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Development : A Very Short Introduction - Ian Goldin


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 22nd May 2018
ISBN: 9780198736257
Number Of Pages: 216

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What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments, and the international community foster development?

The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years. The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development.

In this Very Short Introduction Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity, and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to include the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Industry Reviews

Review from previous edition An authoritative and highly readable account of evolution of economic and social development that goes beyond a focus on economic growth to a broader understanding of well-being. * David Lorimer, Network Reviews *
Wise, succinct, well-informed, broad ranging, and deep...very accessible and admirable in its brevity. A splendid achievement. * Nicholas Stern, President of the British Academy *
Succinct, highly readable, and reasoned...from...a world-leading development thinker and practitioner. * Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General *

1: What is development? 2: How does development happen? 3: Why are some countries rich and others poor? 4: What can be done to accelerate development? 5: The evolution of development aid 6: Sustainable development 7: Globalization and development 8: The future of development References Further reading Index

ISBN: 9780198736257
ISBN-10: 0198736258
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 22nd May 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 13.5  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.16

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