First published in 1987, this book comprises a critical evaluation of Marxist, Gramscian and pluralist theories of social development; the application of these theories, chiefly to Third World countries: hence consideration of the problems of 'specificity', general theory and social change. This is followed by an assessment of the stages of economic development in relation to state power and politics; and the role of the 'external': the impact of the world market economy and the security imperative.
The book is not a discussion of theory, but of theory-in-practice. Above all, it represents a continuing debate between Marxism and pluralism - on the themes of accumulation, power, legitimacy - resulting in convergence.
|Size: ||566 KB|
|Date published: || 2010|
|ISBN: ||2370005511619 (EPUB)|