Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives

  • Title: Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives
  • Author: Richard Peet Elaine Hartwick
  • ISBN: 8131603350
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Theories of Development Contentions Arguments Alternatives The stakes involved in development debates are enormous While development can use the productive resources of society to improve the living conditionsof the world s most vulnerable people it can also
    The stakes involved in development debates are enormous While development can use the productive resources of society to improve the living conditionsof the world s most vulnerable people, it can also form the basis of intense manipulative power on behalf of elites This important new text surveys theleading theories and models of economic and social development ChaptersThe stakes involved in development debates are enormous While development can use the productive resources of society to improve the living conditionsof the world s most vulnerable people, it can also form the basis of intense manipulative power on behalf of elites This important new text surveys theleading theories and models of economic and social development Chapters examine sociological,economic, neo Marxist, poststructuralist, feminist, andradical democratic approaches, as well as an array of development models including modernization, dependency, and neoliberalism Reaching conclusionsat odds with much of the recent literature, this volume is critical of neoliberal, market driven economic growth, arguing instead that an alternative,democratic form of development remains a viable possibility.

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    1. 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 a [...]

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    2. Recommended read for those interested in learning about alternative approaches to development. Emphasis on socialist, feminist and post-structuralist approaches.

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    3. 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.

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    4. rather marxist aren't we Richard

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    5. An excellent summary of the various development theories. Can't say I read this "for fun", though.

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    6. Tough read, but I do feel smarter. This will be a book I will keep forever as a reference.

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