+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
The Philippines : The Political Economy of Growth and Impoverishment in the Marcos Era - James K. Boyce

The Philippines

The Political Economy of Growth and Impoverishment in the Marcos Era

Hardcover

Published: 6th July 1993
Ships: 7 to 10 business days
7 to 10 business days
$463.95
or 4 easy payments of $115.99 with Learn more

This book analyzes the Philippine economy from the 1960s to the 1980s. During this period, the benefits of economic growth conspicuously failed to "trickle down". Despite rising per capita income, broad sectors of the Filipino population experienced deepening poverty. Professor Boyce traces this outcome to the country's economic and political structure and focuses on three elements of the government's development strategy: the "green revolution" in rice agriculture, the primacy accorded to export agriculture and forestry, and massive external borrowing. James Boyce is the author of "Agrarian Impasse in Bengal" and co-author of "A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village".

Acknowledgements - Map - The Setting - Growth and Distribution: An Overview - The Green Revolution - What Price Rice? - The New Rice Technology and Rural Inequality - Farming for the World Market - Export Agriculture: Whose Advantage? - Forestry: A Squandered Inheritance - Foreign Borrowing - Capital Flight - Debt for Development? - Conclusions - Notes - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333558546
ISBN-10: 0333558545
Series: Economic Choices Before the Developing Countries
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 405
Published: 6th July 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 3