Theories of Development

Theories of Development : Capitalism, Colonialism and Dependency

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This is a new introductory text providing an up-to-date account of leading theories of development. The book includes a discussion of classical accounts of development, particularly that of Marx, but goes right up to the present time in considering current debates on the issue. Theories of imperialism, neo-imperialism, dependency, world systems theory and other conceptions are all given full and balanced consideration. A feature of the work is the connections drawn between theoretical interpretation and empirical application: in this respect, the author concentrates particularly upon drawing materials from the Latin American experiences.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745607101
  • 9780745607108

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Introduction ; Chapter 1: Early Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and Marx ; Chapter 2: The Expansion of capitalism: colonialism and imperialism ; Chapter 3: Late Capitalism: Modernization and the Economic Commission for Latin America ; Chapter 4: Dependency, Unequal Exchange and Underdevelopment ; Chapter 5: Dependency, Industrialization and Development ; Chapter 6: Latin American Dependency and Historical Materialism: A Theoretical Challenge.show more

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