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Macrofoundations of political economy and development : survival conditions analysis

Author: David Goalstone
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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This book asks and answers the question: What are the economic conditions a society must satisfy in order to exist and survive? While focusing on macro factors to understand the problem of poor countries, the author also offers a highly original presentation of economic history in a world perspective, using survival-conditions analyses as macro foundations. This book posits the need for least-developed countries to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Goalstone, David, 1951-
Macrofoundations of political economy and development.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(DLC) 2006050729
(OCoLC)71266605
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Goalstone
ISBN: 1281363006 9781281363008
OCLC Number: 648246937
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 328 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
PART ONE8212;MODERN MACROFOUNDATION --
1 Social Subsistence --
2 Life Expectancy --
3 Population --
4 Production-Survival Conditions --
5 Productivity Limits --
6 Macroeconomics --
7 Macrofoundation8212;Diagrams --
8 Macrofoundation8212;Algebra --
9 Real Wages --
10 Principle of Social Subsistence --
PART TWO8212;CLASSICAL MACROFOUNDATION --
11 Classics --
12 Roots of Civilization --
13 Rise and Fall of Empires --
14 Ecocide --
15 Dismal Science8212;Yes then No --
16 Steuart --
17 Malthus --
18 Revolution and Rebellion --
19 Abuse of Macrofoundations --
20 Rehabilitation of Classics --
INTERLUDE --
21 Guns and Butter --
22 Butter and Books --
PART THREE8212;ASPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT --
23 Stages of Growth --
24 Agriculture --
25 Land Reform in Taiwan13; --
26 Infrastructure --
27 Leverage and Bankruptcy --
28 Asian 8216;Miracle --
29 Foreign Direct Investment --
30 Natural Disaster8212;1 --
31 Natural Disaster8212;2 --
32 Alternative Development --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index of Subjects --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
K --
L --
M --
N --
P --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W --
Index of People --
A --
B --
C --
D --
F --
G --
H --
J --
K --
M --
N --
O --
P --
Q --
R --
S --
T --
W --
Y --
Index of Places --
A --
B --
C --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
J --
K --
L --
M --
N --
P --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
Z.
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