Development in the 1990s: A Challenge to Researchers Willing to be Activists

  • Richard Jolly


‘Our age is the first generation since the dawn of history in which mankind dared to believe it practical to make the benefits of civilization available to the whole human race.’ So wrote Arnold Toynbee in a statement which might perhaps be taken as one of the founding themes for development studies — particularly appropriate coming from an historian, not from an economist. For reasons I shall try to elaborate, this optimistic theme is particularly relevant today as we embark on the 1990s, the last decade of this century and of this millenium and at the end of a year of truly momentous change, politically and economically.


Industrial Country Child Poverty Debt Relief Poverty Eradication International Adjustment 
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© Development Studies Association 1993

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