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CORNELIA BUTLER FLORA & JAN L. FLORA

In: 21st Century Sociology

Chapter 50: The Sociology of Development

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The Sociology of Development
The sociology of development

Development can be viewed as “organized social change” (McMichael 2000). Social change has long been a topic for social theorists and sociological studies. But viewing it as influenced by the intentionality of external actors is relatively recent and refers primarily to the economic performance of the global South1 (Elliott 1994:10).

The development era and the modernization project began in ...

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