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Development: A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions

By (author) Ian Goldin
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 5th Apr 2018
Dimensions: w 112mm h 175mm d 12mm
Weight: 162g
ISBN-10: 0198736258
ISBN-13: 9780198736257
Barcode No: 9780198736257
Synopsis
What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years.The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity, and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to include the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Succinct, highly readable, and reasoned...from...a world-leading development thinker and practitioner. * Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General * Wise, succinct, well-informed, broad ranging, and deep...very accessible and admirable in its brevity. A splendid achievement. * Nicholas Stern, President of the British Academy * Review from previous edition An authoritative and highly readable account of evolution of economic and social development that goes beyond a focus on economic growth to a broader understanding of well-being. * David Lorimer, Network Reviews *