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Capitalism and Development

Edited By: Leslie Sklair

372 pages, Tabs


Paperback | Dec 1994 | #83576 | ISBN: 0415075475
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This book seeks to clarify the history and theory of capitalist development. It provides an outline to the main concepts of capitalist theories of development and a series of critiques of the main problems that capitalist development still has to solve around the world. The book also includes an examination of key sectors of capitalist development - electronics, automobiles, agribusiness, apparel and the cross-cutting areas of commodity chains and women's work). These chapters ask if capitalism cannot "develop the Third World" through these industries, then how can it do so at all? The contributors argue that not even the most enthusiastic proponents of the capitalist road to development would argue that capitalism has solved all its problems in the Third World. The book will interest students in Social Science, development and international business studies courses; the public interested in "Third World" issues; and people working in development agencies of various types. Contributors: Henry Bernstein; Mahmoud Dhaouadi; Rhys Jenkins; Kyong-Dong Kim; Maria Mies; Ronaldo Munck; Michael Redclift; Leslie Sklair; Immanuel Wallerstein; Diane Elson; Gary Gereffi; David Harrison; Jeffrey Henderson; Richard Child Hill and Yong Joo Lee; Philip McMichael and Laura Reynolds; Ruth Pearson.


Histories and theories of capitalist development; development - lodestar or illusion, Henry Berntein; democracy and development - deconstruction and debate, Mahmoud Dhaouadi; Agrarian classes in capitalist development, Rhys Jenkins; capitalist development in the NICS, Kyong-Dong Kim; Confucianism and capitalist development in East Asia, Maria Mies; gender and global capitalism, Ronaldo Munck; development and the environment - managing the contradictions?, Michael Redclift; capitalism, humane development and other underdevelopment, Leslie Sklair; capitalism and development in global perspective; uneven development and the textiles and clothing industry, Diane Elson; capitalism, develoment and global commodity chains, Gary Gereffi; tourism, capitalism and development in less developed countries, David Harrison; electronics industries and the developing world - uneven contributions and uncertain prospects, Jeffrey Henderson; Japanese multinationals and East Asian development - the case of the automobile industry, Richard Child Hill and Yong Joo Lee; capitalism, agriculture and world economy, Philip McMichael and Laura Reynolds; gender and Third World industrialization, Ruth Pearson;

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