Following the death of W.W. Rostow, the present paper investigates his contribution to development theories. After a reconstruction of the international political and economic background of his studies of the 1950s and 1960s, the paper contrasts Rostow’ approach with those of the main theories of that time, from the socialist model of development to the dependency theory. Then, the validity of Rostow’s ideas is examined in the light of the changes occurred in the international arena in the subsequent decades. The conclusion is that, in spite of their significant weak spots, his ideas fared relatively better than those of some of his main opponents.

W.W. Rostow and his contribution to development studies: A note / Solivetti, Luigi Maria. - In: JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES. - ISSN 0022-0388. - STAMPA. - 41:4(2005), pp. 719-724. [10.1080/00220380500092903]

W.W. Rostow and his contribution to development studies: A note

SOLIVETTI, Luigi Maria
2005

Abstract

Following the death of W.W. Rostow, the present paper investigates his contribution to development theories. After a reconstruction of the international political and economic background of his studies of the 1950s and 1960s, the paper contrasts Rostow’ approach with those of the main theories of that time, from the socialist model of development to the dependency theory. Then, the validity of Rostow’s ideas is examined in the light of the changes occurred in the international arena in the subsequent decades. The conclusion is that, in spite of their significant weak spots, his ideas fared relatively better than those of some of his main opponents.
2005
development; stages of growth; economic policy
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W.W. Rostow and his contribution to development studies: A note / Solivetti, Luigi Maria. - In: JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES. - ISSN 0022-0388. - STAMPA. - 41:4(2005), pp. 719-724. [10.1080/00220380500092903]
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