uneven development

uneven development

a term applied to countries, and areas within countries, to signify that capitalist economic development occurs at different rates and takes differing forms. Leading countries and areas may increase their lead, but more backward countries or areas may at a later stage leapfrog those which previously seemed to have an advantage. Further, a country may develop industrial capitalist centres but these may exist alongside noncapitalist sectors in the countryside or within urban areas. This may be the case with present THIRD WORLD countries, or as TROTSKY argued, with Russia before the 1917 revolution, when industrial capital is predominantly foreign-owned or influenced and in isolated pockets. The theory implies that at some time there may be advantages in this seeming backwardness. Trotsky and LENIN argued that it meant that Russia did not need to proceed through the same stages of capitalist development to achieve a socialist revolution. Some academic social scientists argue that through adopting the latest technology and organizational forms, the backward countries may be able to achieve a rapid breakthrough to catch up with the advanced industrial capitalist countries without having to go through the same long process they experienced (see Löwy, 1981).
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This explains the disjointed, unorganized and uneven development of Metro Manila across cities.
'The dissatisfaction stems not only from uneven development between the Borneo states and the Federation of Malaya after 56 years, but also the uneven allocation of budget to Sabah and Sarawak whilst they continue being the main contributors to the national economy.
Kyle Jaros combines in-depth case studies of Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, and Jiangsu provinces with quantitative analysis to shed light on the political drivers of uneven development.
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While the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina touts the garment factories and gleaming office towers in Dhaka's north side as signs of progress, illegal shops and overcrowding in Chawkbazar, one of the city's many warrenlike southern districts, impeded firefighters' ability to put out last week's blaze, illustrating the country's uneven development.
While the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina touts the garment factories and gleaming office towers in Dhaka's north side as signs of progress, illegal shops and overcrowding in Chawkbazar, one of the city's many warren-like southern districts, impeded firefighters' ability to put out last week's blaze, illustrating the country's uneven development.
While the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina touts the garment factories and gleaming office towers in Dhaka's north side, illegal shops and overcrowding in Chawkbazar, one of the city's many warren-like southern districts, impeded firefighters' ability to put out Wednesday night's blaze, illustrating the country's uneven development.
"The ability to make mature judgment is because of the surge of hormones, brain neurochemicals and the uneven development of the brain," she explained.
There is little doubt about the demand side: South Asia is a region with uneven development and serious social, economic, and developmental challenges.
The MoU formalizes the cooperation between BCCI and the sector associations.According to the BCCI, all the privatesectors presently work separately resultingin uneven development; calling for all theassociations in the private sector to come together and understand each others' work.BCCI and the associations will meet everythree months to discuss issues and ways tobring uniform development in the privatesector.