Economic Theories of Development: An Analysis of Competing Paradigms - Diana HuntNew York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo & Singapore: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1989, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Previous owners' name to the upper wrapper verso.
A Later Printing.
From the cover: “The study of economic development over the last half century has stimulated a wealth of ideas and theories. As a result students of development economics are faced with a diversity of analytical approaches in the literature reflecting a range of different perceptions of the processes of development and underdevelopment. Diana Hunt categorises these differing perspectives into six distinct paradigms to help all concerned with the development process better understand the debates.
She identifies six basic paradigms: structuralist, expanding capitalist nucleus, neo-Marxist, Maoist, basic needs and neo-classical; and also explores a seventh possibility in dependency theory. The book critically analyses the main features of each paradigm and provides a detailed assessment of their implications for development policy. It also provides an invaluable guide to the theoretical heritage of development economics and a stimulating account of the evolution of the discipline.
All students and scholars concerned with the development process will find this book to be an indispensable source of information and references.”