The Pursuit of Development: Economic Growth, Social Change and Ideas

The Pursuit of Development: Economic Growth, Social Change and Ideas

by Ian Goldin


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What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments and the international community foster development?

The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years. The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development.

In his new book, Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to take into account the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198778035
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, and the University Professor of Globalisation and Development, as well as being a Professorial Fellow at the University's Balliol College. From 2001 to 2006, he was Vice President of the World Bank and the Bank's Director of Development Policy. From 1996 to 2001, Ian was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an adviser to the late President Nelson Mandela. Goldin has been knighted by the French Government and was nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He has published 18 books, of which the most recent are The Butterfly Defect: How globalization creates systemic risk and what we can do about it (Princeton University Press, 2014) and Is the Planet Full? (Oxford University Press, 2014)

Table of Contents

1. What is development?
2. How does development happen?
3. Why do some countries develop and others not?
4. What can be done to accelerate development?
5. The evolution of development aid
6. Sustainable Development
7. Globalization and development
8. The future of development
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