Dr Lisa Thorley
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
- PIED 5256M Global Inequalities in Development- Reading List Semester 1 2021
- General Sources
- Perspectives on development
- Main Journals
- Week 1-Global Inequalities- the backstory
- Week 2- The making of today’s market society: capitalist restructuring from the colonial to the neoliberal era.
- Week 3- Decolonising Development-Whose Knowledge Counts?
- Week 4- What does the COVID-19 pandemic reveal about structural inequality, underdevelopment and neoliberalism?
- Week 5- Environmental Inequality: The Plantation
- Week 6- Education in Development: perpetuating, tackling or just changing inequalities?
- Week 7- Women’s International Human Rights: Key Concepts and Debates
- Week 8- The Global Politics of neglected diseases
- Week 9- International Cooperation on Freshwater Resources
- Week 10- Is economic globalisation liberating people from inequaility?
- Week 11- The role of advocacy in addressing global inequalities
PIED5256MModule Reading List
Global Inequalities and Development, 2021/22, Semester F08Dr Lisa ThorleyL.Thorley@leeds.ac.ukTutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue On this page:
- PIED 5256M Global Inequalities in Development- Reading List Semester 1 2021
- General Sources
- Perspectives on development
- Main Journals
- Week 1: Lecture- The Pandemic of Underdevelopment: Race, Climate and Hunger: Inequalities in Global perspective.
- Week 2: Seminar- Development and the Pandemic
- Week 3: Lecture Contemporary global political economy: Making sense of neoliberalism.
- Week 4: Seminar:Drivers of neoliberal change in the Global South: International Organisations.
- Week 5: Lecture: What does the COVID-19 pandemic reveal about structural inequality, underdevelopment and neoliberalism?
- Week 6 Seminar- Please refer to Minerva
- Week 7 Lecture- Lecture: International Health Cooperation on Infectious Diseases
- Week 8 Seminar: International Health Cooperation in the context of COVID-19: the distribution of vaccines
- Week 9 Lecture Women and land in Sub Saharan Africa- The role of patriarchy.
- Week 10 Seminar: Women and land- A Ugandan case study
PIED 5256M Global Inequalities in Development- Reading List Semester 1 2021
Brohman, J. (1996), Popular development : rethinking the theory and practice of development
Chant, S. & McIlwaine, C. (2008), Geographies of development in the 21st century : an introduction to the global south
Chari, S & Corbridge, S (eds), 2008, The development reader, Routledge.
Greig, A., Hulme, D. and Turner, M. (2007), Challenging global inequality : development theory and practice in the 21st century, Palgrave Macmillan
Hettne, Bjorn (2009), Thinking about development London: Zed Books.
Hickel, J. (2017) The divide: a brief guide to global inequality and its solutions London: Penguin Random House.
Hopper, P. (2012), Understanding development : issues and debates
Kambhampati, U. S. (2004), Development and the developing world. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Kingsbury, D, McKay, J, Hunt, J, McGillivray, M & Clarke, M, (2008), International development : issues and challenges, Palgrave McMillan.
Martinussen, J. (1997), Society, state and market : a guide to competing theories of development Zed Books
McCann, G & McCloskey, S (eds), (2003), From the local to the global : key issues in development studies, Pluto Press, London
McMichael, P (2004), Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective (3rd edn), Sage
Nederveen Pieterse, Jan (2010, 2nd edition) Development Theory. London: Sage.
Peet, R. & Hartwick E. (1999), Theories of development Guilford Press
Papaioannou, T. & Butcher, M. (eds) (2013), International development in a changing world
Potter, R., Binns, T. et al. (2008) (3rd. edn.) Geographies of development : An Introduction to Development Studies
Rapley, J. (2007), (3rd. edn.) Understanding Development: Theory and Practice in the Third World
Sumner, A. and Tribe, M. (2008), International development studies : theories and methods in research and practice
Willis, K. (2011) (2nd edn.), Theories and practices of development Routledge.
