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The Development Reader (Hardcover): Sharad Chari, Stuart Corbridge The Development Reader (Hardcover)
Sharad Chari, Stuart Corbridge
R3,738 Discovery Miles 37 380 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Development Reader brings together fifty-four key readings on development history, theory and policy: Adam Smith and Karl Marx meet, among others, Robert Wade, Amartya Sen and Jeffrey Sachs. It shows how debates around development have been structured by different readings of the roles played by markets, empire, nature and difference in the organization of world affairs. For example, present-day concerns about economic liberalization echo long-standing debates around free-trade, extended divisions of labour and national economic policy. Likewise, old debates about empire are re-appearing in critical perspectives on US policy in the Middle East. While there is little room today for old-fashioned environmental or cultural determinism, the attention now being given to climate change and a clash of civilisations shows that questions of nature and difference remain at the centre of development politics. Section and individual extract introductions guide students through the material and bind the readings into a coherent whole. Organized chronologically as well as thematically, it offers an intellectual history of the debates and political struggles that swirl around development. By bringing together intellectual history and contemporary development issues in this way, The Development Reader breaks fresh ground. It will have broad appeal across the humanities and social sciences, and is essential reading for students of contemporary development issues, practitioners and campaigners.

Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in India - Continuing Debates (Hardcover): Chandan Sengupta, Stuart Corbridge Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in India - Continuing Debates (Hardcover)
Chandan Sengupta, Stuart Corbridge
R2,011 Discovery Miles 20 110 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Offering new insights into the political economy of contemporary India, this book considers how and why unequal patterns of economic growth have taken shape within the context of a democratic and decentralising political system, and how this has impacted upon the processes of economic development.

Reinventing India - Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy (Hardcover): Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss Reinventing India - Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy (Hardcover)
Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss
R1,455 R1,120 Discovery Miles 11 200 Save R335 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

When India was invented as a "modern" country in the years after Independence in 1947 it styled itself as a secular, federal, democratic Republic committed to an ideology of development. Nehrua s India never quite fulfilled this promise, but more recently his vision of India has been challenged by two "revolts of the elites": those of economic liberalization and Hindu nationalism. These revolts have been challenged, in turn, by various movements, including those of Indiaa s "Backward Classes". These movements have exploited the democratic spaces of India both to challenge for power and to contest prevailing accounts of politics, the state and modernity. Reinventing India offers an analytical account of the history of modern India and of its contemporary reinvention. Part One traces Indiaa s transformation under colonial rule, and the ideas and social forces which underlay the deliberations of the Constituent Assembly in 1946 to consider the shaping of the post--colonial state. Part Two then narrates the story of the making and unmaking of this modern India in the period from 1950 to the present day. It pays attention to both economic and political developments, and engages with the interpretations of Indiaa s recent history through key writers such as Francine Frankel, Sudipta Kaviraj and Partha Chatterjee. Part Three consists of chapters on the dialectics of economic reform, religion, the politics of Hindu nationalism, and on popular democracy. These chapters articulate a distinct position on the state and society in India at the end of the century, and they allow the authors to engage with the key debates which concern public intellectuals in contemporary India. Reinventing India is a lucid and eminently readable account of the transformations which are shaking India more than fifty years after Independence. It will be welcomed by all students of South Asia, and will be of interest to students of comparative politics and development studies.

Contemporary South Asia, Series Number 10 - Seeing the State: Governance and Governmentality in India (Hardcover): Stuart... Contemporary South Asia, Series Number 10 - Seeing the State: Governance and Governmentality in India (Hardcover)
Stuart Corbridge, Glyn Williams, Manoj Srivastava, Rene Veron
R1,831 R1,691 Discovery Miles 16 910 Save R140 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Poor people confront the state on an everyday basis all over the world. But how do they see the state, and how are these engagements conducted? This book considers the Indian case where people's accounts, in particular in the countryside, are shaped by a series of encounters that are staged at the local level, and which are also informed by ideas that are circulated by the government and the broader development community. Drawing extensively on fieldwork conducted in eastern India and their broad range of expertise, the authors review a series of key debates in development studies on participation, good governance, and the structuring of political society. They do so with particular reference to the Employment Assurance Scheme and primary education provision. Seeing the State engages with the work of James Scott, James Ferguson and Partha Chatterjee, and offers a new interpretation of the formation of citizenship in South Asia.

