Bibliographic Details

Capitalist world development : a critique of radical development geography / Stuart Corbridge.

Author / Creator Corbridge, Stuart
Imprint Totowa, N.J. : Rowman & Littlefield, 1986.
Description xi, 295 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Subject Capitalism
Marxian economics
Economic development
Economic assistance -- Foreign countries.
Economic development.
Marxian economics.
Developing countries -- Dependency on foreign countries
Developing countries.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 0847675092 : $35.00 (est.)
0847675106 (pbk.) : $15.95 (est.)
Notes Includes indexes.
Bibliography: p. 262-284.
Review by Choice Review

This book avoids most of the convoluted and turgid writing of much Marxist literature. However, it requires some background in economic theory and contemporary political economy to understand and considerable patience and stamina to assimilate. The effort is likely to be worthwhile, since this is the first comprehensive critical analysis of the radical (or Marxist or socialist) geographic approach to problems of economic development. Included are such topics as neo-Marxism, structural Marxism, population growth, industrialization, transnational corporations, imperialism, and geopolitics. They are discussed almost in debating style, using the first person singular extensively. The result is a lively and very important analysis of the still-growing radical school of human geography. Extensive notes; a very large bibliography; two indexes. Upper-division and graduate collections.-M.I. Glassner, Southern Connecticut State University

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
Review by Choice Review