Skip to main content

Historical Patterns of Development and Underdevelopment: Origins and Persistence of the Great Divergence

Objective

Understanding the ‘great’ and ‘little’ divergences between Northwest Europe and the rest of Europe, and between Europe and the rest of the world, implies considerable challenges, both in terms of quantification and analysis. In terms of quantification, the major European challenges are to be found in the pre-1800 period, although much work remains to be done in quantifying post-1800 performance elsewhere. This proposed research project fits very tightly with the objectives of this call. We will be explicitly exploring the “relations between world regions and the factors shaping different development paths in a historical perspective” (Area 8.4.1). We will be explicitly focussing on the experiences of Asia, Africa and Latin America, and will be drawing not only upon European-based scholars but on a Latin American partner to this end (Activity 8.4). In terms of the specific topic addressed, “SSH-2007-4.1.2”, the proposal focuses explicitly on the way in which “development processes have and are being affected by relations between world regions and countries”, and on the links between uneven development and such relationships. The project will indeed look at whether and how uneven development is linked to such relations, both past and present; at “the extent to which historical relationships such as colonial and post-colonial relations affect today’s development paths”; at “the role of urbanisation”; and at “gender and development relations”, to which we will be devoting an entire work package.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

THE CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH
Address
33 2Nd Floor 33 Great Sutton Street
EC1V 0DX London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 438 000
Administrative Contact
Vivian Davies (Mr.)

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Prewett (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 107
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marlise Mensink (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 150
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina García Beato (Ms.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA
Uruguay
EU contribution
€ 155 250
Address
Avenida 18 De Julio 1824
11200 Montevideo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susana Pereyra (Ms.)
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Bonenberger (Mr.)