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Title:The human dimensions of the global development process in the early part of the 21st century: Critical trends and new challenges PDF Logo
Authors:Simai, Mihály
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/22
Abstract:At the beginning of the twenty-first century there is a rare coincidence of profound transformations in a number of areas, in population dynamics, in human settlements, in science and technology, economics, social stratification, in the role and functions of the states and in the global power structure and in governance. The systemic transformation of the former socialist countries is an important component of the ongoing changes Political, economic, and social conditions vary immensely throughout the world, influenced by the size, natural endowments, development level, economic structure, political and institutional patterns, and competitiveness of the countries. The new state and non-state actors make the system of interests and values more diverse. All these have a major influence on the future of the global development process. The paper concludes that developing societies do not need old textbook models, neoliberal or other utopias. There is widespread demand for a new scientific thinking on development, with realistic and humanistic alternatives helping collaborative global and national actions.
Subjects:development theory
globalization
fragmentation
capitalist system
JEL:O15
O19
P1
ISBN:9291907901
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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