Class dynamics of development: a methodological note

Liam Campling, Satoshi Miyamura, Jonathan Pattenden, Benjamin Selwyn

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This article argues that class relations are constitutive of development processes and central to understanding inequality within and between countries. Class is conceived as arising out of exploitative social relations of production, but is formulated through and expressed by multiple determinations. The article illustrates and explains the diversity of forms of class relations, and the ways in which they interplay with other social relations of dominance and subordination, such as gender and ethnicity. This is part of a wider project to revitalise class analysis in the study of development problems and experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1745-1767
Number of pages23
JournalThird World Quarterly
Issue number10
Early online date15 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016


  • class analysis
  • Marxism
  • development
  • method

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