India Today - Economy, Politics and Society (Hardcover): Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss, Craig Jeffrey India Today - Economy, Politics and Society (Hardcover)
Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss, Craig Jeffrey
R1,609 R1,237 Discovery Miles 12 370 Save R372 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Twenty years ago India was still generally thought of as an archetypal developing country, home to the largest number of poor people of any country in the world, and beset by problems of low economic growth, casteism and violent religious conflict. Now India is being feted as an economic power-house which might well become the second largest economy in the world before the middle of this century. Its democratic traditions, moreover, remain broadly intact.

How and why has this historic transformation come about? And what are its implications for the people of India, for Indian society and politics? These are the big questions addressed in this book by three scholars who have lived and researched in different parts of India during the period of this great transformation.

Each of the 13 chapters seeks to answer a particular question: When and why did India take off? How did a weak state promote audacious reform? Is government in India becoming more responsive (and to whom)? Does India have a civil society? Does caste still matter? Why is India threatened by a Maoist insurgency? In addressing these and other pressing questions, the authors take full account of vibrant new scholarship that has emerged over the past decade or so, both from Indian writers and India specialists, and from social scientists who have studied India in a comparative context.

"India Today" is a comprehensive and compelling text for students of South Asia, political economy, development and comparative politics as well as anyone interested in the future of the world's largest democracy.

Contemporary South Asia, Series Number 10 - Seeing the State: Governance and Governmentality in India (Paperback): Stuart... Contemporary South Asia, Series Number 10 - Seeing the State: Governance and Governmentality in India (Paperback)
Stuart Corbridge, Glyn Williams, Manoj Srivastava, Rene Veron; Series edited by Jan Breman, …
R841 R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Save R50 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Poor people confront the state on an everyday basis all over the world. But how do they see the state, and how are these engagements conducted? This book considers the Indian case where people's accounts, in particular in the countryside, are shaped by a series of encounters that are staged at the local level, and which are also informed by ideas that are circulated by the government and the broader development community. Drawing extensively on fieldwork conducted in eastern India and their broad range of expertise, the authors review a series of key debates in development studies on participation, good governance, and the structuring of political society. They do so with particular reference to the Employment Assurance Scheme and primary education provision. Seeing the State engages with the work of James Scott, James Ferguson and Partha Chatterjee, and offers a new interpretation of the formation of citizenship in South Asia.

India Today - Economy, Politics and Society (Paperback): Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss, Craig Jeffrey India Today - Economy, Politics and Society (Paperback)
Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss, Craig Jeffrey
R742 R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Save R155 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Twenty years ago India was still generally thought of as an archetypal developing country, home to the largest number of poor people of any country in the world, and beset by problems of low economic growth, casteism and violent religious conflict. Now India is being feted as an economic power-house which might well become the second largest economy in the world before the middle of this century. Its democratic traditions, moreover, remain broadly intact.

How and why has this historic transformation come about? And what are its implications for the people of India, for Indian society and politics? These are the big questions addressed in this book by three scholars who have lived and researched in different parts of India during the period of this great transformation.

Each of the 13 chapters seeks to answer a particular question: When and why did India take off? How did a weak state promote audacious reform? Is government in India becoming more responsive (and to whom)? Does India have a civil society? Does caste still matter? Why is India threatened by a Maoist insurgency? In addressing these and other pressing questions, the authors take full account of vibrant new scholarship that has emerged over the past decade or so, both from Indian writers and India specialists, and from social scientists who have studied India in a comparative context.

"India Today" is a comprehensive and compelling text for students of South Asia, political economy, development and comparative politics as well as anyone interested in the future of the world's largest democracy.

Reinventing India - Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy (Paperback): Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss Reinventing India - Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy (Paperback)
Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss
R531 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R35 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When India was invented as a "modern" country in the years after Independence in 1947 it styled itself as a secular, federal, democratic Republic committed to an ideology of development. Nehru's India never quite fulfilled this promise, but more recently his vision of India has been challenged by two "revolts of the elites": those of economic liberalization and Hindu nationalism. These revolts have been challenged, in turn, by various movements, including those of India's "Backward Classes." These movements have exploited the democratic spaces of India both to challenge for power and to contest prevailing accounts of politics, the state and modernity.

