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The Geography of Underdevelopment: A Critical Survey

The Geography of Underdevelopment: A Critical Survey

1st Edition

Dean Forbes
March 15, 2013

First published in 1984, this title discusses the emergence of both the orthodox and political economy based approaches to underdevelopment in geography , critically assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and showing the relationship between intellectual developments and changing material...

The Development of Capitalism in Africa

The Development of Capitalism in Africa

1st Edition

John Sender, Sheila Smith
March 15, 2013

First published in 1986, this work challenges underdevelopment analyses of Africa’s past experiences and future prospects, and builds upon a very wide range of recent historical research to argue that the impact of Capitalism has resulted in economic progress and significant improvements in living...

Social Policy in Developing Countries

Social Policy in Developing Countries

1st Edition

Arthur Livingstone
March 15, 2013

This reissue, first published in 1969, is a study of contemporary social policy in developing countries, which places the emphasis upon the human needs and requirements for social change which confront any people and any government, wherever their political and international affiliations lie,...

Socialism and Underdevelopment

Socialism and Underdevelopment

1st Edition

Ken Post, Philip Wright
March 15, 2013

In this book, first published in 1989, Ken Post and Phil Wright provide a critical analysis of socialist construction in underdeveloped countries. Pointing out that all the socialist revolutions of the twentieth century have occurred in underdeveloped peripheral capitalist countries, they focus on...

Seaports and Development: The Experience of Kenya and Tanzania

Seaports and Development: The Experience of Kenya and Tanzania

1st Edition

B. S. Hoyle
March 15, 2013

This book, originally published in 1983, demonstrates the importance of seaports in the growth of less-developed countries. The author focuses on the character of port activity within the context of transport systems and regional economic planning. General principles of port development are...

West African Trade: A Study of Competition, Oligopoly and Monopoly in a Changing Economy

West African Trade: A Study of Competition, Oligopoly and Monopoly in a Changing Economy

1st Edition

P. T. Bauer
March 15, 2013

This groundbreaking work from the hugely influential economist P. T. Bauer, first published in 1954 and reissued with a new introduction in 1963, is a thorough and detailed analysis of the findings of the Colonial Economic Research Committee, from their investigation into the structure of West...

Womens' Roles and Population Trends in the Third World

Womens' Roles and Population Trends in the Third World

1st Edition

Richard Anker, Marya Buvinic, Nadia H. Youssef
March 15, 2013

First published in 1982, this collection was the result of an ambitious and wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary research programme conducted by the International Labour Office (ILO) on the relationship between women’s roles and demographic change, with a view to influencing contemporary government and...

Rethinking Development: Essays on Development and Southeast Asia

Rethinking Development: Essays on Development and Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Peter Preston
March 11, 2013

First published in 1987, this volume stresses the importance of development studies for sociology, as P. W. Preston argues that this field of study is emerging from the technical social scientific ghetto back into the mainstream of the ‘classical tradition’ of social theorizing, represented by Marx...

Patterns of Caribbean Development: An Interpretive Essay on Economic Change

Patterns of Caribbean Development: An Interpretive Essay on Economic Change

1st Edition

Jay Mandle
March 11, 2013

First published in 1982, this study attempts to put contemporary Caribbean development into historical perspective. By first constructing a Marxist framework for the study of development , Jay Mandle assesses the reasons why the region emerged underdeveloped and evaluates post-world-war two efforts...

Proletarianisation in the Third World: Studies in the Creation of a Labour Force Under Dependent Capitalism

Proletarianisation in the Third World: Studies in the Creation of a Labour Force Under Dependent Capitalism

1st Edition

Barry Munslow, Henry Finch
March 11, 2013

First published in 1984, this collection of twelve case studies examines the emergence of a free wage-labour force in all regions of the third world. Although the struggle and conflict through which the proletariat has achieved a degree of class consciousness is not neglected, the more dominant...

Population, Health and Nutrition in the Sahel: Issues in the Welfare of Selected West African Communities

Population, Health and Nutrition in the Sahel: Issues in the Welfare of Selected West African Communities

1st Edition

Allan G. Hill
March 11, 2013

This collection of studies, first published in 1985, describes some contemporary problems of selected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities of the West African Sahel. Several important features of the Sahel are illustrated: the significance of seasonal factors in causing periodic stress amongst...

Poverty, Class and Gender in Rural Africa: A Tanzanian Case Study

Poverty, Class and Gender in Rural Africa: A Tanzanian Case Study

1st Edition

John Sender, Sheila Smith
March 11, 2013

Focussing on a Fieldwork study of the West Usambaras in Tanzania, this study, first published in 1990, deals with processes of class formation and capitalist accumulation, and the dynamics of rural poverty and gender relations. Arguing that rural differentiation is systematically reinforced by the...

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