Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality, 4th Edition / Edition 4

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This new edition of Development and Underdevelopment retains the strongest contributions of the previous three editions but includes twelve new chapters that reflect the many seminal contributions made to the field in recent years. There are also two new sections: one addressing the historical origins of the gap between rich and poor countries, and another focusing on how globalization has affected the gap between countries and between the rich and poor within countries. The editors' short introductions to each selection, highlighting its significance, remain a key feature of the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588265845
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Dual Gaps: An Overview of Theory and Research Mitchell A. Seligson Seligson, Mitchell A. 1

Pt. 1 Is There a Gap Between Rich and Poor Countries?

2 Characteristics of the Income Gap Between Countries John T. Passe-Smith Passe-Smith, John T. 11

3 The Rising Inequality of World Income Distribution Robert Hunter Wade Wade, Robert Hunter 31

4 Empiries of World Income Inequality Glenn Firebaugh Firebaugh, Glenn 39

5 Assessing Contending Measures of the Income Gap John T. Passe-Smith Passe-Smith, John T. 53

Pt. 2 The Historical Origins of the Gap

6 The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective Angus Maddison Maddison, Angus 75

7 Why Did Human History Unfold Differently on Different Continents for the Last 13,000 Years? Jared Diamond Diamond, Jared 83

8 Institutions Rule: The Primacy of Institutions over Geography and Integration in Economic Development Dani Rodrik Rodrik, Dani Arvind Subramanian Subramanian, Arvind Francesco Trebbi Trebbi, Francesco 91

9 The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation Daron Acemoglu Acemoglu, Daron Simon Johnson Johnson, Simon James A. Robinson Robinson, James A. 99

10 The Great Escape: The Industrial Revolution in Theory and in History Gregory Clark Clark, Gregory 111

Pt. 3 The Other Gap: Domestic Income Inequality

11 Economic Growth and Income Inequality Simon Kuznets Kuznets, Simon 135

12 Should Equity Be a Goal of Economic Policy? IMF Fiscal Affairs Department 149

13 Inequality and Insurgency Edward N. Muller Muller, Edward N. Mitchell A. Seligson Seligson, Mitchell A. 155

Pt. 4 The Classic Thesis: Convergence or Divergence?

14 The Five Stages of Growth W. W. RostowRostow, W. W. 173

15 Productivity Growth, Convergence, and Welfare: What the Long-Run Data Show William J. Baumol Baumol, William J. 181

16 Productivity Growth, Convergence, and Welfare: Comment J. Bradford De Long De Long, J. Bradford 195

Pt. 5 Culture and Development

17 The Achievement Motive in Economic Growth David C. McClelland McClelland, David C. 209

18 Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind Lawrence E. Harrison Harrison, Lawrence E. 227

19 The Confucian Ethic and Economic Growth Herman Kahn Kahn, Herman 237

20 The Effect of Cultural Values on Economic Development: Theory, Hypotheses, and Some Empirical Tests Jim Granato Granato, Jim Ronald Inglehart Inglehart, Ronald David Leblang Leblang, David 241

Pt. 6 Dependency and World Systems Theory: Still Relevant?

21 The Development of Underdevelopment Andre Gunder Frank Frank, Andre Gunder 257

22 American Penetration and Canadian Development: A Case Study of Mature Dependency Heather-Jo Hammer Hammer, Heather-Jo John W. Gartrell Gartrell, John W. 269

23 The Irish Case of Dependency: An Exception to the Exception? Denis O'Hearn O'Hearn, Denis 283

24 Transnational Corporations in World Development: Still the Same Harmful Effects in an Increasingly Globalized World Economy? Mark Herkenrath Herkenrath, Mark Volker Bornschier Bornschier, Volker 303

Pt. 7 The Role of Institutions

25 Big Bills Left on the Sidewalk: Why Some Nations Are Rich, and Others Poor Mancur Olson, Jr. Olson, Mancur, Jr. 317

26 Mauritius: A Case Study Arvind Subramanian Subramanian, Arvind 339

27 Urban Bias and Inequality Michael Lipton Lipton, Michael 345

28 Political Regimes and Economic Growth Adam Przeworski Przeworski, Adam Fernando Limongi Limongi, Fernando 351

29 Inequality as a Constraint on Growth in Latin America Naney Birdsall Birdsall, Naney Richard Sabot Sabot, Richard 363

Pt. 8 The Impact of Globalization

30 Globalisation Anthony Giddens Giddens, Anthony 373

31 Globalization and Inequality Branko Milanovic Milanovic, Branko 377

32 The New Wave of Globalization and Its Economic Effects: A World Bank Policy Research Report 391

Pt. 9 Conclusion

33 Inequality in a Global Perspective: Directions for Further Research Mitchell A. Seligson Seligson, Mitchell A. 405

App Basic Indicators of the Gaps Between Rich and Poor Countries 419

Index 429

About the Book 437

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