HOD 3640: Global Dimensions of Community Development


Fall Semester 2008                                   Thursdays 3:00-6:00                      Payne 012


Instructor:     Doug Perkins            d.perkins@vanderbilt.edu [best way to reach me]

322-3386                  107 Mayborn            Office Hours: by appointment


Teaching Assistant: Benjamin Siankam    benjamin.siankam@vanderbilt.edu



Course Description:  This course provides an overview of theory, research and action in international community development and its global dimensions.  Students will learn about both industrialized and less developed countries in various parts of the World in their assignments.  It is a course in the graduate programs in Community Development & Action and Community Research & Action, but open to students in other programs.  The course helps students understand the globalization processes and dimensions of human and community development work (i.e., economic, technological, cultural, socio-psychological, political, legal, health, education, and physical/infrastructure).  Specific topics and examples cut across multiple dimensions [e.g., rural development includes agricultural, but also health, education, legal, and infrastructure].  International nongovernmental organizations and international, national and local policies will be discussed as they pertain to the practical knowledge and skills needed to operate effectively in the broad field of foreign urban and rural community development.


Course Goals: By the end of this course, we hope you will be able to do the following:

(1) Define, in multiple ways, the processes of globalization and international community development change in all their complexity, contradictions, and paradoxes

(2) Understand in some detail the forces and organizations that are both driving and resisting

these processes

(3) Understand the impact that globalization can have on communities and development

in industrialized and less developed areas across the globe, surveying a range of domains

(4) Produce and present two seminar papers demonstrating an in-depth understanding of different community development topics in different countries

(5) Research and draft a community development project proposal in one of those countries.

(6) A major goal of this course is to prepare students for work in the complex field of community development occurring in cross-cultural settings, and in organizations characterized by diversity, or in institutional contexts which serve a culturally diverse multinational or immigrant clientele.  


Course Format:  Class meetings will be run as a seminar in which the instructor and individual, or groups of, students will lead class discussion of the readings and encourage questions on and debate of those topics.  I will try to arrange one or more visiting speakers.  Lectures will typically be short and set the context for discussion.  The readings for the day on the schedule are to be read before the class period as you should be prepared to participate in both class and OAK discussionsPlanning for course assignments and related readings will also be discussed periodically in class.  The exact schedule of topics and reading assignments may change.  Be aware of any changes.  If you do not think you can keep up with the readings, attend class regularly, and participate fully in the class project, you should drop the class now.


Graded Course Requirements (& % of course grade):


A. 2 Seminar [critical literature review] Papers (30%X2=60%; each one: 4-8 single-spaced pages): 1 on a dimension of globalization (weeks 2-9) and 1 on a particular country or region (weeks 10–13; see schedule, below); after choosing a dimension and a country/region by the 2nd class, students will meet with their groups and discuss with the instructor what readings to assign, or concentrate on, for class and will co-lead discussion in class on their topics for those 2 weeks.  [If you are interested in globalization issues and processes more generally, choose week 2 and talk to the instructor about helping lead discussion that week.]  You should read the required and some of the recommended readings related to both the chosen geographic and topical areas, but for your papers, must go beyond those and complete a thorough, critical, and synthesized review of “glocal” (specific local, but influenced by global) development issues in your chosen country/region. Do a thorough search, especially of the recent scholarly literature on the topic and region using scholarly databases. Write a paper summarizing and critically analyzing the literature on that topic. Post a draft or detailed outline of your paper/class discussion to the OAK Discussion Board at least 2 days before the topic is scheduled to be discussed in class.  Lead class discussion of the topic on the day it is scheduled.  Every student in the class will be expected to read the required readings and drafts/outlines each week and comment (in class and on OAK) on as many student paper topics as possible for part of their participation grade [below]. Papers may be revised based on comments and class discussion before being turned in for a grade no later than 3 weeks after your 1st (global dimension) paper is discussed in class and 1 week after the 2nd (country/region) paper is discussed. 


B. Community Development Project Description/Proposal (25%):  3-6 single-spaced pages; you can write this either in the form of a project proposal or description of a completed project; draft due and presented at last class of semester [may be revised and turned in during exam week]. In the country you selected for your 2nd seminar paper, imagine as a community development specialist for an international NGO or government agency, a rural village or urban neighborhood (you choose) leader comes to you indicating an interest in hiring you to help her village or neighborhood deal with a problem that she and other members of the local council have identified (CHOOSE PROBLEM FROM LIST BELOW). You accept her invitation to travel to the village to meet with the council members, as you know that you have a number of skills and approaches to solving social problems that may be of assistance. Your paper should be as specific and detailed as possible within the page limits.  Briefly describe the village or neighborhood geographically, socially, demographically, economically, politically, culturally, environmentally, etc. Identify and analyze the relevant global dimensions of the problem. How might you envision your work with this village/neighborhood, from pre-visit preparation, to first meeting to your withdrawal? What do you envision is the process of your work/intervention in this community (assuming all goes well), what specific steps will you most likely take as you work with this village/neighborhood? As your work progresses, what specifically might you offer them in terms of skills and/or approaches to problem definition and solution that might be of value? What ethical issues will you encounter? What might be some of the other problems you will encounter while working there and how might you deal with them? What might you have to keep in mind as you work with the village/neighborhood council and its residents? 

