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Intereconomics

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 296–301 | Cite as

A critique of the socio-cultural approach to development planning

  • Dirk Kohnert
Articles Development Strategy

Abstract

Recent reflections on development policy have tried to eliminate the weak points in the economically oriented development theories which have dominated development planning up to now, and the traditional modernisation theories complementary to them. The propagation of strategies geared towards overcoming technological and cultural dependence is one result of such rethinking. The following article takes Black Africa as its case example for a critical appraisal of this “socio-cultural” approach.

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  • Dirk Kohnert
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  1. 1.University of BielefeldBielefeld

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