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Peet (geography, Clark U.) and Hartwick (geography, Framingham State College) have rewritten their 1999 work such that, in addition to addressing evolving global economic realities, it is now a more critical survey of the main theories of socioeconomic development. They address conventional theories of development in chapters covering classical, neoclassical, Keynesian, and neoliberal economics, as well modernization theory. They next present chapters on Marxism, socialism, and development; post structuralism, postcolonialism, and postdevelopmentalism; feminist theories of development; and critical modernism and democratic development. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Widely adopted, this text critically evaluates the leading theories of international economic development, from classical economic and sociological models to Marxist, poststructuralist, and feminist perspectives. No other book provides such comprehensive coverage or links the theories as incisively to contemporary world events and policy debates. Reexamining neoliberal conceptions of economic growth, the authors show what a more just and democratic form of development might look like today.

About the Author

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

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606230657
Author:
Peet, Richard
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Author:
Hartwick, Elaine
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
SOC042000
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Widely adopted, this text critically evaluates the leading theories of international economic development, from classical economic and sociological models to Marxist, poststructuralist, and feminist perspectives. No other book provides such comprehensive coverage or links the theories as incisively to contemporary world events and policy debates. Reexamining neoliberal conceptions of economic growth, the authors show what a more just and democratic form of development might look like today.

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