World Development

World Development : An Introduction

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Do the structures of the world economy invariably work against the interests of the Third World? What is the impact of industrialisation? How does it affect people and their livelihoods, gender relations, the environment, movements for social justice and democracy? World Development offers answers to these questions. A comprehensive introductory guide for students, teachers, volunteers and NGO workers in development,World Development examines the substantive issues surrounding development, industrialisation and globalization and places them within a historic context. It outlines the historical development of the world economy and assesses the current prospects for developing countries. The book contains in-depth analyses of how particular industries operate at local and global levels, drawing from case studies on textiles, tourism and copper. There are also case studies of specific countries, including South Korea, Cyprus, Mexico, China and Spain.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 16.51mm | 385.55g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0745314023
  • 9780745314020

Review quote

"This book is dedicated in part to "all those who protested outside the WTO Conference in Seattle," which, at minimum, suggests a particular political point of view for the contributors and editors. A kind description of that viewpoint would be skepticism regarding neoclassical interpretations of free trade and development. Edited by UK academics, the book is divided into four sections. The first outlines various periods of trade and their effects on various regions, starting with European expansion in the 1500s and proceeding to international debt crises of the 1990s, with a final portion devoted to possibilities for the next millennium. There follow analyses of import substitution and export-oriented trade policies and a subsection examining the experiences of immigrant workers. Specific national experiences in Cyprus, Spain, South Korea, Mexico, and China are analyzed along with developments in the copper industry in Chile, Spanish tourism, and the global textile industry. Throughout the work various examples are presented of the negative impact of globalization and rather less about the benefits. (Of) interest (to) specialists." -- CHOICEshow more

About Prodromos Ioannou Panayiotopoulos

Podoromos Panayiotopoulos is a lecturer in Development Studies at the School of Social Sciences and International Development, University of Wales, Swansea and the Open University. Gavin Capps is a researcher and tutor in Development Studies at the Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics.show more

Table of contents

Glossary Introduction 1. World Development: Globalization in Historical Perspective 2. Globalization: Industrialisation and Trade 3. Country Studies 4. Commodity Studies Conclusion Appendices References Bibliography and further reading Figures Tables Notes on Contributors Indexshow more