1st Edition

Contemporary Issues in Development Economics

Edited By B. N. Ghosh Copyright 2001
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    This new collection of articles puts the very latest issues in economic development under the microscope, exploring them from a variety of perspectives.
    Beginning with an assessment of the current state of play in development, the authors move forward to examine neglected issues such as human development, gender, brain drain, military expenditure and post-colonial theory. While analysing the problems of external debts, technology transfer and new theories of international trade, the relationship between developing and developed economies is fully explored. The book also examines the important topics of financial reform, structural adjustments and the role of the IMF in the new financial architecture.
    The highly respected contributors subject these critical issues to thorough analysis with suggestions towards resolving some of these problems, making this an indispensable book that researchers and students of development economics cannot afford to miss.

    Introduction B.N. Ghosh 1. Development in Development Economics B.N. Ghosh 2. Human Development, Military Expenditure and Social Wellbeing Masudul Alam Choudhury 3.The Problem of Brain Drain B.N. Ghosh and Rama Ghosh 4. Gender and Development: Transforming the Process Gale Summerfield 5. Food Security in Developing Countries Randy Stringer6. External Debt, Government Expenditure, Investment and Growth G.S. Gupta 7. The Pure Theory of International Trade, Globalisation and Sustainable Development: Agenda for the Future M.R. Aggarwal 8. Knowledge, Technology Transfer and Multinational Corporations Shankaran Nambiar 9. International Monetary Fund: Functions, Financial Crises and Future Relevance George Kadmos and Phillip Anthony O'Hara 10. Economic Development and Environmental Problems John Asafu-Adjaye 11. Globalisation as Westernisation: a Postcolonial Theory of Global Exploitation Ozay Mehmet


    B. N. Ghosh

    'The book should especailly interest students at the beginning of their doctoral studies.' - Progress in Development Studies