The Evolving New Global Environment for the Development Process

The discussions in this book offer an informative & compelling account of the recent changes in development & the main political & economic trends shaping the international environment. It focuses on the changing global scene & its impact on different dimensions of the development process - economic growth; commodity production & trade; resource management & human capital formation; labour markets & female employment; foreign investment; development assistance; & development studies. It also presents an analysis of the transformations in the former centrally planned economies of Eastern Europe & presents case studies on selected African economies, Finland & the East Asian economies.