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The Pharmaceutical Industry and Dependence in the Third World
The Pharmaceutical Industry and Dependence in the Third World
By Gary Gereffi
Princeton University Press, 1983, 291 pp.

Can the steroid hormone industry prove a theory in political economy? Through a complex and most interesting inquiry, Professor Gereffi of Duke University makes a persuasive case that Mexico lost the advantages it once had in this field as the result of multiple dependencies-and some errors on the Mexican side. A broader account of the pharmaceutical industry in the Third World is appended and a good bit of space is given to discussion of theories.