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How China escaped the poverty trap, Yuen Yuen Ang

Label
How China escaped the poverty trap
Title
How China escaped the poverty trap
Statement of responsibility
Yuen Yuen Ang
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Before markets opened in 1978, China was an impoverished planned economy governed by a Maoist bureaucracy. In just three decades it evolved into the world's second-largest economy and is today guided by highly entrepreneurial bureaucrats. In How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, Yuen Yuen Ang explains this astonishing metamorphosis. Rather than insist that either strong institutions of good governance foster markets or that growth enables good governance, Ang lays out a new, dynamic framework for understanding development broadly. Successful development, she contends, is a coevolutionary process in which markets and governments mutually adapt. By mapping this coevolution, Ang reveals a startling conclusion: poor and weak countries can escape the poverty trap by first harnessing weak institutions-features that defy norms of good governance-to build markets. Further, she stresses that adaptive processes, though essential for development, do not automatically occur. Highlighting three universal roadblocks to adaptation, Ang identifies how Chinese reformers crafted enabling conditions for effective improvisation. How China Escaped the Poverty Trap offers the most complete synthesis to date of the numerous interacting forces that have shaped China's dramatic makeover and the problems it faces today. Looking beyond China, Ang also traces the coevolutionary sequence of development in late medieval Europe, antebellum United States, and contemporary Nigeria, and finds surprising parallels among these otherwise disparate cases. Indispensable to all who care about development, this groundbreaking book challenges the convention of linear thinking and points to an alternative path out of poverty traps
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NIC/DLC
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1979-
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Ang, Yuen Yuen
Dewey number
338.951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC427.92
LC item number
.A74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in political economy
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  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
  • Economic development
  • Economic development
  • Poverty
  • Poverty
  • Economic development
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • China
  • Developing countries
  • Armut
  • Bekämpfung
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
  • China
Label
How China escaped the poverty trap, Yuen Yuen Ang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mapping coevolution -- Directed improvisation -- Balancing variety and uniformity -- Franchising the bureaucracy -- From building to preserving markets -- Connecting first-movers and laggards -- Conclusion : how development actually happened beyond China
Control code
945730175
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781501700200
Lccn
2016014018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027046693
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945730175
Label
How China escaped the poverty trap, Yuen Yuen Ang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mapping coevolution -- Directed improvisation -- Balancing variety and uniformity -- Franchising the bureaucracy -- From building to preserving markets -- Connecting first-movers and laggards -- Conclusion : how development actually happened beyond China
Control code
945730175
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781501700200
Lccn
2016014018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027046693
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945730175

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