In This Review

Out From Underdevelopment
Out From Underdevelopment
By James H. Mittelman
St. Martin's, 1988, 204 pp

Dissatisfied with the several brands of conventional wisdom about economic development-and who is not?-and impressed with some key elements of Marxian analysis, especially concerning accumulation, Professor Mittelman of Queens College vigorously takes on a whole set of central issues. A study of Mozambique and episodes from other countries punctuate his broader analysis. He leans toward collective self-reliance and "managing the ties of dependency." He does not lay out specific programs because he is well aware of the two-sidedness of most measures and the complexity of underdevelopment.