Sociology of Development
The term 'development' originally referred only to economic growth. Later, it passed through paradigmatic shifts to assume an inclusive conceptual status into which merged the processes of development in economic, social, and political aspects of society. The characteristics of development are akin to those of modernization. Both determine each other. A society would not proceed on the path of development unless it adopts what are considered as modern values. Today, the planning for development is concerned, not only with augmenting quality production, but also ensuring sustainability of development. Sociology of development is the field of study which tends to understand the interface of society and economy. This book explores how both cultural-structural development and economic development influence each other in India. Apart from the concept and paradigms of development, important Indian issues are discussed, including: the theories of development and underdevelopment, paths and agencies of development, structure, culture and development, urbanization and development, technology and development, economic reforms in India, globalization, entrepreneurship, and modernization.
Publication Date: 12/31/2010