Skip to Content

New Trends in Development Theory

Essays in Development and Social Theory

By Peter Preston

Routledge – 2011 – 220 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $48.95
    978-0-415-84974-6
    March 10th 2013
  • Add to CartHardback: $125.00
    978-0-415-60216-7
    November 25th 2010

Description

The theme of this work, first published in 1985, is the exchange between issues of development and problems of social theory. They provide preliminary analysis of the multiplicity of social-theoretic arguments in development theory and their implications for social theory in general.

The book will be of interest to all those interested in the contemporary ‘restructuring’ of social theory and to theorists of development who are rethinking their concerns in a period of pessimism and doubt.

Contents

1. Some Notes on the Significance of the Career of Development Studies 2. The Specificity of Social-theoretic Engagement: Some Lessons for ‘Neo-Marxian’ Studies of Development 3. Becoming Industrialised, Being Industrial: A Brief Analysis of a Particular Planning Mode of Engagement 4. The Impact of the ‘Received Model’ of Natural Science Upon Social Theorising 5. Comparative Ranking: Some Approaches to the Task of Rationally Adjudicating Between Competing Ideologies 6. The Ethico-Political Notion of Development: a Memorandum on Commitments 7. The Common Sense of Development Studies: Elements of Reconsideration

Name: New Trends in Development Theory: Essays in Development and Social Theory (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Peter Preston. The theme of this work, first published in 1985, is the exchange between issues of development and problems of social theory. They provide preliminary analysis of the multiplicity of social-theoretic arguments in development theory and their implications...
Categories: Development Theory, Development Studies, Development Policy