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Aspects of Development and Underdevelopment


  • Robinson,Joan


Joan Robinson shows how the economic mechanisms that produce wealth in the midst of growing misery can be understood. For this purpose she uses the classical theory of accumulation and the modern theory of international trade and finance. Her simple but penetrating analysis illuminates the problems of poverty, accumulation, industrialization and trade, while exposing misleading conceptions of the Third World. Throughout the book, general principles are demonstrated with particular examples, making those principles both clearer and more relevant. The book's conclusion is that the economic problems of the Third World remain rooted in deep-seated political conflicts of national and international interests.

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  • Robinson,Joan, 1979. "Aspects of Development and Underdevelopment," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521295895, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:cbooks:9780521295895

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    1. Albert Minguet., 1980. "Ii. Recent Books - Livres Récents - Neuerscheinungen: Public Economics Théorie De L'Économie Publique Öffentliche Wirtschaft," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 51(1-2), pages 191-220, 01-06.
    2. Juan Carlos Moreno Brid & Esteban Pérez Caldentey, 2010. "Trade and Economic Growth: A Latin American Perspective on Rhetoric and Reality," Chapters,in: Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Growth, chapter 20 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Cripps, F. & Izurieta, A. & Singh, A., 2011. "Global Imbalances, Under-Consumption and Over-Borrowing: The State of the World Economy and Future Policies," Working Papers wp419, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.
    4. Alexander Cotte Poveda, 2013. "The relationship between development, investments, insecurity and social conditions in Colombia: a dynamic approach," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 47(5), pages 2769-2783, August.
    5. Cripps, Francis & Izurieta, Alex & Singh, Ajit, 2011. "Global imbalances, under-consumption and overborrowing: the state of the world economy & future policies," MPRA Paper 39049, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Mario Lanzarotti, 1985. "Les fluctuations des prix des métaux non ferreux," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 26(104), pages 809-822.
    7. Gérard Grellet, 1992. "Pourquoi les pays en voie de développement ont-ils des rythmes de croissance aussi différents ? Un survol critique de quelques orthodoxies contemporaines," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 33(129), pages 31-66.

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