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'An excellent, bang-up-to-date textbook for students and teachers alike. A great addition to the reading lists of Geography, Development Studies and Global Perspectives courses. I love the way information is so accessible through graphs, colour images, charts and cartoons. Content is set out so clearly with the key points of each theme at the start and plenty of contemporary case studies. Contending viewpoints are outlined clearly making it a valuable resource for developing learners’ critical-thinking skills.' - Jane Carpenter , Global Thinking Education Consultant .

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World development is an increasingly important aspect of A-level studies in Geography and growing numbers of students are taking it as an A-level course in its own right. There is, however, no standalone core textbook offering an introduction to all the key issues in World Development – this book fills that void and will be invaluable to all Geography teachers.

The book functions as a core textbook introducing the key topics but each chapter also includes case studies, supplemented by updated case studies on this web page. Attractively and colourfully designed, the book benefits from the long experience of New Internationalist magazine – a regular and invaluable resource for Geography teachers for three decades – in making complex world issues easily understood, using clear and colourful charts and graphs.

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Among the key questions addressed are:

  • What is development and how can it be measured?
  • Why are some countries more developed than others?
  • Why do levels of development vary between countries and regions?
  • What are the links between globalization and development?
  • How does population growth affect development?
  • Is aid or trade more beneficial in development terms?
  • How do health issues impact on development?
  • How have HIV and AIDS affected development in Africa?
  • What part does the position of women play in development?
  • How have the Millennium Development Goals served development?
  • Can development ever be environmentally sustainable?
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Free online resources for World Development

Free case studies, coursework support and links for students and teachers of World Development.

New case studies and coursework support materials are published here regularly. All materials are categorized by subject, following the table of contents in World Development.

  1. Development: links / case study (agribusiness) /case study (Economic Growth in Mozambique)
  2. Rich & Poor: links
  3. Inequality: links / case study (India’s dalit minority) / case study (Gaza)
  4. Globalization: links
  5. Population: links
  6. Aid & Debt Relief: links / case study (2011 famine) / case study (does India need aid?)
  7. Trade & Development: links / case study (2011 food shortages)/case study (tax avoidance and its impacts)
  8. Health & Development: links
  9. HIV, AIDS & Malaria: links
  10. Gender & Development: links
  11. Migration: links
  12. Environment & Development: links / case study (sustainable urban development) / case study (mining in Mongolia)/case study (does SRI really work?) / case study (climate sceptics)
  13. Technology & Development: links / case study (social networking in the Arab Spring)
  14. Millennium Development Goals: links

Please email worlddev@newint.org with your feedback and suggestions.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 172 mm x 246 mm
Page extent: 256
Publication date: 1 April 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1-906523-96-1

Date added: January 17, 2011

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