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Learning to Learn: Undoing the Gordian Knot of Development Today


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  • Charles Sabel
  • Sanjay Reddy


The authors, specialists in development, argue that what they call dirigisme—an a priori set of requirements for economic development—has led to the preeminence of the strong and the exclusion of the weak. They advocate a learning-centered approach to development, which in turn emphasizes the contributions of both demand and supply to economic development.

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Article provided by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in its journal Challenge.

Volume (Year): 50 (2007)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
Pages: 73-92

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