Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 September 2012

576 Pages | 90 photos; 20 figures; 20 tables; 4 maps

8.0 x 10.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195440201

Bookseller Code (06)

Introduction to International Development

Approaches, Actors, and Issues

Second Edition

Paul Haslam, Jessica Schafer, and Pierre Beaudet

  • Global, interdisciplinary perspective: The only book for international development students that draws from contributors across the globe and disciplines that include political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, history, women's studies, and geography. By offering such a rich variety of perspectives this collection encourages students to think critically about the subject and form their own worldviews.
  • Strong pedagogical program: Each chapter includes 'Learning Objectives', 'Questions for Critical Thought', 'Further Resources', 'Related Websites', and three types of boxes to assist students in grasping complex topics and drawing connections between theories and case studies.
  • Independent chapters: All 27 chapters can stand alone, offering instructors flexibility in how they structure the course. However all chapters also share a common structure to facilitate teaching in undergraduate courses, and the chapter order permits instructors to draw connections between theories, the various factors that affect development, and real-world issues.
  • New chapter on urban development: Authored by Canadian scholars Anne Latendresse and Lisa Bornstein, this chapter addresses an important topic in international development, examining issues of urbanization from the perspective of urban planning and geography.
  • New epilogue from the text's editors reinforces overarching themes for students while pointing towards future trends in the field.

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