Development Beyond Neoliberalism?

Governance, Poverty Reduction and Political Economy

Author: David Alan Craig,Doug Porter,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134363753

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Development’s current focus – poverty reduction and good governance – signals a turn away from the older neoliberal preoccupation with structural adjustment, privatization and downsizing the state. For some, the new emphases on empowering and securing the poor through basic service delivery, local partnership, decentralization and institution building constitute a decisive break with the past and a whole set of new development possibilities beyond neoliberalism. Taking a wider historical perspective, this book charts the emergence of poverty reduction and governance at the centre of development. It shows that the Poverty Reduction paradigm does indeed mark a shift in the wider liberal project that has underpinned development: precisely what is new, and what this means for how the poor are governed, are described here in detail. This book provides a compelling history of development doctrine and practice, and in particular offers the first comprehensive account of the last twenty years, and development’s shift towards a new political economy of institution building, decentralized governance and local partnerships. The story is illustrated with extensive case studies from first hand experience in Vietnam, Uganda, Pakistan and New Zealand.

Neoliberalism, Civil Society and Security in Africa

Author: P. Carmody

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230598382

Category: Political Science

Page: 347

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Free market policies have been in operation across Africa for the past 25 years, yet they have failed to reverse deepening poverty. This book explores, with case studies, why such policies continue to be implemented and the ways in which they have been reinvented by socialization, depoliticization, regionalization and securitization.

Imperial Nature

The World Bank and Struggles for Social Justice in the Age of Globalization

Author: Michael Goldman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300132090

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6590

Why is the World Bank so successful? How has it gained power even at moments in history when it seemed likely to fall? This pathbreaking book is the first close examination of the inner workings of the Bank, the foundations of its achievements, its propensity for intensifying the problems it intends to cure, and its remarkable ability to tame criticism and extend its own reach. Michael Goldman takes us inside World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., and then to Bank project sites around the globe. He explains how projects funded by the Bank really work and why community activists struggle against the World Bank and its brand of development. Goldman looks at recent ventures in areas such as the environment, human rights, and good governance and reveals how—despite its poor track record—the World Bank has acquired greater authority and global power than ever before. The book sheds new light on the World Bank’s role in increasing global inequalities and considers why it has become the central target for anti-globalization movements worldwide. For anyone concerned about globalization and social justice, Imperial Nature is essential reading.

Empire, Development & Colonialism

The Past in the Present

Author: Mark Duffield,Vernon Hewitt

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1847010776

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 9402

This book makes a unique contribution to the renewed debate about empire and imperialism and will be of great interest to all those concerned with understanding the historical antecedents and wider implications of today's emergent liberal interventionism, and the various logics of international development.

Development Aid Confronts Politics

The Almost Revolution

Author: Thomas Carothers,Diane de Gramont

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0870034022

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 9754

A new lens on development is changing the world of international aid. The overdue recognition that development in all sectors is an inherently political process is driving aid providers to try to learn how to think and act politically. Major donors are pursuing explicitly political goals alongside their traditional socioeconomic aims and introducing more politically informed methods throughout their work. Yet these changes face an array of external and internal obstacles, from heightened sensitivity on the part of many aid-receiving governments about foreign political interventionism to inflexible aid delivery mechanisms and entrenched technocratic preferences within many aid organizations. This pathbreaking book assesses the progress and pitfalls of the attempted politics revolution in development aid and charts a constructive way forward. Contents: Introduction 1. The New Politics Agenda The Original Framework: 1960s-1980s 2. Apolitical Roots Breaking the Political Taboo: 1990s-2000s 3. The Door Opens to Politics 4. Advancing Political Goals 5. Toward Politically Informed Methods The Way Forward 6. Politically Smart Development Aid 7. The Unresolved Debate on Political Goals 8. The Integration Frontier Conclusion 9. The Long Road to Politics

Rethinking Development Economics

Author: Ha-Joon Chang

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843311100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 7298

This title represents the most forward thinking and comprehensive review of development economics currently available.

A Brief History of Neoliberalism

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019162294X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2695

Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are minimized, while the obligations of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens are diminished. David Harvey, author of 'The New Imperialism' and 'The Condition of Postmodernity', here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. While Thatcher and Reagan are often cited as primary authors of this neoliberal turn, Harvey shows how a complex of forces, from Chile to China and from New York City to Mexico City, have also played their part. In addition he explores the continuities and contrasts between neoliberalism of the Clinton sort and the recent turn towards neoconservative imperialism of George W. Bush. Finally, through critical engagement with this history, Harvey constructs a framework not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.

Can NGOs Make a Difference?

The Challenge of Development Alternatives

Author: Anthony J. Bebbington,Samuel Hickey,Diana C. Mitlin

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136218

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 9211

Can non-governmental organisations contribute to more socially just, alternative forms of development? Or are they destined to work at the margins of dominant development models determined by others? Addressing this question, this book brings together leading international voices from academia, NGOs and the social movements. It provides a comprehensive update to the NGO literature and a range of critical new directions to thinking and acting around the challenge of development alternatives. The book's originality comes from the wide-range of new case-study material it presents, the conceptual approaches it offers for thinking about development alternatives, and the practical suggestions for NGOs. At the heart of this book is the argument that NGOs can and must re-engage with the project of seeking alternative development futures for the world's poorest and more marginal. This will require clearer analysis of the contemporary problems of uneven development, and a clear understanding of the types of alliances NGOs need to construct with other actors in civil society if they are to mount a credible challenge to disempowering processes of economic, social and political development.

