Development Theory: An Introduction to the Analysis of Complex Change
November 1996, Wiley-Blackwell
The volume is organized into four major sections:
- An introduction to the nature of social scientific analysis;
- A review of the work of the major social scientific figures of the nineteenth century and their impacts in the twentieth;
- A comprehensive discussion of the post-Second World War theories of Third World development;
- A prospective study of the current debates within the field of development theory about global structures and agent responses.
Development Theory is designed to appeal to students across a wide range of disciplines, who are taking courses dealing with aspects of development.
Analytical Table of Contents.
Part I: The Nature of Social Theorising.
Part II: Classical Social Theory.
Part III: Contemporary Theories of Development.
Part IV: New Analyses of Complex Change.
- Comprehensively reviews the debates about development.
- Shows how each position within these debates has been constructed.
- Links present theorizing with long-established traditions.
- Makes links with the broader frameworks of social theory that are necessary to really understand the issues and debates within development theory.
"A readable, illuminating account ..." Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague