Capitalism, Colonialism and Dependency
This is a new introductory text providing an up-to-date account of
leading theories of development. The book includes a discussion of
classical accounts of development, particularly that of Marx, but
also considers current debates on the issue. Theories of
imperialism, neo-imperialism, dependency, world systems theory and
other conceptions are all given full and balanced consideration. A
feature of the work is the connections drawn between theoretical
interpretation and empirical application: in this respect, the
author concentrates particularly upon drawing materials from the
Latin American experiences.
Readable, accurate and incisive, the book also provides an
original standpoint upon problems of development. It will be of
interest to students and professionals in sociology, political
sciences and anthropology.