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Disrupted Development and the Future of Inequality in the Age of Automation

Authors: Schlogl, Lukas, Sumner, Andy

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  • Presents the contemporary context of deindustrialization and tertiarization in the developing world
  • Surveys contemporary scholarship and literature on economic development in the context of technological change
  • Discusses potential public policy responses and development strategies in response to automation
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This open access book examines the future of inequality, work and wages in the age of automation with a focus on developing countries. The authors argue that the rise of a global ‘robot reserve army’ has profound effects on labor markets and economic development, but, rather than causing mass unemployment, new technologies are more likely to lead to stagnant wages and premature deindustrialization. The book illuminates the debate on the impact of automation upon economic development, in particular issues of poverty, inequality and work. It highlights public policy responses and strategies–ranging from containment to coping mechanisms—to confront the effects of automation. 

About the authors

Lukas Schlogl is a political scientist in the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria.
Andy Sumner is Professor of International Development in the Department of International Development at King’s College London, UK.

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"A piece of cutting-edge scholarship, this book examines the relationship between robotization and deindustrialization by looking at the global dynamics of job displacement and its likely effect on economic development. Schlogl and Sumner argue convincingly that developing countries face a growing informal, precarious service sector in the age of automation."
—Ray Kiely, Professor of International Politics, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Schlogl, Lukas (et al.)

  • Economic Development and Structural Transformation

    Pages 11-20

    Schlogl, Lukas (et al.)

  • Deindustrialization and Tertiarization in the Developing World

    Pages 21-33

    Schlogl, Lukas (et al.)

  • Technological Transformation

    Pages 37-49

    Schlogl, Lukas (et al.)

  • Automation and Structural Transformation in Developing Countries

    Pages 51-78

    Schlogl, Lukas (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30131-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disrupted Development and the Future of Inequality in the Age of Automation
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking International Development series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30131-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30131-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30130-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 102
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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