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About this book
About this book
'As a whole, the book is a useful compilation of rigorous academics papers. The contributions by the editor have woven these into an organic whole, rather than being a conglomerate of uncorrelated works on a common theme' - K B S Sidhu, "The Tribune". This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the concept of globalization and its challenge to the contemporary study of development. Part I introduces the theoretical issues and debates surrounding globalization, illustrates the often contested nature of the concept, and considers the implications for the future of development studies.Part II reviews more specific theory and policy implications by assessing the impact of globalization to a number of key areas of study in development studies. These include the environment, gender, human rights, multinationals, and urban development. An essential underlying theme to the book is whether a seeming transition from development studies to global studies is offering anything new and fruitful for our future understanding and study of development.
Globalization and Development Studies - Frans J Schuurman Introducing the Challenges PART ONE: THE CHALLENGES AND THEIR LIMITS Introduction to Part One - Frans J Schuurman Globalization after Modernization - Martin Albrow A New Paradigm for Development Studies Globalization - Arie de Ruijter A Challenge to the Social Sciences Vicious and Benign Universalism - John Tomlinson The Nation-State, Emancipatory Spaces and Development Studies in the Global Era - Frans J Schuurman PART TWO: GLOBALIZATION AND CENTRAL ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES Introduction to Part Two - Detlev Haude and Frans J Schuurman Globalization and Human Rights - Reinhart K[um]ossler Some Developmental Reflections Multinationals and Development - Kristoffel Lieten Revisiting the Debate Globalization, Sustainable Development and Environment - M A Mohamed Salih A Balancing Act Feminist Sightings of Global Restructuring - Marianne H Marchand and Anne Sisson Runyan Conceptualizations and Reconceptualizations Globalization and Gender - Tine Davids and Francien van Driel Beyond Dichotomies Cities and the Globalization of Urban Development Policy - Ton van Naerssen
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'As a whole, the book is a useful compilation of rigorous academics papers. The contributions by the editor have woven these into an organic whole, rather than being a conglomerate of uncorrelated works on a common theme' - K B S Sidhu, The Tribune