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POL SCI 110 - Contemporary World Problems

Reference Books

Books at GCC

Search the GCC Library catalog for books and ebooks.

Suggested subject headings:

  • ​​Civilization--History
  • Developing countries--Economic conditions
  • Development economics
  • Economic history
  • Equality
  • Globalization--Economic aspects--Developing countries


Suggested keywords:

resources, development, developing countries, developed countries, globalization, inequality, LCD, least developed countries, economic development, colonization, decolonization, development economics, economic disparity


Human Development Reports

The HDI measures average achievement in important areas of human development.  Country level data is available.

World Development Indicators

Provides statistical data on hundred of development indicators. Part of the World Bank Databank. Search by country, then select Country Profile.

World Development Report

The World Bank’s World Development Report, published annually since 1978, is an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today. Each report provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of development—from agriculture, the role of the state, transition economies, and labor to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty.

World Economic Outlook

A Survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview as well as more detailed analysis of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to market; and address topics of pressing current interest. Annexes, boxes, charts, and an extensive statistical appendix augment the text.


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