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Poverty & Development

«If the problem of development is to empower people to gain control of their own destiny, then poverty - whatever its cause - means the challenge continues undiminished everywhere on our planet. This big book gets us to think about all this systematically, rigorously, and powerfully.»

Danny Quah is Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Nation

Poverty & Development in the 21st Century provides a fully updated, interdisciplinary overview of one of the world's most complex and pressing social problems. The book analyses and assesses key questions faced by practitioners and policy makers, ranging from what potential solutions to world poverty are open to us to what form development should take and whether it is compatible with environmental sustainability. Les mer

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Poverty & Development in the 21st Century provides a fully updated, interdisciplinary overview of one of the world's most complex and pressing social problems. The book analyses and assesses key questions faced by practitioners and policy makers, ranging from what potential solutions to world poverty are open to us to what form development should take and whether it is compatible with environmental sustainability.

The third edition considers the complex causes of global poverty and inequality, introducing major development issues that include hunger, disease, the threat of authoritarian populism, the refugee crisis and environmental degradation.

Three new chapters illustrate the impact of climate, refugee and health crises on development by drawing on accounts of lived experience to explore the real-world implications of theory.

Refreshed student-centred learning features include boxes outlining key concepts, definitions and cases that explore contested issues in greater depth. These case studies encourage critical reflection on key issues, from refugees' personal accounts of containment to the Ebola epidemic to indigenous perspectives on climate change. Questions posed at the start of each chapter provide a framework for critical reflection on key assumptions and theories within the field of development. Each chapter
also clearly unpacks figures and tables, supporting students to develop a nuanced understanding of economic arguments and key skills of data interpretation

Digital formats and resources
The third edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
- The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
- Students and lecturers are further supported by online resources to encourage deeper engagement with content.

For students:

Web links organised by chapter to deepen students' understanding of key topics and explore their research interests

For lecturers:
Customisable PowerPoint slides support effective teaching preparation
Figures and tables from the book allow clear presentation of key data and support students' data analysis

Detaljer

Forlag
Oxford University Press
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780199563241
Utgave
3. utg.
Utgivelsesår
2021
Format
25 x 19 cm

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«If the problem of development is to empower people to gain control of their own destiny, then poverty - whatever its cause - means the challenge continues undiminished everywhere on our planet. This big book gets us to think about all this systematically, rigorously, and powerfully.»

Danny Quah is Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Nation

«This outstanding book is essential reading for students of international development, policy-makers, and anyone thinking about the human condition in our interdependent, globalised world. It asks the big questions. Why in an era of extraordinary wealth and scientific progress, do poverty and extreme deprivation continue to blight so many lives? How should we express human solidarity through international cooperation and multilateralism? As the climate crisis intensifies, ecological stress worsens, and inequality reaches ever more extreme proportions, is it time to rethink what we mean by 'development' and 'progress'? The author's combined academic rigour with readability and, critically practical reflections on how change happens.»

Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive, Save the Children UK

«This new edition of Poverty and Development marks a welcome return of one of the most interesting collection for teaching development. Lucid and comprehensive, the text covers the gamut of topics needed to teach international development, from the historical transformation of the Global South under the impact of European expansion, through the rival models of development propagated during the global Cold war, to the Great Transformation wrought by industrialisation of China and E. Asia. In addition, the book covers key issues in contemporary development, including new chapters on climate change, digital technologies, as well as on the changing nature of conflict. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the book illustrates clearly how policies in both North and South impact the welfare of the vast majority of humanity.»

Jocelyn DeJong, Professor and Associate Dean, and Tariq Tell, Assistant Professor, American Universi

«Poverty and Development remains a foundational volume in understanding the intricacies between poverty and development in developing regions. For those of us interested in Public Policy, Governance and Development in Africa, this book provides critical points of reference for understanding pertinent policy, and governance domains in the development paradigm. It thus offers unconventional insights for teaching, researching and studying governing components in Africa and similar contexts for years to come.»

Gedion Onyango, Lecturer in Political Science, Nairobi University, Nairobi

«Allen and Thomas' book offers a dazzling, systematic and wide-ranging analysis of the most challenging topics in international development. It accomplishes this in an engaging and highly accessible way. This book is a must read for students, academics and those working in the field.»

Professor Nicole Stremlau, Research Professor in the Humanities, University of Johannesburg

«The dynamics of global change continually shift the frontiers of development practice, thought and theory. This thoroughly revised edition of Poverty and Development offers a measure of changes with collateral impact on development over the last twenty years. Some chapters and a thoughtful postscript consider the broad experience and implications of Covid-19. The online resources that accompany the book make it an extremely valuable reference, teaching and learning tool.»

David Luke, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre, UN Economic Commission for Africa

«Poverty and Development is a succinct elucidation of how poverty and development interface in developing countries.»

Lawrence Sao Babawo, Senior Lecturer, Njala University, Sierra Leone

«This brilliant book is an essential and thought-provoking contribution on how we look at the global challenge of poverty.»

Koen Vlassenroot, Professor and Director of Conflict Research Group (CRG), Ghent University

«COVID-19 has thrown millions into poverty and threatens to undo decades of development. This updated and enhanced classic with its abundance of perspectives and rich insights helps us reflect again on the many inequalities the pandemic has unveiled and how to achieve more sustainable development.»

Erik Berglöf Chief Economist of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

«This is exactly the sort of book that people go to university to read and discuss. It provides a great deal of food for thought for hungry minds: mixing theory and evidence very well, giving a wide geographical range of examples and drawing good conclusions.»

Dr Kevin Manton, SOAS University of London

«Migration, Security & Development is an excellent new chapter. Well-balanced, it tackles the politics of migration in a nuanced manner.»

Professor Mustapha Pasha, Aberystwyth University

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