Reimagining Growth

Towards a Renewal of Development Theory

Silvana De Paula and Gary A. Dymski

Reimagining Growth

Silvana De Paula and Gary A. Dymski

Distributed for Zed Books

320 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2005
Paper $46.95 ISBN: 9781842775851 Published May 2005 For sale in North and South America only
In this volume a group of eminent economists and other social scientists seek to present an innovative new approach to economic development, drawing in part from certain heterodox intellectual traditions within economics as well as from the other social sciences. The intention is to point the way theoretically to a much more sophisticated understanding of economic development. The ultimate prize, they show, by grounding theory in a more accurate analysis of social change, is policies that really will deliver higher economic growth and greater social justice worldwide.
Contents
I. Framing the Problem
1. Introduction - Silvana De Paula and Gary A. Dymski
2. The Planned Development of Latin America: The Rhetorical Analysis of Three Documents from the 1950s - Ana Maria Bianchi
3. The Other Canon and Uneven Growth: The Activity-Specific Elements of Economic Development - Erik S. Reinert

II. Rethinking the Role of Institutions and Macro-Structures in Development
4. Institutions and Economic Development: Constraining, Enabling and Reconstituting - Geoffrey M. Hodgson
5. The Role of Institutions in Economic Change - Ha-Joon Chang and Peter Evans
6. Banking and the Financing of Development: A Schumpeterian and Minskyian Perspective - Jan Kregel and Leonardo Burlamaqui

III. Rethinking the Microstructure of Development: Individuals and Communities in Global and Local Spaces
7. Consumer Society: What Opportunities for New Expressions of Citizenship and Control? - John Wilkinson
8. Society, Community and Economic Development - Michael Storper
9. Poverty and Social Discrimination: A Spatial Keynesian Approach - Gary A. Dymski

IV. Rethinking the Participatory Process: Local and Global Connections
10. The World Social Forum: A Space for the Translation of Diversity in Social Mobilisation - Nelson Giordano Delgado and Jorge Osvaldo Romano
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