Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Doctrines of Development by M.P. Cowen

Doctrines of Development examines the history of the idea of development and doctrines governments have employed to practice development policy. Beginning with the nineteenth century 'invention' of modern development, the authors discuss Marx's early critique of development and the creation of the notion of underdevelopment. Twentieth century case histories from Australia, Canada and Kenya illustrate how and why development doctrine accompanied the early growth of capitalism. Shorter case studies from India, Latin America and Austria are used as examples of how development theory has been part of the history of development doctrine. The authors pursue the analysis by offering a critique of contemporary and increasingly pervasive theories of 'alternative' development. Doctrines of Development argues that trusteeship, the intent of one to act on behalf of another, is the prime force behind all development doctrine, and claims that despite a 'new orthodoxy' little has changed since the original doctrine of development manifested in early industrial capitalism.

Buy Doctrines of Development by M.P. Cowen from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415125161
ISBN-10: 0415125162
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 572
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Doctrines of Development by M.P. Cowen

Book Reviews - Doctrines of Development by M.P. Cowen

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Doctrines of Development book by M.P. Cowen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By M.P. Cowen

Doctrines of Development by M.P. Cowen
Hardback, January 1996