Although it has been a decade since this book’s publication, it is worth bringing attention to it due to its significance. Many important events have taken place in the world since Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective was published; most notably the global financial crisis, the Eurocrisis, the continued economic growth of the BRICS, the enlargement of the European Union in ex-communist Eastern Europe, and the raw materials-based growth of many developing countries fueled mainly by Chinese demand. All these developments in the global arena make it worthwhile reviewing and rereading this book. Another key reason for its relevance is the ongoing discussion regarding the post-2015 UN development agenda. Considering the global debate revolving around the above mentioned issues, and their relevance for international development, the lessons and conclusions of this book are highly relevant.
"Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 3, Article 13.
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