World poverty and development are more salient than ever on the global political agenda. The campaigns of the global justice movement, the growing securitization of development in the aftermath of 9-11, the intensification of global inequality, and the perceived threats of global pandemics, migrations and failed states have contributed to a sense of renewed urgency. The contributors to this volume, including Bjorn Hettne, Fantu Cheru, Jeffrey Haynes and Bonny Ibhawah, share a common intellectual aspiration to re-unite the study of development with the study of international relations or global politics as it is more broadly conceived today. Although globalization has transformed the context of development, it has yet to significantly transform for the better the prospects for real development or human security amongst the worlds most vulnerable communities. Whether globalization, development and human security are inescapably trapped within a vicious circle or a virtuous cycle is the central concern of this book.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors * Preface * Abbreviations and Acronyms * Introduction * Part 1 - Globalization and the Transformed Context of Development * Chapter 1 Globalism, Regionalism and Interregionalism * Bjorn Hettne * Chapter 2 Foreign Aid: Reports of its Death Greatly Exaggerated * Peter Burnell * Chapter 3 The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative: Old Wine in a New Bottle? * Fantu Cheru * Chapter 4 Globalisation and Democracy in the Developing World * Jeffrey Haynes * Part 2- Globalization, Development and Human Security * Chapter 5 Globalisation and Human Security * Caroline Thomas * Chapter 6Health in Development * Sandra J. MacLean * Chapter 7 HIV/AIDS in a Globalised World: An Uneven pandemic in an Unequal World * Nana K. Poku * Chapter 8 Transformation and Constriction: Globalisation and Human Rights in the Third World * Bonny Ibhawah * Chapter 9 The Political Economy of Globalisation and Grassroots Movements * Dong-Sook S. Gills * Chapter 10Gender, Power and Governance in a Globalising World * Jane Parpart * Index
Anthony McGrew, Professor of International Relations, University of Southampton Nana Poku, Director of Research, Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa