Evolution of Development Policy: A Reinterpretation

Hardcover | November 1, 2009

bySyed Nawab Haider Naqvi

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This book, the first of its kind in terms of the reinterpretation of the existing literature on development policy and of the actual development experience using a paradigmatic framework (which is original to this book), expands on five overarching themes. Firstly, it seeks to dissipate thecurrent confusion about the overarching principle(s) of development that has had an adverse impact on the course of economic development. Secondly, the book demonstrates, with the help of extensive empirical evidence, that the traditional emphasis on Structural Transformation (the rising share ofmanufacturing as a percentage of total output) is indeed the key to development process. Thirdly, the book maintains that rather than looking at some of the basic policy issues - market versus the government, economic growth versus macroeconomic stability versus human development, export expansionversus import-substitution, physical versus human capital, etc - in a confrontational either-or fashion, the way to decide on them is to evaluate them in the light of real-life experience of the successful developers, especially of those scoring growth miracles. Fourth, this book has sought toanswer the rather baffling question as to why should there still be so much altercation on the key development issues even in the face of clear empirical evidence to the contrary. The book asserts that these perceptional differences can be explained in terms of the economists' respective'paradigmatic affiliations'. Fifth, the book argues that central development decisions about growth, equity, poverty reduction, human development,

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This book, the first of its kind in terms of the reinterpretation of the existing literature on development policy and of the actual development experience using a paradigmatic framework (which is original to this book), expands on five overarching themes. Firstly, it seeks to dissipate thecurrent confusion about the overarching princi...

Dr Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi earned his MA from Yale (1961) and PhD from Princeton (1966) and post-Doctoral work was done at Harvard (1971). He has published about 100 articles and 48 books and monographs on such diverse subjects as Econometric Modeling, International Economic Policy, Agricultural Economics, Comparative Economic Systems...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195477731

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List of TablesList of FiguresPrefaceAcknowledgementPart 1: Preliminaries1. An Overview2. IntroductionPart 2: The Traditional Development Paradigm3. Rationale and Salience4. The Foundational Issues5. Key Development Policy Issues6. Distributional and Related MattersPart 3: The Liberalist Paradigm7. Its Immaculate Birth and Ready Acceptance8. Transformation of Policy Focus9. Its Moral FoundationsPart 4: The Anti-Liberalist Consensus10. Its Genesis11. Some Practical Policy Aspects12. The Moral DimensionPart 5: The Human Development Paradigm13. The Basic Elements14. The Question of 'Identity'15. Choice between Support-Led Strategy and Growth-Mediated Strategies16. The Key Growth-Related Issues17. Social Justice, Equity and Poverty Reduction18. Its Moral MotivationPart 6: Towards a New Development Paradigm19. The Centrality of High and Inclusive Growth20. Growth, Equality, and Poverty Reduction21. Some Important Issues22. Moral FoundationsPart 7: A Recapitulation23. Towards a 'Constructive' Development Policy24. EpilogueReferencesIndex