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  • Social Development

    Theory and Practice

    Walking through social development’s key theoreticalprinciples and practice strategies, this book shows how it promotes peoples’ wellbeing not only in the Global South, where it first emerged, but in the Western countries as well. It covers:Definitions and an historical evolution of social developmentKey theoretical debates around social well-being, human rights and social justiceSocial ... Read more

    $36.99 USD

  • Social Development

    Theory and Practice

    Walking through social development’s key theoreticalprinciples and practice strategies, this book shows how it promotes peoples’ wellbeing not only in the Global South, where it first emerged, but in the Western countries as well. It covers:Definitions and an historical evolution of social developmentKey theoretical debates around social well-being, human rights and social justiceSocial ... Read more

    $36.99 USD

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    Challenging the Singapore Consensus

    Singapore is changing. The consensus that the PAP government has constructed and maintained over five decades is fraying. The assumptions that underpin Singaporean exceptionalism are no longer accepted as easily and readily as before. Among these are the ideas that the country is uniquely vulnerable, that this vulnerability limits its policy and political options, that good governance demands a ... Read more

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  • The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

    by David Garland ...
    series Very Short Introductions
    Welfare states vary across nations and change over time. And the balance between markets and government; free enterprise and social protection is perennially in question. But all developed societies have welfare states of one kind or another - they are a fundamental dimension of modern government. And even after decades of free-market criticism and reform, their core institutions have proven ... Read more

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  • Understanding Development

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    Understanding Development offers a comprehensive introduction to the multidimensional and evolving nature of international development in the contemporary world. This new edition has been fully revised and expanded to incorporate the key events, trends and debates that are shaping development today, such as humanitarianism and the global refugee crisis, the growing number of fragile states, and ... Read more

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  • Theories and Practices of Development

    by Katie Willis ...
    series Routledge Perspectives on Development
    Global economic crisis and the implications of global environmental change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how ‘development’ in all parts of the world should be achieved. However, ‘development’ has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve people’s lives, the potential negative dimensions of ‘development’ on people and environments must ... Read more

    $62.99 USD

  • Local and Regional Development

    Actors and institutions in localities and regions across the world are seeking prosperity and well-being amidst tumultuous and disruptive shifts and transitions generated by: an increasingly globalised, knowledge-intensive capitalism; global financial instability, volatility and crisis; concerns about economic, social and ecological sustainability, climate change and resource shortages; new multi ... Read more

    $74.99 USD

  • The Companion to Development Studies

    The Companion to Development Studies contains over a hundred chapters written by leading international experts within the field to provide a concise and authoritative overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Covering a wide range of disciplines the book is divided into ten sections, each prefaced by a section introduction written by the ... Read more

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  • Does Foreign Aid Really Work?

    Foreign aid is now a $100bn business and is expanding more rapidly today than it has for a generation. But does it work? Indeed, is it needed at all? Other attempts to answer these important questions have been dominated by a focus on the impact of official aid provided by governments. But today possibly as much as 30 percent of aid is provided by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and over 10 ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Equity, Diversity & Canadian Labour

    In recent years, the Canadian labour movement has undergone fundamental change in response to demands for greater inclusion and representation by women, visible and sexual minorities, and people with disabilities. Equity, Diversity, and Canadian Labour explores the specific challenges put to outmoded attitudes and practices, charting the efforts made by organized labour in Canada towards ... Read more

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  • Asian Politics in Development

    Essays in Honour of Gordon White

    This volume adopts a multidisciplinary and comparative approach to development that brings together issues that are characteristic of the lifelong scholarship of Professor Gordon White. These include a focus on the state, civil society, welfare and globalization. ... Read more

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  • Rethinking Governance

    The Centrality of the State in Modern Society

    Several problems plague contemporary thinking about governance. From the multiple definitions that are often vague and confusing, to the assumption that governance strategies, networks and markets represent attempts by weakening states to maintain control. Rethinking Governance questions this view and seeks to clarify how we understand governance. Arguing that it is best understood as 'the ... Read more

    $49.99 USD