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irrelevance of development studies.

Michael Edwards

irrelevance of development studies.

by Michael Edwards

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Taken from Third world quarterly, vol.11, no.1, 1989, pp.116-135.

SeriesThird world quarterly -- v.11, no.1
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Open LibraryOL21145806M

Danish development analyst, Ester Boserup‟s book Women’s Role in Economic Development. She “helped to put women and development into an international context by clarifying both the human dimension of economic development and the policy issues raised by the development projects undertaken in the s” (Charlton, , p.1). Edwards, Michael. "The Irrelevance of Development Studies." Third World Quarterly 11 (): Sen, Amartya. "The Ends and the Means of Development." Development As Freedom. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, , pp. All readings should be completed prior to their discussion. Course readings. Lec # TOPICS/READINGS; 1.

  Finding books on your research topic. Renewals may be done via library catalogue, telephone (+ 27 12 ) and at the lending desk.. Postgraduate students may loan 16 books. Undergraduate students may loan 8 books. Introduction to Development Studies presents a balanced mix of economic, social, political, cultural and administrative premises of development and analyses its theoretical and practical dimensions. Through preceding and contemporary examples from developing countries, it provides a holistic understanding of development, effectively Reviews: 4.

What is Development Studies? industrialised nations (Bernstein ; Shaw ). If we accept that DS is largely a post-World War II phenomenon, then the dominance of economic thinking in the 'early years' of DS is virtually beyond question (Harriss ; Sylvester ). Contextual factors shaping DS at this time were certainly economic. ‘Development’ first emerged as a subject area in the second half of the twentieth century. After World War II, scholars and practitioners sought to study the causes of poverty and so-called ‘underdevelopment’ in a more systematic and sustained way. These days, the substance of development studies – especially in relation to the developing world – focuses mainly on poverty reduction.


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