Beyond the 'African Tragedy'

Discourses on Development and the Global Economy

Author: Malinda Smith

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754648246

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

View: 8275

Well researched and insightful, this volume examines the historical and contemporary discourse on African development and the continent's place in the global economy. This timely resource is suitable for students and policy makers concerned with developme

Globalization and Governance

Author: Jeffrey A. Hart,Aseem Prakash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203478790

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 5532

Globalization and Governance is a completely up-to-date, impartial survey of a variety of perspectives on what constitutes governance and how globalization may impact governance and the state. Eleven essays and a thorough introduction provide a theoretical framework and a literature overview. Unlike most books on the subject, this does not espouse any ideological agenda and examines the topical subject of globalization in a conceptually rigorous way.

Post-Neoliberalism in the Americas

Author: Laura MacDonald,Arne Ruckert

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230202078

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 5702

This collection brings together a diverse range of analyses to interrogate policy changes and to grapple with the on-going transformations of neoliberalism in both North America and various Latin American states.

Global Governance and Biopolitics

Regulating Human Security

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 5013

This seminal work is the first fully to engage human security with power in the international system. It presents global governance not as impartial institutionalism, but as the calculated mismanagement of life, directing biopolitical neoliberal ideology through global networks, undermining the human security of millions. The book responds to recent critiques of the human security concept as incoherent by identifying and prioritizing transnational human populations facing life-ending contingencies en mass. Furthermore, it proposes a realignment of World Bank practices towards mobilizing indigenous provision of water and sanitation in areas with the highest rates of avoidable child mortality. Roberts demonstrates that mainstream IR's nihilistic domination of security thinking is directly responsible for blocking the realization of greater human security for countless people worldwide, whilst its assumptions and attendant policies perpetuate the dystopia its proponents claim is inevitable. Yet this book presents a viable means of achieving a form of human security so far denied to the most vulnerable people in the world.

Annual Development Review


Author: Vidyāsthān Paṇtuaḥ Paṇtāl niṅ Srāvjrāv Ṭoempī Qabhivaḍḍhn ̊Kambujā

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789995052041

Category: Agriculture

Page: 202

View: 1176


Delusions of Development

The World Bank and the Post-Washington Consensus in Southeast Asia

Author: Toby Carroll

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 5358

Investigates the World Bank's promotion of market-led development in the underdeveloped world and the impact that this promotion has upon citizenship. This book looks at this subject using case studies drawn from Southeast Asia, one of the world's most diverse regions.

Women & Public Policy in Canada

Neoliberalism and After?

Author: Alexandra Zorianna Dobrowolsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 8633

Women and Public Policy in Canada offers a theoretical and topical approach to studying the public policy issues that specifically affect Canadian women. Written by policy experts from across Canada, this contributed text exposes students to various perspectives and a wealth of expertise. Topics such as the environment, healthcare, Aboriginal women, economic policy, anti-violence policy, immigration, and multiculturalism are covered, giving students insight into the most prevalent issuesregarding women and public policy in Canada.

Globalization in the 21st Century

Labor, Capital, and the State on a World Scale

Author: Berch Berberoglu

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan


Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 3390

This book examines the development and transformation of global capitalism in the late 20th and early 21st century. It analyzes the dynamics and contradictions of the global political economy through a comparative-historical approach based on class analysis. After providing a critical overview of neoliberal capitalist globalization over the past three decades, the book examines the emergence of new forces on the global scene and discusses the prospects of change in the global economy in a multi-polar direction in the decades ahead. The book concludes by focusing on the mass movements that are playing a central role in bringing about the transformation of global capitalism.

Global Governmentality

Governing International Spaces

Author: Wendy Larner,William Walters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134386095

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 6307

Foucault's thoughts on governmentality have made a significant impact on the studies of power and governance in modern societies. However, most studies of governmentality confine themselves to the exploration of power within nation-states. Global Governmentality extends Foucault's political thought towards international studies, exploring the governance of the global, the international, the regional and many other extra-domestic spaces. Combining historical and contemporary outlooks, this book offers innovative interdisciplinary explorations of such issues as international peacekeeping, refugees, political rationalities of security and neoliberalism, the spatiality of globalization, the genealogy of development, and the ethical governance of corporate activity. At a time when many of the geopolitical and economic certainties which framed international affairs are in flux, Global Governmentality is suggestive of new territories and lines for international analysis. It will be of interest to students and researchers of both governmentality and international studies.

Development Aid in Russia

Lessons from Siberia

Author: Judith Marquand

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230216389

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 3983

Drawing on both Development Studies and post-Soviet literature, this study examines projects in Siberia since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Focusing on critical accounts of development projects in Siberia, managed by the author, this book provides a first-hand account of the successes and failures of development aid.