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Rich World, Poor World

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Lean


348 pages

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This reissue, first published in 1978, confronts a whole range of international development issues: hunger, energy, supply, population growth, pollution, the state of the cities, nuclear proliferation. Geoffrey Lean explains the interdependent contemporary crises within developing nations and presents the facts behind them, alongside the practical solutions, new strategies and fresh thinking present in contemporary development thinking.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Growing Imbalance 3. The Patchwork Revolution 4. Rich World, Poor World 5. Towards a New Economic Order 6. Trickle-Down Dries Up 7. The Impotent Pill 8. The Armageddon Factor 9. The Ending of the Oil Age 10. Faustian Bargain? 11. Sun, Moon, Earth… 12. … And People Power 13. Strange Diseases 14. Chemical Reactions 15. Change of Habitat 16. Hope From the Slums 17. Changing Philosophies

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development