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Esther Duflo: Social experiments to fight poverty | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Alleviating poverty is more guesswork than science, and lack of data on aid's impact raises questions about how to provide it.
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HenryBernstein-ModernizationSociogyofDev.pdf

A text on the sociology of development - modernization theory and its critiques. 

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Dependency Theory

An introduction to Dependency Theory. A description of globalization associated with neo-Marxist theory, particularly in Central and South America. The theory describes how economic elites across states...

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Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force.
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"Dependency Theory: An Introduction," Vincent Ferraro, Mount Holyoke College, July 1966

An introduction to dependency theory - text. 

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Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen | Video on TED.com

TED Talks You've never seen data presented like this.
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