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  1. Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World

    Spatial Perceptions and Public Participation

    By Robert Potter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1985, this book reconsiders the whole question of urbanisation and planning in the Third World. It argues that public involvement, which is now an accepted part of Western planning, should be used more in Third World cities. It shows that many inhabitants of Third World cities...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Beyond the Sociology of Development

    Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa

    Edited by Ivar Oxaal, Tony Barnett, David Booth

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Conceived as a response to the economic naïvety and implicit metropolitan bias of many 1950s and 60s studies of ‘the sociology of development’ , this volume, first published in 1975, provides actual field studies and theoretical reviews to indicate the directions which a conceptually more adequate...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Underdevelopment and Development in Brazil: Volume I

    Economic Structure and Change, 1822-1947

    By Nathaniel H Leff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1982, this work offers an analysis Brazil’s long-term economic history and development, spanning the period from independence to post-war industrial growth. The book focuses upon the classic problem of why Brazil failed to develop economically during the nineteenth century in a...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Theories of Development

    By Peter Preston

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Dr Preston’s book, first published in 1982, presents a critical history of development studies since the Second World War, linking the recent, neo-Marxist, debate with the whole tradition in the field, going back to the work of economists like Arthur Lewis. He identifies a series of ‘schools’ and...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Third World in Soviet Military Thought

    By Mark Katz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1982, this study traces the development of Soviet military thinking on the Third World and assesses its importance for the conduct of Soviet foreign policy. Changes in Soviet military thought often reflect changes in Soviet attitudes towards and expectations from involvement in...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Latin American Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

    By Cristóbal Kay

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Upon its publication in 1989, this was the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of the Latin American School of Development and an invaluable guide to the major Third World contribution to development theory. The four major strands in the work of Latin American Theorists are: structuralism,...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Urbanisation in the Developing World

    Edited by David Drakakis-Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1986, this reissue is concerned with the increased social problems, regional imbalances, and economic dislocation resulting from the alarming growth rate of cities in the developing world. It considers theoretical questions and contains wide-ranging case studies to support the...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Underdevelopment and Development in Brazil: Volume II

    Reassessing the Obstacles to Economic Development

    By Nathaniel H Leff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1982, this work builds on the detailed economic history of Brazil in its companion volume: "Economic Structure and Change, 1822-1947", assessing and challenging the established interpretations. The book covers in depth the causes of the Northeast’s poor economic experience and...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Sociology and Politics of Development

    A Theoretical Study

    By Baidya Nath Varma

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Originally published in 1980, this work answers the crucial question of how social change should be guided in the developing countries. Professor Varma begins by posing the problems of the general scope of modernization and the general criteria used in the modernization process. He examines...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Urban Social Movements in the Third World

    Edited by Frans Schuurman, Ton Van Naerssen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This reissue, initially published in 1989, considers the upsurge of locally-based movements attempting to improve living conditions in Third-World cities throughout the 1980s. The book presents qualitative, comparative research on the dynamics and constraints of these urban social movements, in a...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge