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This site is intended to enhance your use of Development and Social Change, Seventh edition by Philip McMichael and Heloise Weber. The material on this site is geared toward increasing your effectiveness with this material and maximizing the potential for your students to learn.
Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective describes the dramatic acceleration of the global and political economy in four parts: colonialism, the development era, the current era of globalization, and global counter-movements for equity and sustainability. Esteemed authors McMichael and Weber use case studies to help students make sense of a complex world in transition and explain how globalization became part of public discourse. Students are encouraged to see global development as a contested historical project, not simply a story about inevitable "progress." By showing students how development stems from unequal power relationships among nations, often with planet-threatening environmental outcomes, this text enables readers to see themselves as global citizens whose consumption decisions have real implications.
We gratefully acknowledge Philip McMichael and Heloise Weber for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to M. Jade Zimpfer of Sam Houston State University for creating the ancillaries on this site.
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