Youth work: global futures – pictures from the developing world

Wroe, Stuart (2019) Youth work: global futures – pictures from the developing world. In: Bright, Graham and Pugh, Carole, (eds.) Youth work: global futures. Brill Sense, Boston, MA, US, pp. 128-145. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004396555_007

Abstract

The ubiquity of the colloquial use of 'developing/developed' world, to indicate countries that fare relatively poorly or well in social and economic measures, implies a consensus about the definition, meaning and precision of this term that does not exist. The United Nations has no clear definition of 'the developing world', yet categorises as many as one hundred and fifty-nine countries in these terms, further highlighting those at the top of this list as the 'Least Developed Countries'. These groupings exclude Europe, Northern America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand which are classed as 'developed'. The presentation of 'least developed/developing/developed implies a linear process wherein all other countries in the world are striving to emulate Europe, Northern America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Brill Sense
ISBN: 9789004396555
Departments: Children, Youth, Families and Community Work
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 10:14
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 10:14
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5151

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