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Advancing human development : theory and practice / Frances Stewart, Gustav Ranis, and Emma Samman.

By: Stewart, Frances, 1940- [author.].
Contributor(s): Ranis, Gustav [author.] | Samman, Emma, 1971- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018Edition: First edition.Description: xiv, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780198794455 (hardback).Subject(s): Economic development | Human Development Index | Social indicators | Political Science -- Public Policy -- Cultural PolicyDDC classification: 338.9 STE
Contents:
Cover; Advancing Human Development: Theory and Practice; Copyright; Preface; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; 1: The Evolution of Development Thought: From Growth to Human Development; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. A Framework for Considering the Evolution of Development Strategies; 1.3. An Overview of the Major Changes in Thought; 1.4. The Evolution of Ideas from the 1950s to the 1990s: Planning, Growth, and Basic Needs; 1.4.1. Policies in the 1950s and 1960s; 1.4.2. Consequences of the Pro-Planning Pro-Industrialization Policies. 1.4.3. Thinking in the Late 1960s and 1970s1.4.4. Policies in the 1970s; 1.4.5 Consequences of OPEC Actions; 1.4.6. Development Thought in the 1980s: The Dominance of Neoliberalism; 1.4.7. Policy Consequences of Neoliberalism; 1.4.8. Consequences of Stabilization and Adjustment Policies in the 1980s; 1.4.9. New Thinking in Response to the Adjustment Era; 1.4.9.1. THEORETICAL CRITIQUES OF THE MODEL; 1.4.9.2. A RENEWED FOCUS ON POVERTY REDUCTION; 1.4.9.3. CHANGING THE MEASURE OF PROGRESS: CAPABILITIES AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT; 1.5. Developments since the 1990s: Towards a Greater Emphasis on HD. 1.6. Conclusion2: Should Happiness or Human Development be the Main Development Objective?; 2.1. Who Favours Happiness?; 2.1.1. Classical Utilitarians; 2.1.2. The Neo-Utilitarians; 2.2. Definitions and Measurement; 2.2.1. Adding Up and Distributional Issues; 2.3. Alternative Approaches; 2.4. Some Problems With the Happiness Approach As a Guide to Development Policy; 2.4.1. Adapting to Conditions; 2.4.2. Happiness Has Little to Do with Development; 2.5. Possible Adverse Policy Implications; 2.5.1. Policies which Worsen Objective Conditions for Some May Raise Happiness. 2.5.2. Policies which Improve Objective Conditions May Reduce Happiness2.5.3. Policies May be Introduced to Encourage Adaptation to Bad Conditions, Rather than Tackling the Conditions; 2.5.4. Neglect of Serious Issues; 2.6. Is There Any Role for Subjective Evaluations in Our Measuring of Progress in Development?; 2.7. Conclusion; 3: The Relationship between Human Development and Economic Growth; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. The Two Chains; 3.2.1. Chain A: From Economic Growth to HD; 3.2.2. Chain B: From HD to Economic Growth; 3.3. Cross-Country Empirical Analysis, 1970-2014. 3.3.1. Chain A: From Economic Growth to HD3.3.1.1. ECONOMIC GROWTH IS CORRELATED WITHIMPROVEMENTS IN HD . . .; 3.3.1.2. . . .AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ONE ELEMENT OF HD ARE ALSO CORRELATED WITH IMPROVEMENTS IN OTHER ELEMENTS OF HD; 3.3.2. Chain B: From HD to Economic Growth; 3.3.2.1. ECONOMIC GROWTH BEGETS MORE HD, BUT HD IS ALSO SIGNIFICANT FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH; 3.3.2.2. REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN HD'S INFLUENCE OVER ECONOMIC GROWTH; 3.3.3. Summarizing the Relationship Between HD and Economic Growth; 3.4. Virtuous and Vicious Cycles and Lopsided Development; 3.5. Conclusion; Appendix A. 4: Success and Failure in Human Development, 1980-2014. Machine generated contents note: 1.The Evolution of Development Thought: From Growth to Human Development 2.Should Happiness or Human Development be the Main Development Objective? 3.The Relationship between Human Development and Economic Growth 4.Success and Failure in Human Development, 1980-2014 5.Successful Transition Towards a Virtuous Cycle of Human Development and Economic Growth: Country Studies 6.Human Development: Beyond the HDI 7.Capabilities and Human Development: Beyond the Individual -The Critical Role of Social Institutions and Social Capabilities 8.The Politics of Progress in Human Development 9.Achievements, Challenges, and the Way Forward.
Summary: Human Development has been advocated as the prime development goal since 1990, when the publication of the first UNDP Human Development Report proposed that development should improve the lives people lead in multiple dimensions instead of primarily pursuing economic growth. This approach forms the foundation of 'Advancing Human Development: Theory and Practice'. It traces the evolution of approaches to development, showing how the Human Development approach emerged as a consequence of defects in earlier strategies. 'Advancing Human Development argues that Human Development' is superior to measures of societal happiness. It investigates the determinants of success and failure in Human Development across countries over the past forty years, taking a multidimensional approach to point to the importance of social institutions and social capabilities as essential aspects of change. It analyses political conditions underlying the performance of Human Development, and surveys global progress in multiple dimensions such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and education and outcomes, whilst reflecting on dimensions which have worsened over time, such as rising inequality and declining environmental conditions. These deteriorating conditions inform 'Advancing Human Development' its account of the challenges to the Human Development approach, covering the insufficient attention paid to macroeconomic conditions and the economic structure needed for sustained success.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-266) and indexes.

