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Levels of Socio-Economic Development Theory

ISBN-10: 0275932869

ISBN-13: 9780275932862

Edition: 1990

Authors: David Jaffee

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Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and social scientists interested in a wide-ranging but concise review of contemporary theories of social and economic development will find this second edition invaluable. The coverage spans the disciplines of sociology, psychology, economics, political science, political economy, geography, and management. The theories are organized by "level of analysis"--individual, organizational, societal, and international--to provide the reader with a larger organizational scheme in which to understand the theoretical explanations and arguments and to emphasize the importance of developing linkages among the different levels. Some of the new topics discussed include: globalization, transnational organizational structures, debt, the transition from socialism to capitalism and human development.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Language: English

Preface to the First Editionp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
Introduction: The Meaning of Development and the Levels of Theoryp. 1
The Meaning of Socio-economic Developmentp. 3
Levels of Analysis and Social Scientific Explanationp. 8
The Plan of the Bookp. 14
Individual-Level Theories of Socio-economic Developmentp. 17
Individualism and Developmentp. 17
Modern Individuals and National Developmentp. 22
A Critical Assessment of Individual-Level Formulationsp. 29
The Human Capital Approachp. 37
Organizations and Developmentp. 43
Agricultural Organizationsp. 44
Industrialization: From Rural to Urban Organizationsp. 55
Industrial Organizations and Western Developmentp. 60
Modern Organizational Forms and Economic Successp. 64
The Transnational Corporationp. 76
Societal-Level Explanations I: Structural Modernization and Economic Growth Modelsp. 83
Structural Modernization and Socio-economic Developmentp. 83
Economic Models of Developmentp. 99
Alternative Measures of Developmentp. 108
Societal-Level Explanations II: Comparative Socio-economic Systems and Strategiesp. 117
Socio-economic Systems and Development: Capitalismp. 117
Socio-economic Systems and Development: Socialismp. 120
The Role of the State in Capitalist Economiesp. 123
Comparative Capitalismsp. 134
Socialist Transition to Market-based Economiesp. 143
The International System and the World Economyp. 151
Dependency/World-Economy Theoryp. 151
International-Level Mechanisms: Investment Dependence and the Debt Crisisp. 168
Critiques of Dependency/World-Economy Theoryp. 176
Globalization as a Qualitatively New Phenomenonp. 183
Assessing the Globalization Thesisp. 193
Conclusionp. 199
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 221
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