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Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China
John Donaldson , Associate Professor, Political Science, Singapore Management University
Why do some polities adopt economic strategies that focus on poverty reduction, as opposed to economic growth? As China decentralized in the 1980s, many provinces received the latitude to implement their own strategies and approaches to economic development. Such strategies varied regionally as provinces with different levels of wealth and resources implemented different approaches to achieving economic development. Yet, some of these examples are quite puzzling, with provinces that share many similarities implementing markedly different strategies. Moreover, some provinces not only implemented different approaches to economic development, but also adopted entirely different goals – interpreting the very definition of economic development differently.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 4:15 pm — 5:30 pm | RSVP Required