Development in Theory and Practice: Latin American Prespectives in the Classroom / Edition 1

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This definitive reader brings together seminal articles on development in Latin America. Tracing the concepts and major debates surrounding the issue, the text focuses on development theory through three contrasting historical perspectives: imperialism, underdevelopment and dependency, and globalization. By offering a rich array of essays from Latin American Perspectives, the book allows students to sample all the important trends in the field. A new general introduction and conclusion, along with part introductions, contextualize each selection. One of the leading figures in development studies, Ronald Chilcote shows in this text why work on imperialism dating to the turn of the twentieth century informs the controversies on dependency and underdevelopment during the 1960s and 1970s as well as the globalization debates of the past decade. If students are to understand development in Latin America, they must not only be familiar with historical examples and recognize that various theoretical perspectives affect our interpretation of events, they must be willing to keep an open mind. Thus, rather than setting out established premises, this reader offers different points of view, raising provocative questions about Latin America that remain largely unanswered even today. Students will come away from this rewarding collection ready to pursue new understanding through critical inquiry and thinking.

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Editorial Reviews

A concise and valuable critique of the most important themes in Latin American economic development. Recommended.
A concise and valuable critique of the most important themes in Latin American economic development. Recommended.
Richard Harris
This collection of essays provides an excellent compendium of readings on a wide range of important topics related to development, capitalism, socialism, imperialism, and Latin American politics and economic affairs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742523937
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald H. Chilcote is professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Riverside, and managing editor of Latin American Perspectives.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Theories of Development: Imperialism, Dependency, or Globalization? Part 2 Part I: Imperialism:The Search for a Theory Chapter 3 Capitalism and Imperialism in Latin America: Historical Considerations Part 4 Part II: The Dependency Debates Part 5 Debate One Chapter 6 Dependency Theory: A Reassessment Chapter 7 Between Underdevelopment and Revolution Chapter 8 Dependence Is Dead, Long Live Dependence and the Class Struggle: A Reply to Critics Chapter 9 A Theory of Imperialism, Not Dependence Part 10 Debate Two Chapter 11 Dependency: Nationalism and the State in Latin America Chapter 12 Problems of Dependency Theory Part 13 Debate Three Chapter 14 Issues of Theory in Dependency and Marxism Chapter 15 Imperialism and Dependency: Recent Debates and Old Dead Ends Part 16 Debate Four Chapter 17 Post-Marxism: The Retreat from Class in Latin America Chapter 18 Marx and the Concept of Dependency Part 19 Part III: Capitalist and Socialist Development: Mainstream and Alternative Theory and Practice Part 20 Neoliberalist Development Chapter 21 Neoliberalism Part 22 Informal Sector Development Chapter 23 Theoretical Approaches to the Informal Sector Part 24 Urban Planned Development Chapter 25 Urbanization and Planning: Inequality and Unsustainability Part 26 Democratic or Political Development Chapter 27 Democratization and Class Struggle Part 28 Internationalization of Capital Chapter 29 Internationalization of Capital Part 30 Modes of Production Chapter 31 Dependency, Modes of Production, and the Class Analysis of Latin America Part 32 Combined and Uneven Development Chapter 33 Combined and Uneven Development in Latin America Part 34 Social Structures of Accumulation Chapter 35 Capitalist Accumulation and the Marginal Mass Thesis Chapter 36 Imperialism and Marginality in Latin America Part 37 Late Capitalism Chapter 38 Late Capitalism and Cultural Production Part 39 World System Chapter 40 Dependency and World System Theory Part 41 Globalization Chapter 42 Globalization and Globalism in Latin America and the Carribean Chapter 43 A Theoretical Understanding of Globalization Part 44 Part IV: The Question of Transitions: Capitalist and Socialist Chapter 45 The Transition to Socialism in Latin America Chapter 47 Mass Participation and the Transition to Socialism: A Critique of Petras and Fitzgerald Part 48 Part V: Case Studies in Capitalist Development: Impact and Consequences Part 49 General Latin America Chapter 50 Rural Responses to Neoliberal Strategy Chapter 51 Workers' Resistance to Structural Adjustment and the Social Pact in Latin America Part 52 Brazil Chapter 53 Trade Unionism and Struggles Part 54 Puerto Rico Chapter 55 The Colonial and Imperialist Experience Chapter 56 The Weakness of the Bourgeoisie in the National Revolution Part 57 Mexico Chapter 58 The Barzón Debtors' Movement Part 59 Venezuela Chapter 60 Planned Development and Women's Power Part 61 Part VI: Case Studies in Socialist Development: Obstacles and Contradictions Part 62 Cuba Chapter 63 Between Utopia and the World Market Chapter 64 The Future of Democracy in Cuba: Debates Part 65 Nicaragua Chapter 66 Sandinismo and the Problem of Democratic Hegemony Chapter 67 State, Class, and Transition in Nicaragua Chapter 68 Revolution, Counterrevolution, and Imperialism

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