Comparative National Development: Society and Economy in the New Global Order / Edition 1

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With essays by 13 leading scholars, this collection establishes the grounds for a new kind of poetics that considers the poetry book itself -- the concept and the material fact -- as an object of interpretation. The authors argue that the decisions poets make about the presentation of their works play a meaningful role in the poetic process and therefore should figure as part of the reading experience.
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"The contributions in Comparative National Development weave together theoretical arguments, historical considerations, and empirical material into a coherent, sophisticated volume."—Contemporary Sociology

"Portes and Kincaid have taken us beyond the exhausted paradigms of dependency and world-system analysis and shown us through these essays that the field of development studies has many new horizons. The volume is a must read for any serious social scientist who wants to be informed of the latest advances in the field."—Mitchell A. Seligson, University of Pittsburgh

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807844502
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 12/16/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

A. Douglas Kincaid is associate professor of sociology and associate director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. He is coeditor of ###Americas: An Anthology.# Alejandro Portes is John Dewey Professor of Sociology and International Relations and chair of the department of sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. He is coauthor of ###City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami#.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Sociology and Development in the 1990s: Critical Challenges and Empirical Trends 1
Rethinking Development Theory: Insights from East Asia and Latin America 26
The New Dependency: Technological Change and Socioeconomic Restructuring in Latin America 57
Predatory, Developmental, and Other Apparatuses: A Comparative Political Economy Perspective on the Third World State 84
Regional Development Theory and the Subordination of Extractive Peripheries 112
Broadening the Scope: Gender and the Study of International Development 143
Path Dependence and Privatization Strategies in East Central Europe 169
Urbanization, Development, and the Household 199
Contributors 237
Index 241
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