World Development Indicators computer File

World Development Indicators  computer File Author World Bank
ISBN-10 0821357298
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 166
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Annotation Chapters in this book focus on the people, economy, environment, states and markets, world view, and global links for 148 countries. As a whole, these chapters present an expanded view of the world economy. Introductions highlight recent research on major development issues worldwide.

Capitalist World Development

Capitalist World Development Author Stuart Corbridge
ISBN-10 0847675106
Release 1986
Pages 295
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Corbridge provides a fascinating review of the conflict of interest between metropolitan capitalism and the development of the periphery of the modern world system.

Volunteerism and World Development

Volunteerism and World Development Author Allen D. Jedlicka
ISBN-10 9780275932411
Release 1990
Pages 176
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Arguing that government controlled bureaucracies are not effective in addressing the social and economic concerns of developing nations and regions--because they are more concerned with organizational survival than with helping people--Jedlicka develops an alternative solution that relies on volunteer efforts. He asserts that, free of the corrupt influences that affect bureaucracies, volunteers are often more successful in directly helping their target audience because the environmental factors that impede that process--greed, institutional survival, and indifference--are not present.

Modern World Development

Modern World Development Author Michael Chisholm
ISBN-10 0389203211
Release 1982
Pages 216
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This provocative volume represents a major contribution to the literature of regional economic development from the perspective of a distinguished geographer. Well written and a necessary addition for academic libraries at all levels.

Making World Development Work

Making World Development Work Author Grégoire Leclerc
ISBN-10 0826337333
Release 2007
Pages 645
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"The authors reexamine world development - usually the province of economists - as professionals trained in the natural sciences. They show how we have and might use tested scientific and technical procedures and concepts, as well as science itself, to achieve much better results than what has been characteristic of the past. Leclerc and Hall contend that to scholars with a scientific background, the process of development, and the economic logic behind it, often look almost surrealistic. The basic question at the foundation of this review is this: Why should something so important as world development, something capable of absorbing such vast sums of money and of human goodwill, something that impacts the people and the environment so much, continue to be organized and planned using economic techniques and theories that are both unconfirmed experimentally and proven to have led to development failures?"--BOOK JACKET.

Persistent Inequalities

Persistent Inequalities Author Irene Tinker
ISBN-10 0195061586
Release 1990
Pages 302
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Synthesizing the vast amount of research done in the last two decades on the roles of women in economic development, this anthology provides both a historical and political overview of the field and a careful examination of major areas of current research. The volume brings together essays by women and men from an international field of scholars representing a wide spectrum of disciplines, including women's studies, economics, sociology, political science, and anthropology. The eminent contributors include Ester Boserup, whose work established the theoretical foundation for the study of women's roles in economic development; she offers a succinct account of her theories as an introduction to the other essays. The first part of the book places the field in a broad historical perspective, showing how far it has come and where it is going, and sets the stage for the ensuing debate in which renowned scholars such as Amartya Sen, Hanna Papanek, Joycelin Massiah, Simi Afonja, and Vina Mazumdar explore in detail two of the most important issues confronting women in the Third World today: the intrahousehold distribution of income and resources and the persistence of patriarchy. A unique contribution to the study of women in developing countries, Persistent Inequalities is certain to become a standard resource for courses in women's studies, development economics, political science, urban studies, sociology, and agricultural development.

World Development Indicators 2012

World Development Indicators 2012 Author World Bank
ISBN-10 9780821389867
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 456
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Looking for accurate, up-to-date data on development issues? 'World Development Indicators' is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. This indispensable statistical reference allows you to consult over 800 indicators for more than 150 economies and 14 country groups in more than 90 tables.

The New Institutional Economics and Third World Development

The New Institutional Economics and Third World Development Author John Harriss
ISBN-10 9781134727056
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 376
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The new institutional economics is one of the the most important new bodies of theory to emerge in economics in recent years. The contributors to this volume address its significance for the developing world. The book is a major contribution to an area of debate still in its formative phase. The book challenges the orthodoxies of development, especially concerning the role of markets. It includes articles from Robert Bates, John Toye and Nobel Laureate Douglass North.

