Written by one of the leading authorities in the field, the Second Edition of this successful book:
Situates students in the expanding field of development theory; Provides an unrivalled guide to the strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical approaches; Explains key concepts; Examines the shifts in theory; Offers an agenda for the future
In this book, the author brings a huge range of experience and knowledge about the relationship between the economically advanced and the emerging, developing nations.
Chapter 3: The Development of Development Theory: Towards Critical Globalism
The Development of Development Theory: Towards Critical Globalism
The prevalent note in development thinking has long been saying goodbye to paradigms. Many articles open by saying goodbye to modernization and dependency while insisting that no new paradigm will be proposed. The objections to these paradigms are familiar enough and there's no need to restate them here. Still this is not just a time of waiting for a text’. Several new departures in development thinking parallel general tendencies in social theory such as the problematization of modernity poststructuralism and postmodernism. Development discourse is examined in Foucauldian terms of power/knowledge (DuBois 1991, Escobar 1985, Marglin and Marglin 1990, Sachs 1992a), deconstructed (Johnston 1991), subjected to archaeological excavation (Sachs 1999), or ...