Perspectives on development
Allen, T. & Thomas, A. (eds.) (2000), Poverty and development into the 21st century
Birch, Ken and Vlad Mykhnenko eds (2010). The rise and fall of neoliberalism : the collapse of an economic order? London: Zed Books
Burnell, P. and Randall, V. (2008), Politics in the Developing World, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Bush, R. (2007) Poverty and neoliberalism : persistence and reproduction in the global south, Pluto.
Collier, P, (2007), The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Duffield, M. (2007), Development, security and unending war : governing the world of peoples, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Escobar, A. (1995) Encountering development : the making and unmaking of the Third World, Princeton.
Ferguson, J. (1994) The Anti-Politics Machine: Development, Depoliticization and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho. Minnesota Press.
Ferguson, J. (2006) Global shadows : Africa in the neoliberal world order, Duke
Goddard, C. Cronin, P. and Dash, K. (eds), (2003 ), International political economy : state-market relations in a changing global order. (2nd edn),
Goodwin Jeff and James M Jasper eds (2009) The social movements reader : cases and concepts 2nd ed., Wiley Blackwell
Hewitt, T., H. Johnson, and D Wield (1992) Industrialization and development OUP.
Kabeer, N., (1994). Reversed realities : gender hierarchies in development thought London: Verso
Kiely, R, (2007), The new political economy of development : globalization, imperialism, hegemony, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Kothari, U. (ed.) (2005), A radical history of development studies : individuals, institutions and ideologies. Zed Books
Kothari, U. and Minogue, M. (eds.) (2002), Development Theory and Practice- Critical Perspectives, Palgrave.
Lal, D, (2008), Reviving the invisible hand : the case for classical liberalism in the twenty-first century, Princeton University Press.
Lal, D. (2005), In Praise of Empires- Globalization and Order, Palgrave
Mosse, D. (ed) (2005) The aid effect : giving and governing in international development Pluto
Moyo, D. (2008). Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa. London, Allen Lane.
Payne, A. & Phillips, N. (2010), Development
Ravenhill, J (ed.), (2008), Global Political Economy, OUP
Sachs, J, (2005), The End of Poverty- How we can make it happen in our lifetime, Penguin
Sachs, W. (ed.) (1992), The Development Dictionary, Zed Press
Sen, A (1999). Development as Freedom, OUP.
Smith, S, (2005), Ending global poverty : a guide to what works, Palgrave, Basingstoke
Stiglitz, J, (2002), Globalization and its Discontents, Allen Lane
Todaro, M and Smith, S, (2008), Economic Development (8th edition), Addison-Wesley
These are the main development journals, most of which are in the Leeds University Library and accessible online:
There are also a number of regional journals, some are listed below:
You are strongly advised to do a bibliographic search for journal articles. Use the ' Web of Science ' portal in the library website, using key words to search. Journal articles are more up to date than books and also are a much more efficient source of information. Many journals are available on-line. If the library does not subscribe to a particular journal you can order it through inter-library loan for a small fee (forms available online via library catalogue)
Electronic sources through the world wide web are also an important source of development information. Listed below are some useful websites, but there are hundreds more. As you progress you should bookmark all the websites you find useful. Google is the best search engine for development websites. Just be careful because, unlike books and journal articles, websites are not peer reviewed for accuracy. Some are very biased and unreliable.
www.ids.ac.uk This is the website for the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex - this is the biggest UK based Development Studies site for information and search tools.
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development - for up to date information from the UK Department for International Development
www.worldbank.org The is the World Bank"s main site. They have hundreds of papers and reports online.
www.wdm.org This is the website of the World Development Movement. They publish a lot of highly professional reports - some quite critical of mainstream policy.
www.oxfam.org This is the website of OXFAM, one of the largest UK based NGOs - lots of reports.
Most of the development agencies - UN and NGOs - have a website with their name or initials - and.org after them. Some examples are given below. You can find many more.
www.savethechildren.org.uk: Save the Children Fund
www.christianaid.org.uk: Christian Aid
www.undp.org: United Nations Development Programme
www.unrisd.org: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
www.oneworld.net: The Oneworld network provides access to a huge range of organisations and materials on different development themes.
