Previous edition has subtitle: Approches, actors, and issues. Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Theories and approaches in international development. Meaning, measurement, and morality in international development -- Imperialism and the colonial experience -- Theories of development -- Post-development and alternatives to development -- Gender and development: theoretical contributions, international commitments, and global campaigns -- Globalization and development -- International development actors. State of the state: does the state have a role in development? -- National development agencies and bilateral aid -- The international financial institutions -- The United Nations and multilateral actors in development -- Private enterprise and development -- Civil society and development -- China and the emerging economies -- Issues in international development. Debt and development -- Free trade, fair trade, and south-south trade -- Democracy -- Climate change, environment, and development -- Rural development -- Urban development: cities in the global south -- Development and health -- Conflict and development -- Information technologies and development -- Culture and development -- Practice in international development. Understanding global poverty reduction: ideas, actors, and institutions -- Measuring and evaluating poverty -- Inequality and social policy -- Planning and appraising development projects -- Humanitarian assistance and intervention -- Ethics of development.