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The Many Faces of Socioeconomic Change

John Toye


This book provides a survey of different ways in which economic sociocultural and political aspects of human progress have been studied since the time of Adam Smith. Inevitably, over such a long time span, it has been necessary to concentrate on highlighting the most significant contributions, rather than attempting an exhaustive treatment. The aim has been to bring into focus an outline of the main long-term changes in the way that socioeconomic development has been envisaged. The argument presented is that the idea of socioeconomic development emerged with the creation of grand evolutionary ... More

Keywords: survey, sociology, evolution, narrative, economic development, experts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198723349
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198723349.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Toye, author
Chair of the Advisory Committee, Department of International Development, Oxford University