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Andreoni, Antonio and Chang, Ha-Joon (2017) 'Bringing production and employment back into development: Alice Amsden’s legacy for a new developmentalist agenda.' Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 10 (1). pp. 173-187.

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Building on Alice Amsden’s legacy, the article criticises the currently dominant view of development for its neglect of production and employment. To remedy its shortcomings, the article introduces a new theoretical synthesis that sees development as a process of production transformation, led by the expansion of collective capabilities and resulting in the creation of good quality jobs and sustainable structural change. Within this new developmentalist framework, the article highlights the policy challenges, the opportunities and the trade-offs associated with reconciling industrialisation, generation of good quality jobs and environmental sustainability, as emerging from the post-2015 sustainable development goals.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: collective capabilities, employment, new developmentalism, production transformation, structural heterogeneity, sustainable development goals
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
ISSN: 17521378
Copyright Statement: © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Cambridge Political Economy Society. This is the version of the article accepted for publication in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2016 16:27
Related URLs: ... 93/cjres/rsw029 (Publisher URL)

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