Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject; Excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading
Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.
Chapter 3.5: Global Trade, Aid and Regulation
Global Trade, Aid and Regulation
Global Trade and Aid in an Interdependent World
In 1980, the Independent Commission on International Development Issues (1980) published its famous report North-South: A Programme for Survival, which emphasized the interdependency of the world economic and political system and advocated a set of global solutions to the problems facing many countries at the time. Famous for the iconic map that divided the ‘rich North’ from the ‘poorer South’, the Commission fundamentally believed in a substantial redistribution of resources from North to South, mainly via trade, aid and more effective global governance (Potter and Lloyd-Evans, 2009). This chapter discusses the extent to which these visions have been addressed over time, first through a brief discussion of international development ...