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Reflexivity and Development Economics

Methodology, Policy and Practice

Authors: Gay, D.

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This book outlines a taxonomy of development practice using the notion of reflexivity, and examines it in the case of two countries at opposite ends of the development spectrum: Vanuatu and Singapore. The methodological approach, which gives greater voice to people in developing countries, has practical benefits for economic policy.

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DANIEL GAY is a consultant to the United Nations and other development agencies. He has worked in the South Pacific, East Asia, Central Asia and Africa. Dr Gay holds a PhD in economics from the University of Stirling, a Masters degree in economics from the University of Edinburgh, a Masters degree in political theory from the London School of Economics and an Honours degree in politics, philosophy and economics from the University of York. www.emergenteconomics.com.

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"Daniel Gay has written a remarkable account of how detailed fieldwork, case studies and thoughtful study of the nature of and approaches in social sciences may interrelate to produce both richer and, at the same time, more modest understanding of the nature and application of development policies than have those, who, trained in mainstream economics, worked within the framework of the Washington Consensus. Gay's book has vitally important lessons for both development economics and economic theory and practice in general."

G. C. Harcourt, Jesus College, University of Cambridge

"This innovative volume by a promising young author demonstrates the importance of reflexivity to both the theory and practice of development economics. This is achieved by methodological argument, developing our understanding of the concept of reflexivity at an abstract level. But it is also achieved by application to two case studies, Vanuatu and Singapore. The work is therefore itself an admirable illustration of its own argument for achieving balance between general argument and attention to particular contexts."

Professor Sheila C. Dow, University of Stirling


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reflexivity and Development Economics
Book Subtitle
Methodology, Policy and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-25059-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230250598
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22016-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 224
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