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The Political Economy of Neo-modernisation

Rethinking the Dynamics of Technology, Development and Inequality

Authors: Baek, Seung Jin

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    • Shows how S-curve experiences can provide useful information on industrial policy (responding to technology convergence) and the role of government, as well as contemporary discourse for international development
    • Provides a history of technology through the S-curve perspective
    • Looks to the future of ICT technologies

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About this book

Is there a limit to technological advancements? Are technological advancements creating a more equal and fair world? Starting from influential thinkers driving a never-ending evaluation of development discourse – incorporating theories of modernisation, endogenous growth, globalisation, neoliberalism and several others –  Seung-Jin Baek answers these questions and sets out practical steps to create societies that are more equal in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

This book explores why Western-centred development strategies are unlikely to bring about similar developmental paths and outcomes in developing economies. By theoretically and empirically assessing the Technology-Development-Inequality nexus, Baek explores why a distorted developmental path has been observed in recent years, with high income countries being associated with rising inequality.

This is important reading for all those seeking to understand international development in a twenty-first century context. 


About the authors

Seung-Jin Baek is a South Korean Economist, working at various United Nations Economic and Social Commissions. His research focus lies at the nexus of multidimensional inequality and sustainable transformation and is broadly applicable, most notably to the fields of development policy and political economy.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Uncovering Complexity in the Policy Mix for Sustainability Transitions

    Baek, Seung Jin

    Pages 3-25

  • Reconstructing Modernisation Inclusive and Sustainable

    Baek, Seung Jin

    Pages 27-63

  • Comparative Perspective on Modernisation and Institutionalism

    Baek, Seung Jin

    Pages 65-82

  • Stylised Fact of the Changing Inequality-Growth Landscape

    Baek, Seung Jin

    Pages 85-117

  • Theoretical Reshaping for the Augmented Inequality Dynamics

    Baek, Seung Jin

    Pages 119-156

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91394-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91393-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Neo-modernisation
Book Subtitle
Rethinking the Dynamics of Technology, Development and Inequality
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91394-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91394-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91393-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 343
Number of Illustrations
61 b/w illustrations
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