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.
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