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Spotlight on Development Studies . . .

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Redefining Development: The Extraordinary Genesis of the Sustainable Development Goals

Redefining Development: The Extraordinary Genesis of the Sustainable Development Goals

Paula Caballero with Patti Londoño

This extraordinary first-person story of what can be achieved through informal diplomacy traces the improbably successful struggle to achieve acceptance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—and thus transform the global development agenda—against all odds. Moving from the framing of the SDGs concept through the entire negotiation process (including a trove of key documents),    More >

Practicing Development: Upending Assumptions for Positive Change

Practicing Development: Upending Assumptions for Positive Change

Susan H. Holcombe and Marion Howard, editors

Practicing Development bridges the gap between academia and the world of practice to address challenges and propose concrete steps toward more equitable, effective, and sustainable development. The authors draw from their on-the-ground experiences as they discuss what "development" is, how to attain it, and what their findings mean for the funding and practice of development efforts.    More >

Innovation Policy at the Intersection: Global Debates and Local Experiences

Innovation Policy at the Intersection: Global Debates and Local Experiences

Mlungisi B.G. Cele, Thierry M. Luescher, and Angela Wilson Fadiji, editors

As countries around the world find themselves grappling with sociotechnological shifts—the Fourth Industrial Revolution—science, technology, and innovation policy (STI) is at the intersection of local and global challenges. The authors of Innovation Policy at the Intersection call for a comprehensive rethinking of STI policy in order to meet those challenges. Highlighting the    More >

The New Politics of Aid: Emerging Donors and Conflict-Affected States

The New Politics of Aid: Emerging Donors and Conflict-Affected States

Agnieszka Paczyńska, editor

How do emerging donors conceptualize the relationship between security and development? How, and why, do the policies they pursue in conflict-affected states differ from the liberal peacebuilding model of traditional donors? Addressing these questions, the authors of The New Politics of Aid shed light on the increasingly complicated and complex donor landscape. Their work is an essential    More >

How the Aid Industry Works: An Introduction to International Development

How the Aid Industry Works: An Introduction to International Development

Arjan de Haan

How the Aid Industry Works provides a concise introduction to the business of development—to what aid practices are, and how they have evolved. Arjan de Haan also assesses the arguments of both proponents and opponents of aid and presents illustrative examples of actual projects and programs. Ideal for students encountering the subject of development for the first time, the book also serves    More >

Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality, 5th edition

Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality, 5th edition

Mitchell A. Seligson and John T Passé-Smith, editors

The fifth edition of this classic reader retains many of the articles that have made the book a must-assign for classes on development and political economy, but has been updated with 14 new chapters that look even more deeply at long-term factors that help to explain the origins and current trends in the gap between rich and poor. An entirely new section focuses on natural resource and    More >

African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors, 3rd edition

African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors, 3rd edition

Todd J. Moss and Danielle Resnick

Both authoritative and accessible, African Development introduces the issues, actors, and institutions at play in development trajectories across sub-Saharan Africa. This new edition, thoroughly updated, includes an entirely new chapter devoted to key demographic trends in the region, especially rapid urbanization and the distinct "youth bulge." There is also a review of major    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Congratulations to Kathryn Ibata-Arens! Her book, Pandemic Medicine: Why the Global Innovation System Is Broken, and How We Can Fix It, won ISA’s Global Health Section’s Andrew Price-Smith Book Award.
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