Latin American Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

By Cristóbal Kay

© 2011 – Routledge

302 pages

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About the Book

Upon its publication in 1989, this was the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of the Latin American School of Development and an invaluable guide to the major Third World contribution to development theory. The four major strands in the work of Latin American Theorists are: structuralism, internal colonialism, marginality and dependency. Exploring all four in detail, and the interconnections between them, Cristobal Kay highlights the developed world’s over-reliance on, and partial knowledge of, dependency theory in its approach to development issues, and analyses the first major challenges to neo-classical and modernisation theories from the Third World.

Table of Contents

1. The Challenge from the Periphery 2. The Structuralist School of Development 3. Internal Colonialism: Ethnic and Class Relations 4. Marginality: Social Relations and Capital Accumulations 5. Reformist and Marxist Approaches to Dependency 6. Dependency: Debates, Critiques and Beyond 7. The Latin American Contribution in Perspective

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS092000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General