Reclaiming Development

An Alternative Economic Policy Manual

By Ha-Joon Chang and Ilene Grabel  

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“There is no alternative to neo-liberal economics, Americanization and globalization” remains the driving assumption within the international development policy establishment. Ha-Joon Chang and Ilene Grabel question the validity of this assertion by combining data, a devastating economic logic and an analysis of the historical experiences of leading Western and East Asian economies. They also include practical alternatives in key areas: trade and industrial policy; privatization; intellectual property rights; external borrowing; investment; financial regulation; exchange rates, monetary policy, government revenue and expenditure.

“This book is not only a superb antidote to the numbing myths of neo-liberalism but also a stimulating presentation of the many possibilities for alternatives to neo-liberal economic policy”

— Trandika Mkandawire, Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Research (UNRISD)

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  • Introduction: Reclaiming Development
  • Part I: Myths and Realities about Development
  • Part II: Economic Policy Alternatives
  • Conclusion: Obstacles and Opportunities for Reclaiming Development

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