Drawing together recent changes in the debates with the history of the subject, The Process of Economic Development is a textbook with a story to tell. A discussion of recent events is integral to the book, with discussions ranging from
* the environment
* the debt crisis
* export led industrialization
* import substitution industrialization
* growth theory and technological capability
The book has an accessible style and format. Plentiful diagrams, boxed summaries, and end of chapter questions help the reader to grasp many-faceted topics.
Coverage includes Latin America, Africa and Asia giving students a uniquely balanced world picture.
“What an impressive book and tour de force! This is an unusual text in that it combines theory with practice. Usually books on development are either one or the other but rarely both as this is a difficult task to accomplish. But Cypher and Dietz have dared the impossible and succeeded against the odds. In short, this is an excellent introductory as well as comprehensive text.” — Cristobal Kay, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
- Author(s): James M. Cypher, James L. Dietz
- Number of pages: 568 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0415254167
- ISBN-13 : 9780415254168
- Publisher : Routledge; 2nd Edition (August 2, 2004)
- Language: : English