Choose a specific problem:

Lack of Employment/Jobs

Rural out-migration of residents

Urban in-migration from rural areas stressing local resources

Gentrification displacing poor residents

Lack of affordable, safe and decent housing

Poor or no public infrastructure (sewer, plumbing, roads, schools, etc.)

Toxic Waste/Environmental Contamination

AIDS/HIV or other health epidemic

Access to healthy affordable food

Alcohol or Drug Abuse (Cocaine, Marijuana, and Inhalants)

Child Sexual Abuse or Domestic Violence

Teen Violence (such as a shooting at the school) or suicide

Ethnic/tribal conflict/cultural genocide

Poor performing schools or School-Community Relations

Other [you specify]


C. Class/OAK participation (15%). This course requires significant student input and involvement. Attendance is expected. [Missing 1 or at most 2 classes per semester for illness or work conflicts is excusable, but please email the instructor as soon as you know you will have to miss.] Participation in course activities, and especially class and OAK discussions, is essential. Students need to come to class prepared, having thoroughly read the class material in advance of the class session. Throughout the term, students must come prepared with questions to facilitate discussion of the readings. Students may be asked to hand in these questions, which will be used in part to determine the participation grade. Check the Discussion Board on the class OAK site at least 2X/week and, AT LEAST ONCE/WEEK, try to post or respond to a topic or offer feedback re class or a classmate’s paper or discussion. Effective participation also means not distracting yourself or others.  Please devote your full attention to the class. Use of computers [except to take notes], phones, or other material not related to course work is not permitted. 


Late/Missing Work/Honor Code. For all the above, late work will lose points. Any missing units of work will be graded 0. Please talk to the instructor if you're having problems. The Vanderbilt Honor Code governs all course requirements. Violations include, but are not limited to, failure to properly credit sources in a paper, copying other students’ answers to quiz questions, and taking credit in a group project and doing less than your share of the work.  Student study groups and, with instructor’s prior approval, collaboration on presentations and projects are permissible. If you have any doubts how the Honor Code applies, please ask the instructor- not another student- for clarification. Uncertainty about the application of the Honor Code does not excuse a violation. Students who may need disability-related accommodations should contact the instructor as soon as possible. Also, please contact the Opportunity Development Center: 322-4705.


Required Book (should be in bookstore or order from Amazon.com); Additional required article readings will be linked on OAK.

Roberts, J. T., & Hite, A. (Eds.). (2007). The globalization and development reader: Perspectives on development and global change. Malden, MA: Blackwell. [NOTE: a slightly older volume: Roberts, J. T., & Hite, A. (Eds.). (2000). >From modernization to globalization: Perspectives on development and social change. Oxford: Blackwell. may also be in the bookstore and has some of the same readings, but not the latest ones.]


Supplemental books (recommended, but NOT required):

Campfens, H. (Ed.). (1997). Community development around the world: Practice, theory, research, training. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [ON PEABODY RESERVE]

Christenson, J. A. & Robinson, J. W. (Eds.)(1989). Community development in perspective. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press. [ON PEABODY RESERVE]

Friedmann, J. (1992). Empowerment: The politics of alternative development. Blackwell.

Sen, A. K. (1999). Development as freedom. New York: Knopf. [PEABODY RESERVE]



#  Date  Topic/Required readings in bold [See changes & final reading selections on OAK]


1. 8/28 Introduction to Community development [ON E-RESERVES ON OAK]:

Christenson, J. A., Fendley, K., & Robinson, J. W. (1989). Community development. In J. A. Christenson & J. W. Robinson (Eds.), Community development in perspective (1st ed., pp. 3-25). Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press.

Voth, D. E., & Brewster, M. (1989). An overview of international community development. In J. A. Christenson & J. W. Robinson (Eds.), Community development in perspective (1st ed., pp. 280-306). Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press.

Campfens, Hubert (1997). International Review of Community Development: Theory and Practice. In H. Campfens (ed.) Community development around the World: Practice, theory, research, training, (Pp. 3-40) University of Toronto Press.  



Blakely, E. J. (1989). Theoretical approaches for a global community. In J. A. Christenson & J. W. Robinson (Eds.), Community development in perspective (1st ed., pp. 307-336). Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press.

