The Evolution of Development Thinking

Governance, Economics, Assistance, and Security

  • Authors
  • William Ascher
  • Garry D. Brewer
  • G. Shabbir Cheema
  • John M. Heffron

Part of the Politics, Economics, and Inclusive Development book series (POEID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 1-13
  3. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 15-39
  4. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 41-65
  5. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 67-83
  6. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 85-106
  7. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 107-131
  8. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 133-147
  9. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 149-165
  10. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 167-187
  11. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 189-208
  12. William Ascher, Garry D. Brewer, G. Shabbir Cheema, John M. Heffron
    Pages 209-220
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 221-287

About this book

Introduction

This landmark book offers a comprehensive analysis of how development approaches have evolved since World War II, examining and also evaluating the succession of theories, doctrines, and practices that have been formulated and applied in the Third World and beyond. Covering all developing regions, the book offers an integrated approach for considering the entwined aspects of development: governance, economics, foreign assistance, civil society, and the military. With reference to carefully chosen case studies, the authors offer distinctive explanations for why development approaches fall short and systematically relate the evolution of development thinking to current challenges, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of key institutions and the clashes of institutional interests that have distorted otherwise sound doctrines and negatively affected development practice. In identifying the dynamics that account for shortcomings in past development attempts, and recommending a better integration of doctrines across the entire range of inter-connected development fronts, the book points to how development practice may be improved to better advance human dignity.



Keywords

Governance economic development foreign assistance civil society non-governmental organizations armed forces developing countries Asia Africa Latin America Developing Countries development Economic Development economic policy government Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) policy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137560391
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57539-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56039-1
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