International development is a vibrant, interdisciplinary area of the social sciences. This Short Guide offers a uniquely succinct and balanced account of this politically charged subject. It distils both the classic and newer debates together in a clear framework and illustrates them with contemporary examples.
Designed to introduce a wide readership to international development, the book:
• considers how far the field has been reconfigured over time and to what extent it is likely to change in the future;
• reviews contemporary topics including tourism, migration and digital technologies;
• includes distinctive international case studies and examples.
By providing a succinct evaluation of competing approaches to, and perspectives on, the idea and practice of international development, this book offers students across the social sciences a distinct and invaluable introduction to the field.
Nick Sage is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Northampton.
Introduction ~ John Gal, Stefan Köngeter and Sarah Vicary
PART 1: The Transnational Transfer of the Settlement House Idea
A brief transnational history of the Settlement House Movement ~ Stefan Köngeter
Berlin’s municipal socialism: A transatlantic muse for Mary Simkhovitch and New York City ~ Barbara Levy Simon
The French maisons sociales, Chicago’s Hull-House scheme and their influence in Portugal ~ Francisco Branco
Settlement houses and the emergence of social work in Mandatory Palestine ~John Gal and Yehudit Avnir
PART 2: The interface between the Settlement House Movement and other social movements
University Extension and the settlement idea ~ Geoffrey A.C. Ginn
Between social mission and social reform: The Settlement House: Movement in Germany 1900-1930 ~ Jens Wietschorke
To be an Englishman and a Jew: Basil Henriques and the Bernhard Baron Oxford and St. George’s Settlement House ~ Hugh Shewell
The English settlements, the poor man’s Lawyer and social work, c.1890-1939 ~ Kate Bradley
PART 3: Research in settlement houses and its impact
Putting knowledge into action: A social work perspective on settlement house research ~ Dayana Lau
Animating objectivity: The Chicago settlement’s use of numeric and aesthetic knowledges to render its immigrant neighbours and neighbourhood knowable ~ Rory Crath
PART 4: Final Reflections
‘The Soul of the Community’: Two practitioners reflect on history, place and community in two community-based practices from 1980 to 1995: St Hilda’s community Centre in Bethnal Green and Waterloo Action Centre in Waterloo, South London ~ Jeanette Copperman and Steven Malies
Conclusion ~ Sarah Vicary