Persistent Poverty: Underdevelopment in Plantation Economies of the Third World

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University of the West Indies Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 307 pages
This is a revised edition of a seminal work on the nature of underdevelopment. It includes a new foreword and appendixes on the significance of plantations to Third World economies and the contribution that George Beckford made to Caribbean economic thought.
 

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Contents

Plantations in third world economy
3
The political economy of change in plantation
30
Society and political dimensions of plantation
53
Changing scenes in plantation development
84
The dynamics of growth and the nature
114
resource misallocation
154
The dynamics of underdevelopment with plantation
183
Possibilities for change and transformation
215
A concluding note on the strategy
233
Appendix II
252
Appendix III
280
George Beckford and Caribbean economic thought
287
Index
301
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