Theories of Development, Second Edition: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives
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.
Make sure to 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."