Amsterdam University Press
Doing Good or Doing Better
Title
Doing Good or Doing Better
Subtitle
Development Policies in a Globalising World
Price
€ 52,95
ISBN
9789089641076
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
378
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm

Reviews and Features

This volume provides the most comprehensive analysis available of the core issues on the global development agenda. All of the most difficult challenges are addressed - including the problems of development orthodoxy; the potential for corporate, NGO and civil society partnerships; the impact of the rise of China and India on aid, trade and investment; how best to engage in postwar peace and state building - and in each case novel answers provided. Both beginners and veterans in this field will benefit enormously from its insights. Martin Rhodes, Professor and Co-Director, Joseph Korbel School of International Relations, University of Denver, Colorado

Monique Kremer, Robert Went (eds)

Doing Good or Doing Better

Development Policies in a Globalising World

The world is changing, and so is the unquestioning belief that development policies are always right. Instead of focusing on the rather limited notion of poverty, this book aims to deepen our understanding of the broad issue of development. What are the drivers of development? What new issues have arisen due to globalization? And what kind of policies contribute to development in a world that is changing rapidly? The articles in this book provide insight into the muddled trajectories of development on various continents and rethink the notion of development in a globalizing, interdependent world. Taken together, the still fuzzy contours of a paradigm shift emerge from the ‘Washington Confusion’. Development can no longer be the ambitious, moral project based on a standard model of economic European or American modernization. ‘Doing better’ means being less moralistic, more modest and pragmatic, and taking seriously the path dependencies and social realities that exist in each country.
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Editors

Monique Kremer

Monique Kremer is researcher affiliated to the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR).

Robert Went

Robert Went (twitter: @went1955) is econoom bij de Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (WRR). Hij werkte daar o.a. mee aan publicaties over ontwikkelingshulp, het Nederlands verdienvermogen, en ongelijkheid. Zie ook: http://www.wrr.nl/en/bureau/staf/article/robert-went/