Ecology and Development in the Third World


Author: Avijit Gupta,A. Gupta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134745117

Category: Science

Page: 144

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This comprehensive second edition provides an up-to-date introduction to the nature of ecological degradation in a world of dramatic environmental change.

Communication for Development in the Third World

Theory and Practice for Empowerment


Author: Srinivas R Melkote,H Leslie Steeves

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761994763

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 422

View: 4300

This completely revised edition builds on the framework provided by the earlier text. It traces the history of development communication, presents and critiques diverse approaches and their proponents, and provides ideas and models for development communication in the new century.

Tourism and Development in the Third World


Author: John Lea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134986769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

View: 4349

What is the thruth behind the paradise beaches in travel brocures? What can a developing country do when one exotic holiday seems much like another, when political instability or environmental disaster can deter tourist for years, when the tourism industry slips into foreign control? Tourism and Development in the Third World assess the diverse social, economic, and environmental factors which impact on the Third World. Illustrating the analysis with cases which range across tourism in game parks, sex tours and the after-efects of political turmoil, the book explores ways of managing tourism as a resource and evaluates its long-term contribution towards national development.

Industrialization and Development in the Third World


Author: Rajesh Chandra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134981228

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Developing countries have undergone significant industrialization in the last three decades. Yet industrial growth reveals marked spatial inequalities in terms of both country and location. The Newly Industrialised Countries have achieved spectacular growth in sharp contrast to many other countries of the South. Industrial structure has changed, moving away from labour intensive industries to more technologically advanced manufacturing. Developing countries have had considerable success in penetrating developed country markets but they are now encountering more market restrictions. The role of the government in the development of the economy is also changing. Increasingly, countries are turning towards export-orientated industrialization strategies and privatization whilst their governments are emphasising their facilitative role.

Women and Development in the Third World


Author: Janet Momsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113497941X

Category: Science

Page: 128

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For all societies, the common denominator of gender is female subordination. For women of the Third World the effects of this position are worsened by economic crisis, the legacy of colonialism, as well as patriarchal attitudes and economic crises. Feminist critique has introduced the gender factor to development theory, arguing that the equal distribution of the benefits of economic development can only be achieved through a radical restructuring of the process of development. This important new book reviews both policy and practice in Latin America, Africa and Asia and raises thought-provoking questions concerning the role of development planning and the empowerment of women.

Population and Development in the Third World


Author: Allan M. Findlay,Anne Findlay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134963378

Category: Science

Page: 96

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Allan and Anne Findlay argue that a nation's human population is a vital resource in the development process. Changes in its composition - increased life expectancy combined with a falling birth rate, for example - can have profound effects upon a society. Warfare and mass migration of male workers also have long-reaching effects on those left behind. The rapid growth of Third World populations has often incorrectly been identified as the major force preventing more rapid economic development. Population pressure has been known to generate technological breakthroughs. Their final chapter examines family planning programmes, and concludes by asking who benefits most from population policies and questioning the right of developed countries to advocate family planning programmes for Third World nations.

The State and Development in the Third World

A "World Politics" Reader


Author: Atul Kohli

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400858216

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

View: 8210

The articles in this volume appeared first in the leading jounial World Politics. The essayists' common concern with the autonomy of the political " in the politics of developing countries contributes to the analytical unity of the volume. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

In the Mirror of the Third World

Capitalist Development in Modern Europe


Author: Sandra Halperin

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501725467

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9319

In Marx's familiar dictum, the more-developed country shows the less developed an image of its own future. Turning this idea upside down, In the Mirror of the Third World looks to the contemporary Third World for a reflection of European history. The resulting view challenges standard accounts of European social, economic, and political development. Sandra Halperin's analysis of the European experience begins where studies of Third World development often start: considering the legacies of colonial domination. Europe also had a colonial past, she reminds us, and the states of Europe, like those of today's Third World, were the product of colonialism and imperialism. From this starting point, Halperin traces features characteristic of Third World development through the history of European capitalism: enclave economies oriented to foreign markets; weak middle classes; alliances among the state, traditional landowning elites, and new industrial classes; unstable and partial democracy; sharp inequalities; and increasing poverty--all as much a part of European society on the eve of World War I as they are of developing countries today. Halperin also emphasizes the emergence of a militant, literal religion in Europe and its critical role in the class struggles of the nineteenth century.

