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The Elgar Companion to Development Studies

Elgar Original Reference

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 31st Aug 2006
Dimensions: w 169mm h 244mm d 51mm
Weight: 1460g
ISBN-10: 184376475X
ISBN-13: 9781843764755
Barcode No: 9781843764755
"The Elgar Companion to Development Studies" is an innovative and utterly unique reference book that includes original contributions covering development economics as well as development studies broadly defined. This major new Companion brings together an international panel of experts from varying backgrounds who discuss theoretical, ethical and practical issues relating to economic, social, cultural, institutional, political and human aspects of development in poor countries. It also includes a selection of intellectual biographies of leading development thinkers. The Companion draws on different social science disciplines and incorporates a combination of theoretical and applied work that embraces different methodologies and represents different views of the world. It will therefore appeal not only to students, scholars and researchers in development studies but also to those interested in development economics as well as the politics, sociology and ethics of development. It will also appeal to policymakers and practitioners.

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"'If handbooks can be inspiring, this is it! Like a true companion, it takes in its stride conversations both big and small. Its entries do not just present an international and multidisciplinary mix, but - true to life - they work on several different scales. And, importantly, the book makes its authority evident. For it is like an extended website, but with all the added advantages of an encyclopaedia that actually tells you about the authors and the sources on which they have drawn. The resulting compilation is highly intelligent, thoughtful and above all usable.' - Dame Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge, UK 'The Elgar Companion to Development Studies is a major production in the development studies field, authored by a star-studded cast of contributors. With 135 entries covering a vast range of topics, it should quickly establish itself as a leading work of reference. We should all feel indebted to David Clark, who has successfully brought this substantial publishing project to completion.' - John Toye, University of Oxford, UK"