International Development: A Postwar History - New Approaches to International History (Hardback)
  • International Development: A Postwar History - New Approaches to International History (Hardback)
zoom

International Development: A Postwar History - New Approaches to International History (Hardback)

(author)
£70.00
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 06/09/2018
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
International Development: A Postwar History offers the first concise historical overview of international development policies and practices in the 20th century. Embracing a longue duree perspective, the book describes the emergence of the development field at the intersection of late colonialism, the Second World War, the onset of decolonization, and the Cold War. It discusses the role of international organizations, colonial administrations, national governments, and transnational actors in the making of the field, and it analyzes how the political, intellectual, and economic changes over the course of the postwar period affected the understanding of and expectations toward development. By drawing on examples of development projects in different parts of the world and in different fields, Corinna R. Unger shows how the plurality of development experiences shaped the notion of development as we know it today. This book is ideal for scholars seeking to understand the history of development assistance and to gain new insight into the international history of the 20th century.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472576309
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
With clarity and authority Unger has provided a firm foundation for those readers eager to grasp a critical global issue, the sprawling and contentious history of international development. * David Ekbladh, Associate Professor of History, Tufts University, USA *
In her masterful survey of the literature, Corinna Unger traces the forerunners of development aid yet emphasizing that the Second World War and the Cold War set a different framework for international development. She highlights the origins of great power competition as well as the role of international organizations, and points to the importance of small donor states, recipient nations and academics. Unger discusses the ideas that created the changing fads of development aid and the practices that at times reinforced and as often undermined foreign aid orthodoxy. International Development is what old hands in the field have long wished they could tell their students to read. It is for both teachers and graduate students the point of departure for new adventures in the field of the history of development aid. * Helge Pharo, Professor Emeritus of International History, University of Oslo, Norway *

You may also be interested in...

Love and War in the Apennines
Added to basket
Revolutionary Iran
Added to basket
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
Please, Mister Postman
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Chickenhawk
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Underground
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Savage Continent
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Fall of Yugoslavia
Added to basket
Paris After the Liberation
Added to basket
Afgantsy
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Emperor
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Cold War
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The New Spaniards
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
National Service
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Friday Night Lights
Added to basket
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.