Fernando, J. L. (2003). The Power of Unsustainable Development: What Is to Be Done? The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 590(1), 6-34.

Ife, J. (1995). Community development: Creating community alternatives- vision, analysis and practice. Melbourne: Longman.

Manzo, L. C., & Perkins, D. D. (2006). Finding Common Ground: The Importance of Place Attachment to Community Participation and Planning. Journal of Planning Literature, 20(4), 335-350.

Nation, M., Wandersman, A., & Perkins, D. D. (2002). Promoting healthy communities through community development. In L. A. Jason & D. S. Glenwick (Eds.), Innovative strategies for promoting health and mental health across the life span (pp. 324-344). NY: Springer.

Perkins, D.D., et al. (2004). Community development as a response to community-level adversity: Ecological theory and research and strengths-based policy. In K.I. Maton et al. (Eds.), Investing in children, youth, families, and communities: Strengths based research and policy (pp. 321-340). Washington, DC: APA. http://www.people.vanderbilt.edu/~douglas.d.perkins/cdchap10.htm


2. 9/4 : Globalization processes

Roberts & Hite: Part III: What is Globalization?: Attempts to Understand Economic Globalization-Introduction: Roberts and Hite

10. The New International Division of Labor in the World Economy (1980): Folker Fröbel, Jürgen Heinrichs, and Otto Kreye

11. The Informational Mode of Development and the Restructuring of Capitalism (1989): Manuel Castells

12. Cities in a World Economy (2000): Saskia Sassen

13. Globalization: Myths and Realities (1996): Philip McMichael

14. Competing Conceptions of Globalization (1999): Leslie Sklair

15. It's a Flat World, After All (2005): Thomas L. Friedman

18. Globalism's Discontents (2002): Joseph E. Stiglitz



Appelbaum, R. P., & Robinson, W. I. (Eds.). (2005). Critical Globalization Studies. NY: Routledge.

DeFilippis (2003). Unmaking Goliath: Community control in the face of global capital.

Giddens, A. (2000). Runaway world: How globalization is reshaping our lives. NY: Routledge.

Kirsch, M. H. (Ed.) (2006). Inclusion and exclusion in the global arena. New York: Routledge.

Krieger, J. (2006). Globalization and state power: A reader. New York: Pearson Longman.

Ritzer, G. (2007). The Blackwell companion to globalization. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Rossi, I. (2007). Frontiers of globalization research: Theoretical and methodological approaches. New York: Springer Science + Business Media.

Sassen, S. (1996). Losing control?: Sovereignty in an age of globalization. NY: Columbia U. Press.

Sassen, S. (1998). Globalization and its discontents. New York: New Press.

Sassen, S. (2006). Theoretical and empirical elements in the study of globalization. In M. H. Kirsch (Ed.), Inclusion and exclusion in the global arena (pp. 43-69). NY: Routledge.

Sassen, S. (2006). Territory, authority, rights: From medieval to global assemblages. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Sassen, S. (Ed.). (2007). Deciphering the global: Its scales, spaces and subjects. NY: Routledge.

Sassen, S. (2007). Sociology of globalization (1st ed.). New York: W.W. Norton.

Short, J. R. (2001). Global dimensions: Space, place, and the contemporary world. London: Reaktion.


3. 9/11: Economic dimension [eg, poverty, microfinance, World Bank, IMF, WTO, NAFTA & other trade agreements] + communication/technological [eg cell phones, internet]

Required reading:

Roberts & Hite [R&H]: Development and Globalization: Recurring Themes:

Part I: Formative Approaches to Development and Social Change

Introduction + odd # chapters in Parts I & II:

1. Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) and Alienated Labor (1844): Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

3. The Stages of Economic Growth: A Non-Communist Manifesto: W.W. Rostow (1960)

Part II: Dependency and Beyond: Introduction

5. The Development of Underdevelopment (1969): Andre Gunder Frank

7. The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysis (1979): Immanuel Wallerstein

9. Gender and the Global Economy (1999): Valentine M. Moghadam

Part IV: The Opportunities and Limits of Unfettered Globalization-Intro: Roberts and Hite

16. In Defense of Global Capitalism (2003): Johan Norberg

17. What Strategies are Viable for Developing Countries Today?: The World Trade Organization and the Shrinking of 'Development Space' (2003): Robert H. Wade

19. The New Global Economy and Developing Countries: Making Openness Work (1999) and Has Globalization Gone too Far? (1997): Dani Rodrik

20. Industrial Convergence, Globalization, and the Persistence of the North-South Divide (1999): Giovanni Arrighi, Beverly J. Silver, and Benjamin Brewer



Banerjee, A. V., Benabou, R., & Mookherjee, D. (2006). Understanding poverty. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Carr, S. C., & Sloan, T. S. (Eds.). (2003). Poverty and psychology: From global perspective to local practice. New York: Kluwer Academic / Plenum.

