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Development and the Developing World An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0745615511

ISBN-13: 9780745615516

Edition: 2004

Authors: Uma S. Kambhampati

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of development and the developing world. Written in a clear and accessible way, it introduces students to the key theoretical perspectives and conceptual frameworks in development studies, and provides a guide to contemporary issues and current debates. The early part of the book focuses on definitions and theories of development, providing a historical account of the evolution of development theory and practice in the last few decades through the impasse in development studies in the 1980s to the consolidation of the neo-liberal consensus across the world. Subsequent chapters analyse key development strategies the role of the state and of international trade in the context of a number of contemporary problems, including the spread of HIV in Africa, the use of GM technology in agriculture and the role of education, population growth and urbanization. In doing so, Kambhampati highlights the interdependence between the causes and consequences of development, emphasizing why the development problem has been hard both to identify and to solve. Development and the Developing World will be an essential text for undergraduate and graduate students coming to the subject for the first time and taking courses in development studies, globalization and international relations.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 5/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Boxes
Acknowledgements
Introduction and Argument
Defining Development
Growth and Development
Structural Change, Industrialisation and Economic Growth
Growth, Distribution and Equity
Explaining Development
Theories of Growth
Development and The World
Beyond the Impasse: Development Theory in the 1990s
Development Strategy: The State And The International Economy
Globalisation, Trade and Development
International Financial Flows
The State, Growth and Development
Development: The 'Success' Stories
The Domestic Sector
Population, Migration and Urbanisation
Agricultural Change and Rural Development
Human Capital and Human Welfare: Health and Education
Labour Markets and Employment
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index