Developing Areas: A Book of Readings and Research

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Vijayan Pillai, Lyle W. Shannon, Judith L. McKim
Berg Publishers, Feb 27, 1995 - Business & Economics - 552 pages
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With subjects ranging from the global challenge of the AIDS epidemic to the role of family planning in developing nations, and the link between Central America's forests and North America's hamburgers, this interdisciplinary introduction by some of the world's foremost experts in development studies will be an essential text for courses in this area. It provides an exhaustive overview of the social, political, economic and population problems of countries in what is usually referred to as the Third World and, more recently, the Fourth World. Although colonialism is considered as a contributing factor to underdevelopment, emphasis in this volume is placed on the interrelation of major social institutions, their impact on economic and social development, and the effect of rapidly expanding industrialization on the ecosystem.

 

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Contents

THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN DEVELOPING AREAS
45
Potekhin
51
THE PROCESS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
70
Mancur Olson
95
THE ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF DECLINING FERTILITY
115
POPULATION GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
158
WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT
213
Govind Kelkar
239
Janice Perlmati
336
Michael Leslie
358
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO DEVELOPING AREAS
366
Colin Fraser
398
CHANGING HEALTH PATTERNS
405
Lori Heise
433
THE BALANCE BETWEEN ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
441
The Social Causes of Ecological Destruction
453

EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
252
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE PROBLEMS IN DEVELOPING AREAS
285
PARTICIPATION IN THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPMENT
316
AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
491
Author and Subject Index
536
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Edited by Vijayan Pillai, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Work, University of North Texas, Lyle W Shannon, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Iowa and Judith L McKim, Senior Emeritus Research Scientist, Iowa Urban Community Research Center, University of Iowa.

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