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Sociology of Development. 2015; 11123–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2015.1.1.123
Published: 01 March 2015
... important to develop a theory of the production of human well-being to parallel theories of economic development and growth. The traditions of work in growth theory, sustainability theory, and household production functions provide the basis for an emerging structural human ecology of human well-being...
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Sociology of Development. 2019; 54410–427 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2019.5.4.410
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Given that both theories discuss historical processes operating before 1960, analyzing pre-1960 data is warranted to more comprehensively test the propositions made by both theories. We assess the long-term relationship between economic growth and CO 2 emissions from 1870 to 2014 using a sample of...
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Sociology of Development. 2019; 52147–173 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2019.5.2.147
Published: 01 June 2019
... the local developmental state of Dongguan, China, as an example, we see how the global economy's search of low-cost labor and the national government's encouragement of decentralized local growth since the 1980s created a successful, autonomous local state that was benignly embedded in a network of...
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Sociology of Development. 2020; 6166–90 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2020.6.1.66
Published: 01 March 2020
...Xiaoshuo Hou; Ping Li Green technologies have become a field of competition between countries that are looking for new areas of economic growth and building low-carbon economies. This paper focuses on the case of electric vehicles (EVs) to look at the various actors embedded in the innovation...
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Sociology of Development. 2019; 54381–409 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2019.5.4.381
Published: 01 December 2019
... production theory (ToP) asserts that technological development accelerates production (and profit) by increasing efficiency but displacing workers. This pushes labor to demand more growth, to create new job opportunities. Governments also push pro-growth policies, to increase the tax base and support higher...
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Sociology of Development. 2018; 44374–393 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2018.4.4.374
Published: 01 December 2018
...Sara Compion; Lisa Cliggett Foreign aid to southern Africa has triggered the growth of a nonprofit sector that increasingly provides welfare and social support for needy populations. However, largely absent from research on this sector are substantive analyses of the contribution of voluntarism and...
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Sociology of Development. 2017; 33212–231 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2017.3.3.212
Published: 01 September 2017
... growth and maintaining social stability—an instrumental view of law that echoes the modernization theory of law and development ( Trubek and Galanter 1974 ; Tamanaha 1995 ). Accordingly, the profession of lawyers was revived in 1980 under the MOJ's regulation. In the meantime, following the Soviet...
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Sociology of Development. 2015; 12277–320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2015.1.2.277
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Developmental idealism is a cultural model—a set of beliefs and values—that identifies the appropriate goals of development and the ends for achieving these goals. It includes beliefs about positive cause-and-effect relationships among such factors as economic growth, educational achievement, health, and...
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Sociology of Development. 2015; 1269–112 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2015.1.2.69
Published: 01 June 2015
... . Kirk, Dudley . 1996 . “Demographic Transition Theory.” Population Studies 50 ( 3 ): 361 – 87 . Kohli, Atul . 1994 . “Where Do High Growth Political Economies Come From? The Japanese Lineage of Korea's ‘Development State.’” World Development 22 ( 9 ): 1269 – 93 . Korzeniewicz, Roberto...
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Sociology of Development. 2015; 1191–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2015.1.1.91
Published: 01 March 2015
... Blumberg's theory of gender stratification. Cultural-normative variables remain least favorable to women in the “dry” region (especially compared to Southeast Asia). Today, the “dry” region has the least dynamic growth, with continued low female labor force participation (LFP) in oil-poor and, especially...
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Sociology of Development. 2020; 6191–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2020.6.1.91
Published: 01 March 2020
... theory ( Huber 2000 ). States are expected to be heavily involved in driving Western notions of innovation and entrepreneurship to stimulate economic growth as modernization theory would dictate; these states are acting within a neoliberal economic order yet are also expected to grow their economies in a...
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Sociology of Development. 2020; 61116–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2020.6.1.116
Published: 01 March 2020
... and economic growth, and strong coordination and cooperation will be required to ensure that education policy and vocational programs lead to decent work. Second, the current efforts by the World Bank to “harmonize” and “consolidate” social protection systems are worth further scrutiny. On the one...
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Sociology of Development. 2020; 6130–65 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2020.6.1.30
Published: 01 March 2020
... nationalist sentiment is mobilized in response to the political maneuvers of the TNS to reappropriate national resources. The international currents of neoliberal restructuring and the growth of the TNS provide a context that is conducive to the mobilization of nationalist movements against these...
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Sociology of Development. 2020; 611–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2020.6.1.1
Published: 01 March 2020
... 2004 ). Yet during the last 30 years, Chile has also seen the growth of contentious episodes around questions of environmental justice and has created new institutions for environmental licensing and oversight. From early examples of protest and legal mobilization around pollution from mining, such...
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Sociology of Development. 2019; 54428–451 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2019.5.4.428
Published: 01 December 2019
... poverty and inequality. They showed that corruption slowed economic growth and heightened inequality, both of which contribute to persistent poverty. Maladministration in areas of tax collection or exemption benefited the wealthiest, with the targeting of benefit programs away from the poor and...
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Sociology of Development. 2019; 54337–359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2019.5.4.337
Published: 01 December 2019
... deficits and gender bias in social-care provisioning, showing that expansion of such provisioning is a source of productive employment and growth ( Ilkkaracan, Kim, and Kaya 2015 ). Feminist institutionalists interrogate laws, policies, and political institutions for gender biases, revealing how such...
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Sociology of Development. 2019; 53229–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2019.5.3.229
Published: 01 September 2019
... “stage” theories of development a central component of their disciplines at that time. These storytellers tell a simple tale of the Kenyan government coming to see the merit of neo-Malthusian logic in a series of commonsensical steps. Census data showing increasing rates of population growth lead to...
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Sociology of Development. 2019; 53265–285 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2019.5.3.265
Published: 01 September 2019
... centuries. DI suggests that the societies and families it defines as modern are more desirable than societies and families it defines as traditional. It also suggests that economic development produces family change and that family change affects economic growth. The development-and-modernity worldview also...
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Sociology of Development. 2019; 53248–264 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2019.5.3.248
Published: 01 September 2019
... economic growth, educational improvements and achievements, health advancements, and political governance ( Thornton, Dorius, and Swindle 2015 ). A central tenet of developmental idealism is the belief that modern social structures and modern family behaviors have reciprocal causal influences. A...
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Sociology of Development. 2019; 53314–336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sod.2019.5.3.314
Published: 01 September 2019
... subsequent growth of amenities and services. Currently, the valley is inhabited mostly by in-migrants, especially from the Nepali hills, adjacent districts in Nepal, and from northern India. The valley was connected to the rest of Nepal by all-weather roads in the late 1970s and experienced changes...