Author: A Collection
Editor(s): Mitchell A Seligson & John T Passe-Smith
Publisher: Viva Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8176497835
Presenting both classic pieces and the most up-to-date arguments in the debates about issues of economic growth and inequality, Development and Underdevelopment is a guide to understanding the causes and dynamics of the persistent income gap between rich and poor countries, as well as the rich and poor within the poor countries. The editors short introductions to each reading, highlighting the significance of the selections, remain a key feature of this new edition.
One of the most comprehensive volumes yet produced on the causes of income inequality between and within countries, Seligson and Passe-Smith have compiled a brilliant selection of literature which is a must for anyone wishing to better understand the elusive concepts of development and underdevelopment.
-Gareth Elliot, South African Journal of International Affairs
The selection of materials is excellent, and the brief introductions to each selection are deft and informative. Impressively, space has also been found for critiques of the most important positions.
-Journal of Developing Areas
The Daul Gaps: an Overview of theory and Research
Is There a Gap
Between Rich and Poor Countries?
The Other Gap: Domestic Income Inequality
The Classic Thesis: Convergence or Divergence?
Culture and Development
The State, Growth, and Inequality
Basic Indicators of the Gaps Between Rich and Poor Countries
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