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Development Theory
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Development Theory

Second Edition


September 2009 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"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, University of Sussex

Praise for the previous edition:

"This marvellous book should be read by every social scientist interested in development studies".
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Keith Griffin, University of California, Riverside

This is the second edition of this successful book. Written by one of the leading authorities in the field, it:

  • 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.

Jan Nederveen brings together a huge range of experience and knowledge about the relationship between the economically advanced and the emerging, developing nations.

 
Trends in Development Theory
Development in Question

 
The Status of Development Theory

 
Meanings of 'Development' over Time

 
Development Is Struggle

 
The Development Field

 
Trends in Development Theory

 
 
Dilemmas of Development Discourse: The Crisis of Developmentalism and the Comparative Method
From Evolutionism to Development

 
Development as Redemption

 
The Crisis of Developmentalism

 
Options

 
From Bipolarity to Polycentrism

 
The Deconstruction of the West

 
 
The Development of Development Theory: Towards Critical Globalism
Notions of Change

 
Development Theories in the Plural

 
Modernization Revisited

 
Critical Globalism

 
 
Delinking or Globalization?
 
The Cultural Turn in Development: Questions of Power
National Culture

 
Local Culture

 
Culture/Power

 
Add Culture and Stir

 
Development and Cultural Liberty

 
 
My Paradigm or Yours? Variations on Alternative Development
Alternative Development

 
Alternative Development Paradigm

 
Paradigm Politics

 
Mainstream Development

 
Conclusion

 
 
After Post-Development
Problematizing Poverty

 
Development=Westernization

 
Critique of Modernism and Science

 
Development as Discourse

 
Alternatives to Development

 
Anti-Managerialism

 
Dichotomic Thinking

 
Politics of Post-Development

 
Coda

 
 
Equity and Growth Revisited: From Human Development to Social Development
Social Development

 
Redistribution with Growth

 
Lessons of East Asia

 
Human Development

 
Lessons of Welfare States

 
Social Capital

 
Conclusion

 
 
Critical Holism and the Tao of Development
Remedying Remedies

 
Wholeness, Holism

 
Contradictions of Modernity

 
Development and High Modernism

 
Shortcuts and Other Remedies

 
Towards the Tao of Development

 
 
Digital Capitalism and Development: The Unbearable Lightness of ICT4D
Bridging the Digital Divide

 
ICT4D as a Package Deal

 
Digital Capitalism? Cyber Utopia

 
ICT4D and Development Studies

 
ICT4D and Development Policy

 
 
Futures of Development
Futures of Development Thinking

 
Development as Collective Learning

 
Complexity

 
Reflexive Modernity, Reflexive Development

 
Reconstructions

 
 
Twenty-First Century Globalization and Development
Twenty-First Century Globalization

 
Turning Points

 
New Development Era

 
Development Pluralism

 
International Development Cooperation

 
After the Crisis

 

This is an excellent updated version of an important contribution to development studies. Some of the discussions are difficult for undergraduates but valuable additional reading nevertheless.

Dr Rebecca Schaaf
Department of Geography, Bath Spa University
December 15, 2010

Nederveen Pieterse has accomplished a tremendous work, guiding readers interested in DS through the varieties of development theory. The language is easily to comprehend. Nevertheless, readers should aready have some knowledge of DS. That especially refers to the range of theorists Nederveen Pieterse presents in depth. Thus, he is not only scratching on the surface but really getting into the pros and cons of each DS approach or theory, e.g., modernization theory, marxist designs or alternative development thinking. In the end, he strongly favors a holistic development approach.

Ms Nadine Mensel
Institute for Political Science, Chemnitz University of Technology
November 15, 2010

This is a great book.

Dr Anuradha Mundkur
Centre for Development Studies, Flinders University
November 1, 2009
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