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International Development Studies Andrew Sumner

International Development Studies By Andrew Sumner

International Development Studies by Andrew Sumner


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How do the many theoretical, methodological and espistemological approaches relate to research and practical studies in development? How are development research and practice linked? This book is suitable for students of development studies who require a concise, penetrating overview of its foundations.

International Development Studies Summary

International Development Studies: Theories and Methods in Research and Practice by Andrew Sumner

'A sure-footed and self-confident book, ambitious in scope, authoritative in execution and practical in its implications' - Simon Maxwell, Director, Overseas Development Institute, London

'At last, a development studies text that encourages self-reflection from within the discipline. Highly recommended' - Professor Ray Kiely, Chair in International Politics, Queen Mary University of London

'This is the book that academics, development researchers and practitioners have been seeking for a long time. [It] addresses the most important issues which development researchers and practitioners cope with each and every day' - Dr Tran Tuan, Director, Research and Training Centre for Community Development, Hanoi, Vietnam.

'An insightful book for both development practitioners and researchers alike' - Professor K.N. Nair, Director Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India

This book is about working professionally in Development Studies as a student, researcher or practitioner. It introduces and addresses the fundamental questions that everyone engaged with development must ask:

What is 'development' and why do we wish to study it?

How do the many theoretical, methodological and espistemological approaches relate to research and practical studies in development?

How are development research and practice linked?

Accessibly written, with extensive use of case study material, this book is an essential primer for students of development studies who require a concise, penetrating overview of its foundations. It is also core reading for students and practitioners concerned with the design of studies in the course of policy analysis, sector reviews, or project formulation, management and evaluation.

International Development Studies Reviews

'This is the book that academics, development researchers and practitioners have been seeking for a long time. The book addresses the most important issues which development researchers and practitioners cope with each and every day' - Dr Tran Tuan, Director, Research and Training Centre for Community Development, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Table of Contents

What Is 'Development'? What is the Purpose of Development Studies? What Can We 'Know' in Development Studies? What Is the 'Big Picture' in Development Studies? What Is 'Rigour' in Development Studies? How Are Research and Practice Linked in Development Studies? What Is the Future for Development Studies?

Additional information

GOR005249391
9781412929455
1412929458
International Development Studies: Theories and Methods in Research and Practice by Andrew Sumner
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
20080411
192
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