A Theory of Sustainable Sociocultural and Economic Development

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-01-13
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Why do some countries' economies struggle to develop, even when they are the focus of so much research and international funding? While recognizing that the obstacles facing poor nations are many and complex, Rabie proposes that the roots of most obstacles are sociocultural; thus, sociocultural transformation and economic restructuring can only be successful when treated as interconnected, mutually beneficial objectives. A Theory of Sustainable Sociocultural and Economic Development outlines an innovative model capable of identifying the major obstacles hindering poor nations' development in general, and the sociocultural and political obstacles in particular, placing them in their proper historical contexts, and addressing them comprehensively.

Author Biography

Mohamed Rabie was previously Distinguished Professor of International Political Economy at The Rabat School of Governance and Economics, Morocco. He has studied on four continents; taught at several universities including Georgetown University, USA, and Kuwait University; lectured at more than 80 academic institutions worldwide; and published 37 books and over 1,000 papers and articles. His interests, writings, and activities reflect a strong commitment to peace, freedom, and social justice.

Table of Contents

1. The Meaning of Development
2. Meaning of Sustainable Development
3. Culture and Society
4. Development of Human Societies
5. Economy and Society
6. Economy and Globalization
7. Perspectives on Development
8. Cultural Theory of Development
9. Obstacles to Development
10. Education and Development
11. Stages of Sociocultural Transformation
12. Toward Sustainable Development
13. A World in Transition
14. Concluding Remarks

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