Abstract or Introduction
This essay will focus on his work in the beginning of series of events that changed the perspective of development forever. I want to analyse the impact of the content of this time on the book of Rostow. I suggest that he was influenced by contemporary history of his time. First I want to explain Rostows idea of different stages of economic growth in the development process. Following I am going to define several contemporary events that could be influenced the work of Rostow, as well as the personal background of Rostow. I might suggest that the personal background as well as context of scientific debate influences an author and his work. Jim Marlow would call this "influence of intertextuality". Concluding I will summarize if my argument, that Rostows work was influenced by his time is valid or not.
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- Andreas Michaelis (Author), 2014, Was Walt Rostows book "The Stages of Economic Growth" a product of its time?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/471608