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Development Theory

Second Edition


September 2009 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This is the second edition of this successful book. Written by one of the leading authorities in the field, the book:

- Situates students in the expanding field of development theory
- Provides an unrivalled guide to the strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical approaches
- Explains key concepts
- Examines the shifts in theory
- Offers an agenda for the future

In this book, the author brings a huge range of experience and knowledge about the relationship between the economically advanced and the emerging and developing nations.
 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Introduction
 
Trends in Development Theory
 
Dilemmas of Development Discourse: The Crisis of Developmentalism and the Comparative Method
 
The Development of Development Theory: Towards Critical Globalism
 
Delinking or Globalization?
 
The Cultural Turn in Development: Questions of Power
 
My Paradigm or Yours? Variations on Alternative Development
 
After Post-Development
 
Equity and Growth Revisited: From Human Development to Social Development
 
Critical Holism and the Tao of Development
 
Digital Capitalism and Development: The Unbearable Lightness of ICT4D
 
Futures of Development
 
Twenty-First Century Globalization and Development
 
Reference
 
Index

This exciting book is a tour de force, spanning a broad range of approaches to development. It does not stop at critique, as so many previous books on these issues have done, but offers a unique perspective on future possibilities and the shape of things to come. It should be essential reading on all development studies courses

 

 

Andrea Cornwall
Institute of Development Studies, The University of Sussex

This marvellous book should be read by every social scientist interested in development studies.

Keith Griffin
Dept of Economics, University of California at Riverside

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