Globalization and Development Studies
Frans J. Schuurman
Challenges for the 21st century
Frans J. Schuurman (ed.)
As an academic discipline Development Studies became of age in the post-WWII period. Development issues, theories and policies reflected the formation of high-modernity in that period. Since the beginning of the 1980s Development Studies has endured increasing critique on some of its central paradigms such as the universality of the notion of development and the supposed homogeneity of the Third World. This post-modern inspired critique has currently been overtaken by a new and in some ways more fundamental challenge to Development Studies in the form of Globalization.
The various ways in which the concept of Globalization is becoming theorized show that Globalization is considered a serious challenge to the 19th-Century paradigmatic roots of many branches within the social sciences. In spite of its relatively short history Development Studies shares with the social sciences many of those 19th-Century paradigms, such as the central role of the nation-state.
This book addresses the question how the concept of Globalization has affected the various sub-disciplines within the field of Development Studies and what it means for the future of the discipline as such in the new millennium.
Afmetingen: 16.5 x 24 x 1.5 cm
Uitgever: Thela Thesis
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