Dimensions of Development Theory

  • A. H. Somjee


Let us now examine the theoretical significance of the diversity of development experience of different societies, their socially and culturally shaped processes of economic and political development, and then identify within such processes the core issues which lie at the heart of those societies’ development in general.


Development Theory Development Study Development Experience Human Capacity Theory Culture 
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Notes and References

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    See in this connection Chapter 1, note 4.Google Scholar
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    For criticism of Soviet studies from this point of view, see Jerry F. Hough, The Soviet Union and Social Science Theory (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1977).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Ibid., p. 14.Google Scholar
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    A.H. Somjee, Political Capacity in Developing Societies, pp. 32–59.Google Scholar
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    See in this connection A.H. Somjee, Democracy and Political Change in Village India: A Case-Study.Google Scholar
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    A.H. Somjee, ‘Caste and the Decline of Political Homogeneity’, in American Political Science Review, September 1973.Google Scholar
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    A.H. Somjee, Political Capacity in Developing Societies, pp. 41–53.Google Scholar
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    A.H. Somjee, Democratic Process in A Developing Society.Google Scholar
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    M.N. Srinivas has argued that the horizontal consolidation of castes occurred as a result of the law and order provided by British rule in India. See in this connection his Caste in Modern India And Other Essays (Bombay: Asia Publishing House, 1962) pp. 70–6.Google Scholar
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    Max Weber, ‘Class, Status and Party’, in H.H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills (eds), From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1947) pp. 188–9.Google Scholar
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    Geeta Somjee and A.H. Somjee, Reaching Out To The Poor, pp. 136–47.Google Scholar
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    A.H. Somjee and Geeta Somjee, ‘Cooperative Dairying and the Profiles of Social Change in India’, in Economic Development and Cultural Change.Google Scholar
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    William Rowe, ‘The New Cauhans: A Caste Mobility Movement in Northern India’.Google Scholar
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    F.G. Bailey, Caste, Tribe and Nation (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1960).Google Scholar
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    See for details of this process A.H. Somjee, Political Society in Developing Countries.Google Scholar
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    Geeta Somjee and A.H. Somjee, Reaching Out To The Poor.Google Scholar
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    Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.Google Scholar
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    A.H. Somjee, The Political Theory of John Dewey (New York: Teachers’ College Columbia University Press, 1968).Google Scholar
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    The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edn (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1964) vol. xix, p. 446.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., vol. xi, p. 1089.Google Scholar

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© A.H. Somjee 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Somjee
    • 1
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityCanada

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