Technological Transformation and Development in the South

By Krishna Ahoojapatel, Surendra J. Patel and Henry Veltmeyer  

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These essays cover approximately a half a century from approximately the 1960s to the end of the millennium. Patel begins with a broad review of changes in the world economy in the second half of the twentieth century and then summarizes its main features. “In all his work, Surendra Patel was purposeful in making the science of economics work for the betterment of the human race. He had the rare ability to make economic statistics talk to us, to chart the remarkable achievements of the third world in the four decades following decolonization…”–Kari Polanyi-Levitt, Honourary President of Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

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Contents

  • Part 1 - Systems In Transitiom: The Historic Context
  • Part 2 - Asia On The World Stage
  • Part 3 - Technology and Development: The Pivot Of Systemic Transformation

Authors

  • Krishna Ahoojapatel

    Krishna Ahoojapatel holds a PhD degree in international relations from the University of Geneva and is a Barrister-at-Law from the Inner Temple, London. She studied Political Science in Aligarh University in India. She is currently UN and ILO representative of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

    For several years, Dr. Ahoojapatel worked as a lawyer and a journalist. She has been legal consultant to the Industry Division of the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and a staff member at the International Labor Office in Geneva, where her areas of work included employment, migration, labor law and economic development issues. At the ILO, she also worked in the Office for Women Workers’ Questions, where she became the editor of the only UN newsbulletin Women at Work. Krishna was also the Deputy Chief of Research and Training and Deputy Director at the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. More recently, she was the President of the Women’s World Summit Foundation (Geneva), where she edited their global newsletter called Seventy-Five Percent, and President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), where she edited the WILPF Newsletter, International Peace Update. In December 2004, Dr. Ahoojapatel was elected the President of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva — an umbrella organization to which over 35 international NGOs are affiliated. In January 2005, she received an award on Global Friendship in Bombay (India).

  • Henry Veltmeyer

    Saint Mary’s University

    Dr. Veltmeyer lived and worked for six years in south America before coming to Canada to pursue a doctoral program in Political Science and subsequently (in 1976) beginning his academic career in the Sociology Department at St. Mary’s University. He has participated in the university’s Atlantic Canada Studies program and founded the program in International development in 1985. He also served for eight years as Coordinator of this program in addition to eight years as chair of the Sociology Department. Currently he has an academic appointment in the PhD program of Development Studies at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico and annually engages in an extended program of research and public lectures across Latin America. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of International Development Studies and serves on the editorial board of Studies in Political Economy and a number of international journals in his major field of research-the political economy of international development. Dr. Veltmeyer conducts research, writes and teaches about diverse issues related to the political economy and sociology of development, with a particular focus on issues of Latin American development, globalization processes, government policies, alternative models and approaches and social movements. Since 2000 he has authored/co-authored and edited 13 books and 25 scholarly refereed articles that have been published in Canada, the US, the UK, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador. Several of these books, written in English or Spanish, have received awards and have been translated into other languages - among them Portuguese, Italian, Tugalese and German. In addition to these scholarly books, several of which have achieved international recog-nition and/or special awards and distinctions, 25 of Dr. Veltmeyer’s scholarly articles since 2000 have been published in some of the most prestigious academic journals in his field or by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Places of publication include Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, the Netherlands and Switzerland