"Reinventing India" offers an analytical account of the history of modern India and of its contemporary reinvention. Part One traces India's transformation under colonial rule, and the ideas and social forces which underlay the deliberations of the Constituent Assembly in 1946 to consider the shaping of the post-colonial state. Part Two then narrates the story of the making and unmaking of this modern India in the period from 1950 to the present day. It pays attention to both economic and political developments, and engages with the interpretations of India's recent history through key writers such as Francine Frankel, Sudipta Kaviraj and Partha Chatterjee. Part Three consists of chapters on the dialectics of economic reform, religion, the politics of Hindu nationalism, and on popular democracy. These chapters articulate a distinct position on the state and society in India at the end of the century, and they allow the authors to engage with the key debates which concern public intellectuals in contemporary India.

"Reinventing India" is a lucid and eminently readable account of the transformations which are shaking India more than fifty years after Independence. It will be welcomed by all students of South Asia, and will be of interest to students of comparative politics and development studies.

The Development Reader (Paperback, New edition): Sharad Chari, Stuart Corbridge The Development Reader (Paperback, New edition)
Sharad Chari, Stuart Corbridge
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Development Reader brings together fifty-four key readings on development history, theory and policy: Adam Smith and Karl Marx meet, among others, Robert Wade, Amartya Sen and Jeffrey Sachs. It shows how debates around development have been structured by different readings of the roles played by markets, empire, nature and difference in the organization of world affairs. For example, present-day concerns about economic liberalization echo long-standing debates around free-trade, extended divisions of labour and national economic policy. Likewise, old debates about empire are re-appearing in critical perspectives on US policy in the Middle East. While there is little room today for old-fashioned environmental or cultural determinism, the attention now being given to climate change and a clash of civilisations shows that questions of nature and difference remain at the centre of development politics. Section and individual extract introductions guide students through the material and bind the readings into a coherent whole. Organized chronologically as well as thematically, it offers an intellectual history of the debates and political struggles that swirl around development. By bringing together intellectual history and contemporary development issues in this way, The Development Reader breaks fresh ground. It will have broad appeal across the humanities and social sciences, and is essential reading for students of contemporary development issues, practitioners and campaigners.

Debt and Development (Paperback): Stuart Corbridge Debt and Development (Paperback)
Stuart Corbridge
R886 R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Save R78 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In "Debt and Development" Stuart Corbridge offers an exciting new approach to the study of both debt and development, focusing on the international debt crisis of the 1980's and 1990's, and it's economic and geo-political consequences. Moving far beyond the framework of a narrative account, the author demonstrates that interpretations of this crisis - and attempts to manage it - are themselves reflections of wider assumptions about the dynamics of development and the organization of the global economy.

Part I sets out to provide the 'standard narrative' of the debt crisis from the OPEC oil price rises onwards, ending with the most recent attempts at crisis management. After establishing, as much as is possible, the facts of the crisis, the author then provides in part II a demonstration of how this crisis might be interpreted from three quite different perspectives: a free market 'system stability' approach; a Keynesian 'system-correction' approach; and a Marxian 'system instability' approach. In a conclusion, the author considers how these competing perspectives on debt and development might be judged.

Based on wide teaching experience in the field," Debt and Development" will be welcomed by students and teachers of geography, developmental studies, economics, international relations and political science.

Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in India - Continuing Debates (Paperback): Chandan Sengupta, Stuart Corbridge Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in India - Continuing Debates (Paperback)
Chandan Sengupta, Stuart Corbridge
R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

International Debt (Hardcover): Stuart Corbridge International Debt (Hardcover)
Stuart Corbridge
R14,697 Discovery Miles 146 970 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

International debt is a major concern both for the countries involved and for the economies financing it. What are the consequences for those involved and how can they tackle this problem? This 4-volume set presents 88 articles and provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of the global issue of international debt. The origins and development of the debt crisis are followed by regional studies concerning Latin America, Africa and the Pacific. The involvement of banks and financial institutions is then explored, with competing explanations for the crisis. There follows an extensive analysis of more than 30 articles on dealing with debt. The final volume looks at the legacies and lessons of the debt crisis and includes a section on the recent problems in Asia.

