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The Theory and Experience of Economic Development: Essays in Honour of Sir Arthur Lewis

The Theory and Experience of Economic Development: Essays in Honour of Sir Arthur Lewis

1st Edition

Mark Gersovitz, Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro, Gustav Ranis, Mark R. Rosenzweig
April 12, 2013

This volume, first published in 1982, is a collection of original essays written to honour Professor W. Arthur Lewis, 1979 co-winner of the Nobel Prize in economics. The authors, an international group of distinguished scholars, address a varied set of specific issues reflecting Professor Lewis’...

Theories of Economic Development and Growth

Theories of Economic Development and Growth

1st Edition

Y. S. Brenner
April 12, 2013

First published in 1966, this work summarises the theories of economic growth, both ancient and modern, and presents them in a form particularly suitable for university students, both in the developing world and elsewhere. The objective is to enable students to assess the major factors making for...

Urbanisation, Housing and the Development Process

Urbanisation, Housing and the Development Process

1st Edition

David Drakakis-Smith
April 12, 2013

Initially published in 1981, this book examines the problems of housing provision for the urban poor in developing countries, within the context of the development process as a whole. The investigation concentrates on the political economy of housing investment and illustrates how programmes and...

Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World: Spatial Perceptions and Public Participation

Urbanisation and Planning in the Third World: Spatial Perceptions and Public Participation

1st Edition

Robert Potter
April 12, 2013

First published in 1985, this book reconsiders the whole question of urbanisation and planning in the Third World. It argues that public involvement, which is now an accepted part of Western planning, should be used more in Third World cities. It shows that many inhabitants of Third World cities...

Aid and Dependence: British Aid to Malawi

Aid and Dependence: British Aid to Malawi

1st Edition

Kathryn Morton
March 28, 2013

First published in 1975, in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute, this study examines the case for and against aid for developing nations, taking the specific example of British aid to Malawi’s economic development since independence in 1964. Kathryn Morton suggests that...

Capital Formation and Economic Development: Studies in the Economic Development of India

Capital Formation and Economic Development: Studies in the Economic Development of India

1st Edition

P. N. Rosenstein-Rodan
March 28, 2013

First published in 1964, this series of studies, compiled by the India team of Centre of International Studies at MIT, represents an important contribution to methods in planning for development, which will be of relevance to all those working in the field, irrespective of country. The results are...

Beyond the Sociology of Development: Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa

Beyond the Sociology of Development: Economy and Society in Latin America and Africa

1st Edition

Ivar Oxaal, Tony Barnett, David Booth
March 28, 2013

Conceived as a response to the economic naïvety and implicit metropolitan bias of many 1950s and 60s studies of ‘the sociology of development’ , this volume, first published in 1975, provides actual field studies and theoretical reviews to indicate the directions which a conceptually more adequate...

Underdevelopment and Development in Brazil: Volume I: Economic Structure and Change, 1822-1947

Underdevelopment and Development in Brazil: Volume I: Economic Structure and Change, 1822-1947

1st Edition

Nathaniel H Leff
March 28, 2013

First published in 1982, this work offers an analysis Brazil’s long-term economic history and development, spanning the period from independence to post-war industrial growth. The book focuses upon the classic problem of why Brazil failed to develop economically during the nineteenth century in a...

Theories of Development

Theories of Development

1st Edition

Peter Preston
March 28, 2013

Dr Preston’s book, first published in 1982, presents a critical history of development studies since the Second World War, linking the recent, neo-Marxist, debate with the whole tradition in the field, going back to the work of economists like Arthur Lewis. He identifies a series of ‘schools’ and...

The Third World in Soviet Military Thought

The Third World in Soviet Military Thought

1st Edition

Mark Katz
March 28, 2013

First published in 1982, this study traces the development of Soviet military thinking on the Third World and assesses its importance for the conduct of Soviet foreign policy. Changes in Soviet military thought often reflect changes in Soviet attitudes towards and expectations from involvement in...

Latin American Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

Latin American Theories of Development and Underdevelopment

1st Edition

Cristóbal Kay
March 28, 2013

Upon its publication in 1989, this was the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of the Latin American School of Development and an invaluable guide to the major Third World contribution to development theory. The four major strands in the work of Latin American Theorists are: structuralism,...

Urbanisation in the Developing World

Urbanisation in the Developing World

1st Edition

David Drakakis-Smith
March 28, 2013

First published in 1986, this reissue is concerned with the increased social problems, regional imbalances, and economic dislocation resulting from the alarming growth rate of cities in the developing world. It considers theoretical questions and contains wide-ranging case studies to support the...

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