Globalization, Development and Human Security
February 2007, Polity
The contributors to this volume, including Bjorn Hettne, Fantu Cheru, Jeffrey Haynes and Bonny Ibhawah, share a common intellectual aspiration to re-unite the study of development with the study of international relations or global politics as it is more broadly conceived today. Although globalization has transformed the context of development, it has yet to significantly transform for the better the prospects for real development or human security amongst the worlds most vulnerable communities.
Whether globalization, development and human security are inescapably trapped within a vicious circle or a virtuous cycle is the central concern of this book.
Nana Poku, Director of Research, Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa
Development and Change
"Focusing on key issues of inequality and development such as health, international debt and human rights, Globalization, Development and Human Security provides the reader with sophisticated analyses of the challenges that globalization is posing for development in the contemporary world. Students and interested readers alike will gain from reading this book."
Shirin M. Rai, University of Warwick
"There has been a permanent restructuring of the global political economy, to such an extent that the fundamental ways in which we approach 'development' must be overhauled. This book performs a signal and valuable service in helping us do that. Anthony McGrew's incisive Introduction lays bare an agenda which the book addresses in a series of fine essays."
Stephen Chan, School of Oriental and African Studies
"Globalization, Development and Human Security offers a penetrating and wide-ranging look at the global politics of what used to be called 'the third world' and the ways in which globalization has reframed the development project. It deals with some very established themes foreign aid, gender and democratization among them as well as HIV/AIDS, human rights and the politics of grass roots contention. A collection to be recommended to students and researchers alike."
Jean Grugel, University of Sheffield