ChinAfrica (report on the increasing presence of China in Africa. http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/126/mozambique-a-chain-saw-for-every-tree.html?page=0%2C0

DeFilippis (2003). Unmaking Goliath: Community control in the face of global capital.

Gibson-Graham, J. K. (2003). An Ethics of the Local. Rethinking Marxism, 15(1), 49-74.

Hartwick, E., & Peet, R. (2003). Neoliberalism and Nature: The Case of the WTO. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 590(1), 188-211.

Lee, J. C. (2004). Access, Self-Image, and Empowerment: Computer Training for Women Entrepreneurs in Costa Rica. Gender, Technology and Development, 8(2), 209-229.

McLaren, P., & Farahmandpur, R. (2005). Teaching against global capitalism and the new imperialism: A critical pedagogy. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.

Peck, J., & Tickell, A. (2002). Neoliberalizing Space. Antipode, 34(3), 380-404.

Sachs, J. D. (2005). The end of poverty: Economic possibilities for our time. NY: Penguin.

Sassen, S. (1988). The mobility of labor and capital: A study in international investment and labor flow. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sassen, S. (Ed.). (2002). Global networks, linked cities. New York: Routledge.

Sassen, S. (2006). Cities in a world economy (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.

Sen, A. K. (2002). Rationality and freedom. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press.

Smith, J. H., & Mantz, J. W. (2006). Do cellular phones dream of civil war? : the mystification of production and the consequences of technology fetishism in the eastern Congo. In M. H. Kirsch (Ed.), Inclusion and exclusion in the global arena. New York: Routledge.

Shaffer, R., & Summers, G. F. (1989). Community economic development. In J. A. Christenson & J. W. Robinson (Eds.), Community development in perspective (1st ed., pp. 173-195). Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press.

Warner, M., & Gerbasi, J. (2004). Rescaling and Reforming the State under NAFTA: Implications for Subnational Authority. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 28(4), 858-873.


4. 9/18: Political dimension [global governance, UN, continental/regional orgs--EU, OAS, etc., military alliances/conflicts, post-conflict]


Legal dimension [human rights, treaties, immigration law, migration controls...]

R&H: 4. The Change to Change: Modernization, Development and Politics (1971); and Political Order in Changing Societies (1968): Samuel Huntington

R&H 21. The New Development-Security Terrain (2001): Mark Duffield

R&H Part V: Confronting Globalization- Introduction: Roberts and Hite

22. The Anti-Globalization Movement (2005): Jeffrey Sachs

23. Reconstructing World Order: Towards Cosmopolitan Social Democracy (2002): David Held and Anthony McGrew

24. Environmental Advocacy Networks (1997): Margaret Keck and Kathryn Sikkink

25. What Can We Expect from Global Labor Movements?: Five Commentaries (2002): Ralph Armbruster, Bradley Nash, Jr., Gay Seidman, Robert Ross, Rich Appelbaum, Jennifer Bickham-Mendez, and Edna Bonacich

26. Transnational Solidarity: Women's Agency, Structural Adjustment, and Globalization (2002): Manisha Desai

27. Counter-Hegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Global Political Economy (2005): Peter Evans



Chambers, R. (1997). Whose reality counts?: Putting the first last. London: Intermediate Technology Publications.

Clifford, R. “Diasporas,” Current Anthropology 9:3:302-338. 1994.

Darby, P. (Ed.). (2006). Postcolonizing the international: Working to change the way we are. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Gareau, B. J. (2008). Class Consciousness or Natural Consciousness? Socionatural Relations and the Potential for Social Change: Suggestions from Development in Southern Honduras. Rethinking Marxism, 20(1), 120-141.

Gills, B. K. (Ed.). (2000). Globalization and the politics of resistance. NY: St. Martin's Press.

Grey, M & A. Woodrick (2002). Unofficial Sister Cities: Meatpacking labor migration between Villachuato, Mexico and Mashalltown, Iowa. Human Organization, 61(4), 364-376.

Jones, J. F., & Xu, Q. (2002). Grass-Roots Organization and Community Development: Evaluating the Chinese Urban Neighbourhood Committee. Regional Development Studies, 8, 99-117.

Kirby, W. C. (2004). Realms of freedom in modern China. Stanford University Press.

Mallee, H. (2000). Migration, hukou and resistance in reform China. In E. J. Perry & M. Selden (Eds.), Chinese society: Change, conflict, and resistance (pp. 83-101). NY: Routledge.