The Economic Development of the Third World Since 1900


Author: Paul Bairoch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136600434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 9861

First published in 1967, Professor Bairoch’s Diagnostic de L’Evolution Economique du Tiers-Monde has gone into four editions, and has brought the author an international reputation. This English translation is, in effect, another edition based on the latest French text but incorporating much which is not to be found there. The statistical tables have been revised and expanded wherever possible to include figures up to the end of 1972; the bibliography has been specially adapted to include the literature on the subject in the English language; and two new chapters have been written: Chapter 8 on ‘Urbanization’ and Chapter 9 on ‘The labour force and employment’. It has been Professor Bairoch’s aim in this book to examine the development of under-developed countries (including China) during the present century and through the use of comparative statistics to formulate a diagnosis of their growth. His analysis includes, whenever relevant, a comparison between the present economic progress of Third World countries and that of the developed countries at the time of their ‘take off’. Special attention has also been given to China’s unique path of development. In the course of his research the author has elaborated several new series. The production of these new series and their integration with existing data make this book a valuable quantitative economic history of the Third World.

Women and the Environment

A Reader : Crisis and Development in the Third World


Author: Sally Sontheimer

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781853831119

Category: Ecology

Page: 205

View: 479

Increasingly, over the last 20 years, women in poor developing countries have had to cope with growing ecological stress. Food, fodder, wood and water, previously in adequate supply have become scarce, and women have also been deprived of traditional access to cultivable land. Those who left the countryside for the cities now face terrible pollution, miserable housing and poor sanitation and water supplies. This reader tells the rarely told story of women living and coping in these dreadful conditions. It is a book of hope because it shows them to be not passive victims but courageous fighters and organizers in the fact of natural disaster, uncaring bureaucracy, agencies and governments whose priorities lie elsewhere, and traditional structures inimical to their needs. The women and their oganizations described here have produced demonstrably effective approaches for more sustainable uses of their resources and environments, challenging conventional accounts of their roles.

Social Development in the Third World

Level of Living Indicators and Social Planning


Author: Jos G. M. Hilhorst,Jozef Gijsbertus Maria Hilhorst,Matty Klatter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Quality of life

Page: 233

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Rural Development in the Third World


Author: Chris Dixon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317413113

Category: Science

Page: 124

View: 4752

The rural landscape of the Third World is generally seen as one worked by the impoverished. Chris Dixon shows that this is an increasingly inaccurate picture. Wealth does exist, with the landed often maintaining lifestyles comparable to their richest urban neighbours. And while land remains the basis of real wealth, the rural workforce is diversifying its activities away from agriculture becoming involved in a range of manufacturing, processing, trading and service industries. Yet still rural poverty persists, and the book illustrates just how difficult it is to assess the success of development initiatives adopted to eliminate it. This book, first published in 1990, provides a general introduction to the approaches, policies, and problems associated with Third World rural development. Rural Development in the Third World is relevant to students of geography, the environment and developmental issues.

Economic development in the Third World

an introduction to problems and policies in a global perspective


Author: Michael P. Todaro

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 3768

University development in the third world

the Rockefeller Foundation experience


Author: James Samuel Coleman

Publisher: Pergamon


Category: Education

Page: 417

View: 774

This book discusses the relationship between the Rockefeller Foundation, a private philanthropic organization in the United States, and fifteen universities in twelve developing countries throughout a twenty year period. Split into four parts it first describes the formation of the Rockefeller Foundation Program and the dimensions to be examined. The second part presents case studies, while part three concentrates on the process of institution building and the critical issues of university development in the Third World. The final part attempts to draw some conclusions about the process of university development from the specific Foundation experience.