Cover; Advancing Human Development: Theory and Practice; Copyright; Preface; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; 1: The Evolution of Development Thought: From Growth to Human Development; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. A Framework for Considering the Evolution of Development Strategies; 1.3. An Overview of the Major Changes in Thought; 1.4. The Evolution of Ideas from the 1950s to the 1990s: Planning, Growth, and Basic Needs; 1.4.1. Policies in the 1950s and 1960s; 1.4.2. Consequences of the Pro-Planning Pro-Industrialization Policies.
1.4.3. Thinking in the Late 1960s and 1970s1.4.4. Policies in the 1970s; 1.4.5 Consequences of OPEC Actions; 1.4.6. Development Thought in the 1980s: The Dominance of Neoliberalism; 1.4.7. Policy Consequences of Neoliberalism; 1.4.8. Consequences of Stabilization and Adjustment Policies in the 1980s; 1.4.9. New Thinking in Response to the Adjustment Era; 1.4.9.1. THEORETICAL CRITIQUES OF THE MODEL; 1.4.9.2. A RENEWED FOCUS ON POVERTY REDUCTION; 1.4.9.3. CHANGING THE MEASURE OF PROGRESS: CAPABILITIES AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT; 1.5. Developments since the 1990s: Towards a Greater Emphasis on HD.
1.6. Conclusion2: Should Happiness or Human Development be the Main Development Objective?; 2.1. Who Favours Happiness?; 2.1.1. Classical Utilitarians; 2.1.2. The Neo-Utilitarians; 2.2. Definitions and Measurement; 2.2.1. Adding Up and Distributional Issues; 2.3. Alternative Approaches; 2.4. Some Problems With the Happiness Approach As a Guide to Development Policy; 2.4.1. Adapting to Conditions; 2.4.2. Happiness Has Little to Do with Development; 2.5. Possible Adverse Policy Implications; 2.5.1. Policies which Worsen Objective Conditions for Some May Raise Happiness.
2.5.2. Policies which Improve Objective Conditions May Reduce Happiness2.5.3. Policies May be Introduced to Encourage Adaptation to Bad Conditions, Rather than Tackling the Conditions; 2.5.4. Neglect of Serious Issues; 2.6. Is There Any Role for Subjective Evaluations in Our Measuring of Progress in Development?; 2.7. Conclusion; 3: The Relationship between Human Development and Economic Growth; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. The Two Chains; 3.2.1. Chain A: From Economic Growth to HD; 3.2.2. Chain B: From HD to Economic Growth; 3.3. Cross-Country Empirical Analysis, 1970-2014.
3.3.1. Chain A: From Economic Growth to HD3.3.1.1. ECONOMIC GROWTH IS CORRELATED WITHIMPROVEMENTS IN HD . . .; 3.3.1.2. . . .AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ONE ELEMENT OF HD ARE ALSO CORRELATED WITH IMPROVEMENTS IN OTHER ELEMENTS OF HD; 3.3.2. Chain B: From HD to Economic Growth; 3.3.2.1. ECONOMIC GROWTH BEGETS MORE HD, BUT HD IS ALSO SIGNIFICANT FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH; 3.3.2.2. REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN HD'S INFLUENCE OVER ECONOMIC GROWTH; 3.3.3. Summarizing the Relationship Between HD and Economic Growth; 3.4. Virtuous and Vicious Cycles and Lopsided Development; 3.5. Conclusion; Appendix A.
4: Success and Failure in Human Development, 1980-2014.
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Evolution of Development Thought: From Growth to Human Development
2.Should Happiness or Human Development be the Main Development Objective?
3.The Relationship between Human Development and Economic Growth
4.Success and Failure in Human Development, 1980-2014
5.Successful Transition Towards a Virtuous Cycle of Human Development and Economic Growth: Country Studies
6.Human Development: Beyond the HDI
7.Capabilities and Human Development: Beyond the Individual
-The Critical Role of Social Institutions and Social Capabilities
8.The Politics of Progress in Human Development
9.Achievements, Challenges, and the Way Forward.

Human Development has been advocated as the prime development goal since 1990, when the publication of the first UNDP Human Development Report proposed that development should improve the lives people lead in multiple dimensions instead of primarily pursuing economic growth. This approach forms the foundation of 'Advancing Human Development: Theory and Practice'. It traces the evolution of approaches to development, showing how the Human Development approach emerged as a consequence of defects in earlier strategies. 'Advancing Human Development argues that Human Development' is superior to measures of societal happiness. It investigates the determinants of success and failure in Human Development across countries over the past forty years, taking a multidimensional approach to point to the importance of social institutions and social capabilities as essential aspects of change. It analyses political conditions underlying the performance of Human Development, and surveys global progress in multiple dimensions such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and education and outcomes, whilst reflecting on dimensions which have worsened over time, such as rising inequality and declining environmental conditions. These deteriorating conditions inform 'Advancing Human Development' its account of the challenges to the Human Development approach, covering the insufficient attention paid to macroeconomic conditions and the economic structure needed for sustained success.

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