Week 1-Global Inequalities- the backstory
Rob Wallace (2020) Dead Epidemiologists. On the origins of COVID-19 chapters 1-3
Atkinson, A.B. (2015) Inequality
Chang, H.-J. (2002) Kicking Away the Ladder – Development Strategy in Historical Perspective
Collier, P. (2007) The Bottom Billion
Easterly, W. (2007) The White Man’s Burden
Escobar, A. (1995) Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World
Galeano, E. (1997) ‘To be like them’ in Rahnema and Bawtree The Post-Development Reader
Glennie, J. (2008) The trouble with aid: why less could mean more for Africa
Hickel, J. (2017) The Divide, Penguin Books.
Hulme, D., Hanlon, J., & Barrientos, A. (2012) Just give money to the poor: The development revolution from the global South
Latouche, S. (2009) Farewell to growth
Sachs, J. (2005) The End of Poverty- How we can make it happen in our lifetime
Selwyn, B. (2017) The Struggle for Development
Willis, (2011) Theories and Practice of Development.
Week 2- The making of today’s market society: capitalist restructuring from the colonial to the neoliberal era.
McMichael (2017) Development and social change: a global perspective, chapter 2: ‘Instituting the development project.
Bernstein 2000, ch.11. ‘Colonialism, capitalism, development’, in Allen & Thomas, eds. Poverty and Development into the 21st Century. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (LW 16/09/2021)
Hoogvelt 2001 Globalization and the Postcolonial World: The New Political Economy of Development, ch.1 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (LW 16/09/2021)
The history of capitalist expansion’; Isbister 2003 Promises not kept: poverty and the betrayal of Third World development, ‘ch.4: Imperialism’)
For neoliberalism see:
- Harvey (2007) ‘Neoliberalism as Creative Destruction’, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 610 (1): 21-44
- Harrison (2010) Neoliberal Africa: the impact of global social engineering, ‘Chapter 1: Neoliberalism in Africa, neoliberalism and Africa’ (see also 2005: ‘Economic faith, social project and a misreading of African society: the travails of neoliberalism in Africa’, Third World Quarterly 26(8): 1303-32)
- Fine and Saad-Filho (2017) ‘Thirteen Things You Need to Know About Neoliberalism’, Critical Sociology, 43/4-5, 685-706
- Carroll et al. (2019) Power, leverage and marketization: the diffusion of neoliberalism from North to South and back again, Globalizations 16 (6): 771-77
- Boffo et al. (2019) ‘Neoliberal Capitalism: The Authoritarian Turn’, Socialist Register, Vol 55: A World Turned Upside Down?
See Minerva for more reading
Week 3- Decolonising Development-Whose Knowledge Counts?
Dunford R. 2017. Toward a decolonial global ethics. Journal of Global Ethics 13(3): 380-397.
Kothari, A., Salleh, A., Escobar, A., Demaria, F., & Acosta, A. (Eds.). (2019). Pluriverse: A post-development dictionary. Tulika Books and Authorsupfront – please read the introduction and any other chapters of interest, most are very short!
Narayanaswamy L. 2017. Gender, power and knowledge for development. London: Routledge – read the introduction.
Schöneberg, J. 2019. ‘Imagining Postcolonial-Development Studies: Reflections on Positionalities and Research Practices’, in I. Baud, E. Basile, T. Kontinen & S. von Itter (eds), Building Development Studies for the New Millennium, Switzerland: Palgrave/Springer, 97-118.
Tuck E., and Yang K.W. 2012. Decolonization is not a metaphor. Decolonization: Indigeneity, education & society, 1(1): 1-40.
Bhambra G.K. 2014. Postcolonial and decolonial dialogues. Postcolonial Studies. 17(2): 115-121
Escobar, A. (2004). Beyond the Third World: imperial globality, global coloniality and anti-globalisation social movements. Third World Quarterly, 25(1), 207-230.
