C.A. Bayly, Vijayendra Rao, Simon Szeter & Michael Woolcock (Eds)
Title History, Historians and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2012
812504695X / 9788125046950
Seller ID 101816
If history matters for understanding key development outcomes then surely historians should be active contributors to the debates informing these understandings. This volume integrates, for the first time, contributions from ten leading historians and seven policy advisors around the central development issues of social protection, public health, public education and natural resource management. How did certain ideas, and not others, gain traction in shaping particular policy responses? How did the content and effectiveness of these responses vary across different countries, and indeed within them? Achieving this is not merely a matter of seeking to ''know more'' about specific times, places and issues, but recognising the distinctive ways in which historians rigorously assemble, analyse and interpret diverse forms of evidence.Printed Pages: 288.
History, Historians and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue C.A. Bayly, Vijayendra Rao, Simon Szeter & Michael Woolcock (Eds)