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Major Works: Development Theory

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  1. New Trends in Development Theory

    Essays in Development and Social Theory

    By Peter Preston

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    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...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  2. 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 November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective

    Populism, Nationalism and Industrialisation

    By Gavin Kitching

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    How do the intellectual origins and historical background of western and other theories of development affect their relevance to contemporary Third-World conditions? This is the central question behind Gavin Kitching’s examination of ‘development studies’, first published in 1982, from its origins...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Development Theory

    Four Critical Studies

    Edited by David Lehmann

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    The studies in this book, first published in 1979, offer an all-encompassing contemporary critique of the sociology, politics and economics of development as they are ‘conventionally’ taught and disseminated. They also seek to outline the beginnings of a new approach, while not sparing from...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Rethinking Development

    Essays on Development and Southeast Asia

    By Peter Preston

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1987, this volume stresses the importance of development studies for sociology, as P. W. Preston argues that this field of study is emerging from the technical social scientific ghetto back into the mainstream of the ‘classical tradition’ of social theorizing, represented by Marx...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Development of Capitalism in Africa

    By John Sender, Sheila Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1986, this work challenges underdevelopment analyses of Africa’s past experiences and future prospects, and builds upon a very wide range of recent historical research to argue that the impact of Capitalism has resulted in economic progress and significant improvements in living...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  8. 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 November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Development and Underdevelopment

    A Profile of the Third World

    By John P. Cole

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    Initially published in 1987, this work deals with crucial aspects of development, including disparities in global patterns of production and consumption. John Cole examines the exhaustion of non-renewable resources and the destruction of the natural environment and, on the potentially positive side...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Socialism and Underdevelopment

    By Ken Post, Philip Wright

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    In this book, first published in 1989, Ken Post and Phil Wright provide a critical analysis of socialist construction in underdeveloped countries. Pointing out that all the socialist revolutions of the twentieth century have occurred in underdeveloped peripheral capitalist countries, they focus on...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge