Development and Underdevelopment

Development and Underdevelopment : The Political Economy of Global Inequality

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Presenting up-to-date arguments in the debates about issues of economic growth and inequality, this book is a guide to understanding the causes and dynamics of the persistent income gap between rich and poor countries. Each reading includes a short introduction by the editors highlighting the significance of the more

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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 698.53g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1588262065
  • 9781588262066
  • 2,430,549

Table of contents

The dual gaps - an updated overview of theory and research, M.A. Seligson. Is there a gap between rich and poor countries?: The world economy - a millennial perspective, A. Maddison; The persistence of the gap between rich and poor countries, 1960-1998, J.T. Passe-Smith; The rising inequality of world income distribution, Robert Hunter Wade; Could it be that the whole world is already rich? - a comparison of RGDP/pc and GNP/pc measures, J.T. Passe-Smith. The other gap - domestic income inequality: Economic growth and income inequality, S. Kuznets; Should equity be a goal of economic policy?, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department; Inequality and insurgency, E.N. Muller, M.A. Seligson; Some new evidence on correlates of political violence - income, inequality, regime repressiveness and economic development, E. Weede. The classis thesis - convergence or divergence?: The five stages of growth, W.W. Rostow; Catching up, forging ahead, and falling behind, M. Abramovitz; Productivity growth, convergence, and welfare - what the long run data show, W.J. Baumol; Productivity growth, convergence, and welfare - comment, J.B. DeLong; World economic trends in the distribution of income, 1965-1992, R.P. Korzeniewicz, T.P. Moran; Empirics of world income inequality, G. Firebaugh. Culture and development: The achievement motive in economic growth, D.C. McClelland; The confucian ethic and economic growth, H. Kahn; The culture of poverty, O. Lewis; The effect of cultural values on economic development - theory, hypotheses, and some empirical tests, J. Granato, R. Inglehart, D. Leblang. Dependency theory: the structure of dependence, T. dos Santos; American penetration and Canadian development - a study of mature dependency, H.J. Hammer, J.W. Gartwell; The Irish case of dependency - an exception to the exception?, D. O'Hern; Growth effects of foreign and domestic investment, G. Firebaugh; The long-term effects of foreign investment dependence on economic growth, 1940-1990, J. Kentor; Income inequality, development, and dependence - a reconsideration, A. Alderson, F. Nielson. The state, growth and inequality: Big bills left on the sidewalk - why some nations are rich, and others poor, M. Olson Jr.; Mauritius - a case study, A. Subramanian; Why aren't countries rich? weak states and bad neighbourhoods, C. Kenny; Urban bias and inequality, M. Lipton; Political regimes and economic growth, A. Przeworski, F. Limongi; Inequality as a constraint on growth in Latin America, N. Birdsall, R. Sabot; The myth of Asia's miracle, P. Krugman. Conclusion: Inequality in a global perspective - directions for further research, M.A. Seligson; Appendix; Basic indicators of the rich and poor in 133 more

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