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 accessible and useful to anyone interested in problems of development and underdevelopment in the Third World. Based on the highly successful 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.Survival and Change in the Third World 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. With development issues impinging more and more upon established disciplines such as history, politics and sociology, it is expected that this book will provide the framework for further debate in the area of Third World studies.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 172 x 244mm | 686g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • 0745603335
  • 9780745603339

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Introduction: Mary Thorpe. THE MAKING OF THIRD WORLD ECONOMIES. 1. The Expansion of Europe: H. Bernstein and B. Crow. 2. Labour Regimes and Social Change under Colonialism: H. Bernstein. THIRD WORLD ECO NOMIES: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK. 3. Production and Producers: Some Concepts 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 and B. Crow. 8. Survival and Change on the Land: H. Johnson. 9. New Technology and New Masters for the Indian Countryside: Terry Byres and B. Crow. PRODUCTION AND PRODUCERS IN INDUSTRY. 10. Industry and Industrialization: D. Wield. 11. Industrialization in Brazil: The Miracle and its Aftermath: John Humphrey and D. Wield. 12. Making a Living: D Wield. INTEGRATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMY. 13. Dominance and Dependency in the World Economy: D. Elson. 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. 16. Conclusion: The Invidious Dilemmas of Capitalist Development: B Crow.show more

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