As their title suggests, Diwan and Livingston (who teach in American colleges) string together some very large subjects. They are at their best when showing that what makes technology "appropriate" depends on the aims of those in charge. Their analysis of conventional development (by now quite conventional itself) leads them to prefer alternative strategies. The International Economic Association's volume edited by Robinson provides much empirical analysis as well as many efforts to nail down the relationship between appropriate technology and economic efficiency.
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