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Planning and Development in Education: African Perspectives

Planning and Development in Education: African Perspectives

1st Edition

J.C.S. Musaazi
August 18, 2015

This reissue, first published in 1986, offers a comprehensive treatment of educational development in four countries in West and East Africa: Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The author focuses on the role of education in promoting or hindering national development; the way the educational...

Hungry People and Empty Lands: An Essay on Population Problems and International Tensions

Hungry People and Empty Lands: An Essay on Population Problems and International Tensions

1st Edition

S. Chandrasekhar
April 10, 2015

First published in 1954, this reissue deals with the problem of international tensions arising from demographic and fertility differences, with special reference to such heavily populated Asian countries as China, Japan and India....

Development and Planning: Essays in Honour of Paul Rosenstein-Rodan

Development and Planning: Essays in Honour of Paul Rosenstein-Rodan

1st Edition

Jagdish Bhagwati, Richard Eckhaus
April 10, 2015

First published in 1972, this is a book of essays offered in honour of Paul Rosenstein-Rodan, the distinguished economist whose career started in mid-1920s Vienna and subsequently spanned Europe, Britain, the USA and many of the less developed countries of the world.The book includes reviews of...

The Afro-Asian States and their Problems

The Afro-Asian States and their Problems

1st Edition

K. M. Panikkar
April 10, 2015

This reissue of Sandar Panikkar’s 1959 book is based upon a series of lectures given at the Institut d’Etude de Development Economique et Social, which spotlights the problems faced by the multitude of African and Asian states which achieved independence between 1945 and 1957. From Asia, the author...

A New Concept of Development: Basic Tenets

A New Concept of Development: Basic Tenets

1st Edition

François Perroux
April 10, 2015

First published in 1983, François Perroux’s A New Concept of Development analyses the major paradox of our era: the desire for progress and the mistrust of its consequences. The authors argues that the approach to the question of development may be the key to understanding both the present and what...

Poverty, Progress and Development

Poverty, Progress and Development

1st Edition

Paul-Marc Henry
April 07, 2015

The studies of poverty, progress and development in this volume, first published in 1991, by a distinguished international roster of authors and researchers, aim to increase knowledge of the social mechanisms of pauperization, marginalization, and the exclusion of certain categories of society; to...

Development Theory: Four Critical Studies

Development Theory: Four Critical Studies

1st Edition

David Lehmann
April 07, 2015

The studies in this book, first published in 1979, offer an all-encompassing contemporary critique of the sociology, politics and economics of development as they are ‘conventionally’ taught and disseminated. They also seek to outline the beginnings of a new approach, while not sparing from...

Infant Mortality, Population Growth and Family Planning in India: An Essay on Population Problems and International Tensions

Infant Mortality, Population Growth and Family Planning in India: An Essay on Population Problems and International Tensions

1st Edition

S. Chandrasekhar
April 07, 2015

First published in 1972, this reissue deals with the crucial issue of population explosion, one of the most crucial problems facing the contemporary developing world. Written by a world-renowned demographer and family planning specialist, the book deals specifically with the Indian experience....

Development and the Debt Trap: Economic Planning and External Borrowing in Ghana

Development and the Debt Trap: Economic Planning and External Borrowing in Ghana

1st Edition

Andrzej Krassowski
September 12, 2014

Ghana is one of the earliest and most serious examples of the build up of foreign debt by a developing country to support its policies for economic growth. This study, first published in 1974 in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute, analyses Ghana’s economy over twenty years and...

Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective: Populism, Nationalism and Industrialisation

Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective: Populism, Nationalism and Industrialisation

1st Edition

Gavin Kitching
September 12, 2014

How do the intellectual origins and historical background of western and other theories of development affect their relevance to contemporary Third-World conditions? This is the central question behind Gavin Kitching’s examination of ‘development studies’, first published in 1982, from its origins...

Distance Teaching for the Third World: The Lion and the Clockwork Mouse

Distance Teaching for the Third World: The Lion and the Clockwork Mouse

1st Edition

Michael Young, Hilary Perraton, Janet Jenkins, Tony Dodds
September 12, 2014

This reissue, first published in 1980, is based on the experiences of the International Extension College in developing distance teaching. The volume begins by reviewing the world problems of educational quality and quantity, and then examines the ways in which print, broadcasts and group study...

Education in the Third World

Education in the Third World

1st Edition

Keith Watson
February 07, 2014

This reissue examines the crucial question of how the education systems of Third World countries continue to be influenced by the former colonial powers, arguing that decisions and views made early in the twentieth century cannot always be so readily condemned from the standpoint of the 1980s. The...

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