International Development Studies: Theories and Methods in Research and Practice

International Development Studies: Theories and Methods in Research and Practice

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International Development Studies is an exploration of what it is to ‘do’ development studies as a distinct discipline. It introduces and addresses the fundamental questions that everyone engaged with development - whether student, researcher or practitioner - must ask:

What is ‘development’ and why do we wish to study it?; How do the many theoretical, methodological, and epistemological approaches relate to research and practical studies in development?; How are development research and practice linked?

Intended Audience: Accessibly written, with extensive use of case study material, this book is an essential primer for students of development studies who require a concise, penetrating overview of its foundations. It is also core reading for students and practitioners concerned with the design of studies in the course of policy analysis, sector ...

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