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 recognized 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.

‘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, emphasizing 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

2018 488 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 154 7 £208.80 £160.00 $208.80 $232.00

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