This exciting book is a tour de force, spanning a broad range of approaches to development. It does t stop at critique, as so many previous books on these issues have done, but offers a unique perspective on future possibilities and the shape of things to come. It should be essential reading on all development studies courses . - Andrea Cornwall, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex Praise for the previous edition: This marvellous book should be read by every social scientist interested in development studies . - Keith Griffin, University of California, Riverside This is the second edition of this successful book. Written by one of the leading authorities in the field, it: * Situates students in the expanding field of development theory. *Provides an unrivalled guide to the strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical approaches. *Explains key concepts. *Examines the shifts in theory. *Offers an agenda for the future. Jan Nederveen brings together a huge range of experience and kwledge about the relationship between the ecomically advanced and the emerging, developing nations.
Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Professor in the Sociology of Development, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Other books he has authored include Empire and emancipation: power and liberation on a world scale, White on black: images of Africa and blacks in western popular culture, Globalization and culture: global melange, Globalization or empire?, Ethnicities and global multiculture: pants for an octopus and Is there hope for Uncle Sam? Beyond the American bubble. He has also edited a number of titles, including Christianity and hegemony: religion and politics on the frontiers of social change, Emancipations, modern and postmodern,The decolonization of imagination: culture, knowledge and power (co-edited), Humanitarian intervention and beyond: world orders in the making, Global futures: shaping globalization, Globalization and social movements (co-edited), Politics of globalization (co-edited) and Globalization and emerging societies: development and inequality (co-edited).
Jan Nederveen Pieterse
SAGE Publications Ltd
Date of Publication
Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
Published in Association with Theory, Culture & Society