Kicking Away the Ladder
Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (Anthem Studies in Development and Globalization)
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|Format:||Paperback, 196 pages|
|Other Information: ||black & white illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 July 2002|
How did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed countries are attempting to 'kick away the ladder' with which they have climbed to the top, thereby preventing developing countries from adopting policies and institutions that they themselves have used.
Table of Contents
Introduction: How did the Rich Countries Really Become Rich? Policies for Economic Development: Industrial, Trade and Technology Policies in Historical Perspective; Institutions and Economic Development: 'Good Governance' in Historical Perspective; Lessons for the Present; References; Notes; Index
About the Author
Ha-Joon Chang teaches at the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge.
Exposes the attempts by developed countries to 'kick away the ladder' from developing countries trying to join the economic elite.
'The most important book about the world economy to be published in years.' -'Prospect' 'This book is a joy: a fantastically useful teaching aid...a very necessary historical conscience in an age of amnesia.' -'The Business Economist' 'This is an intriguing book that raises important issues. Recommended.' -J. M. Nowakowski, Muskingum College, in 'Choice'
|Publisher: ||Anthem Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.45 kg)|