Towards Sustainable Development: Essays on System Analysis of National Policy, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Towards Sustainable Development

Essays on System Analysis of National Policy, 1st Edition

By Khalid Saeed


419 pages

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First published in 1998, this second edition includes the 10 published essays and 3 working papers collected in the first edition, as well as additional writings on sustainable development penned by Saeed and his students over the subsequent six years. Two of the original working papers were revised and published between editions and their published versions now appear. Lastly, the conclusion has been reformulated and the introduction contains insights from extended research. Part I comprises the first 7 chapters and deals with modelling generic issues concerning sustainable development. Part II comprises chapters 8 to 10 and extends the concepts from part I to the controversies on poverty and hunger, technological development, and entrepreneurship. Part III relates six case studies covering a variety of local issues in selected developing countries, including agricultural development policy in Pakistan, the impact of the rural credit system on Thailand’s agricultural economy, the problem of food self-sufficiency in Vietnam and water resources management in Saudi Arabia.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Conceptual Foundations. Government Support for Economic Agendas in Developing Countries: a Behavioral Model. 2. Wage Determination, Income Distribution and the Design of Change. 3. A Re-evaluation of the Effort to Alleviate Poverty and Hunger. 4. An Attempt to Determine Criteria for Sensible Rates of Use of Material Resources. 5. An Attempt to Operationalize the Recommendations of the "Limits to Growth" Study to Sustain Future of Mankind. 6. Technological Development in a Dual Economy: Alternative Policy Levers for Economic Development. 7. The Dynamics of Collegial Systems in the Developing Countries. Part 2. Concepts Extended. 8. The World Hunger Problem, Do We Really Understand It? 9. Managing Technology for Development: a Systems Perspective. 10. Entrepreneurship and Innovation: a Search for an Appropriate Model for Developing Countries. Part 3. Case Studies. 11. Public Policy and Rural Poverty: a System Dynamics Analysis of a Social Change Effort in Pakistan. 12. The Role of Credit in a Rural Economy: the Case of Thailand. 13. Sustaining Economic Growth with a Nonrenewable Natural Resource: the Case of Oil-Dependent Indonesia. 14. The Dynamics of Indebtedness in the Developing Countries: the Case of the Philippines. 15. Food Self-Sufficiency in Vietnam: a Search for a Viable Solution. 16. The Dynamics of Water Policy in Southwestern Saudi Arabia. 17. Conclusion.

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