Theories of Development
Capitalism, Colonialism and Dependency
By (author) Jorge Larrain
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Theories of Development by Jorge Larrain
Book DescriptionThis 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 also considers 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. Readable, accurate and incisive, the book also provides an original standpoint upon problems of development. It will be of interest to students and professionals in sociology, political sciences and anthropology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745607115
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 21-Sep-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book provides an account of the concept of ideology in relation to poststructuralism and postmodernism. One of the few books to relate this discussion to third world issues. Author is internationally known in the field of development studies and for his previous work in ideology.
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Author Biography - Jorge Larrain
Jorge Larrain was a lecturer in sociology at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, until 1973. He is now Reader in Sociology and Head of the Department of Cultural Studies at Birmingham University.
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