Fricker M. 2007. Epistemic injustice: power and the ethics of knowing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237907.001.0001
Khandaker, K. with L. Narayanaswamy, 2020, ‘The unbearable whiteness of international development: The SDGs and decolonial feminisms’, Blog for series Debating the SDGs, Centre for Global Studies, Ghent University (Belgium), July.
Lal V. 2005. Empire of knowledge: culture and plurality in the global economy. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
Lugones M. 2008. The coloniality of gender. Worlds & Knowledges Otherwise 2 (Spring): 1-17.
Narayanaswamy, L. with S. Efange and J. Woodroffe, 2021. ‘Decolonising Aid’, Gender and Development Network, UK (GADN) Policy Brief, June.
Narayanaswamy, J. Schöneberg and the Convivial Thinking Writing Collective (eds), 2020, ‘Special Focus: How do we know the world? Collective engagements with the (de)coloniality of development research and teaching’, Acta Academica, September, OPEN ACCESS – many reflections on decoloniality and HE.
Ndlovu-Gatsheni SJ. 2013. Perhaps decoloniality is the answer? Critical reflections on development from a decolonial epistemic perspective. Editorial Africanus 43(2): 1 – 11. https://doi.org/10.25159/0304-615X/2298
Tuhiwai Smith L. 2012. Decolonizing methodologies: research and indigenous peoples. University of Otago Press: Dunedin – read the introduction.
Week 4- What does the COVID-19 pandemic reveal about structural inequality, underdevelopment and neoliberalism?
Solty, I (2020) The bio-economic pandemic and the western working classes. SP: The Bullet, March 24. Available at: https://socialistproject.ca/2020/03/bioeconomic-pandemic-and-western-working-classes/
Bregman, R. 2020. The Neoliberal Era is Ending. What Comes Next. The Correspondent. https://thecorrespondent.com/466/the-neoliberal-era-is-ending-what-comes-next/61655148676-a00ee89a
Sell, S.K. and Williams, O.D., 2020. Health under capitalism: a global political economy of structural pathogenesis. Review of International Political Economy, 27(1), pp.1-25.
Ortega, Francisco, and Michael Orsini. "Governing COVID-19 without government in Brazil: Ignorance, neoliberal authoritarianism, and the collapse of public health leadership." Global public health 15, no. 9 (2020): 1257-1277.
Franz, T., 2020. Covid-19 and economic development in Latin America. LSE Latin America and Caribbean Blog.
Week 5- Environmental Inequality: The Plantation
Davis, J. et al. 2019. Anthropocene, Capitalocene, ... Plantationocene?: A manifesto for ecological justice in an age of global crises. Geography Compass 13: 1–15.
Carney, J A. 2021. Subsistence in the Plantationocene: dooryard gardens, Agrobiodiversity, and the subaltern economies of slavery. Journal of Peasant Studies 48(5): 1075-1099.
Wolford, W. 2021. The Plantationocene: a Lusotropical contribution to the theory. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 111(6): 1622-1639
Week 6- Education in Development: perpetuating, tackling or just changing inequalities?
Freire’s (1970) Pedagogy of the oppressed
Robeyn’s (2006) summary of ‘models of education’;
Bush and Saltarelli’s (2000) Two Faces of Education in Ethnic Conflict
Arnove’s (2020) ‘Imagining what education can be post‑COVID‑19’, Prospects Oct 2020, Volume 49
Week 7- Women’s International Human Rights: Key Concepts and Debates
- Charlesworth, H. and Chinkin C. 2019. Between the Margins and the Mainstream: The Case of Women's Rights. In: Fassbender, B. and Knut, T. (eds.) The Limits of Human Rights.Oxford: OUP, pp. 205 - 222.
- Nussbaum M. C. 2016. Women’s Progress and Women’s Human Rights. Human Rights Quarterly. 38(3), pp. 589-622.
