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Image and Reality in Economic Development
Image and Reality in Economic Development
By Lloyd G. Reynolds
Yale University Press, 1977, 497 pp.

This ambitious book undertakes many things. The half given to theory reviews past and present thought succinctly, and looks sharply at agriculture and industry, then builds a model to analyze development inside a country and its relation to the world. Under the heading of "experience," a look at the history of Japan is followed by a study of 15 cases of contemporary development (and a brief comparison with socialist countries). That not every board in this large structure seems equally well nailed down is not surprising, nor one's inability to put the results in a few words; but the blend of judicious and stimulating observation is most attractive.