Theories and practices of development / Katie Willis.
By: Willis, Katie.Material type: BookSeries: Routledge perspectives on development.Publisher: Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2010Edition: 1st ed., Reprinted ed.Description: xvi, 236 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780415300537; 0415300533.Subject(s): Development economics | Economic development -- Social aspects | Economic development -- Political aspects | | BAEPS, Political Science October2017 October2018DDC classification: 338.9001 Online resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: what do we mean by development? -- Classical and neo-liberal development theories -- Structuralism, Neo-Marxism and Socialism -- Grassroots development -- Social and cultural dimensions of development -- Environment and development theory -- Globalization and development: problems and solutions? -- Conclusions.
This introductory text explains, and places in an historical context, the development theories behind contemporary debates, such as globalization. The author describes and explains how approaches to development have changed over time and how approaches vary spatially.