Category Archives: Development

Critical gender studies and international development studies: interdisciplinarity and inclusion

Critical gender studies and international development studies are both interdisciplinary, but intellectual agility can ensure they are inclusive sites of knowledge production. To develop intellectual agility, which underpins progressive interdisciplinarity, students must paradoxically venture into more closely defined disciplinary traditions … Continue reading

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Implications of adopting a Complexity Framework for Development

Read Read also:  Complexity – an appropriate Framework for Development ? Formal  recognition  of  development  as  a  complex adaptive process confers  two  key  benefits.  Firstly,  it  presents  a  theoretical  synthesis  to guide the current strands of change into a more … Continue reading

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Creative cities, cultural clusters and local economic development

Creative cities, cultural clusters and local economic development This book analyses the economic development of cities from the ‘cultural economy’ and ‘creative industry’ perspectives, examining and differentiating them as two related but distinct segments of contemporary city economies. The authors … Continue reading

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The Development of Cognition, Emotion, Imagination and Creativity

Read This dissertation makes a number of inter-related arguments that, at an abstract level, converge on the methodological project of challenging the divide between method and object in conventional social science.  The three constituent claims that merge to create this … Continue reading

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Creativity in the Making – Vygotsky’s Contemporary Contribution to the Dialectic of Creativity and Development

Read “One of the most important questions of child psychology and pedagogy is the question about creativity in children, its development and its significance for the general development of the child.” – Vygotsky In today’s information, technological and innovation driven … Continue reading

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Get ready for a new economic era

Get ready for a new economic era The mortgage-fueled market slide is leading the United States into much more than a recession—it is also ushering in a new economy. The consumer economy that was born in the 1950s is lurching … Continue reading

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