The Elgar Companion to Development Studies


The Elgar Companion to Development Studies

9781843764755 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David Alexander Clark, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, UK
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84376 475 5 Extent: 768 pp
The Elgar Companion to Development Studies is an innovative and unique reference book that includes original contributions covering development economics as well as development studies broadly defined. This major new Companion brings together an international panel of experts from varying backgrounds who discuss theoretical, ethical and practical issues relating to economic, social, cultural, institutional, political and human aspects of development in poor countries. It also includes a selection of intellectual biographies of leading development thinkers.
Awarded Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2007

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The Elgar Companion to Development Studies is an innovative and unique reference book that includes original contributions covering development economics as well as development studies broadly defined. This major new Companion brings together an international panel of experts from varying backgrounds who discuss theoretical, ethical and practical issues relating to economic, social, cultural, institutional, political and human aspects of development in poor countries. It also includes a selection of intellectual biographies of leading development thinkers.

While the Companion is organised along the lines of an encyclopaedia, each of its 136 entries provide more depth and discussion than the average reference book. Its entries are also extremely diverse: they draw on different social science disciplines, incorporate various mixes of theoretical and applied work, embrace a variety of methodologies and represent different views of the world. The Elgar Companion to Development Studies will therefore appeal to students, scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the filed of development as well as the interested layman.
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‘If handbooks can be inspiring, this is it! Like a true companion, it takes in its stride conversations both big and small. Its entries do not just present an international and multidisciplinary mix, but – true to life – they work on several different scales. And, importantly, the book makes its authority evident. For it is like an extended website, but with all the added advantages of an encyclopaedia that actually tells you about the authors and the sources on which they have drawn. The resulting compilation is highly intelligent, thoughtful and above all usable.’
– Dame Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge, UK

‘The Elgar Companion to Development Studies is a major production in the development studies field, authored by a star-studded cast of contributors. With 136 entries covering a vast range of topics, it should quickly establish itself as a leading work of reference. We should all feel indebted to David Clark, who has successfully brought this substantial publishing project to completion.’
– John Toye, University of Oxford, UK

‘This is a most comprehensive handbook on development studies. It brings together a wide, varied array of carefully crafted summaries of 136 key topics in development by an international cast of well-respected academics and other experts in respective areas of study. The handbook is heavily interdisciplinary, organically combining economic, political, historical, social, cultural, institutional, ethical, and human aspects of development. While the wide range of entries might appear as a simple glossary listing or an encyclopedic collection, each of the 136 entries offers more depth and discussion than the average handbook. . . . Viewed in this light, this companion is highly likely to become known as a leading reference work on the topic. Highly recommended.’
– Ismael Hossein-Zadeh, Choice
Contributors: I. Adelman, D. Alexander, S. Alkire, R. Ayres, A. Bagchi, P. Bardhan, T. Barnett, K. Basu, R.H. Bates, A. Bebbington, H. Bernstein, C. Bertram, D. Birch, J. Breman, D.W. Bromley, T.J. Byres, J. Cathie, H.-J. Chang, D.A. Clark, A.J. Cohen, P. Cook, J. Cullis, H.E. Daly, B. de Gaay-Fortman, L. de Mello, S. Dercon, R. Dixon, E.J. Dosman, N. Dower, A.S. Downes, J. Drèze, T. Dyson, W. Elkan, F. Ellis, M. Ellman, L. Emmerij, A. Escobar, M. Faber, O. Feinstein, S. Fennell, A.J. Field, A. Figueroa, B. Fine, J.E. Foster, S. Fukuda-Parr, D. Gasper, D. Ghai, C.Y. Goh, I. Goldin, J. Goldin, M. Goldman, D. Goulet, C.A. Gregory, A. Greig, G.C. Harcourt, P.G. Hare, J. Harriss, B. Harriss-White, J.M. Hartwick, S. Hickey, A. Holloway, S. Howe, D. Hulme, S. Iyer, S. Jahan, R. Jolly, M. Khan, R. Kiely, G. Kingdon, C. Kirkpatrick, S. Klasen, A. Kohli, K. Koser, H.D. Kurz, S. Lall, K.M. Lewin, C. Leys, K. Lieten, A.W. Little, P. Lloyd-Sherlock, J. May, J.S.L. McCombie, A. McCord, S. Mehrotra, R. Murphy, P. Nolan, S. Osmani, A. Panagariya, M. Panić, D. Parker, P. Patnaik, D. Pearce, R. Pearson, J.R. Pincus, M. Qizilbash, C. Rakodi, M. Ramphele, G. Ranis, M. Ravallion, C. Riskin, B. Rogaly, C. Ruggeri Laderchi, D. Satterthwaite, J.S. Saul, A.K. Sen, J. Sender, D.J. Shaw, A. Singh, R. Skeldon, L. Sklair, R.M. Solow, D. Sridhar, G. Standing, H. Stein, F. Stewart, P. Streeten, H. Stretton, M. Syrquin, A.P. Thirlwall, C.P. Timmer, I. Tinker, J. Toporowski, M. Turner, J.D. van der Ploeg, J. Weeks, J. Weiss, B. Weisse, H. White, T. Woodhouse, M. Woolcock


