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The Rise of Modern Development Thinking

Modern Development Thinking I have argued that development can be seen occurring at two inter-related levels. The first is at the national level, where the question is of catching up, driven by competition between states. The second is within the nation. We find examples from throughout history of individuals focused on development within a nation […]

How Should We Think About Development?

In the previous post we began to explore the historical roots of development through the concept of Progress. The idea of progress gives us an ideological rational for development. We might summarize the key points of progress (while leaving much out) as: The human race knows more than did our primitive forerunners. If rational thought, […]

Introduction – From Progress to Sustainability

Discussions about development and the world we live in are increasingly framed by arguments about sustainability.  Using research from my thesis as the basis of my arguments, I will explore several aspects of this “move towards a sustainable future”.  I do so under the overarching frameworks of Development Studies (Wikipedia – Development Studies) and Global […]