International development is a vibrant, interdisciplinary area of the social sciences. This Short Guide offers a uniquely succinct and balanced account of this politically charged subject. It distils both the classic and newer debates together in a clear framework and illustrates them with contemporary examples.
Designed to introduce a wide readership to international development, the book:
considers how far the field has been reconfigured over time and to what extent it is likely to change in the future;
reviews contemporary topics including tourism, migration and digital technologies;
includes distinctive international case studies and examples.
By providing a succinct evaluation of competing approaches to, and perspectives on, the idea and practice of international development, this book offers students across the social sciences a distinct and invaluable introduction to the field.
Evan Easton-Calabria’s critical history of refugee self-reliance assistance brings new dimensions to refugee and international development studies.
The promotion of refugee self-reliance is evident today, yet its history remains largely unexplored, with good practices and longstanding issues often missed. Through archival and contemporary evidence, this book documents a century of little-known efforts to foster refugee self-reliance, including the economic, political, and social motives driving this assistance.
With five case studies from Greece, Tanzania, Pakistan, Uganda, and Egypt, the book tracks refugee self-reliance as a malleable concept used to pursue ulterior interests. It reshapes understandings of refugee self-reliance and delivers important messages for contemporary policymaking.
How can higher education contribute to tackling today’s complex challenges?
In this wide-ranging book, Anke Schwittay argues that, in order to inspire and equip students to generate better responses to global challenges, we need a pedagogy that develops their imagination, creativity, emotional sensibilities and practical capabilities.
Schwittay proposes a critical-creative pedagogy that incorporates design-based activities, experiential teaching, serious play and future-oriented practices. Crucially, she demonstrates the importance of moving beyond analysing limitations to working towards alternatives for more equitable, just and sustainable futures.
Presenting concrete ideas for the reimagination of higher education, this book is an essential read for both educators and students in any field studying global challenges.
respiratory diseases and diabetes. The impact of both communicable diseases and noncommunicable diseases can be measured in various ways, including disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) as used by the WHO. One DALY = one lost year of ‘healthy’ life; DALYs are calculated as the sum of years lost due to premature mortality in the population plus the years lost due to disability, both physical and mental. Injuries may also play a significant part in affecting DALYs. The WHO data shows that the DALYs per 1,000 population have decreased in all regions of the world since
due to disability, lack of assets, or other life circumstances illustrates that the right to work must be accompanied by the right not to work. This focus necessitates a decriminalizing of such situations, in part through a broader discursive shift that recognizes that vulnerability is not a problem to be fixed through self-reliance, and that resilience and vulnerability indeed often exist alongside each other. 23 Practically, taking the right not to work seriously means in practice ongoing commitments to incorporate refugees into national social protection
to disability, discrimination, or other circumstances, will likely never be able to be financially independent, 72 this is rarely broached in documents at the time. The concept of refugee self-reliance has also remained explicitly linked to aid reduction, as we saw in the case of Afghan refugees toward the end of the Cold War. In the 2011 UNHCR operational guidelines, for instance, staff were reminded that any cash or food assistance should ‘be short-term and conditional and gradually lead to self-reliance activities’. 73 Ensconced in this rhetoric is an
for a variety of community perspectives to feed into decision making, with an emphasis on the participation of groups that are vulnerable to both climate impacts and to the impacts of climate policies themselves. This will require, as a minimum, vulnerability, and risk assessments to be conducted for communities across the city to assess the projected impacts, feeding in the lived experiences of individuals from these groups. Civil society groups in Bristol, including the Black and Green Ambassadors and the Bristol Disability Equality Forum, are already working to
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