From the Local to the Global
Key Issues in Development Studies
Edited by: Gerard McCann, Stephen McCloskey
- ISBN: 9780745328423
- Extent: 320pp
- Release Date: 20 Aug 2009
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Paperback
- Category: Development Studies
“Think global, act locally” is a phrase often used to describe the importance of popular activism and an awareness of the issues surrounding globalisation and development. This book is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in development that are central to understanding the causes of poverty, inequality and injustice in the global North and South.
This second edition of the book contains new chapters on climate change, neoliberalism, child labour, popular movements in Latin America and the development process in Africa. Existing chapters have been revised and completely updated to analyse and reflect upon the impact of the global economic recession on international development.
Students of development studies and NGO practitioners will find this collection invaluable as they explore opportunities for study and fieldwork.
About The Author
Gerard McCann is a Senior Lecturer in European Studies and Geography at St Mary's University College (Queen's University, Belfast). He is Director of the Global Dimension in Education project and coordinates partnership initiatives with colleges in Africa and the Middle East. He has written extensively on the European Union's development and education policies.
Stephen McCloskey is the Director of the Centre for Global Education, Belfast. His publications include Development Reader: An Introduction to International Development Issues (2008), and The East Timor Question: The Struggle for Independence from Indonesia, (2000), co-edited with Paul Hainsworth.