Theories of Development, Second Edition: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives

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Guilford Press, Feb 23, 2009 - Business & Economics - 324 pages

Widely adopted, this text critically evaluates the leading theories of international economic development, from classical economic and sociological models to Marxist, poststructuralist, and feminist perspectives. No other book provides such comprehensive coverage or links the theories as incisively to contemporary world events and policy debates. Reexamining neoliberal conceptions of economic growth, the authors show what a more just and democratic form of development might look like today.


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Not too much info, not too little (though need to finish last 1/3 or so still when i have time!). Great basis for understanding development and economics, tracing back to its roots.
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read ch. 1 and esp. p. 19, where they point out that economics and related info is nothing "you cannot understand if you persist in trying....We think that everyone can be intelligent, given the chance. We think that everyone has a conscience. Combine the two: read the book with conscientious intelligence." 


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Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
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Richard Peet is Professor of Geography at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was a founding member of the "radical geography movement" and a long-time editor of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. His interests include development, global policy regimes, power, theory and philosophy, political ecology, and the causes of financial crises. The author of numerous articles, book reviews, and books, Dr. Peet is editor of a new radical journal, Human Geography.

Elaine Hartwick is Associate Professor of Geography at Framingham State College in Framingham, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in political, cultural, and regional geography and global development. She has published on a variety of topics, including commodity chains, consumer politics, social theory, and development geography, with a regional specialization in Southern Africa.

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