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Proposes disciplines for reliable achievement of the SDGs so that no one is left behind in developing societies
Seeks holistic solutions to complex social problems through interdisciplinary research in developed societies
Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)
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Table of contents (11 chapters)
About this book
This Open Access book provides eight problem solving lectures for sustainable development for people, peace, and partnerships. Those are three of the five keywords for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): people, the planet, prosperity, peace, and partnerships or “the 5Ps”.
Each of these lectures is classified into one of the keywords for SDGs and based on the history of social thought, human development, law, education, sociology, and peace studies. Further, each lecture delineates the essence of each discipline when it is practically applied to development studies. This book, Sustainable Development Disciplines for Humanity, along with its sister volume related to the planet and prosperity, Society, will be useful in studying development.
Interdisciplinary research is necessary to achieve the SDGs advocated by the United Nations. Hence, it is essential to learn the basics of individual disciplines, as they each offer ample knowledge fostering problem solving through the accumulation of existing research. This and its sister volume are the first comprehensive textbooks summarizing the essence of each necessary discipline to approach development studies from an interdisciplinary perspective.
In developing countries, this book will provide access to development research for readers aiming to further develop their own nations. Moreover, in developed countries, the book will provide access to problem-solving research for readers seeking holistic solutions to complex social problems.
- Open Access
- Development Studies
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Social Welfare
- Human Rights
- Development education
- Sociological approach to development
- Public Private Partnership (PPP)
- Peace Studies
Editors and Affiliations
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Faculty of Social Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
About the editors
Shurjiro UrataDr. Shujiro Urata is Professor Emeritus, Waseda University, formerly Professor of International Economics at the Graduate School Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University. He currently holds positions as Senior Research Advisor, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA); Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI); Specially Appointed Fellow at the Japanese Centre for Economic Research (JCER); Visiting Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI); and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO). Professor Urata received his BA in Economics from Keio University and MA and Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. He is a former Research Associate at the Brookings Institution, and Economist at the World Bank. He specializes in international economics and has published a number of books and articles on international economic issues. His recent books include Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Asia Pacific, co-editor, Australian National University Press, 2020; Enhancing SME Participation in Global Value Chains, editor, Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021; The Effect of Globalisation on Firm and Labour Performance, co-editor, Routledge, 2021; and Globalization and Its Economic Consequences: Looking at APEC Economies, co-editor, Routledge, 2021.
Kazuo KurodaDr. Kazuo Kuroda is Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University and Visiting Research Fellow at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development. He has long been interested in international education development and policies in Asian nations, global and regional governance of education as well as internationalization of higher education. He graduated from Waseda University (B.A.), Stanford University (M.A.) and Cornell University (Ph.D.). He formerly held positions at the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C., the World Bank and Hiroshima University before coming to Waseda. He has also held positions as a member of the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Visiting Research Fellow at IIEP-UNESCO, Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo and Dean of International Affairs at Waseda University. Currently, Kazuo serves as a member of several advisory
committees of Japanese Government agencies and international organizations. His edited book publications include Mobility and Migration in Asian Pacific Higher Education (2012; Palgrave Macmillan), Asian Regional Governance of Higher Education (2013; Keisoshobo), Emerging International Dimensions in East Asian Higher Education (2014; Springer) and Japan’s International Cooperation in Education: History and Prospects (2019; the University of Tokyo Press and 2022, Springer). He was awarded the U21 Award by UNIVERSITAS 21 in 2019 for his contributions to the internationalization of higher education.
Yoshiko TonegawaDr. Yoshiko Tonegawa is Assistant Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Her teaching and research areas include international development, education and development, and human security. Her current research focuses on inclusive education for children with disabilities in low-income countries, and civic space, particularly relating to NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Keio University in Japan and her Master’s degree from George Washington University in the USA. She obtained her Ph.D. from Kobe University in Japan. Dr. Tonegawa also has experience working in international development; she worked for the Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia, and the Shanti Volunteer Association, an NGO. Her academic works include NPO/NGO no sekai (Exploring the World of NPOs and NGOs) published in Japanese in 2021 by the Foundation for the Promotion of the Open University of Japan (co-authored with Masaaki Ohashi), and Analysis of the Relationships between Local Development NGOs and the Communities in Ethiopia: The Case of the Basic Education Sub-Sector published by Union Press in 2014.
Book Title: Sustainable Development Disciplines for Humanity
Book Subtitle: Breaking Down the 5Ps—People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnerships
Editors: Shujiro Urata, Kazuo Kuroda, Yoshiko Tonegawa
Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-4858-9Published: 09 December 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-4861-9Published: 09 December 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-4859-6Published: 08 December 2022
Series ISSN: 2523-3084
Series E-ISSN: 2523-3092
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIX, 187
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour