Описание: Coalition Politics and Economic Development challenges the conventional wisdom that coalition government hinders necessary policy reform in developing countries. Irfan Nooruddin presents a fresh theory that institutionalized gridlock, by reducing policy volatility and stabilizing investor expectations, is actually good for economic growth. Successful national economic performance, he argues, is the consequence of having the right configuration of national political institutions. Countries in which leaders must compromise to form policy are better able to commit credibly to investors and therefore enjoy higher and more stable rates of economic development. Quantitative analysis of business surveys and national economic data together with historical case studies of five countries provide evidence for these claims. This is an original analysis of the relationship between political institutions and national economic performance in the developing world and will appeal to scholars and advanced students of political economy, economic development and comparative politics.
Описание: This book contains a unique collection of studies on key economic and social policy challenges faced by countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region in a short- and long-term perspective.
Описание: To what extent are terrorism and development related? What are the relative weights of the economic, political, and social aspects of development? What is the development impact of different responses to terrorism? This 2008 volume addresses these crucial questions, synthesizing what we know about the development links with terrorism and pointing out what we do not. Contributors to this volume examine the economic and fiscal costs of terrorism and the response to terrorism. They conclude that the economic costs of terrorism in rich countries are low, relative to the economic costs of combating terrorism; both are likely high in poor countries. They also report evidence on how development affects terrorism. This work supports the hypothesis that political development - political openness and the quality of government - is inversely associated with the emergence of terrorist organizations, but not that poverty per se is directly responsible for terrorism.
Описание: In early 1961, the IFO-Institut fUr Wirtschaftsforschung (Institute for Economic Research) established an "African Studies Centre" to conduct research into the economic and political problems of developing countries, with special reference to African nations south of the Sahara. Its activities are not confined to the field of economics. The emphasis is on inter-disci- plinary cooperation and synthesis. Within the framework of the East Afri- can Research Programme, which is supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foun- dation, agricultural, sociological and legal studies have appeared or are in progress. In the field of economics, problems of economic planning are among the subjects receiving particular attention. Two issues of "Afrika- Studien" deal with institutions and instruments of planning: N. AHMAD/ E. BECHER: Entwiddungsbanken und -gesellschaften in Tropisch Afrika (Development Banks and Companies in Tropical Africa), Afrika-Studien No. 1, and: R. GUSTEN/H. HELMSCHROTT: Volkswirtschaftliche Gesamtrech- nungen in Tropisch Afrika (National Accounts in Tropical Africa), Afrika- Studien No. 3. It is hoped that a comprehensive review of methods and results of economic planning in East Africa will be forthcoming in this series in the course of 1967. The present study was made subsequent to investigations conducted by a research team under my guidance in 1961/62; the author of this study, ROLF GUSTEN, was a member of this team.
Автор: Elnur, Ibrahim Название: Contested sudan ISBN: 0415476453 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415476454 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 15730 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Since gaining independence in 1956, Sudan has endured a troubled history, including the longest civil war in African history in Southern Sudan and conflicts such as the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. This book explores this history of ensuing conflict, examining why Sudan failed to sustain a successful modern post-colonial state.
Описание: First published in 1964, The Economic Development of South-East Asia: Studies in economic history and political economy contains eight papers originally written for a study group at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. The papers, edited by Professor C. D. Cowan, are written against a background of economic underdevelopment in large parts of Asia. Economic problems increasingly plagued the governments of Asia after the Second World War, and while Western governments were willing to help foster economic development, relations with Asian governments were somewhat hindered by the heritage of their colonial past. Problems also related to the growth of traditional trading ports and export crops, and to the importation of colonial regimes, western funds and skills in the nineteenth century. Such developments come under the loosely generalised concept of imperialism, with its strongly emotional overtones, whose use impedes the objective assessment and analysis of facts. While we understand a good deal about conditions of economic growth in the West, much of what has fostered or retarded growth in other parts of the world remains less clear.
Автор: Okereke Название: Socio-Economic Development in Africa ISBN: 0415525748 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415525749 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 15125 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Internationally driven development programmes have not been entirely successful in transforming the economic status of African countries. Since the late 1990s many African countries have started to take initiatives to develop an integrated framework that tackles poverty and promotes socio-economic development in their respective countries. This book provides a critical evaluation of ‘homegrown’ development initiatives in Africa, set up as alternatives to externally sponsored development. Focusing specifically on Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, the book takes a qualitative and comparative approach to offer the first ever in-depth analysis of indigenous development programmes. It examines: How far African states have moved towards more homegrown development strategies. The effects of the shift towards African homegrown socio-economic development strategies and the conditions needed to enhance their success and sustainability. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of development studies, international politics, political economy, public policy and African politics, sociology and economics.
Описание: This definitive work mixes case law, public policy, economic strategy, and examines the wide range of issues facing efforts to improve the American economy, to illustrate how economic growth is driven through strong public-private partnerships, and how successful growth strategies from the state and local level operate to grow jobs.
Описание: Although the main emphasis in this book is on project level analysis, it is essential that such analyses be linked to an understanding of the (dis)incentives for environmental improvements that general economic and particular environmental policies provide.
Описание: Leading international scholars provide a timely reconsideration of how and why entrepreneurship matters for economic development, particularly in emerging and developing economies. The book critically dissects the evolving relationship between entrepreneurs and the state.
Автор: Alois Wenig; Klaus F. Zimmermann Название: Demographic Change and Economic Development ISBN: 3540511407 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783540511403 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 15572 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Soumitra Sharma; H.W. Singer Название: Economic Development and World Debt ISBN: 1349200468 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781349200467 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7186 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The papers presented here were first given at the International Conference of Economists at the University of Zagreb in Yugoslavia.
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