Recent Submissions

  • Implicit Models and Policy Recommendations: Policy towards the ‘Informal Sector’ in Kenya 

    Mosley, Paul (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY Encouragement of the ‘informal sector’ of employment in developing countries, recommended by many advisers including the ILO's mission to Kenya (1972), is attacked as an ambiguous and, in part, counter?productive ...
  • Underemployment, Petty Production and Government Promotion Schemes in Senegal 

    Gerry, Chris (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY Urban petty producers in underdeveloped countries provide many of the necessary wage?goods demanded by the urban and rural population at relatively cheap prices. Large numbers of youth are trained in small workshops ...
  • Editorial 

    P., L.; S., M. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
  • Where have all the Linkages Gone? Staples in the Ghanaian Economy 

    Horesh, Edward (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY There has been renewed interest in the relevance of the growth of a staple export trade to development. The staple is supposed to stimulate growth through technical, market and fiscal linkages. Some of this ...
  • Food Prices and Industrialisation: Some Questions from Indian Economic History 

    Latham, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY A recent study of the demand for British manufactures in Asia at the end of the last century suggests that demand increased when food prices rose, not when they fell. Because many people were below the threshold ...
  • The Terms of Trade of Food Producers as a Mechanism of Rural Differentiation 

    Gore, Charles (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY The seasonal and spatial structure of the barter of trade of food producers can create systematic economic disparaties both within and between rural communities. The argument is based on prices in Ghana but the ...
  • Politics and Administration in the Israeli Port of Ashdod 

    Mars, Leonard (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY Ashdod is a new port, administered by a new bureaucracy, in a new town, settled by new immigrants. This article examines power relations between the Israel Ports Authority (IPA), port workers, the Histadruth ...
  • Class Formation and ‘Antediluvian’ Capital in Bangladesh 

    Wood, Geof (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY Bangladesh has been erroneously attributed a homogeneous agrarian structure by unwarranted extrapolation from surveys made in Comilla district. Data from the 1940s suggests greater differentiation in the North and ...
  • Corruption and Development 

    Palmier, Leslie (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY Corruption does not necessarily either hinder or encourage development and even when it helps, it is not thereby legitimised. Development, however, in the form now favoured of State control of the economy, does ...
  • The Planning Process: Lessons of the Past and a Model for the Future 

    Bromley, Ray (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY Development planning, as practised over the last 25 years, has been technocratic, politically isolated and naive. Planners have entered a blind alley, described as ‘narrow?planning’, where professionalisation and ...
  • Planning: Too much or too little Politics? 

    Botting, Joseph (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY Planning failures in less developed countries have sometimes been attributed to too much political interference of an arbitrary and haphazard nature. Another explanation may be too little rather than too much ...
  • Simulation Exercises for the Teaching of Planning: The Example of Ruritania 

    Kitching, Gavin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/02/1978)
    SUMMARY This article outlines experience with the use of a simulation exercise in teaching development planning. Two years of using the exercise has shown that simulation is an invaluable aid, especially in the teaching ...