Politics, Economics, and Inclusive Development

The Evolution of Development Thinking

Governance, Economics, Assistance, and Security

Authors: Ascher, W., Brewer, G.D., Cheema, G.S., Heffron, J.M.

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About this book

This landmark book offers a comprehensive analysis of how development approaches have evolved since World War II, examining and also evaluating the succession of theories, doctrines, and practices that have been formulated and applied in the Third World and beyond. Covering all developing regions, the book offers an integrated approach for considering the entwined aspects of development: governance, economics, foreign assistance, civil society, and the military. With reference to carefully chosen case studies, the authors offer distinctive explanations for why development approaches fall short and systematically relate the evolution of development thinking to current challenges, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of key institutions and the clashes of institutional interests that have distorted otherwise sound doctrines and negatively affected development practice. In identifying the dynamics that account for shortcomings in past development attempts, and recommending a better integration of doctrines across the entire range of inter-connected development fronts, the book points to how development practice may be improved to better advance human dignity.



About the authors

The authors have extensive research and leadership experience in academia, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations; covering the fields of public administration, political science, economic development, education, security studies, social services, education, natural resources, and the environment.



Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Evolution of Economic Development Theories and Doctrines since World War II

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 15-39

  • Economic Policy and Program Practice

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 41-65

  • Evolution of Governance and Development Administration Theory

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 67-83

  • Evolution of Governance and Development Administration Practice

    Ascher, William (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56038-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution of Development Thinking
Book Subtitle
Governance, Economics, Assistance, and Security
Authors
Series Title
Politics, Economics, and Inclusive Development
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56039-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137560391
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56038-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 287
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