Rural Development: Capitalist and Socialist Paths (In 5 Volumes)

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Overview

  • Author :R.P. Misra
  • Year of Publication :1985
  • ISBN: :0000000671
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 1525
  • Size: 26 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Developmental Studies, Rural Development, Social Work, Sociology

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About the Book :

These set of volumes is based on a UNCRD study of the impact of national policies and programmes on rural development in eight developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. These volumes critically examines the national policies and programmes launched by the government to help the rural poor in the context of the newly emerging class structure and concludes that the process of modernization within the framework of the classical capitalist model has further strengthened the powerful and weakened the powerless. International capital has played a crucial role in the economy of Brazil and in the direction, pace and content of its development. The volumes examine in depth the implications of the capitalist model of development for rural municipals and families living in remote Amazonia. Continuing deprivation of the poor is what the Brazilian model of development has produced.


About Author :


R.P. Misra, Born in 1930, Prof. Misra did his BA (1952) and MA (1954) at the University of Allahabad, and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., USA in 1964. Author of 15 books and editor of over 30 volumes on Gandhian thought, local and regional planning, environment, and human development, Prof. Misra specializes in economic geography, urban and regional planning, sustainable development, Gandhian studies and peace research. After joining the University of Mysore, Department of Geography in 1965 as its head, he launched an interdisciplinary Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in 1968 and took over as its founder Director (1968-79).
He made a name in the field of Geography and local and regional planning both in India and abroad and was invited as Vice-Director of the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan (1979-83). Earlier, he was consultant/advisor at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, (UNRISD), Geneva, and UNDP, Teheran, Iran. Prof. Misra was Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University (1984-87) and Professor of Regional Planning at Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University (1987-95). He was honoured with prestigious Bhoogol Ratna award by the Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation, India.