Developing the Third World: The Experience of the Nineteen-Sixties

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The particular contribution of the Cambridge Conferences on Development was to gather together practical administrators and technical specialists in many fields so that they can examine together a particular problem in development strategy for the Third World. This 1971 volume selects some of the most important papers which were delivered during the 1960s, and presents them as a contribution to the discussion on how economic development could best be planned and advanced. Interspersed amongst the more technical papers are summaries and comments by Ronald Robinson summarising the consensus and divergence of views revealed in the conferences' debates throughout the decade. This book is unusual and valuable in providing the working experience of the practitioners themselves - the public servants, planners and advisers of the decade - in their task of making poor countries richer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521131506
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/18/2010
  • Series: Cambridge Commonwealth Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. General Perspective: 1. Practical politics of economic development Ronald Robinson; 2. Development decade in perspective Gerald M. Meier; 3. Obstacles to progress Cambridge Conference Report; Part II. Industrialisation: 4. Role of industry in Pakistan's development plan Khalid Ikram; 5. Promotion of Indian industrial development V. K. Ramaswami; 6. The role of industry Cambridge Conference Report; 7. Industrialisation through 'intermediate technology' E. F. Schumacher; 8. Technology, employment and culture Cambridge Conference Report; 9. Latin American industrial development Nuno F. de Figueiredo; Part III. Rural Development: 10. Historic role of agriculture in development Sir Joseph Hutchinson; 11. Social attitudes to agriculture K. A. Busia; 12. Planning the rural sector Tarlok Singh; 13. Priorities in agricultural production and rural industry Edmundo Flores; 14. Land reform Erich Jacoby; Part IV. The Role of Government: 15. Mobilising internal resources through taxation Stanley Please; 16. Does 'Kaldorian Fiscalism' work? Cambridge Conference Report; 17. Administrative obstacles to development Rashid Ibrahim; 18. Difficulties in public administration Cambridge Conference Report; Part V. Aid: 19. Effectiveness of foreign assistance Hollis B. Chenery; 20. Criteria for allocating aid Cambridge Conference Report; 21. Bilateral aid Lord Balogh; 22. Roles of bilateral and multilateral aid Cambridge Conference Report; 23. The case for economic aid Ronald Robinson; Appendices; Endnotes; Index.

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