The Rise and Fall of Development Theory
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224 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: James Currey

The Rise and Fall of Development Theory

by Colin Leys

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'He makes immediate sense to anybody voting marginally to the left of Genghis Khan, Mrs Thatcher or Newt Gingrich.' - John Lonsdale, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
This work comments on three decades of development theory, discusses the determinants of the course of its evolution and decline, and exemplifies it from the viewpoint of a leading participant in the debate. Leys suggests that Africa has some lessons to teach about the meaning of uncontrolled capitalist development on a global scale.

North America: Indiana U Press
"...Colin Leys has provided an eminently readable, well argued and concise survey of western development theory, which provides much of interest for the initiated and novice alike ... an excellent student text... -" David Simon, THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT
"... a welcome and concise summing up...both a retrospective view of development theory and a prospective view of African development -" Lloyd M. Sachikonye, THE ZIMBABWEAN REVIEW
"... there is a great deal to be learned from this book by readers of any theoretical persuasion. Any intelligent and open-minded reader is likely to find his critique of rational choice theory, for instance, devastatingly incisive even if remaining sceptical of his claim that Marxism is especially well suited to remedy its deficiencies. -" Richard Jeffries, THE JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

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9780852553503

January 1996

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Title Details

224 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: James Currey