Social Development: Its Place in Development Policy

Muchkund Dubey




Social development has come to acquire a new salience in the literature and practice of development. Development is now perceived and defined in a way different from what it was during the first three decades after the Second World War. During that period, development was identified with growth in material output. Professor Rajni Kothari has very aptly described this early model of growth as one in which abstractions of gross domestic product (GDP) rates, saving ratios and technological coefficients ruled the roost, while human beings, social formations and even the structure of the State power were left out of the purview.1

The two concepts that dominated development ...

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