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The dependency movement : scholarship and politics in development studies

Author: Robert A Packenham
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard Univ. Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In a comprehensive treatment of dependency theory, Robert Packenham describes its origins, substantive claims and methods. He analyzes the movement comparatively and sociologically as a significant  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Packenham
ISBN: 0674198115 9780674198111
OCLC Number: 40717591
Description: viii, 362 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction The Dependency Perspective: Origins, Themes, Variations Generic Features of Holistic Dependency Unorthodox Dependency: Myths and Realities Specific Features of Unorthodox Dependency Varieties of Dependency Thinking Analytic Dependency and a Capitalist Situation (Brazil) Analytic Dependency and a Socialist Situation (Cuba) The Consumption of Dependency Ideas in Latin America Ex-Consumers and Nonconsumers in Latin America The Consumption of Dependency Ideas in the United States Politicizing the Academy: The Dependency Movement and LASA The Dependency Movement and the Impasse in Development Scholarship References Index
Responsibility: Robert A. Packenham.

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A fascinating, relentless and extensively documented look at the politicization of the American academic community and what [the author] sees as its Marxist roots...It exposes many of the follies and Read more...

 
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