Institutions and the Role of the State / Edition 1

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Leading scholars in the fields of institutional and evolutionary economics apply cutting-edge research to examine the role of the state in this collection on the rise of institutionalism and evolutionary approaches in economics. They provide a theoretical foundation for the role of the state, and review the history of policy making. They offer a methodological guide to research in the field, and present country studies on the role of the state in the Asian crisis, state reform in Japan, and public administration in Central and Eastern Europe. Contributors are academics in economics, development studies, and politics. Burlamaqui teaches political economy at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Figures and tables
Pt. 1 Theoretical Perspectives on the Role of the State, Institutions and Conventions
1 An institutionalist perspective on the role of the state: towards an institutionalist political economy 3
2 Evolutionary economics and the economic role of the state 27
3 Disorderly coordination: the limited capacities of states and markets 53
4 Conventions and institutions: rethinking problems of state reform, governance and policy 73
5 From micro to macro: the concept of emergence and the role of institutions 103
Pt. 2 Policy Perspectives
6 National diversity and global capitalism 129
7 Gestalt shift: from 'miracle' to 'cronyism' in the Asian crisis 149
8 State reform in the 1990s: logic and control mechanisms 175
9 Blockage versus continuance in Brazilian industrialization 221
10 Central banking, democratic governance and political authority: the case of Brazil in a comparative perspective 235
11 Public administration in Central and Eastern Europe: considerations from the 'state science' approach 267
Index 281
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