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This book provides a historical account of the NGO CARE as one of the largest humanitarian NGOs worldwide from 1945 to 1980. Readers interested in international relations and humanitarian hunger prevention are provided with fascinating insights into the economic and business related aspects of Western non-governmental politics, fundraising and philanthropic giving in this field. Not only does the book contributes to ongoing research about the rise of NGOs in the international realm, it also offers very rich empirical material on the political implications of private and governmental international aid in a world marked by the order of the Cold War, decolonialization processes and the struggle of so called Third World Countries to catch up with modern Western consumer societies. -- .
The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development provides an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting survey of the fields of migration and development, bringing together over 60 expert contributors from around the world to chart current and future trends in research on this topic. The links between migration and development can be traced back to the post-war period, if not further, yet it is only in the last 20 years that the 'migration-development nexus' has risen to prominence for academics and policymakers. Starting by mapping the different theoretical approaches to migration and development, this book goes on to present cutting edge research in poverty and inequality, displacement, climate change, health, family, social policy, interventions, and the key challenges surrounding migration and development. While much of the migration literature continues to be dominated by US and British perspectives, this volume includes original contributions from most regions of the world to offer alternative non-Anglophone perspectives. Given the increasing importance of migration in both international development and current affairs, the Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development will be of interest both to policymakers and to students and researchers of geography, development studies, political science, sociology, demography, and development economics.
This book uses a revised version of Kingdon's multiple-streams framework to examine health financing reforms in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) as well as long-term care insurance (LTCI) reforms in Japan and Singapore. It shows that the explanatory power of the multiple-streams framework can be strengthened through enriching the concepts of policy entrepreneurs, ideas and windows of opportunity in the original framework as well as bringing the theoretical lens of historical institutionalism into the framework.
Originally published in 1995, this book follows the preceding 4 volumes (Aisa, Africa, Latin America and Developed Countries) and discusses technological transformation in development history. It looks back on two centuries of history of the emergence of developed countries and examines the various aspects determining the speed, size and shape of the historical process of transformation in developed countries after World War 2.
Originally published in 1993, this book contains 3 studies on Africa: Algeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The studies underline the difficulties which Africa has faced in initiating its technological transformation. During the post WW2 period liberation from colonialism came relatively late and therefore many African countries did not have the possibility of participating in the rapid growth of global output and trade. Debt, drought and famine have put additional burdens on the economic conditions of the continet. Adverse conditions and poor infrastructure have made the continent much more vulnerable to both external and internal disturbances and as a result many countries have not had the opportunity to make a real beginning towards their transformation.
Originally published in 1993, this book contains 3 studies from Latin America: Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. These studies bring out sharply the processes at work in Latin America between 1950 and 1980, which were responsible for the crisis that the continent faced in the 1980s. In each case there was a striking failure in building up national technological capability so that the country could grapple with the problems it faced.
Originally published in 1988, this book considers some of the major social, economic and environmental questions raised by the role of new technology in development. Throughout the discussions of issues like the sustainability of the development effected by new technology is supported by detailed case studies from countries such as India, Australia, New Zealand, China, Bangladesh and South Africa.
Published in 1997. The environment of cities has become increasingly competitive. Tradition location factors, that once tied economic activities firmly to particular areas have become less important. Increasingly the ability of a city to anticipate, respond to and cope with internal and external changes is getting attention. Organizing capacity of cities, or of metropolitan regions is becoming indispensible for sustainable economic and social development. The authors have carried out investigations into eight European cities to increase the insight into the practice of organizing capacity. The analysis of the development and implementation of 15 revitalization projects in these cities shows that organizing capacity calls for a new style of entrepreneurial urban management with public and private networking, leadership, long term strategies and organizing political and public support as key concepts.
First published in 1997, this timely collection of papers takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining sustainable development in a wide range of countries such as Ireland, Norway and Wales on the North Atlantic Margin. It features specialists in geography, social anthropology, tourism, sociology, regional studies, business, municipality studies, health policy and the rural economy. The contributors argue that a free marketplace and natural-resource sustainability are not always incompatible for green policies to be successful.
First published in 1997, this volume originates from the fourth cycle of GREMI (Groupe de Recherche Europeen sur les Milieux Innovateurs) research, focusing on territorial innovative processes and the competitive advantages of the complex socio-economic fabric of milieu innovateurs. The book is divided into three parts. The first, written by the editors, deals specifically with the multi-faced dimensions of local development, placing particular emphasis on the role of territory in producing/reproducing learning processes, tacit/codified knowledge storage and government structures. The second part reports different case studies and their theoretical systematisation, carried out with the same methodology by some ten equipes working in ten different European countries. The last part is devoted to a more general view on the structural adjustment dynamics of innovative milieu, raising useful questions of strategy and policy.
Un element cle de la comprehension du contexte structural, technique, culturel et de politique publique de la science accessible dans l'hemisphere sud est la reconnaissance de la pluralite et de la diversite du cadre et de la signification du terme accessible . Ce volume propose des textes issus de douze projets qui ensemble forment le reseau Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDN). Il est structure en fonction de quatre thematiques : Definir la science accessible dans le domaine du developpement ; Gouvernance et science accessible ; Negocier la science accessible ; et Accroitre la science accessible a l'appui de la transformation sociale. Ce volume sert a mettre en valeur des exemples et des reflexions qui illustrent la facon dont des occasions et des defis poses par le libre acces varient d'une region a l'autre, et d'identifier les principales differences entre les acteurs, les etablissements, les infrastructures et la gouvernance des ressources fondees sur le savoir, dans differents contextes. Ce volume contribuera a la litterature sur le libre acces, qui a principalement ete ecrite en fonction du contexte de l'hemisphere nord. La remise en question de la production asymetrique du savoir mondial est au coeur d'une meilleure comprehension du mouvement vers la science accessible et ce que celle-ci pourrait representer pour la reflexion et la pratique du developpement. Ce livre est publie en anglais. - Contextualizing Openness offers a fascinating look at Open Science and the democratization of knowledge in international development and social transformation with a focus on the Global South. This volume presents contributions from the twelve projects that form the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) organized around four central themes: Defining Open Science in Development; Governing Open Science; Negotiating Open Science; and Expanding Open Science for Social Transformation. The collective goal is to illustrate how the opportunities and challenges associated with openness vary across regions and, further, to identify the key differences that characterize the actors, institutions, as well as the infrastructure and governance of knowledge-based resources in highly diverse settings. To understand the movement toward Open Science and its impact on the thinking and practices that drive development, we must challenge the asymmetry of global knowledge production and of access to this knowledge. Contextualizing Openness aims at stimulating further research and debate on how to collectively design a knowledge system that is open and equitable for all This book is published in English.
'Development' is often misunderstood and can embrace everything from building a large dam to planting trees. The idea can often mask confusion, contradiction, deceit and corruption. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to know what development actually is. It covers all the key themes and critically suggests ways to bring the poor and marginalized into the process. Part of four-title relaunch of the NoNonsense series with new cover designs, layout and logo. Completely revised and updated edition of the No-Nonsense Guide to International Development which have, for a number of years, consistently ranked in the most accessible and useful titles in their subject category. Each book combines thorough research with excellent writing and critical analysis to provide an incisive, compelling introduction for students and general readers alike. Sales of previous editions total over 50,000. Previous editions have been widely course adopted across a range of subjects and departments - International Development, Women's studies, Environmental studies, Political Science are some examples.