The Role of the State in Economic Change

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The role of the state has occupied center stage in the development of economics as an independent discipline and is one of the most contentious issues addressed by contemporary economists and political economists. In this volume, ten distinguished contributors examine patterns of interventionism and anti-interventionism in a wide variety of historical, political and institutional contexts and within different theoretical traditions. At the center of their analysis is the challenge of forming a new synthesis in which the valid insights of the dominant Neo-Liberalism anti-interventionism are stripped of their ideological baggage and integrated into a wider and more objective intellectual framework.
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"...the editors...have done a fine job of raising the level of discourse on the role of the state in economic development and transition."--American Political Science Review

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both at Cambridge University
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Role of the State in Economic Change: Entrepreneurship and Conflict Management 31
3 International Economic Integration and the Changing Role of National Governments 51
4 The Myth of Anglo-Saxon Capitalism: Reconstructing the History of the American State 81
5 Resolving the State-Market Dilemma in East Asia 114
6 The State and Structural Change: What can be Learnt from the Successful Late Industrializers? 137
7 The State and Industrialization in India: Successes and Failures and the Lessons for the Future 170
8 The State and Economic Change in Africa 187
9 The State under State Socialism and Post-Socialism 215
10 Politics, Planning, and the Transition from Stalinism: the Case of China 237
11 The State and Economic Reform in Vietnam and the Lao PDR 262
Index 293
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