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Rethinking Development
Modernization, Dependency, and Post-Modern Politics


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Area Studies (General)

November 1987 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Development theory is at a crossroads. Dominant theories such as modernization and dependency have run their course. In Rethinking Development one of the preeminent political and social theorists of our time offers his view of the direction of the discipline. Using major themes such as the relation between development and democracy, the problem of innovation and marginality, Professor Apter offers an innovative comparative study of development.

Rethinking Development takes a new look at scientific, romantic and teleological formulations of development, showing how conventional concepts of development prevent us from seeing its negative consequences. It argues that development will generate democracy, but not easily. Instead of presenting a single dogmatic theory of development, Professor Apter gives scholars and students of political and social change an articulate and original view of development.

 
Introduction
 
Toward a Theory of Modernization
 
Some Characteristics of Modernization
 
Notes For a Theory of Non-Democratic Representation
 
Equity and Allocation in Modernizing Societies
 
Equity and Allocation in Industrial Societies
 
Sanrizuka
A Case of Violent Protest in a Multiparty State  
 
Thinking About Violence
 
Notes on the Underground
Left Violence and the National State  
 
The New Mytho/Logics and the Specter of Superfluous Man

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ISBN: 9780803929722
£54.00