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Introduction to Development Studies

  • B. K. Pattanaik - Professor, School of Extension and Development Studies, (IGNOU), New Delhi.

© 2016 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This textbook helps students understand the fundamentals of development studies by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach.

Introduction to Development Studies
 presents a balanced mix of economic, social, political, cultural and administrative premises of development and analyses its theoretical and practical dimensions.  Through preceding and contemporary examples from developing countries, it provides a holistic understanding of development, effectively demonstrating how it differs from economic growth.

Beginning with development theories, paradigms and actors involved in the development process, this book goes on to explain the concepts of development governance, management, communication and planning. It would prove to be an indispensable companion to students of economics, sociology, political science, public administration, public policy and other social science disciplines.

Key Features

• Presents an exhaustive treatment of ‘development’ from theoretical and practical perspectives

• Covers three key aspects of contemporary development—development governance, development administration and development communication

• Provides accessible and thematic explanation of the core concepts to engage students with/from various disciplinary backgrounds

 
 

 
Preface
 
Introduction to Development
 
Classical and Neo-classical Theories of Development
 
Developmentalist Theory of Development
 
Heterodox Theories of Development
 
Dimensions of Development
 
Market, State and Heterogeneous Actors
 
Paradigms of Development
 
Development Administration
 
Development Governance
 
Development Planning
 
Development Management
 
Development Communication
 
Glossary
 
Index

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