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    DescriptionHow did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development. Adopting a historical approach, Dr Chang finds that the economic evolution of now-developed countries differed dramatically from the procedures that they now recommend to poorer nations. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed countries are attempting to 'kick away the ladder' with which they have climbed to the top, thereby preventing developing counties from adopting policies and institutions that they themselves have used. This book is the winner of the 2003 Myrdal Prize, European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy. For more information please see the book website: http: //kickingawaytheladder.anthempressblog.com


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    Title
    Kicking Away the Ladder
    Subtitle
    Development Strategy in Historical Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ha-Joon Chang
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 196
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843310273
    ISBN 10: 1843310279
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC subject category V2: KCZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: KCA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    DC21: 330.9
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000, BUS035000, BUS068000
    DC22: 338.90091724
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    LC classification: HF1359 .C439 2002, 2003446202
    Thema V1.0: KCA, KCZ
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Anthem Press
    Imprint name
    Anthem Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ha-Joon Chang teaches at the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge.
    Review quote
    'Highly relevant to today's debates about the role of policies and institutions in development as well as the role of government in general... It is a great contribution, not least for its historical approach, and will continue to influence the debate on development.' --Seb Bytyci, 'ID: International Dialogue, A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs'
    Back cover copy
    'The most important book about the world economy to be published in years.' Prospect 'This book is a joy: a fantastically useful teaching aid... a very necessary historical conscience in an age of amnesia.' The Business Economist 'A provocative critique of mainstream economists' sermons directed to developing countries... It demands attention.' Charles Kindleberger, Emeritus Professor of Economics, MIT 'A scholarly tour-de-force... essential reading for industrial policy-makers in the twenty-first century.' Lance Taylor, Professor of Economics, New School University '...a lively, knowledgeable and original contribution to international political economy.' John Toye, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford '...an original and immensely valuable contribution to current debates on development.' Peter Evans, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley How did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development. Adopting an historical approach, Dr Chang finds that the economic evolution of now-developed countries differed dramatically from the procedures that they now recommend to poorer nations. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed countries are attempting to 'kick away the ladder' by which they have climbed to the top, thereby preventing developing countries from adopting policies and institutions that they themselves used.