Prazniak, R., & Dirlik, A. (Eds.). (2001). Places and politics in an age of globalization. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Sassen, S. (1999). Guests and aliens. New York: New Press.

Wekerle, G. R. (2004). Food Justice Movements: Policy, Planning, and Networks. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 23(4), 378-386.

Wu, W. (2006). Migrant Intra-urban Residential Mobility in Urban China. Housing Studies, 21(5), 745-765.

Wu, X., & Treiman, D. J. (2004). The Household Registration System and Social Stratification in China: 1955-1996. Demography, 41(2), 363-384.

Xia, J. (2008). An empirical study on self-governing organizations in new-style urban communities. Social Sciences in China, 29(1), 171 - 180.

Xu, Y. (2008). Division of tasks and cooperation between government and the community: an essential condition for the reform and innovation of China's community-building system. Social Sciences in China, 29(1), 142 - 151.


5. 9/25 Socio-psychological dimension [social capital, empowerment]

Perkins, D., J. Hughey, and P. Speer (2002). Community Psychology Perspectives on Social Capital Theory and Community Development Practice. Journal of the Community Development Society, 33(1). 33-51.

DeFilippis, J. (2001). The myth of social capital in community development. Housing Policy Debate, 12(4), 781-806.



Arneil, B. (2006). Diverse communities: the problem with social capital.

Bourdieu, P. (1985). The forms of capital. In J. Richardson (Ed.), Handbook of theory and research for the sociology of education (pp. 241-258). New York: Greenwood.

Coleman, J. S. (1988). Social capital in the creation of human capital. American Journal of Sociology, 94(supplement), S95-S120.

Dallago, L., Perkins, D. D., Santinello, M., Boyce, W., Molcho, M., & Morgan, A. (in press). Adolescent place attachment, social capital, and perceived safety: A comparison of 13 countries. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Dalton, R. J., & Klingemann, H.-D. (Eds.). (2007). The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press.

Healy, K., Haynes, M., & Hampshire, A. (2007). Gender, social capital and location: Understanding the interactions. International Journal of Social Welfare, 16(2), 110-118.

Hughey, J., & Speer, P. W. (2002). Community, sense of community, and networks. In A. T. Fisher (Ed.), Psychological sense of community: Research, applications, and implications (pp. 69-84). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Kroeker, C.J. (1995). Individual, organizational, and societal empowerment: A study of the processes in a Nicaraguan agricultural cooperative. American Journal of Community Psychology, 23(5), 749-764.

Kroeker, C.J. (1996). The cooperative movement in Nicaragua: Empowerment and accompaniment of severely disadvantaged peasants. Journal of Social Issues, 52, 123-138.

Landman, J. P. (2004). Social capital: a building-block in creating a better global future. Foresight: the Journal of Futures Studies, Strategic Thinking and Policy, 6(1), 38-46.

Perkins, D.D. (1995). Speaking truth to power: Empowerment ideology as social intervention and policy. American Journal of Community Psychology, 23, 765-794.

Perkins, D. D., & Long, D. A. (2002). Neighborhood sense of community and social capital: A multi-level analysis. In A. T. Fisher, C. C. Sonn & B. J. Bishop (Eds.), Psychological sense of community: Research, applications, and implications (pp. 291-318). Kluwer/Plenum.

Putnam, R. (1994). Making democracy work: Civic traditions in modern Italy. Princeton U Press.

Radcliffe, S. A. (2004). Geography of Development: Development, Civil Society and Inequality -- Social Capital Is (Almost) Dead? Progress in Human Geography, 28(4), 517-527.

Serrano Garcia, I. (1984). The Illusion of Empowerment: Community Development within a Colonial Context. Prevention in Human Services, 3 (2/3), 173 200.

Xu, Q., & Chow, J. C. (2006). Urban community in China: Service, participation and development. International Journal of Social Welfare, 15, 199–208.

Xu, Q., Gao, J., & Yan, M. C. (2005). Community Centers in Urban China: Context, Development, and Limitations. Journal of Community Practice, 13(3), 73-90.


6. 10/2 Cultural dimension [religion, language, tribes, history, spread of (Western, esp. U.S.) popular culture]

R&H: 2. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905): Max Weber

Fischer, E. F. (1993). The west in the future: Cultural hegemony and the politics of identity. American Anthropologist, 95(4), 1000-1002.

Fischer, E. F. (2001). Cultural logics and global economies: Maya identity in thought and practice (pp. 3-70, 168 [from "Identity..."]-201, 243-251). Austin: University of Texas Press. http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/excerpts/exfiscul.html

Fischer, E. F., & Brown, R. M. (Eds.). (1996). Maya cultural activism in Guatemala (Chapters  1 & 3). U. Texas Press. http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/excerpts/exfismay.html



Cernea, M. M. (Ed.) (1991). Putting people first: Sociological variables in rural development New York: Oxford University Press.

