This paper examines the meaning of development with a focus on the work of Dudley Seers, including Dudley as critics, his submissions on the purpose of development and his views on growth as objective and dependent development. Factors such as inequality, poverty, employment and unemployment, growth, famine, neoclassicism and entitlement made Seers write on development. Also, this paper examines the opinion of their internal consistency of the development process; others are Dudley’s contribution to political science, an indicator of political national development and conclusion.
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