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Theories of development : contentions, arguments, alternatives

Author: Richard Peet; Elaine R Hartwick
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2009.
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"Widely adopted, this text critically evaluates the leading theories of international economic development, from classical economic and sociological models to Marxist, poststructuralist, and feminist perspectives. No other book provides such comprehensive coverage or links the theories as incisively to contemporary world events and policy debates. Reexamining neoliberal conceptions of economic growth, the authors  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Peet; Elaine R Hartwick
ISBN: 9781606230664 1606230662 9781606230657 1606230654
OCLC Number: 255890125
Description: xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Development --
The geography of development --
measuring growth and development --
Criticisms of development measures --
The face of poverty --
Contentions over development --
pt. I. Conventional theories of development --
Ch. 2. Classical and neoclassical economics --
Enlightenment origins of political economy --
The British Enlightenment --
The classical economists --
Adam Smith : beginnings --
Utilitarianism --
Ricardian calculations --
Mill's ethical economics --
List's skepticism --
Critique of classical economics --
Neoclassical economics --
Critique of neoclassical economics --
Ch. 3. From Keynesian economics to neoliberalism --
Dynamic analysis --
Keynesian economics --
Keynesianism and social democracy --
The developmental state --
Structuralism and import substitution --
Development economics : balanced and unbalanced growth --
The counterrevolution in development economics --
Crisis in Keynesian economics --
Neoliberalism --
Neoliberalism in economic policy --
World Bank policy --
Benevolent consensus --
Millennium Development Goals --
Debt relief --
Critique of neoliberal development --
Ch. 4. Development as modernization --
Naturalism --
Rationalism --
Civilized development --
Structural functionalism --
The Parsonian synthesis --
Critique of structural functionalism --
Sociological modernization theory --
Economic modernization theory --
Psychocultural theories of modernization --
Historical stages of growth --
Modernization surfaces --
Critique of the modernization approach --
Return of modernization --
Critique of Sachs --
Critique of modernization --
pt. II. Nonconventional, critical theories of development --
Ch. 5. Marxism, socialism, and development --
Idealism and materialism --
Dialectics --
Production as the transformation of nature --
Production as social relations --
Capital --
Mode of production --
Development as social transformation --
Structural Marxism --
Imperialism --
Dependency theory --
World systems theory --
Regulation theory --
Criticisms of Marxist and neo-Marxist theories --
Socialist development in the USSR --
Cuba --
Venezuela --
Conclusion : development in contention --
Ch. 6. Poststructuralism, postcolonialism, and postdevelopmentalism --
The enlightenment and its critics --
Post-enlightenment criticisms --
Power-truth-knowledge --
Postcolonialism --
Intellectual dependency theory --
Rethinking development --
The poststructural turn in development studies --
Encountering development --
Postdevelopmentalism --
Conclusion : countercritique --
Ch. 7. Feminist theories of development --
Feminist epistemology --
Feminist criticisms of development theory --
Women, development, theory --
Women in development --
Women and development --
Gender and development --
Women, environment, and development --
Postmodernism and development --
Critique : a failure of nerve? --
pt. III. Critical modernism --
Ch. 8. Critical modernism and democratic development --
Alternatives --
Critical modernism --
Democratic development --
Ethics --
Social movements --
Linkages --
Radical democracy.
Responsibility: Richard Peet, Elaine Hartwick.

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