Understanding Development: Theory and Practice in the Third World, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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Overview

This accessible text provides both an assessment of the current state of development theory and an extensive survey of the impact of evolving policies and practices throughout the developing world.

Rapley critically traces the evolution of development theory from its strong statist orientation in the early postwar period, through the neoclassical phase, to the present emerging consensus on people-centered development. New to the third edition is a chapter on "postdevelopment" thought, as well as increased attention to the challenges posed by weak states and by critical environmental issues.

Using a wide range of examples, Rapley shows where and how various approaches to development have worked—or failed—continuing to confront the question of why development remains so far out of reach for so many poor countries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588265388
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 624,442
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Rapley is academic visitor at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge. He is author of Globalization and Inequality: Neoliberalism's Downward Spiral and Ivoirien Capitalism: African Entrepreneurs in Côte d'Ivoire.

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Table of Contents

  • The Progress of Development.
  • Development Theory in the Postwar Period.
  • State-Led Development in Practice.
  • The Neoclassical Answer to Failure.
  • Neoclassical Reform in Practice.
  • Development Theory in the Wake of Structural Adjustment.
  • The End of the Developmental State.
  • The End of Development, or a New Beginning?
  • Conclusion.
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