From the Local to the Global
Key Issues in Development Studies
This textbook highlights the extent to which the local and global are interconnected in today's globalised economy. It questions the legitimacy of the neoliberal model of development which propelled us into the crisis.
Including chapters on Latin America, China and sub-Saharan Africa, and topics such as debt injustice, gender and migration, this completely revised third edition takes stock of the international development environment as it embarks on new policy frameworks to confront new challenges.
Gerard McCann is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies at St Mary's University College (Queen's University, Belfast). He is Director of the Global Dimension in Education project and co-ordinates partnership initiatives with universities in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He has written extensively on the European Union's development and education policies. He is the author of Ireland's Economic History (Pluto, 2011) and editor of From the Local to the Global (Pluto, 2015).
Stephen McCloskey is the Director of the Centre for Global Education, Belfast and editor of the journal Policy and Practice. His publications include The East Timor Question (University of Michigan, 2000) and From the Local to the Global (Pluto, 2015).
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Creating New Paradigms for Development - Stephen McCloskey
Part I: Development Discourse and Definitions
1. Measuring Human Development - Andy Storey
2. A Human Rights Based Approach to Development - Máire Braniff and Paul Hainsworth
Part II: The Economics of Development
3. Overseas Development Aid: Is It Working? - Patrick Marren
4. Trade, Development and Inequality - Denis O’Hearn
5. Debt Injustice in the Global North and South - Nessa Ni Chasaide
Part III: Development Policy
6. Climate Change: Reorienting the Development Agenda - David Selby
7. Europe, Development and the Colonial Legacy - Gerard McCann
8. Post-2015 Development Assessment: Proposed Goals and Indicators - Walden Bello
9. Women Contributing to Gender-Just, Equitable and Sustainable Development - Patricia Muñoz-Cabrera
10. The Complexity of Migration - Michal Cenker
Part IV: Regional Development
11. Rethinking Latin America: Back to the Future? - Ronaldo Munck
12. The Arab Spring: Trading Development for Stability - Heba M. Khalil
13. China: The New Face of Development - Russell Duncan
14. Meaningful Development Goals and Sub-Saharan Africa - Chrispin R. Matenga
Part V: Human Development
15. Children, Childhood and Work: Perceptions and Practices - Madeleine Leonard
16. Development Education as an Agent of Social Change - Stephen McCloskey
Conclusion: Neoliberal Decline and International Development Post-2015 - Gerard McCann
Notes on Contributors
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