Theory and Practice in the Third World
"Emphasizing a close link between development theory and the actual practice of economic policymaking, Rapley grounds the discussion in a way that will be much appreciated by both students and their instructors.... [He] writes with a rare clarity." Bruce E. Moon, American Political Science Review "Concise, yet all encompassing and meticulously referenced.... Rapley's study is determined to unravel the intricacies of development practice across the third world and map out its intellectual roots. The project certainly succeeds in these goals." Firooza Pavri, Progress in Development Studies"
John Rapley is senior lecturer in the Department of Government, University of the West Indies (Mona). His publications include Globalization and Inequality: Neoliberalism's Downward Spiral.
The Progress of Development. Development Theory in the Postwar Period. State-Led Development in Practice. The Neoclassical Answer to Failure. Neoclassical Reform in Practice. Development Theory in the Wake of Structural Adjustment. The End of the Developmental State. The End of Development, or A New Beginning? Conclusion.