The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change

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This revised and updated second edition of The Globalization and Development Reader builds on the considerable success of a first edition that has been used around the world. It combines selected readings and editorial material to provide a coherent text with global coverage, reflecting new theoretical and empirical developments.

  • Main text and core reference for students and professionals studying the processes of social change and development in “third world” countries. Carefully excerpted materials facilitate the understanding of classic and contemporary writings
  • Second edition includes 33 essential readings, including 21 new selections
  • New pieces cover the impact of the recession in the global North, global inequality and uneven development, gender, international migration, the role of cities, agriculture and on the governance of pharmaceuticals and climate change politics
  • Increased coverage of China and India help to provide genuinely global coverage, and for a student readership the materials have been subject to a higher degree of editing in the new edition
  • Includes a general introduction to the field, and short, insightful section introductions to each reading
  • New readings include selections by Alexander Gershenkron, Alice Amsden, Amartya Sen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Cecile Jackson, Dani Rodrik, David Harvey, Greta Krippner, Kathryn Sikkink, Leslie Sklair, Margaret E. Keck, Michael Burawoy, Nitsan Chorev, Oscar Lewis, Patrick Bond, Peter Evans, Philip McMichael, Pranab Bardhan, Ruth Pearson, Sarah Babb, Saskia Sassen, and Steve Radelet

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This revised and updated second edition of The Globalization and Development Reader builds on the considerable success of a first edition that has been used around the world. It combines selected readings and editorial material to provide a coherent text with global coverage, reflecting new theoretical and empirical developments. It provides original texts, including classics in the field and others at the cutting edge, which have been carefully edited for the non-technical reader, and offers concise definitions of key terms and concepts, requiring no prior knowledge about globalization and development or related theories.

The second edition expands the collection of classic texts and, at the same time, provides the most important and readable articles and book selections on recent developments. More than half of the readings are new for the second edition, with a higher degree of editing for a student readership, and with increased coverage of China and India supporting its genuinely global coverage. New pieces help to capture the implications for developing countries of the recent Great Recession of the global North. There is more on global inequality and uneven economic development, as well as on women, international migration, the role of cities, agriculture and the environment, and especially climate change. There is also new material on the ability of labour to organize across borders.

This book is an engaging and illuminating collection that includes a general introduction to the field, and short, insightful section introductions that introduce each reading. It provides an up-to-date primer and core reference source for students, scholars, and development practitioners wishing to get up to speed quickly on the issues surrounding social change, globalization, and development in the "Third World".

About the Author:

J. Timmons Roberts is the Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown. He has published over seventy articles and his books include A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy (with Bradley Parks, 2007) and Trouble in Paradise: Globalization and Environmental Crises in Latin America (with Nikki Thanos, 2003).

Amy Bellone Hite is Chairperson of The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana. In addition to articles on urbanization and development, gender and class in Latin America, and demographic changes resulting from Hurricane Katrina, Bellone Hite has co-edited two prior volumes with J. Timmons Roberts.

Nitsan Chorev is the Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Brown University. She was recently a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. Her publications include, The World Health Organization Between North and South (Cornell University Press, 2012) and Remaking U.S. Trade Policy: From Protectionism to Globalization (Cornell University Press, 2007).

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Buchbeschreibung John Wiley And Sons Ltd Dez 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - This revised and updated second edition of The Globalizationand Development Reader builds on the considerable success of afirst edition that has been used around the world. It combinesselected readings and editorial material to provide a coherent textwith global coverage, reflecting new theoretical and empiricaldevelopments. Main text and core reference for students and professionalsstudying the processes of social change and development in'third world' countries. Carefully excerpted materialsfacilitate the understanding of classic and contemporarywritings Second edition includes 33 essential readings, including 21 newselections New pieces cover the impact of the recession in the globalNorth, global inequality and uneven development, gender,international migration, the role of cities, agriculture and on thegovernance of pharmaceuticals and climate change politics Increased coverage of China and India help to provide genuinelyglobal coverage, and for a student readership the materials havebeen subject to a higher degree of editing in the new edition Includes a general introduction to the field, and short,insightful section introductions to each reading New readings include selections by Alexander Gershenkron, AliceAmsden, Amartya Sen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Cecile Jackson, DaniRodrik, David Harvey, Greta Krippner, Kathryn Sikkink, LeslieSklair, Margaret E. Keck, Michael Burawoy, Nitsan Chorev, OscarLewis, Patrick Bond, Peter Evans, Philip McMichael, Pranab Bardhan,Ruth Pearson, Sarah Babb, Saskia Sassen, and Steve Radelet 632 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781118735107

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