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Breaking the Natural Resource Constraint

Yujiro Hayami and Yoshihisa Godo

in Development Economics: From the Poverty to the Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199272709
eISBN:
9780191602870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272700.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The world has so far avoided dismal predictions by Malthus and Ricardo on the inexorable consequences of population growth with the application of science to the development of technology geared ... More


Pro-poor fiscal strategies

Paul Mosley

in The Politics of Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692125
eISBN:
9780191739286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692125.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Given political stability and the existence of a pro-poor political coalition, what actions have achieved a sustained fall in poverty? This chapter focuses on fiscal policies, which have the ... More


Poverty and Famines: An Extension

Ashutosh Varshney

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

On famines, Amartya Sen has produced two seminal insights: why democracies do not have famines; and why entitlement failures, not food availability decline, cause famines. The two arguments have very ... More


Farmers, Seedsmen, and Scientists: Systems of Agriculture and Systems of Knowledge

Stephen A. Marglin

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The origins of hi-tech agriculture (hta) entailed how hybrid corn (maize) was initially developed in the United States during the first three decades of this century, its commercialization in the ... More


Hosting the Otherness of the Other: The Case of the Green Revolution

Gustavo Esteva

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter attempts attempts a radical pluralist approach in analyzing the marginalization experienced by the several different knowledge systems that were utilized during the Green Revolution. The ... More


What Has Worked: ImproviNg Cooperation within Species

R. Ford Denison

in Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139500
eISBN:
9781400842810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139500.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses approaches that have worked in the past in improving cooperation within species. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, with evolutionary biology at the center, it argues that we ... More


Environment and Natural Resources

Ian Coxhead and Sisira Jayasuriya

in The Philippine Economy: Development, Policies, and Challenges

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158984
eISBN:
9780199869107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158989.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Discusses the state of the Philippine environment by studying the trends of available data on environmental quality and natural resource degradation, and comparing them with those of other Asian ... More


The Consumption Tragedy

Stephen M. Gardiner

in A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195379440
eISBN:
9780199897100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379440.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter confronts two serious objections. According to the first, the perfect storm metaphor relies too heavily on game theoretic analysis, and so is committed to flawed, egoistic assumptions ... More


Greening of Capitalism: How Asia Is Driving the Next Great Transformation

John A. Mathews

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791502
eISBN:
9780804793162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791502.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book starts from the observation that the rise of China, India and other newly industrializing countries constitutes a triumph of industrialization in that it is lifting hundreds of millions of ... More


Breaking the Resource Constraint

Yujiro Hayami

in Development Economics: From the Poverty to the Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243976
eISBN:
9780191596377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243972.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The world has so far avoided dismal predictions by Malthus and Ricardo on the inexorable consequences of population growth with the application of science to the development of technology geared ... More


"Red Revolution, Green Revolution": Scientific Farming in Socialist China

Sigrid Schmalzer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330150
eISBN:
9780226330297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330297.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1968, the director of USAID coined the term "green revolution" to celebrate the new technological solutions that promised to ease hunger and so forestall the spread of more "red revolutions" ... More


Rethinking “American Answer”

Amanda Kay McVety

in Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

The 1984-1985 Ethiopian famine raised troubling questions about the effectiveness of foreign aid and helped to spark two decades of new international aid policies. Despite new policies and a ... More


Agricultural Revolutions

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The transition from foraging to agriculture—the Neolithic revolution—began about twelve thousand years ago. It changed three basic human relationships—with other species, the environment, and other ... More


Introduction

Sigrid Schmalzer

in "Red Revolution, Green Revolution": Scientific Farming in Socialist China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330150
eISBN:
9780226330297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330297.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Introduction begins by contrasting the technocratic vision for the green revolution as it was conceived in the U.S. with the radical perspective on science and politics that informed the Mao-era ... More


Indonesia and Malaysia

Ben Thirkell-White

in The Politics of Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692125
eISBN:
9780191739286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692125.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Indonesia and Malaysia both represent examples of the ‘new tiger’ economies of South-east Asia which, from the 1960s onward, achieved high rates of GDP growth through policies of labour-intensity, ... More


Second Wind, 1965–91

Pulapre Balakrishnan

in Economic Growth in India: History and Prospect

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065470
eISBN:
9780199080090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065470.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the economic growth in India for the period 1950–64. What is distinctive about this period is that while the policy regime had remained more or less unchanged, the rate of ... More


The Political Economy of Mountain Java: An Interpretive History

Robert Hefner

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069336
eISBN:
9780520913769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069336.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A rich and sensitive portrait of a changing peasantry, this study is also a general inquiry into the nature of status, class, and community in the developing world, presenting an analysis designed to ... More


Rhetoric of Revolution

Richa Kumar

in Rethinking Revolutions: Soyabean, Choupals, and the Changing Countryside in Central India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465330
eISBN:
9780199087013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465330.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

The third chapter begins by revisiting the story of the green revolution and placing the yellow revolution within this historical context. Recent research has shown that claims of the green ... More


Prosperity and Religious Fundamentalism

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses resurgence of religious fundamentalism, which brought about the renaissance of Hinduism. The Sikhs exodus in the partition had made them more vulnerable and thus ground was ... More


Beyond Colonialism: Tropical Environments and the Legacies of Empire

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter explores how the unprecedented transformation of tropical environments after decolonization was shaped by relationships and ideas that were fashioned, encouraged, or reinforced by the ... More


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