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Theories of development : contentions, arguments, alternatives

Author: Richard Peet; Elaine R Hartwick
Publisher: New York, NY : Guilford Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Peet, Richard.
Theories of development.
New York, NY : Guilford Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008050378
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Peet; Elaine R Hartwick
ISBN: 9781606230657 1606230654 9781606231104 1606231103
OCLC Number: 322495790
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 324 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Front Matter --
Chapter 1 --
Development --
Chapter 2 --
Classical and Neoclassical Economics --
Chapter 3 --
From Keynesian Economics to Neoliberalism --
Chapter 4 --
Development as Modernization --
Chapter 5 --
Marxism, Socialism, and Development --
Chapter 6 --
Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism, and Postdevelopmentalism --
Chapter 7 --
Feminist Theories of Development --
Chapter 8 --
Critical Modernism and Democratic Development --
References --
Index --
About the Authors.
Responsibility: Richard Peet, Elaine Hartwick.

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