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From the Local to the Global Gerard McCann

From the Local to the Global By Gerard McCann

From the Local to the Global by Gerard McCann

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A completely revised third edition of a classic development studies textbook

From the Local to the Global Summary

From the Local to the Global: Key Issues in Development Studies by Gerard McCann

The international development sector has found itself confronting new challenges to poverty eradication and the promotion of human rights. Climate change has loomed large as a crisis for development practitioners and environmentalists, affecting the most vulnerable in the Global South. The ongoing financial crisis has created recurrent recessions in the global North, while causing budget lines to be reduced for development aid.

This textbook highlights the extent to which the local and global are interconnected in today's globalised economy. It questions the legitimacy of the neoliberal model of development which propelled us into the crisis.

Including chapters on Latin America, China and sub-Saharan Africa, and topics such as debt injustice, gender and migration, this completely revised third edition takes stock of the international development environment as it embarks on new policy frameworks to confront new challenges.

From the Local to the Global Reviews

'An ideal lift off point for anyone interested in the issues that underpin poverty and injustice at local and global levels. It combines accessible, informative writing on the most essential international development issues' -- Marina Sitrin, author of They Can't Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy (with Dario Azzellini, Verso, 2014) and Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina (Zed Books, 2012).
'Of global value to a radically changing world. It is essentially a survey of all the issues that affect the global South and shape the global North' -- Hector Maldonado Felix, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru, and founder of the NGO Asociacion Gestion Salud y Poblacion.

About Gerard McCann

Gerard McCann is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies at St Mary's University College (Queen's University, Belfast). He is Director of the Global Dimension in Education project and co-ordinates partnership initiatives with universities in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He has written extensively on the European Union's development and education policies. He is the author of Ireland's Economic History (Pluto, 2011) and editor of From the Local to the Global (Pluto, 2015). Stephen McCloskey is the Director of the Centre for Global Education, Belfast and editor of the journal Policy and Practice. His publications include The East Timor Question (University of Michigan, 2000) and From the Local to the Global (Pluto, 2015).

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Creating New Paradigms for Development - Stephen McCloskey
Part I: Development Discourse and Definitions
1. Measuring Human Development - Andy Storey
2. A Human Rights Based Approach to Development - Maire Braniff and Paul Hainsworth
Part II: The Economics of Development
3. Overseas Development Aid: Is It Working? - Patrick Marren
4. Trade, Development and Inequality - Denis O'Hearn
5. Debt Injustice in the Global North and South - Nessa Ni Chasaide
Part III: Development Policy
6. Climate Change: Reorienting the Development Agenda - David Selby
7. Europe, Development and the Colonial Legacy - Gerard McCann
8. Post-2015 Development Assessment: Proposed Goals and Indicators - Walden Bello
9. Women Contributing to Gender-Just, Equitable and Sustainable Development - Patricia Munoz-Cabrera
10. The Complexity of Migration - Michal Cenker
Part IV: Regional Development
11. Rethinking Latin America: Back to the Future? - Ronaldo Munck
12. The Arab Spring: Trading Development for Stability - Heba M. Khalil
13. China: The New Face of Development - Russell Duncan
14. Meaningful Development Goals and Sub-Saharan Africa - Chrispin R. Matenga
Part V: Human Development
15. Children, Childhood and Work: Perceptions and Practices - Madeleine Leonard
16. Development Education as an Agent of Social Change - Stephen McCloskey
Conclusion: Neoliberal Decline and International Development Post-2015 - Gerard McCann
Notes on Contributors

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From the Local to the Global: Key Issues in Development Studies by Gerard McCann
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