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Thinking about Development : Raffaele Mattioli Lectures on the History of Economic Thought - Paul Patrick Streeten

Thinking about Development

Raffaele Mattioli Lectures on the History of Economic Thought

Paperback Published: 22nd September 1997
ISBN: 9780521599733
Number Of Pages: 428

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Paul Streeten is recognised as one of the profession's most eminent authorities on economic development. In these lectures he provides a major statement on his approach to the development problem, stressing that human development, not simply income growth, should be the focus of all strategies to eradicate hunger and poverty in the world. His argument assigns an important role to reformed government - both in providing social services and in facilitating the functioning of markets - in opposition to the prevailing idea that minimal government is more often than not the optimal solution. The role of small and larger firms, institutions, central and local government is also carefully examined. Streeten outlines a normative political economy - how to mobilise reformist alliances, how to use interest group, how to harness coalition - in the pursuit of effective development.

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"The arguments are made in clear, lively, and nontechnical prose." Jonathan Morduch, Journal of Economic Literature

Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 3
The Evolution of Development Thoughtp. 5
Introductionp. 5
Does It Pay To Be Late?p. 7
The Three-Ring Circusp. 9
Unemploymentp. 13
Population Growthp. 16
Human Developmentp. 18
Poverty: Concepts and Measurementp. 28
Hungerp. 57
Introductionp. 57
The Need for a Multi-pronged Attackp. 64
Export Crops Versus Food for Domestic Consumptionp. 67
Distribution of Food Within the Familyp. 73
Engel's and Bennett's Lawsp. 74
International Trade in Foodp. 76
Food Aidp. 77
The Limits of Food Supplyp. 82
Global Institutions for an Interdependent Worldp. 85
Dominance: The Condition for an International Order?p. 85
Utopia: The Global Solutionp. 90
Improving International Institutionsp. 95
The Need for Institutional Innovationp. 97
Mobilizing Surpluses: An International Investment Trustp. 98
Towards a World Central Bankp. 105
An International Debt Facilityp. 109
Commodity Price Stabilizationp. 112
Global Energy Policyp. 114
An Industrial Investment Boardp. 115
Global Taxationp. 115
A Global Competition Policyp. 117
Monitoring Buffer Institutions for Aidp. 118
A Technological Agencyp. 118
A Global Health Agencyp. 118
International Migrationp. 119
A Global Environmental Protection Agencyp. 119
Desirable and Feasible?p. 120
Orwellian Blocksp. 121
Coordination among Oligarchsp. 125
Global Balkanizationp. 126
Conclusionp. 126
Institutions for "Sustainable" Developmentp. 128
Introductionp. 128
Threats to the Environment of Developing Countriesp. 130
Economic Growth Versus Environment?p. 135
Human, Sustainable Development: Policy Issuesp. 138
Global Institutions for Sustainable Developmentp. 141
The Judo Trick: The Role of Direct Private Foreign Investment in Developing Countriesp. 145
Introductionp. 145
A New Form of Partnershipp. 149
The Judo Trick or Crowding In: The Role of Micro-Enterprisesp. 154
Foreign Investment and Macroeconomic Policiesp. 172
Regional Integration and Foreign Investmentp. 176
Export Processing Zonesp. 176
Government Intervention and Performance Requirementsp. 181
Transnational Corporations and Basic Needsp. 182
Gains and Losses from Trade in Servicesp. 186
Gains and Losses to Countries from Trade in Servicesp. 186
Costs and Benefits Within Countriesp. 193
Markets and States: Against Minimalism and Dichotomyp. 195
Introductionp. 195
Gunnar Myrdal's Contributionp. 197
How to Make Markets People-Friendlyp. 200
The Civil Societyp. 209
The Loss of Some Distinctionsp. 211
Against Dichotomy: The Unimportance of the Private-Public Distinctionp. 212
Theories of the Statep. 214
An Alternative Windowp. 220
Rhetoric and Practicep. 222
Problems of the Transitionp. 223
Neoclassical Political Economyp. 224
Normative Political Economyp. 227
Donor Conditionality, Pricism and State Minimalismp. 229
Concluding Remarksp. 231
The Political Economy of Reformp. 235
Introductionp. 235
Beyond Statisticsp. 236
Successful Restructuring of Social Servicesp. 240
Normative Political, Economy Againp. 242
Common Interestsp. 245
Mutual Interests and Compensationp. 247
Some Country Experiencesp. 251
Interest Conflicts within Ruling Groupsp. 254
Empowerment and Participationp. 257
Success Storiesp. 262
Guardians of Rationality and Trustees for the Poorp. 267
The Political Economy of Phasing the Transitionp. 269
The Politics of Aidp. 270
International Supportp. 272
The Struggle for Human Progressp. 276
Jagdish Bhagwatip. 281
Stuart Hollandp. 289
Paolo Sylos Labinip. 305
Michael Liptonp. 311
Siro Lombardinip. 335
Comments on the discussionp. 341
Paul Patrick Streeten
Biography of Paul Patrick Streetenp. 347
Biographical Notep. 349
Bibliographyp. 357
Referencesp. 381
Indexp. 397
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ISBN: 9780521599733
ISBN-10: 0521599733
Series: Raffaele Mattioli Lectures on the History of Economic Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 22nd September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.04  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.64

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