumerije Okereke and Abu-Bakar Siddiq Massaquoi (NEW) The Central Paradox and Contending Approaches A History of Global Environmentalism and International Co-Operation for Sustainable Development Climate Change Controversies and Crosscutting Themes 18. Rural Development, Joshua Ramisch Introduction Putting the "Rural" in Context Rural Transformations Models Challenges 19. Urban Development: Cities in the Global South, Anne Latendresse, Lisa Bornstein, and Jane Reid Introduction Understanding Urbanization Urbanization across Time and Space Urban Crisis and the Challenge of Sustainable Urban Development Cities, Globalization, and Socio-Spatial Fragmentation The Expansion of Slums Forces of Change: International Institutions, Local Governments, and Grassroots Initiatives The Right to the City Future Needs 20. Development and Health, Ted Schrecker Introduction: Wealth, Health, and the Rest of the Story "Great Divides" and Socio-Economic Gradients Globalization and Health: Trade and Investment Agreements as a Case Study The Changing Landscape of Global Health and Development Policy Development and Health: The Uncertain Future 21. Conflict and Development, Torunn Wimpelmann and Astri Suhrke Posing the Question Definitions, Approaches, and Methods Conflict and Development: Perspectives and Findings Development as a Conflictual Process: No Development Without Conflict? Dealing with the Development-Conflict Nexus: Intervention and Peace-Building Learning from History 22. Information Technologies and Development, Erwin Alampay Technology and Society The Information Society ICTs and Society The Digital Divide Using ICTs for Development 23. Culture and Development, Nissim Mannathukkaren Introduction What Is Culture? The Cultural Versus the Material Culture as Domination and Culture as Resistance The Cultural Turn Part IV: Practice in International Development 24. Understanding Global Poverty Reduction: Ideas, Actors, and Institution, David Hulme and Sophie King (NEW) Poverty in Social and Development Theory What Is Poverty? Development as Poverty Reduction: A Brief History Reducing Poverty: Ideas, Actors, and Institutions Material Capabilities and National Interests What Has Been Achieved? 25. Measuring and Evaluating Poverty, Keetie Roelen (NEW) Introduction Evolution of Thinking on Poverty Monetary Poverty Multidimensional Poverty Different Measures - Different Outcomes Poverty Measurement and Policy 26. Inequality and Social Policy, Arjan de Haan Introduction What Is Inequality? Approaches to Social Policy Conclusion: Measuring Social Policy Success 27. Planning and Appraising Development Projects, David Potts (NEW) What Is a Project? The Project Process Planning Projects and the Logical Framework Project Appraisal Financial Analysis Economic Analysis Externalities and the Environment Shadow Prices Discount Rate Cost Effectiveness Analysis and the Social Sectors Sensitivity and Risk Analysis 28. Humanitarian Assistance and Intervention, Laura Hammond (NEW) Introduction History of Humanitarian Action Dunantist and Wilsonian Humanitarian Organizations Contemporary Challenges to Humanitarianism Principled Action: Neutrality and Impartiality Ethical Dilemmas 29. Ethics of Development, Des Gasper (NEW) Historical Context Justice and Harm; Rights and Responsibilities Reflection on Meanings of Well-Being and Ill-Being Activities and Tools in Development Ethics Glossary Index

About the Author

Paul Haslam is associate professor in the International Development and Globalization program at the University of Ottawa. Jessica Schafer was assistant professor at the International Development and Globalization program at the University of Ottawa from 2006-2008. She is currently assistant manager of performance audit at the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia. Pierre Beaudet is associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Ottawa.


"[Introduction to International Development is a] well-researched and documented book that addresses the key concerns of international development in this era of globalization. . . . This book will appeal to undergraduate students tremendously." --Guna Kulasegaram, University of New Brunswick "[This text is] particularly strong in terms of the breadth of themes covered, and in the inclusion of highly visible, well-respected, and critically oriented scholars, who provide well-researched articles." --Kate Ervine, Saint Mary's University

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