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State and Market in Develoment: Synergy or Rivalry?

Louis Putterman and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, editors
 
ISBN: 978-1-55587-311-0
$49.95
1992/277 pages/LC: 92-17038
Emerging Global Issues

"A forceful argument for a synergy of the state and the market."—Canadian Journal of Development Studies

"A 'must read' for sociologists interested in comparative economic development. . . . Avoids simplistic answers and unproductive debates that are unlikely to be useful to the long-run economic interests of LDCs."—Contemporary Sociology

DESCRIPTION

In the wake of the triumph of neoclassicism in the development economics of the 1980s and the collapse of state socialist economies at the end of that decade, reassessment of the role of the state in development is the order of the day. The authors of this volume resist without exception the temptation to put the question as a simple choice of state or market. Rather, they inquire into the conditions under which state action and market functioning can combine to advance growth and development. The book includes theoretical chapters, as well as regional and comparative analyses.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Louis Putterman is professor of economics at Brown University and associate director of the university's Center for the Comparative Study of Development (CCSD), a Watson Institute affiliate. He is author of Division of Labor and Welfare, Continuity and Change in Chinese Rural Development, and editor of The Economic Nature of the Firm: A Reader. Dietrich Rueschemeyer is professor of sociology at Brown University and director of CCSD. He is author of Power and the Division of Labour, coauthor of Capitalist Development and Democracy, and coeditor of Bringing the State Back In.

CONTENTS

  • State and Market in Development: An Introduction—the Editors.
  • ALTERNATIVE VIEWS OF THE PROBLEM.
  • Varieties of Policy in the Third World—G. Ohlin.
  • Against Minimalism—P.P. Streeten.
  • Some Thoughts on Plan and Market—A. Nove.
  • STATE ACTION AND THE WORLD ECONOMY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE.
  • A Theory of Government Intervention in Late Industrialization—A.H. Amsden.
  • The Role of Governments and Markets: Comparative Development Experience—G. Ranis.
  • International Aspects of the Role of Government in Economic Development—H.J. Bruton.
  • The Effect of Government Intervention on Growth and Equity: Lessons from Southern Asia—G.F. Papanek.
  • THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SYSTEMIC AND POLICY CHOICE.
  • State, Cooperative, and Market: Reflections on Chinese Developmental Trajectories—M. Selden.
  • The Logic and Unfulfilled Promise of Privatization in Developing Countries—T.J. Biersteker.
  • The State in the Initiation and Consolidation of Market-Oriented Reform—S. Haggard and R. Kaufman.
  • CONCLUSION—the Editors.