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Issues and Challenges of Development: An Introduction

by B Pattanaik SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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A balanced and accessible introduction to the core issues and challenges of development

The challenges faced by developing countries are multi-dimensional in nature, extending to the fields of economics, sociology, administration, politics and environment. Issues and Challenges of Development: An Introduction aims to provide an overall view of the nature, cause and effects of these challenges, and the plans and programmes of developing countries to address these.

This book comprehensively covers the key aspects of development in contemporary times—relationship of development with agriculture, industrialization and services, sustainable and inclusive development, issues of marginalization and women empowerment. With case studies and examples taken from countries around the world and by relating issues closely with the Indian scenario, this book caters to student needs across various disciplines.


Key Features

· Treats development as a multi-disciplinary concept, covering both theoretical and practical points of view

· Presents a holistic view of development taking inputs from economics, socio-politics, administration and so on

· Serves as an essential companion for students of development studies, development economics, political science, sociology and civil service aspirants

Development: An Overview
Basic Needs and Poverty
Education, Health and Human Development
Population and Development
Income Inequality, Unemployment and Inflation
Agriculture Sector and Development
Industry Sector and Development
Service Sector and Development
Infrastructure, Energy, Technology and Development
Rural Development
Urban Development
Globalization and Development Disparities
Environment and Sustainable Development
Marginalization, Women Empowerment and Inclusive Development
Good Governance and Ethical Approach to Development

B.K. Pattanaik possesses Master’s Degree in Analytical and Applied Economics, MA in Human Resource Management, and PhD in Economics. He has to his credit more than 25 years of experience in research and teaching in various national level organizations, for example, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi; National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), New Delhi; Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), ICSSR Centre, Chandigarh; and so on. At present, he is a Professor in the School of Extension and Development Studies at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. He has to his credit 26 projects sponsored by various international agencies, such as the World Bank, USAID, Ford Foundation, UNICEF, European Commission, UNFPA, Bill Gates Foundation as well as projects sponsored by various government departments, for example, the Department of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, and Health and Family Welfare of Government of India. He has also completed projects and studies sponsored by various departments of state governments of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh in different areas of development, such as drinking water and sanitation, border area study, migrant labour, contract farming, study on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, health and family welfare, Panchayati Raj, education, rural development, and decentralized planning.

So far, Prof. Pattanaik has authored two books, co-authored four books, and edited a book published by Springer. He has published more than 125 papers (research papers, articles, editorial columns, and book reviews) in various national and international journals; currently, he is the Editor of the Political Economy Journal of India. He is also on the editorial board of Journal of Economics and Development Studies, American Research Institute for Policy Development, New York, and Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Oyama, Japan.

He is also guiding PhD students on different areas of Development Studies and two candidates have already been awarded a PhD degree. He is instrumental in designing MA programme in Development Studies and PG diploma programme in Urban Planning and Development. He has attended international seminars, conferences, and study tours and has visited countries such as USA, China, Spain, and Finland. He has conducted an international conference on Diaspora and Development at IGNOU in which more than 100 participants from 25 different countries had participated. Prof. Pattanaik has been awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award, 1999 by the American Biographical Institute, USA and the International Man of the Millennium by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, London.