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The stages of economic growth : a non-communist manifesto

Author: W W Rostow
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990. ©1990
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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A third edition of The Stages of Economic Growth brings this classic work up to date with current economic and political changes. In a new preface and appendix, Professor Rostow extends his analysis to include recent economic and political developments as well as the advances in theory concerning nonlinear and chaotic phenomena. For those coming to his work for the first time, the original text and the introductions  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W W Rostow
ISBN: 0521400708 9780521400701 0521409284 9780521409285
OCLC Number: 21905437
Description: xlvii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface to the third edition --
Preface to the second edition --
Preface to the first edition --
Introduction --
Five Stages-Of-Growth-A Summary: --
Traditional society --
Preconditions for take-off --
Take-off --
Drive to maturity --
Age of high mass-consumption --
Beyond consumption --
Dynamic theory of production --
Preconditions For Take-Off: --
Two cases --
Nature of the transition --
Analysis of the transition --
Two sectoral problems --
Agriculture and the extractive industries --
Social overhead capital --
Non-economic change --
Transitional coalitions --
Alternative directions of nationalism --
First take-off --
Take-Off: --
Achievement of regular growth --
Take-off defined and isolated --
Evidence on investment-rates in the take-off --
Inner structure of the take-off --
Supply of loanable funds --
Sources of entrepreneurship --
Leading sector in the take-off --
Take-off in perspective --
Drive To Maturity: --
Definition and timing --
Sectoral patterns of maturity: railways and their aftermath --
Sweden --
Japan --
Russia --
Some problems in defining maturity --
Maturity in perspective --
Age Of High Mass-Consumption: --
Three-way choice --
American case, Phase One: Progressive Era, 1901-16 --
Phase Two: 1920's --
Phase Three: Great Depression --
Phase Four: Post-War Boom --
Phase Five: Where next? --
Post-maturity elsewhere: Pre-1914 --
1920's --
1930's --
Post-1945 --
Terms of trade after two wars --
Beyond high mass-consumption --
Russian And American Growth: --
Remarkable parallel --
Major differences --
Military question --
Economic question --
Locus of the challenge --
Relative Stages-Of-Growth And Aggression: --
War in modern history --
Problem of national sovereignty --
Three kinds of wars --
Colonialism --
Regional aggression --
Struggles for the Eurasian power balance --
Choice of aggression --
Next Phase: Nuclear weapons and the further spread of industrialization --
Relative Stages-Of-Growth And The Problem Of Peace: --
Revolution in weapons --
Diffusion of power in the longer run --
Problem of peace --
Russian national interest --
Moscow's problem of acceptance --
Great act of persuasion --
Beyond peace --
Significance of the diffusion of power for Western Europe --
Take-offs, past and present --
Similarities --
Some relative differences --
Some relative advantages --
Three major implications for policy --
Marxism, Communism, And The Stages-Of-Growth: --
Seven Marxist propositions --
Similarities with stages-of-growth analysis --
Central themes of stages-of-growth --
Marx in perspective --
Evolution of modern Communism --
Communism: a disease of transition --
Statement of values --
Appendix A: Diffusion of the private automobile --
Appendix B: Critics and the evidence --
Coda: Reflections on the debate as of 1990 --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Other Titles: Non-communist manifesto
Responsibility: W.W. Rostow.
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