UN Contributions to Development Thinking and Practice

UN Contributions to Development Thinking and Practice

Richard Jolly, Louis Emmerij, Dharam Ghai, and Frédéric Lapeyre
Distribution: World
Publication date: 5/27/2004
Format: paper 400 pages, 4 figures, 1 index
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-21684-7
Bookmark and Share
Paperback
 $29.95  $17.97 
  

 Add to Wish List 

Other formats available:


Buy from Amazon

Description

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2005
UN Contributions to Development Thinking and Practice is at once a history of the ideas and realities of international development, from the classical economists to the recent emphasis on human rights, and a history of the UN’s role in shaping and implementing development paradigms over the last half century. The authors, all prominent in the field of development studies, argue that the UN’s founding document, the UN Charter, is infused with the human values and human concerns that are at the center of the UN’s thinking on economic and human development today. In the intervening period, the authors show how the UN’s approach to development evolved from mainstream areas of economic development to include issues of employment, poverty reduction, fairer distribution of the benefits of growth, equality of men and women, child development, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

Author Bio

Richard Jolly is Senior Research Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is co-director of the United Nations Intellectual History Project.

Louis Emmerij is Senior Research Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is co-director of the United Nations Intellectual History Project.

Dharam Ghai is Advisor to the International Labour Organization.

Frédéric Lapeyre is Professor at the Institute of Development Studies, Catholic University of Louvain, and a member of the United Nations Intellectual History Project.

Reviews

"Well organized and well written, this book will be essential reading in international organization or economic development courses. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Public, academic, upper-division undergraduate and up, and professional library collections." —Choice , January 2005

Customer Reviews

Comments
There are currently no reviews
Write a review on this title.


Table of Contents

List of Boxes, Tables, and Figures
Foreword by Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly, and Thomas G. Weiss
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Part I. Values and History
1. Has There Been Progress? Values and Criteria for UN History
2. The History of Development Thinking from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes
Part II. Ideas and Action
3. The 1940s and 1950s: The Foundations of UN Development Thinking and Practice
4. The 1960s: The UN Development Decade—Mobilizing for Development
5. The 1970s: Equity in Development
6. The 1980s: Losing Control and Marginalizing the Poorest
7. The 1990s: Rediscovering a Human Vision
8. Building the Human Foundations
9. Structural and Sectoral Change
Part III. Outcomes and the Future
10. The Record of Performance
11. UN Contributions and Missed Opportunities
12. Lessons for the Future: Development Thinking and the UN's Future
Appendix: ILO Special Topics
Notes
Index
About the Authors
About the UN Intellectual History Project