Development - Critical Essays in Human Geography (Hardcover, New Ed): Stuart Corbridge Development - Critical Essays in Human Geography (Hardcover, New Ed)
Stuart Corbridge
R5,003 R3,655 Discovery Miles 36 550 Save R1,348 (27%) Out of stock

The volume brings together twenty-five of the most influential articles published in the field of development geography since 1960. The first part looks at the origins of development geography and the debates between modernization theorists and radicals that took shape in the 1970s. Thereafter, the book is organized thematically. Geographers have made key contributions to development studies in four major areas, all of which are represented here and include gender and households, development alternatives and identities, resource conflicts and political ecology and globalization and resistance. The book ends with three broad-ranging essays by leading figures in the field.

Mastering Space - Hegemony, Territory and International Political Economy (Paperback): John Agnew, Stuart Corbridge Mastering Space - Hegemony, Territory and International Political Economy (Paperback)
John Agnew, Stuart Corbridge
R1,166 Discovery Miles 11 660 Out of stock


Throughout history, state has dominated state. Even in the New World Order of the post Cold War, the objective is mastery, not reciprocity. Mastering space maps new paths out of the tangle of international relations. By employing a geographical perspective, the book integrates the political and economic dimensions of global relations, and rediscovers the dynamism of international political economy. Tracing the evolution of the international economy since 1800,the authors question "state centredness" in the context of increasing economic globalisation and political fragmentation. Mastering Space addresses the changes in the organization of the world's political economy, and challenges the assumption that mastery of peoples and places is intrinsic to global development. John Agnew is a Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Stuart Corbridge is a lecturer in Geography at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203422384

The Underbelly of the Indian Boom (Hardcover): Stuart Corbridge, Alpa Shah The Underbelly of the Indian Boom (Hardcover)
Stuart Corbridge, Alpa Shah
R2,562 Discovery Miles 25 620 Out of stock

As India emerges as a major economic power, producing dollar billionaires rising at the rate of 17 per year, more than 800 million Indians eke out a living on less than two dollars a day. This book takes the reader to the underbelly of the Indian boom, an India that is not shining but is struggling to survive. From the Indo-Soviet Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh, where an aristocracy of labour is increasingly being replaced by a more vulnerable contract labour force, we move to the banks of the Hoogly River. Here, Norwegian shipping companies exploit a precarious labour force that is as vulnerable to the vagaries of global finance and its crisis as the elderly, especially women and wage-workers, who live in the slums of Chennai. Also in Tamil Nadu, but this time in Tiruppur, we find that the garment and textile industries boom has nurtured new regimes of debt bondage among industrial workers. Though public concern about the vulnerability in which poor people find themselves has resulted in new nation-wide schemes framed in the language of rights, we find in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh that the practical workings of these schemes are dependent on the regional political systems in which they are enmeshed. We end in the belly of the Maoist-inspired Naxalite insurgency, denounced by the Indian government as the country s greatest security challenge, where the poor are being mobilised to rise against the injustices of the Indian state.

This book was originally published as a special issue of "Economy and Society.""

Understanding India's New Political Economy - A Great Transformation? (Hardcover): Sanjay Ruparelia, Sanjay Reddy, John... Understanding India's New Political Economy - A Great Transformation? (Hardcover)
Sanjay Ruparelia, Sanjay Reddy, John Harriss, Stuart Corbridge
R2,571 Discovery Miles 25 710 Out of stock

A number of large-scale transformations have shaped the economy, polity and society of India over the past quarter century. This book provides a detailed account of three that are of particular importance: the advent of liberal economic reform, the ascendance of Hindu cultural nationalism, and the empowerment of historically subordinate classes through popular democratic mobilizations. Filling a gap in existing literature, the book goes beyond looking at the transformations in isolation, managing to: * Explain the empirical linkages between these three phenomena * Provide an account that integrates the insights of separate disciplinary perspectives * Explain their distinct but possibly related causes and the likely consequences of these central transformations taken together By seeking to explain the causal relationships between these central transformations through a coordinated conversation across different disciplines, the dynamics of India's new political economy are captured. Chapters focus on the political, economic and social aspects of India in their current and historical context. The contributors use new empirical research to discuss how India's multidimensional story of economic growth, social welfare and democratic deepening is likely to develop. This is an essential text for students and researchers of India's political economy and the growth economies of Asia.