Cernea, M. M., & Freidenberg, J. (2007). "Development Anthropology is a Contact Sport" An Oral History Interview with Michael M. Cernea by Judith Freidenberg. Human Organization, 66(4), 339-353.

Conklin, B. A. (2006). Environmentalism, global community, and the new indigenism. In M. H. Kirsch (Ed.), Inclusion and exclusion in the global arena. New York: Routledge.

Diamond, J. M. (1997). Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies. NY: W.W. Norton.

Fanon, F. (1969). Toward the African revolution: Political essays (pp. 31-44: "Racism and Culture"). New York: Grove Press.

Fischer, E. F. (1999). Cultural logic and Maya identity: Rethinking constructivism and essentialism. Current Anthropology, 40(4), 473-499.

Geertz, C. (1963). Peddlers and princes: social change and economic modernization in two Indonesian towns. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Geertz, C. (1968). Islam observed; religious development in Morocco and Indonesia. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Geertz, C. (1973). The interpretation of cultures; selected essays. New York: Basic Books.

Gow, D. D. (1991). Collaboration in development consulting: Stooges, hired guns, or musketeers? Human Organization, 50(1), 1-15.

Gow, D. D. (2002). Anthropology and development: Evil twin or moral narrative? Human Organization, 61(4), 299-313.

Heyneman, S. P. (2004). Islam and social policy. Vanderbilt University Press.

Kottak, C. P. (1991). When People Don't Come First: Some Sociological Lessons from Completed Projects. In M. M. Cernea (Ed.), Putting people first: Sociological variables in rural development (2nd ed., pp. 431-464). New York: Oxford University Press.

Laurie, N., & Bonnett, A. (2002). Adjusting to Equity: The Contradictions of Neoliberalism and the Search for Racial Equality in Peru. Antipode, 34(1), 28-53.

Smart, A., & Smart, J. (2003). Urbanization and the Global Perspective. Annual Review of Anthropology, 32, 263-285.

Sylvain, R. (2006). Disorderly development: Globalization and the idea of culture in the Kalahari. In M. H. Kirsch (Ed.), Inclusion and exclusion in the global arena (pp. 177-205). New York: Routledge.


7. 10/9 Health/mental health dimension [relief orgs-- Int'l. Red Cross, Medecins Sans Frontieres, food production & distribution, disaster response, CDCs, see W.H.O.]

Explore VU Inst. for Global Health website: http://globalhealth.vanderbilt.edu/




Ahmed, Akhter U. (2004) “Impact of Feeding Children in School: Evidence from Bangladesh.” International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC.  http://www.wfp.org/policies/Introduction/other/Documents/ifpri_briefs/Brief4Feeding.pdf

Garrett, L. (2000). Betrayal of trust: The collapse of global public health (1st ed.). New York: Hyperion.

Garrett, L. (2007). The Challenge of Global Health. Foreign Affairs. http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20070101faessay86103/laurie-garrett/the-challenge-of-global-health.html

Kawachi, I., & Wamala, S. P. (2007). Globalization and health. NY: Oxford University Press.

Lancet Global Mental Health Group (2007). Scale up services for mental disorders: a call for action. The Lance, 370(9594), 1241-1252.

Mendez, Michelle A. & Barry M. Popkin (2004). Globalization, urbanization, and nutritional change in the developing world by ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/ae225e/ae225e00.pdf

Navarro, V. (Ed.). (2007). Neoliberalism, globalization, and inequalities: Consequences for health and quality of life. Amityville, N.Y.: Baywood Pub.

Oliver-Smith, A. (1977). Disaster Rehabilitation and Social Change in Yungay, Peru. Human Organization, 36(1), 5-13.

Oliver-Smith, A. (1986). The martyred city: Death and rebirth in the Andes. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Piot, P., Feachem, R. G., Lee, J. W., & Wolfensohn, J. D. (2004). Public health. A global response to AIDS: lessons learned, next steps. Science, 304(5679), 1909-1910.

Saraceno, B. et al. (2007). Barriers to improvement of mental health services in low-income and middle-income countries. The Lancet, 370(9593), 1164-1174.

Yang, H., Li, X., Stanton, B., Fang, X., Lin, D., Mao, R., et al. (2004). Willingness to Participate in HIV/STD Prevention Activities among Chinese Rural-To-Urban Migrants. AIDS Education and Prevention, 16(6), 557-570.

Yip, W., Subramanian, S. V., Mitchell, A. D., Lee, D. T. S., Wang, J., & Kawachi, I. (2007). Does social capital enhance health and well-being? Evidence from rural China. Social Science & Medicine, 64(1), 35-49.


