Understanding Development: Theory and Practice in the Third World / Edition 2

Understanding Development: Theory and Practice in the Third World / Edition 2

by John Rapley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588260992

ISBN-13: 9781588260994

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

"This book provides both an assessment of the current state of development theory and an extensive survey of structural adjustment's results throughout the developing world." Rapley traces the evolution of development theory from its strong statist orientation in the early postwar period, through the neoclassical phase, to the middle-of-the-road position of the…  See more details below

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"This book provides both an assessment of the current state of development theory and an extensive survey of structural adjustment's results throughout the developing world." Rapley traces the evolution of development theory from its strong statist orientation in the early postwar period, through the neoclassical phase, to the middle-of-the-road position of the present day, drawing attention to the inadequacy of existing models. Using a wide range of examples, he shows where, how, and why various approaches to development have worked, or failed. He concludes with a look at one of the most disturbing subjects theorists and practitioners alike must tackle: why development appears to be so far out of reach for so many poor countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588260994
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Development Theory in the Postwar Period5
2State-Led Development in Practice25
3The Neoclassical Answer to Failure51
4Neoclassical Reform in Practice73
5Development Theory in the Wake of Structural Adjustment113
6The Political Economy of Development131
7Conclusion161
Suggested Readings183
Index197
About the Book203

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