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The Objective of Catching Up

Włodzimierz Brus and Kazimierz Laski

in From Marx to the Market: Socialism in Search of an Economic System

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283997
eISBN:
9780191596032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283997.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

As the countries of ‘real socialism’ started their transition to socialism under conditions of immaturity in orthodox Marxist (and Schumpeterian) terms, the overriding objective of their revolution ... More


The Command System

Włodzimierz Brus and Kazimierz Laski

in From Marx to the Market: Socialism in Search of an Economic System

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283997
eISBN:
9780191596032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283997.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The economic system of ‘real socialism’ grew out of the discrepancy between the expected socialist attitudes of the population and the reality of dominating self‐interest. In the absence of properly ... More


Towards the Decolonization of the Mind

Stephen A. Marglin

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the influence of development, culture, and resistance on the dominant knowledge or intellectual model in India. This book provides a ... More


Development and the Politics of Knowledge: A Critical Interpretation of the Social Role of Modernization Theories in the Development of the Third World

Tariq Banuri

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter argues that the intellectual dominance of the Western model has derived not from its inherent and unequivocal superiority but rather from the political dominance of those who believe in ... More


Modernization and its Discontents: A Cultural Perspective on Theories of Development

Tariq Banuri

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter proposes an approach which can be used to contrast modern and traditional worldviews from a holistic perspective. It distinguishes between impersonal and personal maps or guide to the ... More


Modern Medicine and its Non-Modern Critics: A Study in Discourse

Ashis Nandy and Shiv Visvanathan

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter argues that the introduction of Western medicine in India marginalized traditional forms of medicine and effectively deprived Indians of the choices available within these pluralistic ... More


The Probability of Military Rule in Africa, 1970 to 2007

Raul Caruso, Jacopo Costa, and Roberto Ricciuti

in The Economics of Conflict: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026895
eISBN:
9780262321976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026895.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter relates income, ethnic fractionalization, and external threat levels to the probability of military coups in Africa. It shows that per capita income has a negative effect on the ... More


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