Development and Social Change

Un libro in lingua di Philip McMichael edito da Sage Pubns, 2016

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This text shows how development is a concept and practice that began in the era of expansion of Europe into other continents, and therefore has a power relationship that equates Europe with civilization and ignores non-European cultures and the ecological foundations of human civilization. It describes development in its different forms since the 1940s, forms focused on nationally sited economic growth, globalization, and sustainability, and how it is an instrument of social change. This edition has more emphasis on the importance of incorporating an ecological perspective into development theories and practice; a rewritten chapter on counter-movements to refocus on interventions that address ecological degradation and resource depletion, emphasizing the work of social reproduction as performed by women, and the politics of food insecurity; discussion of the unevenness of globalization across regions and how local citizens protect them; and information on the role of private, public, and grassroots strands in sustainable development. It has new coverage of new democratic movements, development and the problem of the social/nature separation, austerity politics in the Global North, climate change as a “market failure” and threat to human and environmental security, land enclosure and the re-centering of agriculture as the foundation of human security, rising multi-polarity and the new security mercantilism, shared development and de-growth philosophies, re-localization initiatives, and green technologies, climate proofing, and business opportunities in global warming. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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