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Managing development in a global context /
O.P. Dwivedi, Renu Khator, Jorge Nef.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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xi, 258 p.
ISBN
0230000053 (cloth), 9780230000056 (cloth)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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0230000053 (cloth)
9780230000056 (cloth)
catalogue key
6152363
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
O. P. Dwivedi, Order of Canada, PhD, LLD (Hon), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Guelph, Canada Renu Khator is a professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida, USA Jorge Nef is Professor in Rural Extension Studies and International Development at the University of Guelph, Canada, and Director of the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC) at the University of South Florida, USA
Summaries
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This book studies the relationship between development, globalization and public management from a systematic and historical perspective.
Long Description
Managing Development in a Global Context bridges the gap between the theoretical literature and practices needed to understand the process of development management challenges facing the South. It examines the history of development; the current global, regional and national characteristics of present developmental and managerial dilemmas, as well as possible future scenarios. The authors bring together the depth and breadth of their scholarship and professional experience, as development consultants in various developing nations, to provide a refreshing exploration of the relationship between mutual vulnerability, human insecurity, and de-development. This book brings into question many of the unilinear and unidirectional understandings of development, management, politics, and globalization.
Title Summary
"Managing Development in a Global Context bridges the gap between the theoretical literature and practices needed to understand the process of development management challenges facing the South. It examines the history of development, the current global, regional and national characteristics of present developmental and managerial dilemmas, as well as possible future scenarios."--BOOK JACKET.
Main Description
Managing Development in a Global Context examines the complex relationship between management, development and globalization from a multidimensional perspective. Key authors in the field explore the historical record, the current global, regional and national characteristics of present developmental and managerial dilemmas, and possible future scenarios. Adopting a refreshing critical perspective, this book bridges the gap between theoretical literature and practices needed to understand the process of development management challenges facing the South.
Main Description
Managing Development in a Global Contextexamines the complex relationship between management, development and globalization from a multidimensional perspective. Key authors in the field explore the historical record, the current global, regional and national characteristics of present developmental and managerial dilemmas, and possible future scenarios. Adopting a refreshing critical perspective, this book bridges the gap between theoretical literature and practices needed to understand the process of development management challenges facing the South.
Long Description
"Managing Development in a Global Context" examines the complex relationship between management, development and globalization from a multidimensional perspective. Key authors in the field explore the historical record, the current global, regional and national characteristics of present developmental and managerial dilemmas, and possible future scenarios. Adopting a refreshing critical perspective, this book bridges the gap between theoretical literature and practices needed to understand the process of development management challenges facing the South.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Managing Development in a Global Contextp. 1
Theoretical and Historical Perspectives
A History of Development and Development as Historyp. 17
Development as a concept and as historical narrativep. 17
International development: conservative versus critical predilectionsp. 25
Globalization and the Transnationalization of the Statep. 32
Globalizationp. 32
The myth of the global societyp. 36
A backward glance at the futurep. 38
Poverty and Sustainable Livelihoodsp. 44
The nature of povertyp. 44
The dimensions of povertyp. 46
Poverty, distribution, and globalizationp. 49
The factors of povertyp. 51
Governance and povertyp. 52
Expansion, contraction, and povertyp. 54
Poverty and indebtednessp. 55
Poverty and unemploymentp. 58
The global economic regimep. 59
Marginalization and Exclusionp. 62
The double marginalization of womenp. 63
"Technologically challenged": the newly marginalized classp. 68
India's call centers: a case studyp. 71
Social and political marginalization: the hidden multiplierp. 74
Suggested policy actionsp. 75
Trade, Labor, and Human Rights in a Global Contextp. 80
Human rights and world tradep. 85
Environmental obligations and world tradep. 91
Institutional mechanisms to build congruityp. 97
Contemporary Paradigms
The Transition from Development Administration to New Public Management: an Interpretative Explorationp. 107
Introductionp. 107
The historical legacyp. 111
A comparative perspectivep. 116
The context of New Public Managementp. 118
The dynamics of reform: processes and effectsp. 122
Conclusionsp. 125
The Challenges of Sustainable Developmentp. 134
The Western roots of the environmental crisisp. 134
Exploitation of nature justifiedp. 135
Ethics of moderate consumption reinforcing sustainable development in non-Western traditionsp. 137
The concept of Mother Earthp. 139
Sustainable development: evolution of the paradigm, 1972-2002p. 139
1992: developing a meaningful discoursep. 141
2002: forming the agendap. 142
Sustainable development and well-beingp. 144
Sustainable development as a policy paradigmp. 145
Sustainable development: challenges and prospectsp. 148
Issues and Challenges
Global Challenges and Managerial Culturep. 159
Culture and socializationp. 160
Some traits of administrative culturep. 163
The global challengesp. 164
Inclusive and multicultural administrationp. 171
Globalization and administrative culturep. 174
Signposts for the twenty-first centuryp. 176
Democracy Governability, and Governancep. 179
The ethical foundations of democratic governancep. 180
Governance: good and otherwisep. 183
Corruption and governancep. 185
Deficit democracy and the statep. 194
The Ethics of Development: Management in a Global Erap. 202
Ethics and developmentp. 202
Development and development theoryp. 204
Tradition and modernity in development theoryp. 211
Governance, management, and development ethicsp. 214
Management ethics in an interdependent worldp. 217
The Way Ahead
Some Reflections on the Well-being of Nationsp. 227
What is well-being?p. 231
Spirituality and well-beingp. 232
Happiness and well-beingp. 233
Assessing the well-being of nationsp. 234
Good governance and well-beingp. 236
A framework for analysis and prescriptionp. 237
Values and good governancep. 238
Final observations and reflectionsp. 240
Notesp. 245
Indexp. 247
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