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Author Rostow, W. W. (Walt Whitman), 1916-2003, author
Title The stages of economic growth : a non-communist manifesto / W.W. Rostow
Imprint Cambridge [United Kingdom] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1990
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  HB199 R66    AVAILABLE    30560400183122
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  338.9 R7396 1990    AVAILABLE    30500100649576
Edition Third edition
Descript xlvii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Preface to the third edition -- Preface to the second edition -- Preface to the first edition -- Introduction -- Five Stages-Of-Growth-A Summary: -- Traditional society -- Preconditions for take-off -- Take-off -- Drive to maturity -- Age of high mass-consumption -- Beyond consumption -- Dynamic theory of production -- Preconditions For Take-Off: -- Two cases -- Nature of the transition -- Analysis of the transition -- Two sectoral problems -- Agriculture and the extractive industries -- Social overhead capital -- Non-economic change -- Transitional coalitions -- Alternative directions of nationalism -- First take-off -- Take-Off: -- Achievement of regular growth -- Take-off defined and isolated -- Evidence on investment-rates in the take-off -- Inner structure of the take-off -- Supply of loanable funds -- Sources of entrepreneurship -- Leading sector in the take-off -- Take-off in perspective -- Drive To Maturity: -- Definition and timing -- Sectoral patterns of maturity: railways and their aftermath -- Sweden -- Japan -- Russia -- Some problems in defining maturity -- Maturity in perspective -- Age Of High Mass-Consumption: -- Three-way choice -- American case, Phase One: Progressive Era, 1901-16 -- Phase Two: 1920's -- Phase Three: Great Depression -- Phase Four: Post-War Boom -- Phase Five: Where next? -- Post-maturity elsewhere: Pre-1914 -- 1920's -- 1930's -- Post-1945 -- Terms of trade after two wars -- Beyond high mass-consumption -- Russian And American Growth: -- Remarkable parallel -- Major differences -- Military question -- Economic question -- Locus of the challenge -- Relative Stages-Of-Growth And Aggression: -- War in modern history -- Problem of national sovereignty -- Three kinds of wars -- Colonialism -- Regional aggression -- Struggles for the Eurasian power balance -- Choice of aggression -- Next Phase: Nuclear weapons and the further spread of industrialization -- Relative Stages-Of-Growth And The Problem Of Peace: -- Revolution in weapons -- Diffusion of power in the longer run -- Problem of peace -- Russian national interest -- Moscow's problem of acceptance -- Great act of persuasion -- Beyond peace -- Significance of the diffusion of power for Western Europe -- Take-offs, past and present -- Similarities -- Some relative differences -- Some relative advantages -- Three major implications for policy -- Marxism, Communism, And The Stages-Of-Growth: -- Seven Marxist propositions -- Similarities with stages-of-growth analysis -- Central themes of stages-of-growth -- Marx in perspective -- Evolution of modern Communism -- Communism: a disease of transition -- Statement of values -- Appendix A: Diffusion of the private automobile -- Appendix B: Critics and the evidence -- Coda: Reflections on the debate as of 1990 -- Acknowledgments -- Index
A third edition of The Stages of Economic Growth brings this classic work up to date with current economic and political changes. In a new preface and appendix, Professor Rostow extends his analysis to include recent economic and political developments as well as the advances in theory concerning nonlinear and chaotic phenomena. For those coming to his work for the first time, the original text and the introductions and appendices from earlier editions are included. This volume will not only be of interest to those concerned with the theory of economic growth, but also to students of policy since the 1960s. In the text Professor Rostow gives an account of economic growth based on a dynamic theory of production and interpreted in terms of actual societies. Five basic stages of economic growth are distinguished with detailed discussions of each stage including illustrative examples. He also applies the concept of stages of growth to an examination of the problems of military aggression and the nuclear arms race. The final chapter includes a comparison of his non-communist manifesto with Marxist theory. Materials from the second edition include an appendix in which he responds to some of his critics
Subject Economic development
Capitalism -- United States
Marxian economics
Comparative economics
Alt Title Non-communist manifesto
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