Challenging Global Inequality: Development Theory and Practice in the 21st Century - Alastair Greig, David Hulme & Mark TurnerBasingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, Paperback.
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From the cover: “Despite the efforts of the past sixty years, we continue to live in a world of contrasting fortunes between the rich and the poor.
This important new text on international development assesses these past efforts and shows how they can provide insights into present problems and future prospects.
Starting from the origins of international development and of development studies, the authors introduce the main theories and issues that have marked their evolution. They analyse the impact of globalization and the rise of ideas of market-led growth and political conditionality and discuss in detail the UN’s Millennium Development Goals and the challenges that they pose.
The authors conclude that poverty and inequality have always been central issues in international development and remain as much so today. They therefore constitute the yardstick by which competing visions for the future must be assessed.”