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Westernizing the Third World: The…

Westernizing the Third World: The Eurocentricity of Economic Development…

by Ozay Mehmet

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Is development theory Eurocentric? Development was an idealistic mission in the postwar period, pursued with great optimism and generosity. Now, against a rising tide of mass poverty, refugees and displaced persons, and social injustice, many developing countries are worse off than in 1970. Why has Third World development failed? Westernising the Third World: The Eurocentricity of Economic Development Theories blames this failure on Western theories and prescriptions. The author identifies the mainstream economic theories and demonstrates that they are eurocentric and unsuitable for the devloping world. The volume examines both Classical theories of economic development and their postwar Neo-Classical counterparts, arguing that these are fundamentally flawed because of their normative assumptions. Further chapters move on to discuss model building and macro-planning and the New Economic Order. The book concludes with an appraisal of the current situation and an examination of the future agenda for development studies.

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