Aspects of Development and Underdevelopment

Aspects of Development and Underdevelopment

by Joan Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521295890

ISBN-13: 9780521295895

Pub. Date: 09/06/1979

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Joan Robinson shows how the economic mechanisms that produce wealth in the midst of growing misery can be understood. For this purpose she uses the classical theory of accumulation and the modern theory of international trade and finance. Her simple but penetrating analysis illuminates the problems of poverty, accumulation, industrialization and trade, while

Overview

Joan Robinson shows how the economic mechanisms that produce wealth in the midst of growing misery can be understood. For this purpose she uses the classical theory of accumulation and the modern theory of international trade and finance. Her simple but penetrating analysis illuminates the problems of poverty, accumulation, industrialization and trade, while exposing misleading conceptions of the Third World. Throughout the book, general principles are demonstrated with particular examples, making those principles both clearer and more relevant. The book's conclusion is that the economic problems of the Third World remain rooted in deep-seated political conflicts of national and international interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521295895
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/06/1979
Series:
Modern Cambridge Economics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Series preface; Foreword; 1. Misleading lights; 2. Surplus and accumulation; 3. Land and labour; 4. Trade in primary commodities; 5. Aid and loans; 6. Dependent industrialisation; 7. Armaments; 8. What now?; Index.

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