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Clusters and Regional Development  

Sanjoy Chakravorty

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Development
Industrial clusters have existed since the early days of industrialization. Clusters exist because of the fact (or perception) that competing firms in the same industry derive some benefit ... More

Dependency and World-Systems Perspectives on Development  

Ray Kiely

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Development
This essay focuses on two related “radical theories” of development, dependency and world-systems theory, and shows how they emerged as a critique partly of modernization theory and of the ... More

Development and Religion  

Robert M. Bosco

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Development
The study of religion and development focuses on how the moral and ethical resources of the world’s major faith traditions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism ... More

Development Economics: From Classical to Critical Analysis  

Susan Engel

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Development
The definition of “development” has changed over the years since the inception of development economics as a sub-discipline of economics in the 1950s. Initially, development economics was ... More

Development: Institutional Perspectives  

Malcolm Fairbrother

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Development
There are three key literatures on the political economy of development that all emphasize the importance of institutions, but in different and somewhat contradictory ways. These ... More

Development, Welfare Policy, and the Welfare State  

Gyu-Jin Hwang

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
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Development
One of the most significant structural transformations in postwar capitalist democracies has been the rise of the welfare state. The theoretical intent of the traditional sociological and ... More

Diasporas and Development  

Rebecca Davies

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
Subject:
Development
Global restructuring across the developing world can have profound, if uneven, political, economic, and social consequences. As such, the relationship between diasporas and development is ... More

Geographical Perspectives on Development Studies  

Lise Nelson

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
The history of development studies as a field of academic inquiry can be traced most directly back to the Cold War era when public funding for “development studies” went hand in hand with ... More

International Law and Developing Countries  

Shirley V. Scott

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Mar 2010
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Nov 2017
The vast majority of states in the world today are “developing countries.” The most fundamental characteristic of a developing state is that its income is relatively low in comparison with ... More

Migration and Development  

Philip Martin

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Mar 2010
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Dec 2017
Subject:
Development
There are three factors that persuade a migrant to cross borders: demand-pull in destination areas, supply-push in origin areas, and network factors that connect them. On the basis of this ... More

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