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The Process of Development of Societies K.C. Alexander

The Process of Development of Societies

K.C. Alexander

Published July 7th 1994
ISBN : 9780803991712
Hardcover
212 pages
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Viewing development as a process of change that involves all elements of society: the economic, socio-cultural, political, physical structures, and the value system and way of life of the people, this volume comprehensively brings together ideasMoreViewing development as a process of change that involves all elements of society: the economic, socio-cultural, political, physical structures, and the value system and way of life of the people, this volume comprehensively brings together ideas about development and the transformation of societies from various disciplines. The ten chapters comprising this study outline the process of development and analyze the many facets of the concept of development. It provides rich insight into the characteristics of developing societies, theories of economic development, demographic problems in development, the role of agricultural development in economic transformation, the concomitant process of urbanization and market development, and the sociological and political aspects of development. This multidisciplinary work is essential reading for students and practitioners of development studies, sociology, and political science. Policymakers, planners, and organizations involved in development work will also appreciate this volume. Brings together insights from a variety of disciplines to expound his view on the phenomenon of development and transformation of societies. --Indian Express The book is interesting and provides a useful holistic and integrated approach to the development of not just the economy, but society as a whole. --The Hindustan Times The book would be found extremely useful by students of social disciplines and may turn out to be a textbook for a long time to come. --The Tribune This is a useful book. It is competently written, it covers wide ground, and it uses the disciplines of sociology and economics to examine the process of development from a holistic perspective. -Book Review