Development

Overview

Just about everyone is 'for' development as an assumed 'good', yet few seem to have a concrete idea of what the term actually entails. Development offers a comprehensive and wide-ranging analysis of the various ways in which this important concept has been used in social and political analysis over the past 200 years.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback (REV)
$22.95
BN.com price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $17.86   
  • New (7) from $17.86   
  • Used (3) from $22.94   

Overview

Just about everyone is 'for' development as an assumed 'good', yet few seem to have a concrete idea of what the term actually entails. Development offers a comprehensive and wide-ranging analysis of the various ways in which this important concept has been used in social and political analysis over the past 200 years.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Much more than a useful guide, it is an elaborate work inpolitical economy that succeeds in the skilful task of puttingstudies about development on an independent baseline, situating itat the heart of the 'new political economy'."
Political Studies Review

"Payne and Phillips make a robust case for (re)integrating analysisof development into the intellectual project of political economy,anchored in classical theory. In a world with increasingly evidentlimits, this comprehensive intervention is timely and critical,offering historical-theoretical support for a holistic approach todevelopment."
Philip McMichael, Cornell University

"'Development' is the name we give to the third most importantset of issues facing mankind, after nuclear proliferation andclimate change. Anthony Payne and Nicola Phillips explain theevolution of the intellectual debate about the subject, startingwith the eighteenth century classical political economists andcontinuing up to the present. Comprehensive and elegantly written,their study is about the best available between two covers."
Robert Wade, London School of Economics

"This is a timely, valuable and important book which clarifiessignificantly the often vaguely used concept of 'development' byplacing it firmly in the contemporary global context and anchoringit authoritatively in a multi-disciplinary understanding of theinteractions of political and economic processes."
Adrian Leftwich, University of York

"This book makes a refreshing contribution to the understandingof the development debates and, more importantly, it rehabilitatesthe concept by rooting it in the broader intellectual enterprise ofpolitical economy. A most welcome resource. A job well done!"
Diana Tussie , FLACSO, Argentina

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Anthony Payne, University of Sheffield, UK and Nicola Phillips, University of Manchester, UK

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

1 Classical Theories 10

2 Catch-up Theories 33

3 Golden Age Theories 56

4 Neoliberal and Neostatist Theories 85

5 Alternative Theories 118

6 Contemporary Theoretical Directions 145

Conclusion 174

Bibliography 184

Index 212

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)