Description - Theories of Development by Jorge Larrain
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 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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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.