8. 10/16 Education dimension [primary->higher ed.]

Birdsall, N. (2002). Education and the developing world: Why is education essential for development? Washington, DC: Center for Global Development.

Burnett, N. (1996). Priorities and strategies for education--A world bank review: The process and the key messages. International Journal of Educational Development, 16(3), 215-220.

Samoff, J. (1996). Which priorities and strategies for education? International Journal of Educational Development, 16(3), 249-271.

Explore UNESCO website: www.unesco.org/ ; NORRAG website: http://www.norrag.org/ ; & Room to Read: http://www.roomtoread.org/programs/index.html



Clarke, M., & Feeny, S. (2007). Education for the end of poverty: Implementing all the Millennium Development Goals. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Dubois, W.E.B., & Washington, B. T. [Debates]

Fuller, B., & Heyneman, S. P. (1989). Third World School Quality: Current Collapse, Future Potential. Educational Researcher, 18(2), 12-19.

Godwyll, F., & Kang, S. Y. (2008). Poverty, education, and development. NY: Nova Science.

González-Gaudiano, E. (2005). Education for Sustainable Development: configuration and meaning. Policy Futures in Education, 3(3), 243-250.

Heuser, B. L. (2007). Academic social cohesion within higher education. Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 37(3), 293-303.

Heyneman, S. P. (2001). Why Invest in Education? What Organizational Roles are Appropriate? Peabody Journal of Education, 76(3&4), 175-179.

Heyneman, S. P. (2003). Education, social cohesion, and the future role of international organizations. Peabody Journal of Education, 78(3), 25-38.

Heyneman, S. P. (2003). The history and problems in the making of education policy at the World Bank 1960-2000. International Journal of Educational Development, 23, 315-337.

Heyneman, S. P. (2004). International Education Quality. Economics of Education Review, 23(4), 441-452.

Heyneman, S. P. (2005). Foreign Aid to Education: Recent U.S. Initiatives--Background, Risks, and Prospects. Peabody Journal of Education, 80(1), 107-119.

Samoff, J. (1996). Chaos and Certainty in Development. World Development, 24(4), 611-633.

Suarez-Orozco, M. M. (Ed.). (2007). Learning in the global era: International perspectives on globalization and education. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Vieno, A., Perkins, D.D., Smith, T.M., & Santinello, M. (2005). Democratic school climate and sense of community in school: A multilevel analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 327-341.

Vieno, A., Santinello, M., Pastore, M., & Perkins, D.D. (2007). Social support, sense of community in school, and self-efficacy as resources during early adolescence: An integrative, model. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39, 177-190.


9. 10/23 Physical/infrastructure dimension [urbanization, urban/regional/community planning, housing—See E-reserves]

Fan, S., & Zhang, X. (2004). Infrastructure and Regional Economic Development in Rural China. China Economic Review, 15(2), 203-214. [skip part 3. Conceptual framework & model]

Shatkin, G. (2004). Planning to Forget: Informal Settlements as 'Forgotten Places' in Globalising Metro Manila. Urban Studies, 41(12), 2469-2484.


Other readings possibly TBA



Chen, A. (1998). China's urban housing market development: Problems and prospects. Journal of Contemporary China, 7(17), 43-60.

Chen, X., & Gao, X. (1993). China's urban housing development in the shift from redistribution to decentralization. Social Problems, 40(2), 266-283.

Fang, Y. (2006). Residential Satisfaction, Moving Intention and Moving Behaviours: A Study of Redeveloped Neighbourhoods in Inner-City Beijing. Housing Studies, 21(5), 671 - 694.

Flyvbjerg, B. (1998). Rationality and power: Democracy in practice (S. Sampson., Trans.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Flyvbjerg, B., Bruzelius, N., & Rothengatter, W. (2003). Megaprojects and risk: An anatomy of ambition. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Palen, J.J. (1997).  The urban world, 5th Edition.  McGraw-Hill.

Smith, N. (2002). New Globalism, New Urbanism: Gentrification as Global Urban Strategy. Antipode, 34(3), 427-450.

Tan, Y., & Wang, Y. Q. (2004). Environmental Migration and Sustainable Development in the Upper Reaches of the Yangtze River. Population and Environment, 25(6), 613-636.


While you only need to write a paper on development in one country or region, you must present in class on two geographic areas: 1 industrialized and 1 less developed country. [Choose at least one country section from Campfens book on Peabody Library Reserve.]


10. 10/30 Development in the Industrialized North (North America, Europe)



Recommended: Campfens (1997). Canada, Netherlands, Israel (pp. 47-271).

Banfield, E. C. (1958). The moral basis of a backward society. Glencoe, IL: Free Press.

