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The Dynamics of Socio-Economic Development
An Introduction

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  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521520843

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  • Why are poor countries poor and rich countries rich? How are wealth and poverty related to changes in nutrition, health, life expectancy, education, population growth and politics? This modern, non-technical introduction to development economics takes a quantitative and comparative approach to contemporary debates, examining historical, institutional, demographic, sociological, political, cultural and ecological factors. Chapters contain comparative statistics from twenty-nine developing countries and assume no prior knowledge of economics.

    • A multidisciplinary approach drawing on a wide range of disciplines including economics, history, sociology, anthropology, demography and political science
    • Easily accessible for students with no prior knowledge of the field; it also exposes more advanced students to the latest state of ongoing theoretical and empirical debates on development
    • Rich statistical analysis of data from twenty-nine developing countries includes 75 tables with comparative time series on development indicators
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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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    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521520843
    • length: 746 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.47kg
    • contains: 75 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Developing countries and the concept of development
    2. Development of the international economic order, 1450–2000
    3. Growth and stagnation: theories and experiences
    4. Technology and development
    5. Population and development
    6. Health, health care and development
    7. Education and development
    8. Economic development, structural transformation and primary exports
    9. Industrial development
    10. Agricultural development and rural development
    11. State formation and political aspects of development
    12. Cultural dimensions of development
    13. The international economic and political order since 1945
    14. Foreign aid and development.

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  • Author

    Adam Szirmai, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Holland
    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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