Introduction: Development Studies in the Twenty-First Century
David A. Clark

1. Ageing and Development
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

2. Agriculture and Economic Growth
C. Peter Timmer

3. Assets, Markets and Entitlement
Julian May

4. Basic Needs Approach
Frances Stewart

5. Bauer, Peter Tamas (1915–2002)
Walter Elkan

6. Boserup, Ester (b. 1910)
Irene Tinker

7. Cambridge Controversies in Growth Theory
Avi J. Cohen

8. Capability Approach
David A. Clark

9. Capitalism and Development
John Sender and Jonathan R. Pincus

10. Child Labour
Kristoffel Lieten

11. Child Poverty
Santosh Mehrotra

12. Chronic Poverty
David Hulme

13. Class
Alastair Greig, David Hulme and Mark Turner

14. Colonialism
Stephen Howe

15. Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Tom Woodhouse

16. Corporate Social Responsibility
David Birch

17. Cost–Benefit Analysis for Development
John Weiss

18. Crisis Management
David Alexander

19. Culture and Development
Des Gasper

20. Debt Crisis
A.P. Thirlwall

21. Democracy and Development
Irma Adelman

22. Dependency
John S. Saul and Colin Leys

23. Development Ethics
Denis Goulet

24. Diploma Disease
Angela W. Little

25. Disability and Development
Barbara Harriss-White and Devi Sridhar

26. Disaster Mitigation
Ailsa Holloway

27. The Domar Model
Robert M. Solow

28. East Asian Crisis
Kaushik Basu

29. Economic Aid
Howard White

30. Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals
Keith M. Lewin

31. Education, Returns to
Geeta Kingdon

32. Endogenous Growth
Heinz D. Kurz

33. Environment and Development
David Pearce

34. Ethnicity
Robert H. Bates

35. Famine as a Social Phenomenon
S.R. Osmani

36. Food Security
John Cathie

37. Foreign Direct Investment
Luiz de Mello

38. Gender and Development
Ruth Pearson

39. Global Inequalities
Richard Jolly

40. Globalisation and Development
Leslie Sklair

41. Globalisation and Development Policy
Ian Goldin

42. Green Revolution and Biotechnology
Jonathan R. Pincus

43. Haq, Mahbub ul (1934–1998)
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Selim Jahan

44. The Harrod Model of Growth and Some Early Reactions to It
G.C. Harcourt

45. Hill, Polly (1914–2005)
C.A. Gregory

46. Hirschman, Albert Otto (b. 1915)
Osvaldo Feinstein

47. History and Development Studies
Amiya Bagchi

48. HIV/AIDS and Development
Tony Barnett

49. Human Capital
Sriya Iyer

50. Human Development
Mozaffar Qizilbash

51. Human Development and Economic Growth
Gustav Ranis

52. Human Development Index
Amartya K. Sen

53. Human Rights
Bas de Gaay Fortman

54. Human Security
Selim Jahan

55. Income Distribution
Richard Jolly

56. Inequality Measurement
James E. Foster

57. Informal Sector Employment
Jan Breman

58. Institutions and Development
Pranab Bardhan

59. Internal Migration and Rural Livelihood Diversification
Rachel Murphy

60. International Trade
Arvind Panagariya

61. Kaldor, Nicholas (1908–1986)
J.S.L. McCombie

62. Kalecki, Michal (1899–1970)
Jan Toporowski

63. Kindleberger, Charles Poor (1910–2003)
Mića Panić

64. Kuznets, Simon (1901–1985)
Moshe Syrquin

65. Labour Markets
Guy Standing

66. Land Reform
Henry Bernstein

67. Least Developed Countries
Dharam Ghai

