From the Millennium to Global Development Goals

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    From 1000 AD to 1800 AD, Asia, Africa and Latin America-comprising today’s developing countries-accounted for 65-75 percent of world population and income. China and India dominated the world economy and Turkey dominated the Islamic world. Europe surged to world dominance through the industrial, transport and communications revolutions, and the ideology and practice of colonialism. Nostalgic imperial revisionism about the spread of civilization notwithstanding, between 1870 and 1950 Asia’s per capita income plummeted from onehalf of Western European levels to one-tenth.1 Developing countries have been bouncing back since 1950. As a consequence, a much-needed global rebalancing-economic, political, and even moral-is in train. The normative thrust of this chapter is to promote social democracy and market economics in the developing countries for inclusive, representative and empowering governance with built-in accountability mechanisms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Millennium Development Goals and Beyond: Global development after 2015
    Editors Rorden Wilkinson and David Hulme
    Place of PublicationOxon United Kingdom
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    ISBN (Print)9780415621632
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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