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Knowledge and beliefs about national development and developmental hierarchies: The viewpoints of ordinary people in thirteen countries

Thornton, Arland; Binstock, Georgina; Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; Ghimire, Dirgha; Gjonca, Arjan; Melegh, Attila; Mitchell, Colter; Moaddel, Mansoor; Xie, Yu; Yang, Li-shou; Young-DeMarco, Linda; Yount, Kathryn


Scholars and policy makers have for centuries constructed and used developmental hierarchies to characterize different countries. The hypotheses motivating this paper are that such social constructions have been circulated internationally, are constructed similarly in various countries, and follow the social constructions of elite international organizations, such as the United Nations. This paper uses data from 15 surveys in 13 diverse countries to study how developmental hierarchies are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2012.03.005


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