Development and Underdevelopment The Political Economy of Global Inequality, 4th Edition

ISBN-10: 1588265846

ISBN-13: 9781588265845

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Mitchell A. Seligson, John T. Passe-Smith

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This new edition of Development and Underdevelopment retains the strongest contributions of the previous three editions, but includes 12 new chapters that reflect the many seminal contributions made to the field in recent years. There are also two new sections: one addressing the historical origins of the gap between rich and poor countries, and one focusing on how globalization has affected the gap between countries and between the rich and poor within countries. The editors short introduction to each selection, highlighting its significance, remains a key feature of the book.
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Book details

List price: $26.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

The Dual Gaps: An Overview of Theory and Research
Is There a Gap Between Rich and Poor Countries?
Characteristics of the Income Gap Between Countries
The Rising Inequality of World Income Distribution
Empiries of World Income Inequality
Assessing Contending Measures of the Income Gap
The Historical Origins of the Gap
The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective
Why Did Human History Unfold Differently on Different Continents for the Last 13,000 Years?
Institutions Rule: The Primacy of Institutions over Geography and Integration in Economic Development
The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation
The Great Escape: The Industrial Revolution in Theory and in History
The Other Gap: Domestic Income Inequality
Economic Growth and Income Inequality
Should Equity Be a Goal of Economic Policy?
Inequality and Insurgency
The Classic Thesis: Convergence or Divergence?
The Five Stages of Growth
Productivity Growth, Convergence, and Welfare: What the Long-Run Data Show
Productivity Growth, Convergence, and Welfare: Comment
Culture and Development
The Achievement Motive in Economic Growth
Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind
The Confucian Ethic and Economic Growth
The Effect of Cultural Values on Economic Development: Theory, Hypotheses, and Some Empirical Tests
Dependency and World Systems Theory: Still Relevant?
The Development of Underdevelopment
American Penetration and Canadian Development: A Case Study of Mature Dependency
The Irish Case of Dependency: An Exception to the Exception?
Transnational Corporations in World Development: Still the Same Harmful Effects in an Increasingly Globalized World Economy?
The Role of Institutions
Big Bills Left on the Sidewalk: Why Some Nations Are Rich, and Others Poor
Mauritius: A Case Study
Urban Bias and Inequality
Political Regimes and Economic Growth
Inequality as a Constraint on Growth in Latin America
The Impact of Globalization
Globalisation
Globalization and Inequality
The New Wave of Globalization and Its Economic Effects: A World Bank Policy Research Report
Conclusion
Inequality in a Global Perspective: Directions for Further Research
Basic Indicators of the Gaps Between Rich and Poor Countries
Index
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