Development as Theory & Practice
Current Perspectives on Development & Development Co-operation

By David Simon
January 1999
Pearson Education
ISBN: 0582414172
296 pages
$67.50 Paper Original

The first book in the DARG series, Development as Theory and Practice provides the only student textbook which addresses broad contemporary perspectives and debates on development and development cooperation. It introduces the notions of development and what it means from different perspectives i.e. from the point of view of academics in the wake of the New World Order, regional specialists detached from the field, Third World students of development, and development practitioners.

The second part of the book focuses on development aid and examines the changing relationship between donors and recipients, and the effects of these relationships on the wider communities in these countries, and current re-evaluations of aid in principle and practice. Development as Theory and Practice is an ideal course text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in development aid as part of degree programs in Development Studies, Geography, Politics, Sociology and Anthropology. It will also be of interest to researchers and development practitioners and professionals.

1. Introduction: Rethinking Development 2. Development Reconsidered: Current Developments in Development Thinking 3. Studying Development: a Third World Student's View 4. Contextualising Professional Interaction in Anglo-African Human Geography 5. Ground Truthing and the Place of the Area Specialist in Development Studies 6. Rethinking Development in India: the Perspective Crisis and Prospects Reconstructing Development Assistance and Development Co-operation 7. The Changing Theory and Practice of Development Assistance since World War II 8. Policy and Process in Multilateral Aid: Healthy Cities in Developing Countries 9. The S.E. Asian Transitional Economies and International Agencies 10. Continuity and Change in the Dutch-Malinke Bilateral Aid Relationship 11. Norwegian People's Aid: Popular Organizations and Local Power 12. Conclusions 13. Conclusions and Prospects

Features " Takes a broadly thematic approach rather than the more traditional sectoral structures " Broad mix of theoretical and empirical material " Global contributors and case studies " Superb general editor and the support of the leading research organization in the field

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