Nederveen Pieterse: Development Theory. pb

  • Development Theory.
  • Nederveen Pieterse, Jan
  • Pb., 272 pages, black & white tables, figures, 234 x 156 mm. Second edition, 2009
'This exciting book is a tour de force, spanning a broad range of approaches to development. It does not stop at critique, as so many previous books on these issues have done, but offers a unique perspective on future possibilities and the shape of things to come. It should be essential reading on all development studies courses' - Andrea Cornwall, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex Praise for the previous edition: 'This marvellous book should be read by every social scientist interested in development studies' - Keith Griffin, University of California, Riverside This is the second edition of this successful book.

Written by one of the leading authorities in the field, the 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.