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Underdevelopment [electronic resource] : a strategy for reform / Paolo Sylos Labini.

By: Sylos Labini, Paolo.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Federico Caff�e lectures: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (viii, 214 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511039867 (electronic bk.); 9780511039867 (electronic bk.); 0511116691 (electronic bk.); 9780511116698 (electronic bk.); 9780511493126 (electronic bk.); 0511493126 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Developing countries -- Economic policy | Developing countries -- Economic conditions | Developing countries -- Social policy | Economic development | Institution building | Africa -- Economic policy | Africa -- Social policy | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General | Electronic books | Ontwikkelingseconomie | D�eveloppement �economique | Pays en voie de d�eveloppement -- Politique �economique -- 1970-2000 | Pays en voie de d�eveloppement -- Conditions �economiques -- 1970-2000 | Pays en voie de d�eveloppement -- Politique sociale | Wirtschaftsentwicklung | Wachstumstheorie | Entwicklungsl�ander | Samfundsvidenskab �konomiGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Underdevelopment.DDC classification: 338.9/009172/4 Other classification: 83.46 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Economic development in a secular perspective -- Culture, institutions and resources -- The inadequacy of mainstream economics to explain development processes: returns and prices -- The inadequacy of mainstream economics to explain development processes: distribution and growth -- Economic relations between developed and underdeveloped countries -- Demographic pressure and the countries of increasing poverty -- Dependent workers, employment and unemployment -- Organizational and institutional innovations -- The problem of corruption.
Summary: Developing countries represent the greatest challenge of our time. Sylos Labini suggests a strategy of institutional reform. For Africa, he recommends organizational reforms consisting of two European centers to tackle illiteracy, and one to promote rural and industrial districts. Finally, he proposes an international research program to explore problems of underdevelopment.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Economic development in a secular perspective -- Culture, institutions and resources -- The inadequacy of mainstream economics to explain development processes: returns and prices -- The inadequacy of mainstream economics to explain development processes: distribution and growth -- Economic relations between developed and underdeveloped countries -- Demographic pressure and the countries of increasing poverty -- Dependent workers, employment and unemployment -- Organizational and institutional innovations -- The problem of corruption.

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Developing countries represent the greatest challenge of our time. Sylos Labini suggests a strategy of institutional reform. For Africa, he recommends organizational reforms consisting of two European centers to tackle illiteracy, and one to promote rural and industrial districts. Finally, he proposes an international research program to explore problems of underdevelopment.

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Underdevelopment by Sylos Labini, Paolo. ©2001
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