Poverty & Development

Poverty & Development

Edition number: 3
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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No. of pages:664 pages
Size:246x190x29 mm
Weight:1282 g
Short description:

The most comprehensive, interdisciplinary and student-focused introduction to international development available.

Long description:
Poverty & Development in the 21st Century provides a fully updated, interdisciplinary overview of one of the world's most complex and pressing social problems. The book analyses and assesses key questions faced by practitioners and policy makers, ranging from what potential solutions to world poverty are open to us to what form development should take and whether it is compatible with environmental sustainability.

The third edition considers the complex causes of global poverty and inequality, introducing major development issues that include hunger, disease, the threat of authoritarian populism, the refugee crisis and environmental degradation.

Three new chapters illustrate the impact of climate, refugee and health crises on development by drawing on accounts of lived experience to explore the real-world implications of theory.

Refreshed student-centred learning features include boxes outlining key concepts, definitions and cases that explore contested issues in greater depth. These case studies encourage critical reflection on key issues, from refugees' personal accounts of containment to the Ebola epidemic to indigenous perspectives on climate change. Questions posed at the start of each chapter provide a framework for critical reflection on key assumptions and theories within the field of development. Each chapter also clearly unpacks figures and tables, supporting students to develop a nuanced understanding of economic arguments and key skills of data interpretation

Digital formats and resources
The third edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
- The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
- Students and lecturers are further supported by online resources to encourage deeper engagement with content.

For students:

Web links organised by chapter to deepen students' understanding of key topics and explore their research interests

For lecturers:
Customisable PowerPoint slides support effective teaching preparation
Figures and tables from the book allow clear presentation of key data and support students' data analysis

If the problem of development is to empower people to gain control of their own destiny, then poverty - whatever its cause - means the challenge continues undiminished everywhere on our planet. This big book gets us to think about all this systematically, rigorously, and powerfully.
Table of Contents:
Why Poverty and Development?
Poverty and Inequality
Meanings and Views of Development
Agencies of Development
Hunger and Famine
Diseases of Poverty
Poverty and Education
Unemployment and Making a Living
Population, Poverty and Development
Environmental Degradation and Sustainability
War and Armed Conflict
Diversity in Pre-Capitalist Societies
Colonialism, Capitalism, Development
The Power of Colonial States
The Era of Development - A short history
Socialist Models of Development and the Rise of China
Democratization, Governance, and Development
Rethinking Gender Matters in Development
Engineering for Development
New Directions and Challenges for Health and Development
Migration, Security, and Development
Digital Technologies
City Life
Identity Politics and Clashing Cultures
Climate Change and the End of Development
Returning to the 'Great Transformation'
Poverty and Development: Prospects for the future