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The Future of the Non-Western World in the Social Sciences of 19th Century England

by Ricardo K.S. MAK (Author)
Thesis 236 Pages

Summary

This book investigates what 19th century political economists, social evolutionists, anthropologists and new liberals, on whom modern development theorists draw heavily, and whom modern underdevelopment theorists attack mercilessly, had to say about the future of the non-Western World. Principally this book examines how these great minds of last century addressed the following questions: - Can non-Western nations develop further and repeat the changes that have occurred in Western nations since the 18th century? - Are the interactions between Western nations and non-Western nations obstacles or moving forces to the development of the latter? - Can the experience of Western nations serve as a guideline by means of which the non-Western nations can escape from stagnation? This book concludes that the 19th century social scientists' position laid closer to the underdevelopment theorists than to the development theorists.

Details

Pages
236
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631336977
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1999. 236 pp.

Biographical notes

Ricardo K.S. MAK (Author)

The Author: Ricardo King Sang Mak, Ph.D. (Regensburg), M.A., Ba Hons (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Assistant Professor in History, Hong Kong Baptist University. Major research areas include Sino-German relations and the transmission of Western thoughts to modern China.

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Title: The Future of the Non-Western World in the Social Sciences of 19th Century England