- Reilly, N. 2008. Women's Human Rights: Seeking Gender Justice in A Globalizing Age. Cambridge: Polity Press. (Chapters 2 and 4)
- Sanders, R. 2018. Norm spoiling: undermining the international women's rights agenda. International Affairs. 94(2), pp. 271–291.
- Xanthaki, A. 2019. When Universalism Becomes a Bully: Revisiting the Interplay Between Cultural Rights and Women's Rights. Human Rights Quarterly. 41(3), pp. 701-724.
- Banda, Fareda(2019) 'The Limits of Law: A Response to Martha C Nussbaum.' In: Fassbender, Bardo and Traisbach, Knut, (eds.), The Limits of Human Rights. Oxford: OUP, pp. 267-279.
- Bronwyn W. 2006. Religion, culture, and women's human rights: Some general political and theoretical considerations. Women's Studies International Forum. 29, pp. 381–393
- Bunch, C. 2017. Looking back, looking forward: Women's human rights in global perspective. Women's Rights Law Reporter, 38(3-4), pp. 333-339.
- Charlesworth, H., Chinkin, C., & Wright, S. 1991. ‘Feminist approaches to international law. American Journal of International Law, 85(4), pp. 613-645.
- Coomaraswamy, R. 1997. Reinventing international law: Women's rights as human rights in the international community. 23 (3-4), pp.1249-1262.
- Donnelly, J. 1984. Cultural relativism and universal human rights. Human Rights Quarterly 6(4), pp. 400-419.
- Guimei, B. 2019. Women's Rights are Human Rights: A Response to Hilary Charlesworth and Christine Chinkin from a Chinese Perspective. In: Fassbender, B. and Knut, T. (eds.) The Limits of Human Rights.Oxford: OUP, pp. 223-229.
- Grewal, I. 1999. Women's rights as human rights’: Feminist practices, global feminism, and human rights regimes in transnationality. Citizenship Studies. 3(3), pp. 337-354.
- Knuckey, S., Hoffman, B., Perelman, J., Reddy, G., Ancheita, A., & Jain, M. 2020. Power in Human Rights Advocate and Rightsholder Relationships: Critiques, Reforms, and Challenges. Harvard Human Rights Journal, 33, pp. 1-56.
- Mclaren M. A. 2021. Decolonizing Feminism Through Intersectional Praxis on Serene Khader’s Decolonizing Universalism. Metaphilosophy. 52 (1), pp 93-110.
- Mohanty C.T. 2002. Under Western Eyes” Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 28(2), pp 499-535.
- Okin, S. M.1998. Feminism, Women's Human Rights, and Cultural Differences. Hypatia. 13, (2), pp. 32-52.
- Penna D. R & Campbell P. J. 1998. Human rights and culture: Beyond universality and relativism. Third World Quarterly. 19(1), pp. 7-27.
- Duncanson, C. and Farr, V. 2019. Testing the women, peace, and security agenda: The case of Afghanistan. In: Davies S.E. & True, J. (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace and Security. Abingdon: Oxford University Press, pp. 553-568.
- Singh, S. 2020. In between the ulemas and local warlords in Afghanistan: critical perspectives on the “everyday,” norm translation, and UNSCR 1325. International Feminist Journal of Politics. 22(4), pp. 504-525.
- Ahmed-Ghosh, H. 2006. Voices of Afghan women: Human rights and economic development. International Feminist Journal of Politics. 8(1), 110-128.
Week 8- The Global Politics of neglected diseases
King, Nicholas B. (2002), “Security, Disease, Commerce. Ideologies of Post-colonial Global Health”, Social Studies of Science, 32 (5-6), pp. 763–789.
