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Introduction: The 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/9780199796915.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

In 1949, the U.S. House of Representatives opened hearings H.R. 5615, the “International Technical Cooperation Act of 1949.” While discussing the specific act, which had grown out of Truman’s ... More


Underdevelopment, Obstacles to the Perception of Change, and Leadership

Albert O. Hirschman

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter challenges the defeatism of Hirschman's friends and colleagues during the 1950s–1960s, when numerous political and social upheavals were happening worldwide. In this chapter, Hirschman ... More


The Rise and Decline of Development Economics

Albert O. Hirschman

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter showcases an essay written in honor of William Arthur Lewis, whose ideas on economics were in counterpoint to Hirschman's. Lewis was a champion of more balanced growth; Hirschman favored ... More


Paths to Development

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that familiar paths to economic development such as investments in railroad infrastructure, banking, and market centers, produced unpredictable returns for Southern communities in ... More


Merchant Capitalism and the Great Transition

Emily Erikson

in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter sets out the stakes of the book's argument, situating the English East India Company with respect to some of the larger processes of transition and change in the early modern period and ... More


Land and Loyalty: Security and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand

Tomas Larsson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450815
eISBN:
9780801464089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450815.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Domestic and international development strategies often focus on private ownership as a crucial anchor for long-term investment; the security of property rights provides a foundation for capitalist ... More


Child Labour in Rural India: The Experience of the 1990s

Uma S. Kambhampati

in Growth, Development, and Diversity: India's Record since Liberalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077992
eISBN:
9780199081608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077992.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the incidence of child labour in India, a significant indicator of underdevelopment. It breaks new ground in analysing the impact of liberalization on the incidence of child ... More


War and Underdevelopment: Volume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict

Frances Stewart and Valpy Fitzgerald (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241866
eISBN:
9780191696961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Wars, especially civil wars, are among the most serious causes of human suffering and underdevelopment. Yet economic analysis of developing countries at war is relatively rare. These volumes aim to ... More


Truman’s Fourth Point

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/9780199796915.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Truman introduced the idea of Point Four during his 1949 inaugural address, because he was convinced that America’s future depended upon the development of the underdeveloped world and he was certain ... More


Anticolonialism in British Politics: The Left and the End of Empire 1918-1964

Stephen Howe

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204237
eISBN:
9780191676178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204237.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book studies British anticolonialism, an offshoot of a massive global upsurge of sentiment which has dominated much of the history of the 20th century. This book ... More


East Africa: Metropolitan Action and Local Initiative

Charles Ambler

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0032
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The historiography of British East Africa began, in the last years of the 19th century, in the attempts of participants and observers to describe, explain, justify, or condemn the actions of British ... More


Delivery of genetic services in developing countries

Victor B. Penchaszadeh

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the priorities and organization of genetic services in the developing world against the background of the realities of underdevelopment. To define goals for genetic services in ... More


Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Ramon Ruiz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Explicitly focusing on the malaise of underdevelopment that has shaped the country since the Spanish conquest, this book offers a panoramic interpretation of Mexican history and culture from the ... More


NAFTA

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Neoliberalism is dying everywhere, except in Mexico, where the ruling oligarchy, especially those with commercial and financial ties to the United States, has clutched the reins of power for decades. ... More


Epilogue

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book has explored the reasons why Mexico is underdeveloped. The ills of underdevelopment took centuries to arise; they did not appear overnight. The gargantuan cracks in the social and economic ... More


Ramblings on Mexican Underdevelopment

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Underdevelopment is commonly associated with poverty, but it is more than that. Underdevelopment means an extremely unequal distribution of wealth and income. Capitalism has created a core of wealthy ... More


El Mexicano

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Western Europe and the United States have played leading roles in Mexico's story. That said, Mexican underdevelopment has two fathers, though one, the Spaniard, must bear the brunt of the ... More


The Legacy

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Adam Smith, the classical economist, called the discovery of America one of the “most important events in the history of mankind.” America's significance, he went on to say, lay not in its mines of ... More


False Miracle

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Mexico enjoyed a miracle of sorts when its gross domestic product tripled from 1940 to 1960, with manufacturing taking the lead. Much of this heady progress stemmed from the adoption of import ... More


Securitization and Institutional Development

Tomas Larsson

in Land and Loyalty: Security and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450815
eISBN:
9780801464089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450815.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the political and historical origins of formal property rights institutions by focusing on the case of Thailand. It examines the role of “security threats” as a cause of ... More


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