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1st Edition

Encyclopedia of the Developing World

ISBN 9781579583880
Published October 27, 2005 by Routledge
2184 Pages

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Book Description

A RUSA 2007 Outstanding Reference Title

The Encyclopedia of the Developing World is a comprehensive work on the historical and current status of developing countries. Containing more than 750 entries, the Encyclopedia encompasses primarily the years since 1945 and defines development broadly, addressing not only economics but also civil society and social progress. Entries cover the most important theories and measurements of development; relate historical events, movements, and concepts to development both internationally and regionally where applicable; examine the contributions of the most important persons and organizations; and detail the progress made within geographic regions and by individual countries.


A RUSA 2007 Outstanding Reference Title

'A worthwhile package... A suitable purchase for school, academic, and public libraries.' - Library Journal

'An important three-volume Encyclopedia... Economic, social, historical, biographical, and individual country descriptions comprise the bulk of the
well-researched entries... Topical discussions of issues facing the developing world provide the real value to this encyclopedia set... Highly recommended.' - Choice

'The scope and coverage in these volumes is welcome and meets a gap in the current reference literature relating to the study of the developing world. This encyclopedia will prove useful in both general and specialist collections and is highly recommended.' - Reference Reviews