Development | VOL. 14, ISSUE 85, July-August 2014 |

Regional Development and Planning in India

The understanding of development depends on the way it is defined. In 1995 Jonathan Crush, a global development studies professor at Queen’s, formulated in his book ‘Power of Development’ that development depends on who defines it, and for whom. As the origin of the concept of development lay in the western world, it remained Eurocentric for a considerable period and laid significant emphasis on the ‘capitalist form of growth’, or in the ‘growth of national income’. Regional development was thus...

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