This book is designed as a guide which directs the reader through the maze of literature that Political Development studies involves and as a warning against the managerial approach to political change that such literature often masks.
1. Making Connections 2. Discourse on Development 3. Transparent Boundaries: From Policies to Studies of Political Development 4. Defining the Parameters of Discourse 5. The Academic Translation: Liberal Democratic Theory and Interpretations of Political Development 6. The. Impossible Task of Theories of Political Development 7. Epilogue