Doing Good or Doing Better
Development Policies in a Globalizing World
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
What drives development? What new issues have arisen due to globalization? And what kind of policies contribute to development in a rapidly changing world? The studies in Doing Good or Doing Better analyze the different development strategies employed on various continents, address current challenges, and argue that a new approach—one different from the European and American models—is necessary in a globalizing, interdependent world.
About the authors
1 Towards Development Policies Based on Lesson Learning: An Introduction
Monique Kremer, Peter van Lieshout and Robert Went
Part I RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT
2 Twenty-first Century Globalization, Paradigm Shifts in Development
Jan Nederveen Pieterse
3 Does Foreign Aid Work?
Roger C. Ridell
Part II LEARNING FROM DEVELOPMENT HISTORIES
4 Under-explored Treasure Troves of Development Lessons: Lessons from the Histories of Small Rich European Countries
5 Stagnation in Africa: Disentangling Figures, Facts and Fiction
6 Including the Middle Classes? Latin American Social Policies after the Washington Consensus
7 Imaginary Institutions: State-Building in Afghanistan
Martine van Bijlert
8 Beyond Development Orthodoxy: Chinese Lessons in Pragmatism and Institutional Change
Part III BEYOND THE STATE: NEW ACTORS IN DEVELOPMENT
9 Business and Sustainable Development: From Passive Involvement to Active Partnerships
Rob van Tulder and Fabienne Fortanier
10 Why ‘Philanthrocapitalism’ Is Not the Answer: Private Industries and International Development
11 The Trouble with Participation: Assessing the New Aid Paradigm
Part IV NEW INTERDEPENDENTIES
12 How Can Sub-Saharan African Turn the China-India Threat into an Opportunity?
13 Post-war Peace-building: What Role for International Organizations?
Chris van der Borgh
14 Migration and Development: Contested Consequences
15 Global Justice and the State