Theories of Development, Third Edition Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/7/2015
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Author Biography

Richard Peet, PhD, is Professor of Geography at Clark University, where he was a founding member of the “radical geography movement” and long-time editor of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. His interests include development, global policy regimes, power, theory and philosophy, political ecology, and finance capitalism. The author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews, Dr. Peet is editor of the radical journal Human Geography.

Elaine Hartwick, PhD, is Professor of Geography at Framingham State University, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in political, cultural, and regional geography and global development. She has published on commodity chains, consumer politics, social theory and development geography, with a regional specialization on Southern Africa.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Growth versus Development
I. Conventional Theories of Development
2. Classical and Neoclassical Economics
3. From Keynesian Economics to Neoliberalism
4. Development as Modernization
II. Nonconventional, Critical Theories of Development
5. Marxism, Socialism, and Development
6. Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism, and Postdevelopmentalism
7. Feminist Theories of Development
III. Critical Modernism
8. Critical Modernism and Democratic Development

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