Palgrave Studies in Economic History

Agricultural Development in the World Periphery

A Global Economic History Approach

Editors: Pinilla, Vicente, Willebald, Henry (Eds.)

  • Reviews the diverse arguments of the potential role of agriculture within the realm of development theory
  • Analyses periphery countries in the 19th and 20th centuries to challenge the notion that agriculture played a negligible role in promoting economic development 
  • Assesses the possible contribution of the agricultural sector to economic growth by analysing changes in agricultural production and productivity, and its relationship – per capita – to income levels
  • Indicates the existence of positive relationships between agriculture and economic growth, by means of inter-sectoral links, technological and organizational improvements and simply the exploitation of comparative advantages in the rural setting
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This book brings together analysis on the conditions of agricultural sectors in countries and regions of the world’s peripheries, from a wide variety of international contributors. The contributors to this volume proffer an understanding of the processes of agricultural transformations and their interaction with the overall economies of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Looking at the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – the onset of modern economic growth – the book studies the relationship between agriculture and other economic sectors, exploring the use of resources (land, labour, capital) and the influence of institutional and technological factors in the long-run performance of agricultural activities. Pinilla and Willebald challenge the notion that agriculture played a negligible role in promoting economic development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when the impulse towards industrialization in the developing world was more impactful. 



About the authors

Vicente Pinilla is Professor in Economic History at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. He has taught economic history since 1986 and held appointments at the University of Bristol, UK, London School of Economics, UK, University of California at Davis, US, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Henry Willebald is Professor in Development Economics and Economic History at the University of the Republic, Uruguay. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Barcelona, Spain, University of Zaragoza, Spain, and Groningen University, The Netherlands. He was formerly Director of Economic Research in Faculty of Economics, University of the Republic, Uruguay, and President of the Uruguayan Economic History Association.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Southeast Asian Agricultural Growth: 1930–2010

    Anne Booth

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  • Ghana’s Recurrent Miracle: Cocoa Cycles and Deficient Structural Change

    Christer Gunnarsson

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  • Plantations and Economic Development in the Twentieth Century: The End of an Era?

    Derek Byerlee, P. K. Viswanathan

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eBook $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Development in the World Periphery
Book Subtitle
A Global Economic History Approach
Editors
  • Vicente Pinilla
  • Henry Willebald
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66020-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66020-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66019-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 507
Number of Illustrations and Tables
70 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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