Twists and Turns of Development Discourse
Praveen Jha
THE NEW DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS AFTER THE WASHINGTON CONSENSUS by K.S. Jomo Tulika Books, New Delhi and Zed Books, 2006, 304 pp., 650
June 2006, volume 30, No 6

The volume under review is part of a trilogy aimed at offering a glimpse of an extremely rich legacy of the ideas and discourses on economic development, from a whole range of heterodox perspectives, as distinct from the mainstream neoclassical tradition. The other two volumes were reviewed in an earlier issue of this journal*, and the context of the trilogy and its tremendous usefulness were highlighted in that review. The present piece focuses specifically on the main concern of the third volume. The central concern of the volume under review here is the twists and turns in development discourses since the early 1980s, when Laissez Faire conservation started becoming ascendant globally as a counter-revolution against the ‘old’ development economics, although there are a couple of chapters dealing with other issues as well. Apart from the introductory note, there are fourteen substantive chapters.

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