The Resource Small works : poverty and economic development in southwestern China, John A. Donaldson

Small works : poverty and economic development in southwestern China, John A. Donaldson

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Small works : poverty and economic development in southwestern China
Title
Small works
Title remainder
poverty and economic development in southwestern China
Statement of responsibility
John A. Donaldson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How can policymakers effectively reduce poverty? Most mainstream economists advocate promoting economic growth, on the grounds that it generally reduces poverty while bringing other economic benefits. However, this dominant hypothesis offers few alternatives for economies that are unable to grow, or in places where economic growth fails to reduce or actually exacerbates poverty. In Small Works, John A. Donaldson draws on his extensive fieldwork in two Chinese provinces--Yunnan and Guizhou--that are exceptions to the purported relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction. In Yunnan, an outward-oriented developmental state, one that focuses on large-scale, urban development, has largely failed to reduce poverty, even though it succeeded in stimulating economic growth. Provincial policy shaped roads, tourism, and mining in ways that often precluded participation by poor people. By contrast, Guizhou is a micro-oriented state, one that promotes small-scale, low-skill economic opportunities--and so reduces poverty despite slow economic growth. It is no coincidence that this Guizhou approach parallels the ideas encapsulated in the "scientific development view" of China's current president Hu Jintao. After all, Hu, when Guizhou's leader, helped establish the micro-oriented state in the province. Donaldson's conclusions have implications for our understanding of development and poverty reduction, economic change in China, and the thinking behind China's policy decisions. -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
339.4/6095134
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC428.Y8
LC item number
D65 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Small works : poverty and economic development in southwestern China, John A. Donaldson
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Guizhou and Yunnan in comparison -- Why do similar areas adopt different developmental strategies? -- Roads : building connections to markets -- Migration : go east, young man (and woman) -- Tourism : joyous village life -- Coal mining : black gold -- Conclusion : the micro-oriented state, development, and poverty
Control code
ocn865509067
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 221 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801462771
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt4rqdq
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.b26671426
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865509067
  • pebcs0801462770

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