World Development Report 2017

World Development Report 2017 Author World Bank Group
ISBN-10 9781464809514
Release 2017-01-23
Pages 304
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Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure? World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law addresses these fundamental questions, which are at the heart of development. Policy making and policy implementation do not occur in a vacuum. Rather, they take place in complex political and social settings, in which individuals and groups with unequal power interact within changing rules as they pursue conflicting interests. The process of these interactions is what this Report calls governance, and the space in which these interactions take place, the policy arena. The capacity of actors to commit and their willingness to cooperate and coordinate to achieve socially desirable goals are what matter for effectiveness. However, who bargains, who is excluded, and what barriers block entry to the policy arena determine the selection and implementation of policies and, consequently, their impact on development outcomes. Exclusion, capture, and clientelism are manifestations of power asymmetries that lead to failures to achieve security, growth, and equity. The distribution of power in society is partly determined by history. Yet, there is room for positive change. This Report reveals that governance can mitigate, even overcome, power asymmetries to bring about more effective policy interventions that achieve sustainable improvements in security, growth, and equity. This happens by shifting the incentives of those with power, reshaping their preferences in favor of good outcomes, and taking into account the interests of previously excluded participants. These changes can come about through bargains among elites and greater citizen engagement, as well as by international actors supporting rules that strengthen coalitions for reform.

World Development Law

World Development Law Author Koen Feyter
ISBN-10 9789050951531
Release 2001-01
Pages 307
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World Development Law introduces current trends in defining the development roles of each of the relevant actors in concise 30-pages chapters.

The Three Worlds

The Three Worlds Author Peter Worsley
ISBN-10 0226907554
Release 1984-09-15
Pages 409
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A major, eclectic work of extraordinary scope and unprecedented vision, The Three Worlds is much more than a study of the contemporary Third World. It examines the constituents of development—cultural as well as political and economic—throughout the world from prehistory to the present. Peter Worsley first considers existing theories of development, synthesizing the Marxist approach with that of social anthropologists and identifying culture—in the sense of a shared set of values—as the key element missing in more traditional approaches to the sociology of development. Worsley then examines successive forms of rural organization, develops a new definition of the urban poor, considers the relation of ethnicity and nationalism to social class and to each other, and, finally, discusses the nature of the three worlds implied in the term Third World.

World Development and Economic Systems

World Development and Economic Systems Author S I Cohen
ISBN-10 9789814632348
Release 2015-03-18
Pages 408
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Mainstream economics generally assumes a universalistic market-oriented economic behavior that drives countries to adopt one economic system, with marginal variations. This book extends the scope of theory and applications by asserting that other distinct behaviors evolve and dominate in other economic systems. Systemic differences arise from distinct social, political and economic behavioral-motivational types that associate with intensive agent activity in household, state and firm settings. External conditions, historical events, and agent interactions ultimately result in domination of one motivational type over others; thus determining distinct profiles of structure, conduct, and performance in different economic systems, that are generally observed in the adopting countries. The book validates the theory empirically, traces the historical evolution of the respective economic systems in the world regions and evaluates their responses to various systemic failures such as monopoly, uncertainties, externalities and collective needs. The evaluation is extended to structural changes and system performance regarding growth and distribution. This book draws on microeconomics, welfare economics, development economics and the international economy. The book projects the influence potential of leading countries/systems, and treats effects of displacement of incumbent leaders (US, Japan) by newcomer leaders (China, India) on system competition and on world governance. Contents:IntroductionAn Integrative Theory of Economic SystemsEmpirical ValidationsEvolution and Evaluation of the Firm Intensive System in FIS-Centered CountriesEvolution and Evaluation of the State Intensive System in SIS-Oriented CountriesEconomic Systems in the Development RegionsFocus on China and India as Upcoming Global LeadersSystem Competition and World Governance in the Near Future Readership: Professionals working in the areas of economic systems, transitions, development and policy making; instructors and students of economics and finance; consultants and officials in international agencies working in fields related to economics and development. Key Features:Unique book that examines the topics of development economics, economic systems and world development as a coordinated wholeThe book presents a comprehensive theory that relates evolution of economic systems and world development to each otherAnalyzes historical timelines in the evolution of market- and state- oriented economic systems in western industrial and transition countries; and evaluates their recent developments and performancesStudies empirically systemic orientations of six world development regionsStudies changes in the influence potential of countries/systems and their impact on system competition and world governanceKeywords:Economics;Economic Systems;Comparative Studies;Market Economies;Transition Economies;Developing Countries;World Development;Economic Development

Theory and Methodology of World Development

Theory and Methodology of World Development Author S. Chew
ISBN-10 9780230108509
Release 2010-04-26
Pages 289
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This book brings together key, incisive writings (published and unpublished) of the late Andre Gunder Frank on world development and world history. The selections provide the reader with a historical tracing of Gunder Frank's conceptual thinking on development, through to his views on world history, world development and globalization.

