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Handbook on Development and Social Change

Edited by G. Honor Fagan, Professor of Sociology, Maynooth University and Ronaldo Munck, Head of Civic Engagement, Dublin City University, Ireland
This Handbook provides an accessible critical review of the complex issues surrounding development and social change today. With chapters from recognised experts, examining economic, political and social aspects, and covering key topics and developing regions, it goes beyond current theory and sets out the debates which will shape an approach better suited to the modern world.
Extent: c 544 pp
Hardback Price: $240.00 Web: $216.00
Publication Date: March 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78643 154 7
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  • Development Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Social Policy in Emerging Countries
As the failings of neoliberalism become evident, the need for a new development paradigm becomes increasingly urgent. This Handbook offers a ground-breaking critical review of development and social change, and in doing do sets out the terms of the debates needed in areas where the orthodoxy has worn thin.

The Handbook on Development and Social Change tackles key global topics including sustainability, regionalism, and international finance, as well as examining key developing regions from Latin America to China. With original chapters by recognised experts from across the globe with proven practical experience this Handbook examines the economic, political and cultural aspects of development and social change. Promoting a strong interdisciplinary approach, and integrating knowledge with practice, it moves beyond current development theories which deal poorly with the non-causal and chaotic and thus provides an approach which is fit for purpose in the modern era of global complexity.

With it’s accessible coverage of complex issues this Handbook will be of particular interest for students in the fields of development studies, development economics, comparative sociology and global politics.
‘This is an excellent volume. Topics for chapters have been well chosen and chapters are written by authors well placed in the field. This valuable collection provides a rich and pertinent review of the development field.’
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of California Santa Barbara, US

‘Confident and ambitious, this Handbook pushes the debate on development as capitalism in new directions. It offers a critical, sociological - or genealogical - approach, emphasising capitalism's unpredictability above all. Highly recommended as much for the detail and novelty of the chapters as for the profound commitment of the contributors to global transformation and a more equal world’
– Jean Grugel, University of York, UK
Contributors include: N. Absenger, F. Blank, P. Brown, C. Bruzelius, H. Dean, K. Hyltén-Cavallius, C. Jacqueson, P. Martin, F. Pennings, P. Phoa, L. Scullion, M. Seeleib-Kaiser, S. Stendahl, O. Swedrup, A.M. ?wi?tkowski, M. Wujczyk



1. Intra-EU Migration and Social Rights: An Introduction
Martin Seeleib-Kaiser and Frans Pennings

PART I Applicable supranational legal standards
2. The European Social Charter as a Basis for Defining Social Rights for EU Citizens
Andrzej Marian ?wi?tkowski and Marcin Wujczyk

3. EU social citizenship: Between individual rights and national concerns
Catherine Jacqueson

PART II Freedom of Movement, EU Citizenship and Social Rights: Comparative Perspectives
4. (Dis)united in diversity? Social policy and social rights in the EU
Cecilia Bruzelius, Catherine Jacqueson and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

5 Legal Barriers to Access of EU Citizens to Social Rights
Frans Pennings

6. Social Human Rights as a Legal Strategy to Enhance EU Citizenship
Sara Stendahl & Otto Swedrup

PART III EU Citizenship and Social Rights: Various Dimensions
7. The Need of Residence Registration for Enjoyment of EU Citizenship in Sweden
Katarina Hyltén-Cavallius

8. Social rights, labour market policies and the freedom of movement: contradictions within the European project?
Nadine Absenger/Florian Blank,

9. Roma Persons and EU Citizenship
Philip Martin, Lisa Scullion and Philip Brown

10 EU Citizens’ Access to Social Benefits: Reality or Fiction? Outlining a Law and Literature Approach to EU citizenship
Pauline Phoa

11 The Construction of Social Rights
Hartley Dean

PART IV Conclusion
12. Conclusions
Martin Seeleib-Kaiser and Frans Pennings