Medcalf, A. and Bhattacharya, S. (eds) (2014), Tropical Diseases: Lessons from History, York: University of York / CGHH (Centre for Global Health Histories). Available from https://dlib.york.ac.uk/yodl/app/home/detail?id=york%3a822632&ref=browse
MSF and Drugs for Neglected Diseases Working Group (2001), “Fatal Imbalance. The Crisis in Research and Development for Drugs for Neglected Diseases”, Available from https://msfaccess.org/fatal-imbalance-crisis-research-and-development-drugs-neglected-diseases
Nunes, João (2016), “Ebola and the production of neglect in global health”, Third World Quarterly, 37 (3), pp. 542–556.
Trouiller, Patrice, Torreele, Els, Olliaro, Piero, White, Nick, Foster, Susan, Wirth, Dyann and Pécoul, Bernard (2001), “Drugs for neglected diseases: a failure of the market and a public health failure?“, Tropical Medicine and International Health, 6 (11), pp. 945-951.
Gascón, Joaquim, Vilasanjuan, Rafael and Lucas, Anna (2014), “The need for global collaboration to tackle hidden public health crisis of Chagas disease“, Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy, 12 (4), pp. 393-395.
Pinazo Delgado, María-Jesús and Joaquim Gascón (eds) (2020), Chagas Disease: A Neglected Tropical Disease, Cham: Springer.
Chapter 2: Alarcón de Noya, B. and Jackson, Y., “Chagas Disease Epidemiology: From Latin America to the World”, pp. 27-36.
Week 9- International Cooperation on Freshwater Resources
- Cohen, A. (2018). Why Scale Matters: Borderless Water and Bordered Thinking. The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy. K. Conca and E. Weinthal. Oxford, Oxford University Press: 269-283.
- Conca, K. (2006). Governing water: contentious transnational politics and global institution building. Cambridge, Mass.; MIT Press.
- Gupta, J. (2013). Water Governance. The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy. R. Falkner. Chichester, Wiley & Sons: 51-76.
- Öjendal, J. and G. A. Rudd (2018). "Something Has to Yield": Climate Change Transforming Transboundary Water Governance (as We Know It). The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy. K. Conca and E. Weinthal. Oxford, Oxford University Press: 507-531.
- Zawahari, N. (2018). Managing Transboundary Rivers to Avert Conflict and Facilitate Cooperation. The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy. K. Conca and E. Weinthal. Oxford, Oxford University Press: 451-476.
- Argyrou, A. and H. Hummels (2019). “Legal personality and economic livelihood of the Whanganui River: a call for community entrepreneurship.” Water International: 1-17.
- Eckstein, G., A. D’Andrea, V. Marshall, E. O’Donnell, J. Talbot-Jones, D. Curran and K. O’Bryan (2019). “Conferring legal personality on the world’s rivers: A brief intellectual assessment.” Water International: 1-26.
- Talbot-Jones, J. and J. Bennett (2019). “Toward a property rights theory of legal rights for rivers.” Ecological Economics 164: 106352.
Week 10- Is economic globalisation liberating people from inequaility?
Hickel, Jason. "Is global inequality getting better or worse? A critique of the World Bank’s convergence narrative." Third World Quarterly 38, no. 10 (2017): 2208-2222.
Phillips, Nicola. "Power and inequality in the global political economy." International Affairs 93, no. 2 (2017): 429-444.
Branko Milanovic, “The Two Faces of Globalization: Against Globalization as We Know It,” World Development 31, 4 (2003): pp. 667-683.
Griffin PS, 2015, 'Development Institutions and Neoliberal Globalisation', in Shepherd LJ (ed.), Gender Matters in Global Politics, edn. 2nd, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 210 – 233.
Kabeer, N. (2005) Gender equality and women's empowerment: A critical analysis of the third millennium development goal 1, Gender & Development, 13:1, 13-24, DOI: 10.1080/13552070512331332273
Week 11- The role of advocacy in addressing global inequalities
Samuel, J. (2007) ‘Public advocacy and people-centered advocacy: Mobilising for social change’, Development in practice.17(4–5): 615–21.
Thorley. L. et al (2020) The failure of externally-driven advocacy initiatives to contextualise sub-Saharan “marginalised women” Development in Practice.
This list was last updated on 10/11/2021