1 Classical Theories 10
2 Catch–up Theories 33
3 Golden Age Theories 56
4 Neoliberal and Neostatist Theories 85
5 Alternative Theories 118
6 Contemporary Theoretical Directions 145
Philip McMichael, Cornell University
"′Development′ is the name we give to the third most important set of issues facing mankind, after nuclear proliferation and climate change. Anthony Payne and Nicola Phillips explain the evolution of the intellectual debate about the subject, starting with the eighteenth century classical political economists and continuing up to the present. Comprehensive and elegantly written, their study is about the best available between two covers."
Robert Wade, London School of Economics
"This is a timely, valuable and important book which clarifies significantly the often vaguely used concept of ′development′ by placing it firmly in the contemporary global context and anchoring it authoritatively in a multi–disciplinary understanding of the interactions of political and economic processes."
Adrian Leftwich, University of York
"This book makes a refreshing contribution to the understanding of the development debates and, more importantly, it rehabilitates the concept by rooting it in the broader intellectual enterprise of political economy. A most welcome resource. A job well done!"
Diana Tussie , FLACSO, Argentina