Wine Tourism Around the World

Wine Tourism Around the World Author Colin Michael Hall
ISBN-10 075065466X
Release 2002
Pages 348
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Wine tourism is a rapidly growing field of industry and academic interest with changes in the consumer markets in recent years, showing an enormous interest in 'experiential' travel. Wine Tourism Around the World is therefore an invaluable text for both students and practitioners alike and provides: * The first comprehensive introduction to wine tourism from a business, social science and policy perspective * An international perspective on wine tourism and includes detailed examples from Australia, Canada, France, Greece, Hungary, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UK and the USA * Detailed information on the growth and development of wine tourism from both supply, demand, marketing and management perspectives Academic researchers and students in tourism and hospitality fields, as well as anyone connected with the wine industry, will find this book an essential guide to understanding the global impacts of wine tourism and the consequent economic, social and environmental impacts and opportunities. C.Michael Hall is based at the University of Otago in New Zealand and is Visiting Professor in the School of Leisure and Food Management, Sheffield Hallam University. He has written widely on wine, food and rural tourism and has a major interest in cool-climate wine tourism. Liz Sharples is a lecturer in the School of Leisure and Food Management, Sheffield Hallam University. She has extensive practical and academic experience in the hospitality industry and has major research interests in the interrelationships between cuisine, tourism and rural production. Brock Cambourne is the owner/operator of multiple tourism award winning National Capital Wine Tours and principal of Benchmark Tourism Consulting. He has researched and published extensively on wine and culinary tourism and is a member of the Australian National Wine Tourism Working Party. Niki Macionis is a lecturer at the University of Canberra's Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism. Her graduate studies focussed on the development of wine tourism and she has researched and published extensively on wine and culinary tourism. the first comprehensive introduction to wine tourism from a business and social science perspective an international perspective on wine tourism including examples from around the world detailed examination of the growth and development of wine tourism from both supply and demand perspectives

The Politics of the Internet in Third World Development

The Politics of the Internet in Third World Development Author Bert Hoffmann
ISBN-10 9781135931582
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 344
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This book examines the political and developmental implications of the new information and communication technologies (NICT) in the Third World. Whereas the concept of the "digital divide" tends to focus on technological and quantitative indicators, this work stresses the crucial role played by the political regime type, the pursued development model and the specific configuration of actors and decision-making dynamics. Two starkly contrasting Third World countries, state-socialist Cuba and the Latin America's "show-case democracy" Costa Rica, were chosen for two in-depth empirical country studies.

World Development Report 2015

World Development Report 2015 Author World Bank
ISBN-10 9781464803437
Release 2014-12-04
Pages 234
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Development economics and policy are due for a redesign. In the past few decades, research from across the natural and social sciences has provided stunning insight into the way people think and make decisions. Whereas the first generation of development policy was based on the assumption that humans make decisions deliberatively and independently, and on the basis of consistent and self-interested preferences, recent research shows that decision making rarely proceeds this way. People think automatically: when deciding, they usually draw on what comes to mind effortlessly. People also think socially: social norms guide much of behavior, and many people prefer to cooperate as long as others are doing their share. And people think with mental models: what they perceive and how they interpret it depend on concepts and worldviews drawn from their societies and from shared histories. The World Development Report 2015 offers a concrete look at how these insights apply to development policy. It shows how a richer view of human behavior can help achieve development goals in many areas, including early childhood development, household finance, productivity, health, and climate change. It also shows how a more subtle view of human behavior provides new tools for interventions. Making even minor adjustments to a decision-making context, designing interventions based on an understanding of social preferences, and exposing individuals to new experiences and ways of thinking may enable people to improve their lives. The Report opens exciting new avenues for development work. It shows that poverty is not simply a state of material deprivation, but also a tax ? on cognitive resources that affects the quality of decision making. It emphasizes that all humans, including experts and policy makers, are subject to psychological and social influences on thinking, and that development organizations could benefit from procedures to improve their own deliberations and decision making. It demonstrates the need for more discovery, learning, and adaptation in policy design and implementation. The new approach to development economics has immense promise. Its scope of application is vast. This Report introduces an important new agenda for the development community.

World Development

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ISBN-10 UCAL:B3949834
Release 1983
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