05 September 2007
Author: Zainab Hussain Siddiqui
Publication Date: 2007
The world today is witness to phenomenal and unprecedented strides in growth and development in an increasingly polarized fashion (Safier, 2005). Why global disparities occur and how they can be mitigated are fundamental questions that lie at the heart of the development debate. In an attempt to answer these questions, two schools of thought, namely the "neo-liberals" and the "structuralists", have surfaced in development literature with fundamentally different ideological stands and often divergent perceptions on the historical interpretation of facts.