68. The Lewis Model
Prabhat Patnaik

69. Lewis, (William) Arthur (1915–1991)
Andrew S. Downes

70. Livelihoods Approach
Frank Ellis

71. Marx, Karl (1818–1883)
Peter Nolan

72. Media Communications and Development
Rachel Murphy

73. Microfinance
Michael Woolcock

74. Migration for Rural Work
Ben Rogaly

75. Migration, International
Ronald Skeldon

76. Militarism and Development
Jean Drèze

77. Military Expenditure and Economic Growth
Jean Drèze

78. Millennium Development Goals
Howard White

79. Missing Women
Stephan Klasen

80. Modernisation Theory
Ray Kiely

81. Myrdal, Gunnar (1898–1987)
Paul Streeten

82. National Accounting
John M. Hartwick

83. National Economic Planning
Paul G. Hare

84. Nationalism and Development
John Harriss

85. NGOs and Civil Society
Anthony Bebbington and Sam Hickey

86. North, Douglass (b. 1920)
Alexander J. Field

87. Participatory Research
Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi

88. Planning
Marshall Goldman

89. Population and Development
Tim Dyson

90. Population: Policy and Ethics
Shailaja Fennell

91. Post-Development
Arturo Escobar

92. Poverty and Growth
Martin Ravallion

93. Poverty Measurement
Stefan Dercon

94. Poverty, Characteristics of
Mamphela Ramphele

95. Prebisch, Raul (1901–1986)
Edgar J. Dosman

96. Privatisation
Paul Cook, Colin Kirkpatrick and David Parker

97. Property Rights and Development
Daniel W. Bromley

98. Public Works
Anna McCord

99. Purchasing Power Parity
John Cullis

100. Rawls, John (1921–2002)
Nigel Dower

101. Refugees
Khalid Koser

102. Religion and Development
Sabina Alkire

103. Rent Seeking and Corruption
Mushtaq Khan

104. Robinson, (Edward) Austin (Gossage) (1897–1993)
G.C. Harcourt

105. Robinson, Joan (1903–1983)
G.C. Harcourt

106. Rural Poverty Reduction
Frank Ellis

107. Seers, Dudley (1920–1983)
Mike Faber

108. Sen, Amartya Kumar (b. 1933)
Carl Riskin

109. Sharecropping
Terence J. Byres

110. Singer, Hans (b. 1910–2006)
D. John Shaw

111. Smith, Adam (1723–1790)
Peter Nolan

112. Social Capital
Ben Fine

113. Social Exclusion
Adolfo Figueroa

114. Social Justice
Christopher Bertram

115. The Solow–Swan Model
Robert Dixon

116. State and Development
Atul Kohli

117. Stock Market and Economic Development
Ajit Singh

118. Streeten, Paul Patrick (b. 1917)
Hugh Stretton

119. Structural Adjustment
Howard Stein

120. Structural Transformation
Moshe Syrquin

121. Structure and Agency
Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

122. Sustainable Consumption
David Pearce

123. Sustainable Development
David Pearce

124. Technology and Development
Sanjaya Lall

125. Tinbergen, Jan (1903–1994)
Louis Emmerij

126. Tourism and Development
Ron Ayres

127. Trade and Industrial Policy
Ha-Joon Chang

128. Trade Negotiations and Protectionism
Chien Yen Goh

129. Transition
Michael Ellman

130. Transnational Corporations
Bruce Weisse

131. Uneconomic Growth
Herman E. Daly

132. Urban Livelihoods
Carole Rakodi

133. Urbanisation and Third World Cities
David Satterthwaite

134. Vulnerability and Coping
Frank Ellis

135. Washington Consensus
John Weeks and Howard Stein

136. Water and Development
Jaqui Goldin

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