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dc.contributor.advisorForstater, Mathew, 1961-eng
dc.contributor.authorDadzie, Richard B. (Richard Blankson), 1983-eng
dc.coverage.spatialGhana, Malaysiaeng
dc.coverage.spatialGhanaeng
dc.coverage.spatialMalaysiaeng
dc.date.issued2011-05-27eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed May 27, 2011eng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 132-143)eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Mathew Forstatereng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Dept. of Economics and Dept. of Geosciences. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011eng
dc.description.abstractComparative studies between Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia have shown divergence in economic growth and development. This study argues that in order for Sub- Saharan Africa to make progress in its quest for development, countries in the region must carefully and seriously study the development experiences of late-industrializing economies in East Asia. They must adopt where possible those practices that led to their structural transformation and economic success. The case of Ghana and Malaysia provide an excellent example of two nations similar at independence but different today. In explaining their divergence, economy-wide and sector-specific comparisons are made to highlight their experiences and formulate lessons for Ghana's development. Fieldwork in Central Region, Ghana and Sarawak, Malaysia is used as a backdrop to discuss agricultural transformation and rural development. In explaining the divergent development experiences of these two nations, the analytical toolset of heterodox development economists is extensively used. Concepts such as the developmental state, embedded autonomy and social legitimacy are used to highlight the role of the state in the process of economic change, and theories of modern money and institutional adjustment are discussed in relation to the creation of a Ghanaian developmental state.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Background to Ghana and Malaysia -- Economic development in comparative perspective: the case of Ghana and Malaysia -- Developmental state and economic development -- Agricultural transformation, rural development and the developmental state: a comparative analysis of the Central Region, Ghana and Sarawak, Malaysia -- Conclusions and directions for future research -- Appendix A. Questionnaire -- Appendix B. Other interview questions -- Appendix C. Highlights of Washington consensuseng
dc.format.extentviii, 144 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10812eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshGhana -- Economic conditionseng
dc.subject.lcshMalaysia -- Economic conditions.eng
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development -- Ghanaeng
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development -- Malaysiaeng
dc.subject.lcshRural development -- Ghanaeng
dc.subject.lcshRural development -- Malaysiaeng
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Economicseng
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Geoscienceseng
dc.titleDevelopmental state and agriculture for development: lessons for Ghana from East Asiaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomics (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.disciplineGeosciences (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh.D.eng


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