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Development Economics: The Role of Agriculture in Development

Development Economics: The Role of Agriculture in Development CAER Book review 9,1 Edited by (Raja) Junankar P.N. Palgrave Macmillan 1st ed. 233pp. Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-55521-2 Review DOI 10.1108/CAER-08-2016-0134 Rethinking the role of agriculture in development In traditional neoclassical economic literature, agriculture sector is regarded simply as a support to industrialization process rather than of interest in its own right. It is viewed simply as a source of raw materials (such as cotton, wool, coal, etc.), adequate food, and a pool of cheap and unlimited manpower for the industrial sector, as well as foreign exchange to import capital goods for the industrialization. This prejudice is challenged by the book Development Economics: The Role Of Agriculture In Development by Professor P.N. (Raja) Junankar. As an economist who comes from a developing country (India), Professor Junankar always has a particular interest in economic development. He spends most of his career life in studying the development process in Asian countries, especially in India. The book is a selected collection of author’s published papers over a long period (from 1972 to 2014) that investigates the role of agriculture in development. Overall, this is an inspiring development economics study. The chapters in this book study the role of agriculture in economic development from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Agricultural Economic Review Emerald Publishing

Development Economics: The Role of Agriculture in Development

China Agricultural Economic Review , Volume 9 (1): 3 – Feb 6, 2017

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CAER Book review 9,1 Edited by (Raja) Junankar P.N. Palgrave Macmillan 1st ed. 233pp. Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-55521-2 Review DOI 10.1108/CAER-08-2016-0134 Rethinking the role of agriculture in development In traditional neoclassical economic literature, agriculture sector is regarded simply as a support to industrialization process rather than of interest in its own right. It is viewed simply as a source of raw materials (such as cotton, wool, coal, etc.), adequate food, and a pool of cheap and unlimited manpower for the industrial sector, as well as foreign exchange to import capital goods for the industrialization. This prejudice is challenged by the book Development Economics: The Role Of Agriculture In Development by Professor P.N. (Raja) Junankar. As an economist who comes from a developing country (India), Professor Junankar always has a particular interest in economic development. He spends most of his career life in studying the development process in Asian countries, especially in India. The book is a selected collection of author’s published papers over a long period (from 1972 to 2014) that investigates the role of agriculture in development. Overall, this is an inspiring development economics study. The chapters in this book study the role of agriculture in economic development from

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China Agricultural Economic ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 6, 2017

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