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Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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How has development thinking and practice shaped our world?  The answer lies in four interconnected phenomena—colonialism, the development era, the neoliberal globalization project, and sustainable development—according to Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, 7th Edition, (Sage Publications, 2021), written by Philip McMichael, professor emeritus in the Department of Global Development, and Heloise Weber, senior lecturer in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland.

In a live, virtual Chats in the Stacks book talk, McMichael discusses “the development paradox” and how powerful nation-states aiming toward progress and prosperity can also produce crises that threaten the health and well-being of millions of urban-dwellers and rural cultures. McMichael also explores the possibilities of a world with more just social, ecological, and political relations.

A live Q&A will follow the talk. The audience is encouraged to submit their questions in the chat. 

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Cornell University Library, Mann Library, Global Development, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Global Learning, Global Cornell

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Mann Library, CUL, book talk, devsoc, globaldev, govtcal



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Eveline Ferretti


Philip McMichael

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Department of Global Development

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