Fryer, D., & Fagan, R. (2003). Poverty and unemployment. In S. C. Carr & T. S. Sloan (Eds.), Poverty and Psychology: >From Global Perspective to Local Practice (pp. 87-102). New York: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers.

Keil, R. (2002). "Common-Sense" Neoliberalism: Progressive Conservative Urbanism in Toronto, Canada. Antipode, 34(3), 578-601.

MacLeod, G. (2002). >From Urban Entrepreneurialism to a "Revanchist City"? On the Spatial Injustices of Glasgow's Renaissance. Antipode, 34(31), 602-624.

McFate, K., Lawson, R., & Wilson, W. J. (1995). Poverty, inequality, and the future of social policy: Western states in the new world order. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

Peck, J., & Tickell, A. (2002). Neoliberalizing Space. Antipode, 34(3), 380-404.

Swyngedouw, E., Moulaert, F., & Rodriguez, A. (2002). Neoliberal Urbanization in Europe: Large-Scale Urban Development Projects and the New Urban Policy. Antipode, 34(3), 542-577.


11. 11/6 Development in Africa



Recommended: Campfens, H. (1997). Ghana (pp. 275-324).

Fanon, F. (1963). The wretched of the earth. New York: Grove Press.

Fanon, F. (1967). A dying colonialism. New York,: Grove Press Inc.

Fraser, A. (2007). Land reform in South Africa and the colonial present. Social & Cultural Geography, 8(6), 835-851.

Heyneman, S. P. (1983). Education during a Period of Austerity: Uganda, 1971-1981. Comparative Education Review, 27(3), 403-413.

Peet, R. (2002). Ideology, Discourse, and the Geography of Hegemony: From Socialist to Neoliberal Development in Postapartheid South Africa. Antipode, 34(1), 54-84.

Simon, D. (2003). Contextualising South African Local Economic Development within Current Development Debates: The International Setting. Urban Forum, 14(2-3), 127-146.

Webster, E. (2005). Making a Living, Earning a Living: Work and Employment in Southern Africa. International Political Science Review, 26(1), 55-71.


12. 11/13 Development in Asia;

R&H: 8. Rethinking Development Theory: Insights From East Asia and Latin America (1989/1994): Gary Gereffi


Recommended: Campfens, H. (1997). Bangladesh (pp. 329-378).

Bian, Y., Breiger, R., Davis, D., & Galaskiewicz, J. (2005). Occupation, Class, and Social Networks in Urban China. Social Forces, 83(4), 1443-1468.

Bray, D. (2006). Building 'Community': New Strategies of Governance in Urban China. Economy and Society, 35(4), 530-549.

Chen, X. (2005). As borders bend: Transnational spaces on the Pacific rim. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Chen, X. (2006). Beyond the reach of globalization: China’s border regions and cities in transition. In F. Wu (Ed.), Globalization and the Chinese City (pp. 21-46): Routledge.

Drèze, J., & Sen, A. K. (2002). India: Development and participation (2nd ed.). Oxford U. Press.

He, S. (2007). State-sponsored Gentrification Under Market Transition The Case of Shanghai. Urban Affairs Review, 43(2), 171-198.

Li, H., Rozelle, S., & Zhang, L. (2004). Micro-credit Programs and Off-Farm Migration in China. Pacific Economic Review, 9(3), 209-223.

Murphy, R. (2003). Fertility and Distorted Sex Ratios in a Rural Chinese County: Culture, State, and Policy. Population and Development Review, 29(4), 595-626.

Parish, W. L., Laumann, E. O., & Mojola, S. A. (2007). Sexual Behavior in China: Trends and Comparisons. Population and Development Review, 33(4), 729-756.

Sen, A. K. (1999). Development as freedom. New York: Knopf.

Yan, M. C., & Gao, J. G. (2007). Social engineering of community building: Examination of policy process and characteristics of community construction in China. Community Development Journal, 42(2), 222-236.


13. 11/20 Development in Latin America

R&H: 6. Dependency and Development in Latin America (1972): Fernando Henrique Cardoso


Recommended: Campfens, H. (1997). Chile (pp. 385-434).

See Conklin and Fischer and Laurie readings above [week 6]

Fischer, E. F., & Benson, P. (2006). Broccoli and desire: Global connections and Maya struggles in postwar Guatemala. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.

Wolford, W. (2007). Land Reform in the Time of Neoliberalism: A Many-Splendored Thing. Antipode, 39(3), 550-570.


****  Thanksgiving Break; No class ****


14. 12/4 Conclusions and project proposal reports

Required: Campfens (1997). Part IX. Comparisons and Conclusions: An international framework for practice in the 21st century (pp. 437-481).