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Re-Envisioning Global Development : A Horizontal Perspective, Paperback / softback Book

Re-Envisioning Global Development : A Horizontal Perspective Paperback / softback

Part of the Critical Issues in Global Politics series


Re-Envisioning Global Development offers an original conceptualisation of capitalist development from its origins to the present day. Most approaches to understanding contemporary development assume that industrial capitalism was achieved through a process of nationally organised economic growth, and that in recent years its organisation has become increasingly trans-local or global.

However, Halperin shows that nationally organised economic growth has rarely been the case - it has only recently come to characterise a few countries and for only a few decades.

This innovative text elaborates an alternative ontology and way of thinking about global development during the last two centuries - one linked, not to nations and regions, but to a set of essentially trans-national relations and connections.

It argues that capitalist development has, everywhere and from the start, involved-not whole nations or societies-but only sectors or geographical areas within states.

By bringing this aspect of historically `normal' capitalist development into clearer focus, the book clarifies the specific conditions and circumstances that enabled European economies to pursue a more broad-based development following World War II, and what prevented a similar outcome in the contemporary `third world'.

It also clarifies the nature, spatial extent, and circumstances of current globalising trends.

Wide-ranging and provocative, this book is required reading for advanced level students and scholars in development studies, development economics and political science.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 312 pages, 5 Line drawings, black and white; 16 Tables, black and white; 5 Illustrations, black and
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9780415467667



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