Critical Development Theory

Contributions to a New Paradigm

Ronaldo Munck and Denis O'Hearn

Critical Development Theory

Ronaldo Munck and Denis O'Hearn

Distributed for Zed Books

240 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 1999  
Paper $46.95 ISBN: 9781856496384 Published March 1999 For sale in North and South America only
In the late 20th century, there has been a rethinking of the whole concept of development, including a growing awareness of its gender, cultural and environmental dimensions, and the impact of globalization. The contributors to this volume seek to extend these debates to a more fundamental level, tackling such issues as the crisis of development as an intellectual and practical project, the need for a break with development as a Eurocentric concept, and the viability of alternative, non-Western forms of development. The contributors aim to transcend critiques of development which simply engage in a blanket dismissal of the whole enterprise and instead offer ways of re-engaging with reality that, despite globalization, is still a dimension of the late-20th century.
Contents
About the Contributors
Preface
1. The Myth of Development: A Critique of a Eurocentric Discourse - Vincent Tucker

Part 1: Critical Perspectives
2. On Oppositional Postmodernism - Boaventura de Sousa Santos
3. Development and the Locations of Eurocentrism - Ziauddin Sardar
4. Critical Holism and the Tao of Development - Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Part 2: Political Economy
5. Reintegrating Production and Consumption, or Why Political Economy Still Matters - Diane Perrons
6. Tigers and Transnational Corporations: Pathways from the Periphery? - Denis O'Hearn
7. The Place of Development in Theories of Imperialism and Globalization - Bob Sutcliffe

Part 3: Polemical Perspectives
8. Is it Possible to Build a Sustainable World? - Richard Douthwaite
9. Cultural politics and (post) Development Paradigm(s) - G.H. Fagan
10. Deconstructing Development Discourses: of Impasses, Alternatives and Politics - Ronaldo Munck
Index
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