Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/190150
Authors: 
Kanbur, Ravi
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2018/102
Abstract: 
This paper attempts to understand Asian Drama in the context of the development debates of its time, and in terms of the sensibilities that Gunnar Myrdal - the brilliant economic theorist and philosopher of knowledge, and Swedish politician - brought to the conceptualization of the problems and prospects of development. The paper covers: (1) what Gunnar Myrdal brought to the analysis of development from his long, varied, and distinguished academic and practitioner career; (2) the development terrain in the mid-twentieth century; and (3) how Asian Drama lay on that terrain and in the remaining years of Gunnar Myrdal's continued eventful life. The two central questions posed in the paper are: (1) How did Gunnar Myrdal's broad experience and perspective influence Asian Drama? (2) How did Asian Drama influence the development debate?
Subjects: 
Asian Drama
beyond economics
Gunnar Myrdal
states and elites
value judgements
JEL: 
B31
B41
O10
O53
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-544-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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