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Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives

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Widely adopted, this text critically evaluates the leading theories of international economic development, from classical economic and sociological models to Marxist, poststructuralist, and feminist perspectives. No other book provides such comprehensive coverage or links the theories as incisively to contemporary world events and policy debates. Reexamining neoliberal con ...more
ebook, Second Edition, 324 pages
Published February 23rd 2009 by Guilford Publications (first published July 9th 1999)
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leighcia
This book presents an overview of major theories of development (a.k.a. why some countries are poor and some are rich and what to do about it)—neoclassical, sociological, dependency, feminist etc… It does an excellent job of describing the different intellectual assumptions that underly these theories and how it influences the solutions that they advocate. Throughout all of this, the authors present their own view on development. While this book is an great primer on development, it can be at ti ...more
Ara Arumugham Raju
Very interesting concise theories of economic development, We get to know from conventional theories such as Classical and neo classical theories, liberalism and strucuralism and nonconventional theories such as Marxism , post structualism. The book gives perspectives aon how nations adopt certain policies time to time and why they succeed or why they fail.
Dona Wording
Recommended read for those interested in learning about alternative approaches to development. Emphasis on socialist, feminist and post-structuralist approaches.
Margaret Price
An excellent summary of the various development theories. Can't say I read this "for fun", though.
Cmarie
rather marxist aren't we Richard...
Natalie
Tough read, but I do feel smarter. This will be a book I will keep forever as a reference.
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