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."
"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