Development Theory

Four Critical Studies

Edited by David Lehmann

© 2011 – Routledge

132 pages

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Paperback: 9781138865723
pub: 2015-04-07
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

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:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General