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Women and Development  

Valentine M. Moghadam

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Economic development gained prominence as a field of economics after World War II in relation to the prospects of what came to be called underdeveloped, decolonizing, developing, or Third ... More

What is Development?  

Gustavo Esteva

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Development
Development was born as aid, an expression of the modern obsession with “caring” used by disabling professions and the service industry. However, by 1980, it was already clear that there ... More

Microfinance and Social Performance  

Robin Gravesteijn and James Copestake

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Development
Microfinance refers to an array of financial services—including loans, savings, and insurance—available to poor entrepreneurs and small business owners who have no collateral and, ... More

Land Reform and Landless Movements  

Timothy Gorman and Wendy W. Wolford

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Jan 2011
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Jan 2018
Subject:
Development
Organization by rural landless movements has been the primary factor driving the implementation of land reform projects. At the heart of land reform is a debate over the very nature of ... More

Food Insecurity  

Christopher B. Barrett and Erin C. Lentz

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Development
Food plays an essential role in performance and well-being. Apart from its physiological necessity, food is also a source of pleasure. Since both biological needs for food and psychic ... More

Expanding Urban Slums  

Shahadat Hossain and Michael Humphrey

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Development
Slums have generated renewed interest among scholars in the wake of rapid urbanization in the South and the growing incidence of urban poverty worldwide. This gave rise to the expression ... More

Environment and Development  

Robert Bartlett and Priya Kurian

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Jan 2011
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Jan 2018
The fundamental conflicts and contradictions between environment and development, and various theoretical and practical efforts to reconcile them, have been a prominent part of the history ... More

Development/Poverty Issues and Foreign Policy Analysis  

Steven W. Hook and Franklin Barr Lebo

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
International development has remained a key part of global economic relations since the field emerged more than half a century ago. From its initial focus on colonization and state ... More

The Development Paradigm and Its Critics  

James H. Mittelman

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
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Development
Development cannot be separated from global political economy, but it is an inherent component of the latter. The concept of development was popularized through expansion of colonization, ... More

Technology and Development in International Communication  

Nanette S. Levinson

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Over the last five decades, discussions and approaches to communication and development have evolved considerably. Some of these changes particularly focus on the transformation of the ... More

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