Introduction to International Development : Approaches, Actors, Issues, and Practice.
Authors : Paul Haslam, Jessica Shafer, and Pierre Beaudet.
Editor : Oxford University Press.
Third edition, 2016.

Introduction to International DevelopmentĀ integrates the work of leading experts from disciplines as varied as geography, history, sociology, political science, economics, gender studies, and anthropology. Contributed chapters present foundational overviews as well as in-depth coverage of issues at the heart of today’s most pressing international debates. In addition to a new part focussed exclusively on the practice of international development with six new chapters on measuring poverty, planning projects, development ethics, humanitarian assistance, and global poverty reduction, this edition has new chapters on alternatives to development, gender and development, China and the emerging economies, and climate change.

  • Written by experts: Twenty-nine contributions from development experts with a variety of backgrounds give students an understanding of the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of the field.
  • Practical pedagogical tools: Lists of learning objectives, chapter summaries, questions for critical thought, and an expanded glossary encourage students to identify and synthesize key points in each chapter.
  • Ten new chapters: New chapters in the third edition expose students to the latest theories and practices, such as alternatives to development, gender and development, China and emerging economies, climate change, measuring poverty, planning and appraising development projects, and ethics.
  • Thought-provoking boxes: Themed boxes explore major concepts, issues, and events, helping students make connections between developmental theories and real-world situations.
  • Extensive online support: A companion website featuring case studies, podcasts, a test generator, PowerPoint slides, and other informative resources gives instructors and students an array of tools to enhance the learning experience.
  • Full colour design: Brand new design helps visual learners connect with the material.