Development Theory and the Three Worlds

Towards an International Political Economy of Development

by: Bjorn Hettne

Development Theory and the Three Worlds
Author: Bjorn Hettne

Publisher: Longman

Series: Longman Development Studies

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Publication date: 24 May 1995 (REV)

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ISBN: 0582237386 ISBN 13: 9780582237384

Development Theory and the Three Worlds by Bjorn Hettne

An intellectual history of social science theories, helping towards development problems in the Three Worlds: developed capitalist countries (first world); socialist block (second world) and the developing countries (third world). Top page

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Provides a stimulating and substantive intellectual history of social science and development theories, helping towards an understanding of development theory and development problems in the three worlds. Describes early, primarily European, theories on development and how they were enriched, challenged and transformed in response to Third World realities. It moves on to discuss how this body of theory, Marxist and non-Marxist, has become increasingly relevant for understanding structural development problems, which are occurring in the rich world, and the relationships between development theory and the mainstream social sciences. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Longman

Edition details 2nd Revised edition

City: Harlow

Edition: REV

Pages: 336

More info: height 216 mm width 138 mm weight 406 gr thickness 19 mm

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Age recommended: Professional and scholarly

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC20) 330.1 Library of Congress Subject: HD75.H475

Departments: Development studies; Economic theory & philosophy; Political economy; International economics;

Record updated at: 19 September, 2013 time: 14:24

Summary Development Theory and the Three Worlds * Introduction: the Research Territory * Eurocentric Development Thinking * The Voice of the Other * The Globalization of Development Theory * Dimensions of Another Development * The Future of the European Model * Reorientation in Development Theory Top page

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