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Westernizing the Third World : The Eurocentricity of Economic Development Theories - Ozay Mehmet

Westernizing the Third World

The Eurocentricity of Economic Development Theories

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Published: 17th August 1999
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The second edition of this successful and popular text has been updated and revised to include recent issues in development economics.
Significant new additions include:
* Asian values and development
* democracy, human rights and good governance
* globalization and development
* boxed summaries of key arguments and glossary.
Westernizing the Third World identifies the mainstream economic theories which have been employed in developing countries. The author examines these and explains why Eurocentric concepts are not suitable for the developing world.

"A useful addition to the literature, this volume is recommended for all students, researchers, and practitioners of developmental economics." -"Choice "This book uses a very impressive list of research by major development economists to show that economic development efforts in Third World countries...have failed because economic development was and is still based on Western theories and prescriptions with unrealistic assumptions and startling contradictions.... The book skillfully dissects mainstream economic theory and presents a very compelling argument for the failure of economic development strategies in Third World countries. The research presented in this book is most comprehensive, practical and current." -The Southern Economic Journal

List of figures
List of boxes
Preface to the second edition
Westernizing the Third Worldp. 1
Classical (pre-1914) economic development theoriesp. 33
Postwar neo-classical theories, 1945-1973p. 58
Model-building and macro-planningp. 95
The new economic order: false start 1973p. 111
The latest state of the art: economic development theorizing since 1980p. 121
Conclusion and future agendap. 147
Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 192
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ISBN: 9780415205733
ISBN-10: 0415205735
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 17th August 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition