Global Capitalism: Theories of Societal Development
About this book
From cover:Theories of societal development cannot be wholly separated from ideology. This relationship between science and values is especially evident in issues such as the development of some people at the expense of others. This book reviews development theories, and conjectures how a global development theory might evolve. The author maintains that a politicized development theory should extend the frontiers of democracy into every aspect of human existence. He employs a dynamic structural Marxism to interpret the history and contemporary geography of capitalism.
This is an excellent book that gives a comprehensive account of a wide range of theories on economic development in the Global South and the strengths and weaknesses of contending ideologies that have dominated much of the discourse. A more thorough review is forthcoming, once I have the time to write it.