|aEconomic development :|ba regional, institutional, and historical approach /|cRichard Grabowski, Sharmistha Self, Michael P. Shields.
|aArmonk, N.Y. :|bM.E. Sharpe,|cc2007.
|axv, 320 p. :|bill., maps ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction to economic development. Growth versus development. History of development theory. Changes in recent development thinking. What lessons have we learned and where do we go from here? -- European emergence. Growth during the Industrial Revolution. Agricultural growth. Protoindustrialization and trade. Exploitation and slavery. The evolution and role of political institutions. Culture and nationalism. Culture and technology -- East Asian experience. Early experiences of Japan and China. Catching up : a neoclassical view. Catching up : a role for the state. Catching up : Japanese success. Catching up : early Chinese failure. Taiwan and Korea -- Sub-Saharan Africa. Pre-colonial period. The Colonial era. Patron-client political structure. Urban biased policy. Urban bias and migration. Risk management and lineage groups. Lineage groups, fertility and the demographic transition. The failed state. Botswana : a success story -- South Asia. Pre-independence India. India after independence. A theoretical framework. Population growth and unemployment. Poverty. Dependence on agriculture. Religion and caste. Gender bias. Education -- Latin America. The emergence of Spain. The colonial period. Independence and trade. Export expansion and growth. Import-substitution industrialization. Globalization and the International Monetary Fund. Inflation. Population growth. Solving the commitment problem -- The Middle East and North Africa. Early economy in the Precolonial era. The Precolonial and Colonial era. The emergence of nation-states. Petroleum exports and the petroleum exporters. Petroleum and nonpetroleum exporters in MENA -- Economies in transition : socialist to market. Economic systems. Economic performance of socialism. Some analysts on transition. The Russian experience. The Chinese experience. Explanation for different reform paths. Sustainable growth -- Conclusions: what have we learned? Efflorescence. Impact of colonization. Role of the state. Role of democracy. Tying it all together.
|aShields, Michael P.,|d1945-
|3Table of contents only|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0712/2006010854.html