Underdevelopment is a State of Mind: The Latin American Case

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - 192 páginas
Thus, Costa Rica, settled by pioneering farmers, has been more successful economically than Nicaragua, settled by conquistadors in search of gold and slaves, despite having fewer natural resources. Likewise, both Argentina and Australia are resource-rich, remote, and underpopulated countries. Political instability and a failure to maintain durable and progressive institutions have paralyzed Argentina's growth.
 

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What Makes Development Happen?
1
What Others have Said
18
Nicaragua and Costa Rica
35
The Dominican Republic and Haiti
60
Barbados and Haiti
91
Argentina and Australia
103
Spain and Spanish America
132
Spanish America and the United States
151
What it all Means
164
Bibliography
179
Index
185
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Lawrence E. Harrison teaches at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

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