Development Studies: A Reader (Paperback): Stuart Corbridge Development Studies: A Reader (Paperback)
Stuart Corbridge
R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Out of stock

'Development Studies' brings together in a single accessible volume a representative and exciting set of readings on the nature of contemporary development issues. Using as its organizing theme the 'development debate' itself, this reader focuses on six main topic areas: theories and models of development, agricultural change and rural development, survival strategies and the weapons of the weak, industrialization and urbanization, the global political economy, and new directions in development studies, including democratization, environmental sustainability, and citizenship.
The extracts included have been selected to provide a full sense of what development studies are all about. Each section is prefaced by an extensive editorial introduction to contextualize it within wider intellectual, historical and policy-related contexts, and to clarify its main points. Each closes with an extensive guide to further reading.

Understanding India's New Political Economy - A Great Transformation? (Paperback): Sanjay Ruparelia, Sanjay Reddy, John... Understanding India's New Political Economy - A Great Transformation? (Paperback)
Sanjay Ruparelia, Sanjay Reddy, John Harriss, Stuart Corbridge
R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Out of stock

A number of large-scale transformations have shaped the economy, polity and society of India over the past quarter century. This book provides a detailed account of three that are of particular importance: the advent of liberal economic reform, the ascendance of Hindu cultural nationalism, and the empowerment of historically subordinate classes through popular democratic mobilizations. Filling a gap in existing literature, the book goes beyond looking at the transformations in isolation, managing to: * Explain the empirical linkages between these three phenomena * Provide an account that integrates the insights of separate disciplinary perspectives * Explain their distinct but possibly related causes and the likely consequences of these central transformations taken together By seeking to explain the causal relationships between these central transformations through a coordinated conversation across different disciplines, the dynamics of India's new political economy are captured. Chapters focus on the political, economic and social aspects of India in their current and historical context. The contributors use new empirical research to discuss how India's multidimensional story of economic growth, social welfare and democratic deepening is likely to develop. This is an essential text for students and researchers of India's political economy and the growth economies of Asia.

Capitalist World Development - A Critique of Radical Development Geography (Paperback): Stuart Corbridge Capitalist World Development - A Critique of Radical Development Geography (Paperback)
Stuart Corbridge
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Out of stock

Corbridge provides a fascinating review of the conflict of interest between metropolitan capitalism and the development of the periphery of the modern world system.

Capitalist World Development - A Critique of Radical Development Geography (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Stuart Corbridge Capitalist World Development - A Critique of Radical Development Geography (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Stuart Corbridge
R1,429 Discovery Miles 14 290 Out of stock

Corbridge provides a fascinating review of the conflict of interest between metropolitan capitalism and the development of the periphery of the modern world system.

Development (Hardcover): Stuart Corbridge Development (Hardcover)
Stuart Corbridge
R36,929 Discovery Miles 369 290 Out of stock

This six-volume set is divided into four sets of readings. The first set locates development as a critical concept within the social sciences. The second set examines the causes and consequences of development as a great transformation. Key topics include: the transformation of peasant economies; agribusiness; rural-urban relations; markets; industrialization; workers; trade; and aid and structural adjustment. The third set of readings considers the politics of development, looking in turn at states, civil societies, NGOs, corruption and resistance. The final readings looks at visions of development, including alternative visions of (post) development. It also considers four key challenges for development theory and practice: these relate to capabilities, ethics, sustainability and regulation.

Colonial and Post-Colonial Geographies of India (Hardcover): Satish Kumar, Saraswati Raju, Stuart Corbridge Colonial and Post-Colonial Geographies of India (Hardcover)
Satish Kumar, Saraswati Raju, Stuart Corbridge
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Out of stock

This collection of original essays by scholars of geography from India, Western Europe and the US provides important insights into the way in which contemporary geographers are engaging with India. The earlier narrow colonial focus that sought to map India as a country of `resources` and `peoples' (tribes and castes) has now been discarded for a broader view located in mainstream intellectual frameworks and informed by a public policy perspective. This volume highlights how contemporary geographers `see' and write on colonial and post-colonial themes such as the state, nation, community, environment and division of labour, while keeping in mind issues of spatiality and territoriality.

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