Contemporary Issues in Development Economics

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Overview

This new collection of articles puts the very latest issues in economic development under the microscope, exploring them from a variety of perspectives.
Beginning with an assessment of the current state of play in development, the authors move forward to examine neglected issues such as human development, gender, brain drain, military expenditure and post-colonial theory. While analysing the problems of external debts, technology transfer and new theories of international trade, the relationship between developing and developed economies is fully explored. The book also examines the important topics of financial reform, structural adjustments and the role of the IMF in the new financial architecture.
The highly respected contributors subject these critical issues to thorough analysis with suggestions towards resolving some of these problems, making this an indispensable book that researchers and students of development economics cannot afford to miss.
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Table of Contents

List of tables
List of figures
Notes on contributors
Prefatory note
Introduction
1 Development in development economics 1
2 Human development, military expenditure and social wellbeing 16
3 The problem of brain drain 40
4 Gender and development: transforming the process 57
5 Food security in developing countries 70
6 External debt, government expenditure, investment and growth 105
7 The pure theory of international trade, globalization, growth and sustainable development: agenda for the future 119
8 Knowledge, technology transfer and multinational corporations 136
9 The International Monetary Fund: functions, financial crises and future relevance 154
10 Economic development and environmental problems 187
11 Globalization as Westernization: a post-colonial theory of global exploitation 211
Index 224
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