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The Development Debate: Critical Perspectives

S.P. Srivastava (Editor)
Synopsis The volume contains twenty-one essays on diverse dimensions of development debate, offering alternative visions, approaches and strategies that mark out the salient characteristics of the global development agenda. The essays unravel the complexity of development discourse, the key concepts of developmental thought, the evolving mechanisms of developmental action, the challenges of development and the consenting and dissenting notes what the 'development' should ideally be. Taken together, the essays provide a panoramic view of development debate, discern and dissect lacunae and loopholes in rationality of the arguments raised and finally offer the viewpoints to make development meaningful, satisfying and sustainable. In essence, the essays discuss and dilate upon the diversities of development discourse in ways they consider relevant. The volume presents the development debate in its holistic perspective underlying and highlighting the dilemmas of development. The essays offer a competent critique of development models, providing critical perspectives demanding attention of development experts. The volume will benefit the social scientists, social activists, researchers and government functionaries connected with planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
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About the author

S.P. Srivastava

Born in 1962 in Patiala (Punjab) in the family of Scholars and Artists, the author of this book obtained Master’s degree in fine arts in First division and Ph.D. in his field of specialization. Art and Cultural Heritage of Patiala from Rohilkhand University, Bareilly (India). D.Litt work is in progress. His recent publication is Guru Nanak in Indian Painting. He was invited by the International Congress of Asian and African Studies held in September, 1990 in Toronto (Canada) to present a paper on the arts of Patiala. Having recognized his scholastic caliber and achievement, the Royal Asiatic Society of England has elected him a Fellow of the Society. He has been invited by several Universities of America and Europe. Presently, he is associated with the Post Graduate Department of Fine Arts, Government College for Women, Patiala, Punjab, teaching and research. Besides, he specialises in the field of art of architectural photography and that too of the ornaments and miniatures.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Development Debate: Critical Perspectives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8170334775
length 320p., Tables.