The Geography of Underdevelopment: A Critical Survey by Dean ForbesThe Geography of Underdevelopment: A Critical Survey by Dean Forbes

The Geography of Underdevelopment: A Critical Survey

byDean ForbesEditorDean Forbes

Hardcover | January 24, 2011

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First published in 1984, this title discusses the emergence of both the orthodox and political economy based approaches to underdevelopment in geography , critically assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and showing the relationship between intellectual developments and changing material conditions.

The work is primarily concerned with theories, though it does contain much empirical material drawn from throughout the Third World. The book examines the emergence of theories of development historically and considers the various contemporary theoretical 'schools', both Marxist and non-Marxist. It goes on to consider four aspects of development which are of particular interest to geographers, namely the world economy, regional imbalances, the human-nature theme and the analysis of urban space, and concludes by suggesting some directions for future research.

Title:The Geography of Underdevelopment: A Critical SurveyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:January 24, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415595053

ISBN - 13:9780415595056


Table of Contents

Part I: Geography and Development  1. World Development in a Historical Context  2. Geography and Imperialism 1870-1930  3. Geography, Area Studies, and Development Studies Part II: The Political Economy of Underdevelopment  4. Theories of Imperialism and Underdevelopment  5. Post-Dependency Theories of Underdevelopment Part III: Regionalism, Urbanisation and Underdevelopment  6. Social Theory and Regional Uneven Development  7. Migration, Circulation and Urbanisation in Indonesia  8. Conflict and Class in the City