Making World Development Work: Scientific Alternatives to Neoclassical Economic Theory

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Grégoire Leclerc, Charles A. S. Hall
UNM Press, 2007 - 645 oldal

Making World Development Workis about economic development and its relation to population, environment and resource issues in less affluent countries. The essays presented here criticize the way most large development projects are designed and conducted and are written by professionals from a broad range of disciplines involved in current development research.

Making World Development Workexplains why overly simplistic economic models of development have led to many failures and unnecessary environmental destruction. The editors contend the preferred method of development is through a systematiic process that integrates the natural sciences with economics and one that is based on scientific method instead of ideology.

Leclerc and Hall review the logical and methodological basis of neoclassical economics and its application to development. They provide a series of historical perspectives, including less developed countries that have improved successfully and others that have not been as successful. They complete the demonstration with a portfolio of current development research innovations in the social and economic sciences as well as in the natural sciences, including a new logical basis for economics called biophysical economics.

Making World Development Workoffers new ways to consider development including the limitations of cheap energy, environmental degradation, and human population growth as the fundamental issues for any economic model that can have any hope of working in the future.

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The Relat1on Between Econom1c Development and LandUse Change
13
A Br1ef H1story of Internat1onal Development Models unti Foreign Aid
39
The Need to Re1ntegrate the Natural Sc1ences w1th Econom1cs
75
The Myth of Eff1c1ency through Market Econom1cs
90
How to Construct a B1ophys1cal Econom1c Model for a Country or RegIon
104
The Myth of Development Examples from the Republic of Niger
142
Assess1ng the Poss1b1l1ty of Susta1nable Development 1n Costa R1ca
150
Putt1ng Development 1n Perspect1ve Colonial and Neocolonial Dynamics in the Philippines
160
Farmers Dec1s1on Mak1ng on Land Use The Importance of Soil Conditions in
344
Choos1ng Soc1al Technolog1es Emp1r1cally Susan Allan and Dean Holland
363
PART FIVE
377
So1l Eros1on A Food and Environmental Threat David Pimentel 3 79
394
Reduc1ng Pest1c1de Runoff to the Car1bbean Sea A Fonnidable Regional Challenge
402
Neoclass1cal Econom1cs and F1sher1es Gary Sharp and Charles A S Hall 42 3
442
A Spat1al Model of Access1b1l1ty Linking Population and Infrastructure to LandUse
457
Rural Access1b1l1ty Dec1s1on Mak1ng Issues of Integration Scale and Sustainability
474

Is the Argent1ne Nat1onal Economy Be1ng Destroyed by
178
Test1ng Boserup An Analysis of the Relation between Human Population Growth
192
Tradeoffs between Income and Eros1on 1n a Small Watershed GIS and Economic
209
S1mulat1on Model1ng for Character1z1ng Strateg1c Streamwater Ava1lab1l1ty
216
The Appl1cat1on of Land UseAnalys1s Tools across D1fferent Scales
233
Der1v1ng LandQual1ty Ind1cators from the Landscape Un1ts Used 1n So1ls Surveys
251
Model1ng LandUse Dynam1cs w1th Geograph1cal Data The Case of Intervened
263
Scale Issues 1n Develop1ng a Deforestat1on Basel1ne for the Reg1on of
280
A Prel1m1nary S1mulat1on of the Potent1al for Susta1nab1l1ty 1n Er1trea
303
PART FOUR
313
Agentbased Systems and Pol1cy Analys1s Perspectives and Challenges
487
Mak1ng Trop1cal Agr1culture More Susta1nable by Us1ng B1oeconom1c Models
515
Us1ng InputOutput Analys1s to Analyze the Economy of the Grande de San Ram6n
528
PART SEVEN
541
Watershed Scales and Levels Experiences with Projects in Central America
563
Improv1ng PovertyReduct1on Pol1c1es
594
Postscr1pt The Elephants in the Living Room Charles A S Hall and Gregoire Leclerc
616
Contr1butors
631
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Grégoire Leclerc is senior scientist with the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD).

Charles A. S. Hall is professor of environmental and forest biology at SUNY, Syracuse. He is the author of more than 200 publications and author or editor of seven books including Quantifying Sustainable Development: The Future of Tropical Economies.

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