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Development in Theory and Practice

Latin American Perspectives

Ronald H. Chilcote - Contributions by Haroldo Dilla Alfonso; Thomas Angotti; Ricardo Antunes; David Barkin; Dave Broad; Doug Brown; Ronald H. Chilcote; Agustín Cueva; Enrique Dussel; Joel C. Edelstein; Raúl A. Fernández; Frank T. Fitzgerald; André Gunder Frank; Michael González-Cruz; TimothyF Harding; Richard L. Harris; Keith A. Haynes; Colin Henfrey; Claudio Katz; Manuel Maldonado-Denis; Ronaldo Munck; George Novack; José Nun; José F. Ocampo; Tânia Pellegrini; James F. Petras; Aníbal Quijano; Cathy A. Rakowski; Eduardo Rosenzvaig; David F.Ruccio; Rodolfo Stavenhagen; Frederick Weaver Stirton; Heather Williams and Tamar Diana Wilson

This definitive reader brings together seminal articles on development in Latin America. Tracing the concepts and major debates surrounding the issue, the text focuses on development theory through three contrasting historical perspectives: imperialism, underdevelopment and dependency, and globalization. By offering a rich array of essays from Latin American Perspectives, the book allows students to sample all the important trends in the field. A new general introduction and conclusion, along with part introductions, contextualize each selection.

One of the leading figures in development studies, Ronald Chilcote shows in this text why work on imperialism dating to the turn of the twentieth century informs the controversies on dependency and underdevelopment during the 1960s and 1970s as well as the globalization debates of the past decade. If students are to understand development in Latin America, they must not only be familiar with historical examples and recognize that various theoretical perspectives affect our interpretation of events, they must be willing to keep an open mind. Thus, rather than setting out established premises, this reader offers different points of view, raising provocative questions about Latin America that remain largely unanswered even today. Students will come away from this rewarding collection ready to pursue new understanding through critical inquiry and thinking.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 408Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
978-0-7425-2392-0 • Hardback • July 2003 • $106.00 • (£70.00)
978-0-7425-2393-7 • Paperback • June 2003 • $46.00 • (£31.95)
Ronald H. Chilcote is professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Riverside, and managing editor of Latin American Perspectives.
Chapter 1 Theories of Development: Imperialism, Dependency, or Globalization?
Part 2 Part I: Imperialism:The Search for a Theory
Chapter 3 Capitalism and Imperialism in Latin America: Historical Considerations
Part 4 Part II: The Dependency Debates
Part 5 Debate One
Chapter 6 Dependency Theory: A Reassessment
Chapter 7 Between Underdevelopment and Revolution
Chapter 8 Dependence Is Dead, Long Live Dependence and the Class Struggle: A Reply to Critics
Chapter 9 A Theory of Imperialism, Not Dependence
Part 10 Debate Two
Chapter 11 Dependency: Nationalism and the State in Latin America
Chapter 12 Problems of Dependency Theory
Part 13 Debate Three
Chapter 14 Issues of Theory in Dependency and Marxism
Chapter 15 Imperialism and Dependency: Recent Debates and Old Dead Ends
Part 16 Debate Four
Chapter 17 Post-Marxism: The Retreat from Class in Latin America
Chapter 18 Marx and the Concept of Dependency
Part 19 Part III: Capitalist and Socialist Development: Mainstream and Alternative Theory and Practice
Part 20 Neoliberalist Development
Chapter 21 Neoliberalism
Part 22 Informal Sector Development
Chapter 23 Theoretical Approaches to the Informal Sector
Part 24 Urban Planned Development
Chapter 25 Urbanization and Planning: Inequality and Unsustainability
Part 26 Democratic or Political Development
Chapter 27 Democratization and Class Struggle
Part 28 Internationalization of Capital
Chapter 29 Internationalization of Capital
Part 30 Modes of Production
Chapter 31 Dependency, Modes of Production, and the Class Analysis of Latin America
Part 32 Combined and Uneven Development
Chapter 33 Combined and Uneven Development in Latin America
Part 34 Social Structures of Accumulation
Chapter 35 Capitalist Accumulation and the Marginal Mass Thesis
Chapter 36 Imperialism and Marginality in Latin America
Part 37 Late Capitalism
Chapter 38 Late Capitalism and Cultural Production
Part 39 World System
Chapter 40 Dependency and World System Theory
Part 41 Globalization
Chapter 42 Globalization and Globalism in Latin America and the Carribean
Chapter 43 A Theoretical Understanding of Globalization
Part 44 Part IV: The Question of Transitions: Capitalist and Socialist
Chapter 45 The Transition to Socialism in Latin America
Chapter 47 Mass Participation and the Transition to Socialism: A Critique of Petras and Fitzgerald
Part 48 Part V: Case Studies in Capitalist Development: Impact and Consequences
Part 49 General Latin America
Chapter 50 Rural Responses to Neoliberal Strategy
Chapter 51 Workers' Resistance to Structural Adjustment and the Social Pact in Latin America
Part 52 Brazil
Chapter 53 Trade Unionism and Struggles
Part 54 Puerto Rico
Chapter 55 The Colonial and Imperialist Experience
Chapter 56 The Weakness of the Bourgeoisie in the National Revolution
Part 57 Mexico
Chapter 58 The Barzón Debtors' Movement
Part 59 Venezuela
Chapter 60 Planned Development and Women's Power
Part 61 Part VI: Case Studies in Socialist Development: Obstacles and Contradictions
Part 62 Cuba
Chapter 63 Between Utopia and the World Market
Chapter 64 The Future of Democracy in Cuba: Debates
Part 65 Nicaragua
Chapter 66 Sandinismo and the Problem of Democratic Hegemony
Chapter 67 State, Class, and Transition in Nicaragua
Chapter 68 Revolution, Counterrevolution, and Imperialism
A concise and valuable critique of the most important themes in Latin American economic development. Recommended.

This collection of essays provides an excellent compendium of readings on a wide range of important topics related to development, capitalism, socialism, imperialism, and Latin American politics and economic affairs.
Richard Harris, California State University, Monterey Bay