Published March 1996
by Univ of California La Center for .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
The division of the world into rich and poor nations, and the division within poor nations between a minority of rich people and a majority of poor people living at a minimum subsistence level, has been obvious to careful observers for a long time. This book gives an overview of the problems of underdevelopment confronting third-world countries, making use of both Marxist and neo . This book focuses on development in the global South and theorizes reasons for underdevelopment. It tests the extent that the government-business-media (GBM) complex drives development and how aid and foreign direct investment may hinder rather than drive development in the global South. Underdevelopment thus encompasses the ‘traditional’ peasant economy and also the export sector where the ‘modernizing’ influence of colonialism was felt. The book finally considers how the contemporary internationalization of capital affected the economies of the Third : Paperback. Book Description. First published in , this reissue deals with the theory of underdevelopment, as Dr. de Silva attempts a synthesis between the internal and external aspects of underdevelopment and, in the Marxist tradition, focuses on the impact of the external on the internal as the dominant reality.
The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. With a thoroughly revised list o /5(14). The fourth edition of 'Development and Underdevelopment' includes 12 new chapters that reflect recent contributions to the field. There are also new sections on the historical origins of the gap between rich and poor countries, and on the effects of /5(39). The Political Economy of Underdevelopment by S. B. D. De Silva, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Underdevelopment thus encompasses the ‘traditional’ peasant economy and also the export sector where the ‘modernizing’ influence of colonialism was felt. The book finally considers how the contemporary internationalization of capital affected the economies of the Third World.
The Political Economy of Underdevelopment in the Global South The Government-Business-Media Complex it is not only relevant for scholars of development but also for scholars in International Political Economy, given that the major issue areas of IPE all are covered, with regard to their implications for development.' Goethe-University. The aim is to provide a basic account, for Marxists and non-Marxists alike, interested in alternative strategies of development in the Third World. It offers a materialist political economy approach that should be useful to an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners. The book is organized into four parts. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Political economy and the study of social change in the third world --Methods of exploitation and the phenomenon of economic retardation --Underdevelopment in Latin America: historical roots --Colonialism in Asia: Indonesia, India, . The theories of underdevelopment are essentially dependency theories. This model relates to the scholars like Andre Gunder Frank, Samir Amin, Immanuel Wallerstein and H. Magdoff. Paul Baran, in his work The Political Economy of Growth (, first published in ), pioneered the theory of underdevelopment.