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 criticism the simplistic of contemporary radical theories. The reissue will prove of significant interest to the teaching of development studies at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
1. Introduction 2. The Meaning of Development, with a Postscript 3. A Critique of Development Economics in the US 4. Modernisation, Order and the Erosion of a Democratic Ideal 5. Sociology of Underdevelopment Versus Sociology of Development