In this fourth edition of his textbook, E. Wayne Nafziger analyzes the economic development of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and EastCentral Europe. The treatment is suitable for students who have taken a basic college course in the principles of economics. This comprehensive and clearly written text explains the growth in real income per person and income disparities within and among developing countries. The author explains the reasons for the fast growth of Pacific Rim countries, Brazil, Poland, and (recently) India, and the increasing economic misery and degradation of large parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The book also examines China and other postsocialist economies as low- and middle-income countries, without, however, overshadowing the primary emphasis on the third world. The text, written by a scholar active in economic research in developing countries, is replete with realworld examples. The exposition emphasizes the themes of poverty, inequality, unemployment, the environment, and deficiencies of people in less-developed countries, rather than esoteric models of aggregate economic growth. The guide to the readings, through bibliography as well as Web sites with links to development resources, makes this book useful for students writing research papers. E. Wayne Nafziger is University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Kansas State University. He is the author and editor of sixteen books and numerous journal articles on development economics, income distribution, development theory, the economics of conflict, the Japanese economy, and entrepreneurship. His book, Inequality in Africa: Political Elites, Proletariat, Peasants, and the Poor (Cambridge University Press), was cited by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1989–1990. Professor Nafziger is also the author of The Debt Crisis in Africa (1993) and the editor (with Frances Stewart and Raimo Vayrynen) of the two-volume War, Hunger, and Displacement: The Origins of Humanitarian Emergencies (2000). He has held research positions at the U.N. University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research, the Carter Center, the East–West Center, and in Nigeria, India, Japan, and Britain.
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