Theories of Development, Second Edition: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives

Theories of Development, Second Edition: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives

by Richard Peet, Elaine Hartwick

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606230664
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2009
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Peet is Professor of Geography at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was a founding member of the "radical geography movement" and a long-time editor of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. His interests include development, global policy regimes, power, theory and philosophy, political ecology, and the causes of financial crises. The author of numerous articles, book reviews, and books, Dr. Peet is editor of a new radical journal, Human Geography.

Elaine Hartwick is Associate Professor of Geography at Framingham State College in Framingham, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in political, cultural, and regional geography and global development. She has published on a variety of topics, including commodity chains, consumer politics, social theory, and development geography, with a regional specialization in Southern Africa.

Table of Contents

1. Development

I. Conventional Theories of Development

2. Classical and Neoclassical Economics

3. From Keynesian Economics to Neoliberalism

4. Development as Modernization

II. Nonconventional, Critical Theories of Development

5. Marxism, Socialism, and Development

6. Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism, and Postdevelopmentalism

7. Feminist Theories of Development

III. Critical Modernism

8. Critical Modernism and Democratic Development


Instructors and students in geography, economics, politics, and sociology. Serves as a text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses such as Development, Economic Geography, Economic Development, and Geographic Theory.

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