Shorter Notices

DOI10.1177/002070206702200244
Date01 June 1967
Publication Date01 June 1967
SubjectShorter Notices
Shorter
Notices
THE
EcoNoMICs
OF
UNDERDEVELOPED
COUNTRIES.
By
Jagdish
Bhagwati.
1966.
(New York:
Toronto:
McGraw
Hill.
254pp.
$2.90)
This
is
another
in
the
World
University
Library
series
of
books
which,
according
to
the
publishers,
satisfy,
in
an
age
of
specialization,
the
need
for
broad,
up-to-date
presentations
appealing
to
the
general
reader
as
well as
university
students
taking
introductory
courses.
Pro-
fessor
Bhagwati
has met
the criterion
of
writing
a
simple,
readable
general
review
of
this
particular
field of
economics
but it
is
doubtful
if
the
student
taking
a
"Principles"
course
will
benefit
greatly
since much
of
the material
is
similar
to
that
found
in
the relevant
sections
of
any
standard
textbook.
The
book
is
attractively
illustrated
with
numerous
photographs,
maps,
charts,
and
the
like.
Not
a
footnote
is
to
be
found
and
the
bibliography
is
quite
limited.
Much
of
the
statistical
material
is
out-
dated.
The
most
useful
and
interesting
part
of
the
book
consists
of
a
number
of
chapters
devoted
to
the planning
process.
Earlier
chapters
set
forth
in
an
elementary
way
the
main
economic
and
social
features
of
the
developing
countries.
But
the
author
obviously knows
his
planning
techniques,
no
doubt
from
his
experience
with
the
Planning
Commission
of
India,
and these
chapters
have
definite
merit,
particularly
where
the
general
reader
is
concerned.
[J.
C.
MILLS]
WORLD
PEACE
THROUGH
WORLD
LAW
Two
Alternative Plans.
By
Grenville
Clark
and
Loues
B.
Sohn.
1966.
Third Edition
Enlarged.
(Cambridge:
Harvard
University
Press.
Toronto:
Saunders.
535pp.
$8.50)
A
third
edition
of
Clark
and
Sohn
will
on
the
surface
seem
hardly
worth
talking
about
but
the
fact
that
the
work
has
reached
its
third
edition
is
significant
in
itself. There
are
many
who
scoff
at
this
work
but this
reviewer can
only
find
the
purpose
and
dedication
of
the
authors
to
be
admirable.
And
remarkable.
For
it
is
remarkable
that
they
keep reviewing
and
revising
their
plan
with
such
care
and, should
our
statesmen
ever
reach
the
stage
of
hammering
out
a
comprehensive
disarmament
agreement,
the
work
of
Clark and
Sohn
will
be
an
in-
valuable
aid.
What
is
most
significant
in
this
new
edition
is
the
addition
of
a
draft
treaty
for
a
World
Disarmament
and
World
Development
Or-
ganization
within
the framework
of
the
U.N.
This diversion
is
surely
more
likely to
be
fruitful than
the
original and
major
concern
of
this
work-a
wholesale
revision
of
the
U.N.
Charter.
The
new
programme
is
imaginative
and
practical
particularly
in
its
proposals
for
dis-

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