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The Dynamics of Socio-Economic Development: An Introduction / Edition 1

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Overview

"This modern, non-technical introduction to development studies explores the dynamics of socio-economic development and stagnation in developing countries. Taking a quantitative and comparative approach to contemporary debates within their broader context, Szirmai examines historical, institutional, demographic, sociological, political and cultural factors. Assuming no prior knowledge of economics, the book is suited for use in interdisciplinary development studies programmes as well as economics courses, and will also interest practitioners pursuing careers in developing countries." 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.
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"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 also ideally suited as a text for a development economics course." —Hal Hill, H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies, Australian National University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521520843
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 746
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Developing countries and the concept of development 1
Ch. 2 Development of the international economic order, 1450-2000 35
Ch. 3 Growth and stagnation : theories and experiences 68
Ch. 4 Technology and development 117
Ch. 5 Population and development 141
Ch. 6 Health, health care and development 177
Ch. 7 Education and development 213
Ch. 8 Economic development, structural transformation and primary exports 255
Ch. 9 Industrial development 303
Ch. 10 Agricultural development and rural development 354
Ch. 11 State formation and political aspects of development 426
Ch. 12 Cultural dimensions of development 486
Ch. 13 The international economic and political order since 1945 515
Ch. 14 Foreign aid and development 580
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