The Dynamics of Socio-Economic Development: An Introduction

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Why are poor countries poor and rich countries rich? How are wealth and poverty related to changes in nutrition, health, life expectancy, education, population growth and politics? This modern, non-technical introduction to development economics takes a quantitative and comparative approach to contemporary debates, examining historical, institutional, demographic, sociological, political, cultural and ecological factors. Chapters contain comparative statistics from twenty-nine developing countries and assume no prior knowledge of economics.


1. Developing countries and the concept of development; 2. Development of the international economic order, 1450-2000; 3. Growth and stagnation: theories and experiences; 4. Technology and development; 5. Population and development; 6. Health, health care and development; 7. Education and development; 8. Economic development, structural transformation and primary exports; 9. Industrial development; 10. Agricultural development and rural development; 11. State formation and political aspects of development; 12. Cultural dimensions of development; 13. The international economic and political order since 1945; 14. Foreign aid and development.


Adam Szirmai is Professor of Technology and Development Studies at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, and one of the founders of the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies.


'... a scholarly and comprehensive treatment of development economics that is accessible to a wide range of social science and development studies students. Its treatment of health issues, education policy, and rural development, along with its comprehensive data tables, are unsurpassed in the development economics field.' Kenneth A. Reinert, George Mason University 'This monumental study is historically grounded, balanced, nuanced, rigorous, eclectic, and reader-friendly. All serious scholars and practitioners of economic development will want to have a copy on their shelves. The volume is ideally suited as a text for a development economics course.' Hal Hill, Australian National University 'This textbook ... succeeds in achieving this aim in a comprehensive and masterly fashion. ... The book is written in a lucid non-technical style and is attractively laid out. Szirmai's text is the best that I have read on this subject and should be extensively used as a core text on development courses in all universities.' Times Higher Education Supplement '... immensely rewarding. We have here a really excellent text: clearly written, well laid out and accessible, extremely wide-ranging in its coverage, rich in its use of sources ...' Development Policy Review 'It is an extremely rewarding read, holding well the tension between detail and generalisation, weaving into the text a wealth of research data and information, including the fascinating detail of micro-studies, to inform the overall argument.' Developmental Policy Review 'It is an impressive book. The fourteen chapters contain a wealth of information based on an extensive coverage of the relevant literature. ... the book will certainly serve well.' Development and Change
EAN: 9780521520843
ISBN: 0521520843
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2005
Seitenanzahl: 746 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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