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Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

by David Simon(ed.)
Fifty Key Thinkers on Development by David Simon
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The essential guide to the world’s most influential development thinkers, this authoritative text presents a unique guide to the lives and ideas of leading contributors to the contested terrain of development studies.

Reflecting the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the area, the book includes entries on:

* modernisers like Hirshman, Kindleberger and Rostow

* dependencistas such as Frank, Cardoso and Amin

* progressives like Prebisch, Helleiner and Streeten

* political leaders enunciating radical alternative visions of development, such as Mao, Nkrumah and Nyerere

* progenitors of religiously or spiritually inspired development, such as Gandhi and Ariyaratne

* development-environment thinkers like Blaikie, Brookfield and Shiva.

This is a fascinating and readable introduction to the major figures that have shaped the field, ideal for anyone studying or working in the area.

Taylor and Francis; May 2006
321 pages; ISBN 9781134304868
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Title: Fifty Key Thinkers on Development
Author: David Simon
 
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