Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

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Overview

The essential guide to the world’s most influential development thinkers, this authoritative text presents a unique guide to the lives and ideas of leading contributors to the contested terrain of development studies.

Reflecting the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the area, the book includes entries on:


* modernisers like Hirshman, Kindleberger and Rostow


* dependencistas such as Frank, Cardoso and Amin


* progressives like Prebisch, Helleiner and Streeten


* political leaders enunciating radical alternative visions of development, such as Mao, Nkrumah and Nyerere


* progenitors of religiously or spiritually inspired development, such as Gandhi and Ariyaratne


* development-environment thinkers like Blaikie, Brookfield and Shiva.


This is a fascinating and readable introduction to the major figures that have shaped the field, ideal for anyone studying or working in the area.

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'Fifty Key Thinkers on Development is a stimulating and inspiring book... I readily recommend this book to anyone with an interest in development - whether academics, students, practitioners or politicians. There is something there for everyone and it deserves a wide and diverse readership.' - Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 28(2), 2007
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415337908
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: Routledge Key Guides Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Simon is Professor of Development Geography and Director of the Centre for Developing Areas Research at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the co-editor of The Peri-Urban Interface: Approaches to sustainable natural and human resource use (Earthscan, 2005).

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Fifty Key Thinkers on Development. About the Contributors. Index

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