Survival and Change in the Third World

Survival and Change in the Third World

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This book, designed primarily as a text for undergraduate and graduate students, provides a framework of ideas in which to debate problems of development and underdevelopment in the Third World. Based on the Open University "Third World Studies" course, the chapters cover the following major areas among others: theories of development; colonial expansion and colonial economies; the development of industry and agriculture; the influence of the world economy on Third World development. The book focuses not only on industrial and agricultural production in Third World countries, but also on the people who are involved in making the economies function.
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  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 164 x 244 x 22mm | 580.6g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745603327
  • 9780745603322

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Introduction Mary Thorpe, Lecutrer in educational technology, Open University ; THE MAKING OF THIRD WORLD ECONOMIES ; 1. The expansion of Europe: H Bernstein, Director of External Programme, Wye College, University of London, and B Crow, Lecturer in Third World Studies, Open University. 2. Labour regimes and social change under colonialism: Henry Bernstein. ; THIRD WORLD ECONOMIES: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK ; 3. Production and producers: some concept and issues 4. Development 1: variations on capitalism 5. Development 2: variations on socialism and nationalism 6. National economies: diversity and integration:Henry Bernstein ; PRODUCTION AND PRODUCERS IN AGRICULTURE ; 7. Developing production on the land: H Johnson, Lecturer in Agricultural Development, Autonomous University of Honduras, and B Crow. 8. Survival and change on the land: H Johnson 9. New technology and new masters for the Indian countryside: Terry Byres, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of London, and B Crow. ; PRODUCTION AND PRODUCERS IN INDUSTRY ; 10. Industry and industrialization: D Wield, Lecturer in the Technology Faculty, Open University. 11. Industrialization in Brazil: the miracle and its aftermath: John Humphrey, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton and D Wield. 12. Making a living: D Wield. ; INTEGRATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMY ; 13. Dominance and dependency in the world economy: D Elson, Lecturer in Economics, University of Manchester. 14. Divisions of labour or labour divided? - international relocation of industry: D Wield and E Rhodes. 15. The IMF and mechanisms of integration: L Harris, Professor of Economics, Open University. 16. Conclusion: The invidious dilemmas of capitalist development: B Crow.
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