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The economic North-South divide : six decades of unequal development

Author: Kunibert Raffer; H W Singer
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, ©2001.
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"Since the 1940s, development thinking has been the subject of fierce debate and continual evolution. The authors of this book trace the ideas that have driven changing approaches to development, focusing also on the Prebisch-Singer Thesis, which seeks to explain the widening gaps between rich and poor nations, caused by unequal distribution of trade benefits. They discuss both aid during and after the cold war, and
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kunibert Raffer; H W Singer
ISBN: 1840641525 9781840641523 1843760886 9781843760887
OCLC Number: 45879749
Description: ix, 293 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Six decades of economic and social development policies --
2. Beyond terms of trade: convergence, divergence and (un)creative destruction --
3. The evolution of development thinking --
4. The neoliberal tide of the 'Washington Consensus' --
5. Aid to development and the bipolar world --
6. ODA after the Cold War: less money on tougher conditions --
7. Lome: reflecting North-South relations since colonial times --
8. Oil: temporarily a special case --
9. The Asian tigers: what do they prove? --
10. The debt crisis: historical roots and 'debt management' during the 1980s --
11. Too little, too slowly: dragging the debt problem into the third millennium --
12. The WTO --
tilting trade rules further against the South.
Responsibility: Kunibert Raffer, H.W. Singer.
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