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TitleThe development century : A global history / edited by Stephen J. Macekura Indiana University, Bloomington and Erez Manela Harvard University, Massachusetts
ImprintCambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Descript xii, 354 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


"This anthology offers a cutting-edge perspective on how development has shaped the history of the modern world. Stephen Macekura and Erez Manela have gathered together leading historians to examine development on the international, regional, and national levels as well as local manifestations of development initiatives and transnational organizing on behalf of alternative approaches. Themes include the relationship between empire and development, the role of international institutions, the influence of the Cold War, decolonization and post-colonial development strategies, reform and resistance to development, development and global health, and the ecological effects of development. The Development Century examines how ideas and discourses about development have shaped its practices on the ground; explores the ways in which policymakers and experts attempted to implement development through specific institutions and policies; and analyzes development initiatives and their effect of local environments and people"-- Provided by publisher


Introduction -- Part I. Origins of development as a global practice : Wealth and nations: The origins of international development assistance -- The 'development' of humanitarian relief: US disaster assistance operations in the Caribbean Basin, 1917-1931 -- Imperial and transnational developmentalisms: Middle Eastern interplays, 1880s-1960s -- Smallpox and the globalization of development -- Part II. Development in a decolonizing world: Between local and global : New frontiers: World War II technologies and the opening of tropical environments to development -- A currency for Sudan: the Sudanese national economy and post-colonial development -- Development, space, and counterinsurgency in South Vietnam's Ben Tre Province, 1954-1960 -- Decolonization and the gendered politics of developmental labor in Southeastern Africa -- Part III. International development in cold war politics : De-Stalinising growth: Decolonization and the development of development economics in the Soviet Union -- Graveyard of development? Afghanistan's Cold War encounters with international development and humanitarianism -- Postwar European development aid: defined by decolonization, the Cold War, and European integration? -- Part IV. Development and International Society : 'Mexico has the theories': Latin America and the interwar origins of development -- Nasser, Hammarskjoeld, and Middle East development in different scales of space and time -- Creating 'the NGO international': the rise of advocacy for alternative development, 1974-1994 -- Epilogue: development dreams Jeremy Adelman

Economic development -- History Economic history Globalization -- History

Political Science Library338.900904 D489DUE 29-04-21


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