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Economic Development in the Long Run





ISBN 9780415847230
Published March 1, 2013 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

This book enlarges our understanding of economic development by bringing together items or aspects of historical experience relevant to the present-day problems of developing countries; by looking at the problems over a longer period than is usual in development economics, so that the influence of underlying forces may be made evident; and by comparing the experiences of different countries in similar situations.

A variety of countries are dealt with and most of the significant problems in development economics are covered in one context or another. The authors of this symposium, each an internationally acknowledged authority, offer expert assessments of development as it has actually taken place. The chapter by Professor Rosovsky shows what is significant, what is peculiar and what could be imitated in Japan; Professor Black takes the little-studied case of Ireland, and Dr Macpherson gives an informed and balanced account of Indian development. This unique book was first published in 1972. 

Table of Contents

1 Introduction page 9

Professor A. J. Youngson

{ensp}2 Thinking About Economic Development 19

Professor B. Supple

{ensp}3 The Nature and Diffusion of Technology 36

Professor S. B. Saul

{ensp}4 Technology, Resources, and Economic Change in the West 62

Professor W. N. Parker

{ensp}5 Russia as an Emergent Country 79

Professor A. Nove

{ensp}6 Western Europe and Great Britain: ‘Catching Up’ in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century 98

Professor F. Crouzet

{ensp}7 Economic Development in India under the British Crown, 1858–1947 126

Dr W. J. Macpherson

{ensp}8 The Irish Experience in Relation to the Theory and Policy of Economic Development 192

Professor R. D. C. Black

{ensp}9 Economic Change in Africa in Historical Perspective 211

Professor S. H. Frankel

10 What are the ‘Lessons’ of Japanese Economic History 229

Professor H. Rosovsky

Index 255

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