Studies in Political Economy of Development

Studies in Political Economy of Development

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: Ignacy Sachs
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158167

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Studies in Political Economy of Development is a collection of texts that elucidate the various aspects of political economy and proposes strategies and plans to attain a genuine and comprehensive economic development. The book covers a broad range of topics on development planning, with particular focus on mixed economies. Chapters are devoted to the discussion of long-term planning on mixed economies; strategies for industrial development; significance of foreign trade; and a review of the principal forms of economic aid and its evaluation. The text also presents an analysis of the problems and policies of economic development and technology issues of Latin America. The final chapter deals with the political economy of environment. Economists, political scientists, and policymakers will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    1. Some Considerations on Long-term Planning in Mixed Economies (1968)

    2. Industrial Development Strategy (1971)

    Development Strategy

    Overall Development and Industrial Development Strategy

    Conditions for Industrial Development

    Evaluation Criteria

    Setting Strategic Goals


    Matching Goals with Policies


    3. Development Planning and Policies for Increasing Domestic Resources for Investment—with Special Reference to Latin America (1968)

    General Considerations

    The Trap of "Perverse Growth"

    The Problem of Effective Demand

    Market Allocation of Investment versus Effective Planning

    Minimum Conditions for Effective Planning

    Policies for Accelerated Growth

    4. Levels of Satiety and Rates of Growth (1966)

    5. The Significance of the Foreign Trade Sector and the Strategy of Foreign Trade Planning (1967)


    The Place of Foreign Trade

    Foreign Trade as a Barrier to Growth

    Planning Foreign Trade

    The Case for Foreign Aid

    6. Forms of Foreign Aid—An Economic Analysis (1966)


    Foreign Aid and Economic Development

    Principal Forms of Economic Aid

    Aid through Trade


    7. Problems of Implementation of Industrialization Plans (1970)

    Preliminary Remarks

    Implementation of Industrialization Programs under Comprehensive Planning

    Implementation of Industrialization Plans in a Mixed Economy

    8. Transfer of Technology and Strategy of Industrialization (1970)

    9. Selection of Techniques: Problems and Policies for Latin America (1970)

    Introductory Remarks

    A Peep at some Theoretical Controversies

    The Latin American Scene

    Some Conclusions and Suggestions

    10. Technological Policies for Latin American Development (1971)

    Why Technological Policies?

    Fitting TPs into Development Strategies

    Guidelines for the Study of the Technological Market

    Transfer of Technology. How Efficient and How Expensive?

    Supply of Technology to Agriculture

    Effective Demand for Technologies

    Shaping the Institutional Framework for TPs and Choosing the Operational Controls

    11. Transfer of Technology and Research Priorities for Latin America—A Social Scientist's Point of View (1971)

    Preliminary Remarks

    Evaluation Criteria of Development-oriented Research

    Some Priority Areas for Development-oriented Research

    Strategies of Research

    The Case for International Co-operation

    12. A Welfare State for Poor Countries? (1971)

    13. Approaches to a Political Economy of Environment (1971)

    The Motives behind the Concern

    Problem Areas

    Suggestions for Further Research

    Bibliographical Notes


Product details

  • No. of pages: 330
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158167

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