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Conclusion

  • Andrew Webster
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Abstract

This book has explored different conceptions of ‘development’ and explanation for world inequality and Third World disadvantage. Accounts vary as to the ‘problem’ of development and what solution might be appropriate. We saw, for example, differing conceptions of the ‘problems’ of population, development planning, political instability and limited industrial growth. Modernisation theory and underdevelopment theory (in its various forms) have framed much of the analysis. We have also seen how a third approach, that of the ecological, populist critique of industrialisation, shapes the development debate, raising vital environmental and social problems ignored by the first two.

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