in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics
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Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 473 words.
Development is a normative concept referring to a multidimensional process. Some people argue that development must be relative to time,
in Encyclopedia of Evolution
January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 11771 words.
This entry comprises four articles: An Overview Evolution of Development Developmental Stages, Processes, and Stability Development and Ecology
in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations
January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; International Relations. 477 words.
Development is a normative concept referring to a multidimensional process. Some people argue that development must be relative to time, place, and circumstance, and dismiss any universal...
in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory
February 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .
Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations. 9758 words.
This chapter lays out the contours of development as a modernist initiative and details feminists’ engagement with it. It draws on the work of anthropologist Arturo Escobar to provide a...
in International Relations
P ublished online August 2013 .
Article. Subjects: International Relations. 9951 words.
When the term “development” first became popular in the field of international relations, in the 1950s, there was less critical thinking on the subject. Initial proponents of development...
in Handbook of International Social Work
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This chapter provides an overview of development over the last half century. It begins with a formative focus of development on economic issues and the way economic development was linked...
in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine
January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 41 words.
The process of continuous change that occurs in the body, starting at conception and continuing through adulthood. Physical development usually results in greater complexity and...
in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition
January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1440 words.
Until the end of World War II, the term development generally referred to biological growth processes, and its economic significance
in The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life
May 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 4855 words.
This chapter provides a diversity of perspectives and questions helping to enrich the notion of economic development implicit in Pope Benedict’s encyclical. The following essays are...
in The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought
January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 2234 words.
Development economics emerged as a distinct field of study after the Second World War. At that time, the concept of
in The Oxford Dictionary of Music
January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 95 words.
The treatment of the detailed phrases and motifs of a previously heard theme (‘subject’) in such a way as to make new passages, often of a modulatory nature. The second section of sonata...
in Aquatic Entomology
July 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology. 9886 words.
This chapter discusses insect development, focusing on the processes that occur during each stage of the life cycle and the transitions between life stages. Development can be divided into...
in A Dictionary of African Politics
P ublished online February 2019 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics. 63 words.
Progress towards economic or political goals, which is commonly understood to refer to economic growth and the provision of goods and services such as education, healthcare, and...
in Community Paediatrics
September 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .
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in Economic Geography
May 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Business and Management. 10409 words.
The Human Development Index (HDI) developed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is often regarded as an alternative to income-based measure of welfare. It is based on three...