State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery / Edition 1

State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery / Edition 1

by Atul Kohli
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521545250

ISBN-13: 9780521545259

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Using the methods of comparative historical sociology, Kohli (international affairs, Princeton U.) examines whether, as is often claimed in the literature, state sovereignty has eroded as a result of globalization. He finds that states practicing cohesive-capitalist strategies such as Korea and to some extent Brazil are most effective at promoting industrialization,

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Using the methods of comparative historical sociology, Kohli (international affairs, Princeton U.) examines whether, as is often claimed in the literature, state sovereignty has eroded as a result of globalization. He finds that states practicing cohesive-capitalist strategies such as Korea and to some extent Brazil are most effective at promoting industrialization, while those practicing neo- paternalism, such as Nigeria are the least successful, with those with fragmented-multiclass cultures (such as India and to some extent Brazil) falling somewhere in the middle. He organizes his thoughts by state, explaining Korea's success in terms of its colonial origins and political events, Brazil in terms of its invited dependency, India in terms of its adherence to slow and steady growth, and Nigeria in terms of its inability to shed the neo-paternalism originally imposed on it by colonialization. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521545259
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,205,994
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: states and industrialization in the global periphery; Part I. Galloping Ahead: Korea: 1. The colonial origins of a modern political economy: the Japanese lineage of Korea's cohesive-capitalist state; 2. The rhee interregnum: saving South Korea for cohesive capitalism; 3. A cohesive-capitalist state reimposed: Park Chung Hee and rapid industrialization; Part II. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Brazil; 4. Invited dependency: fragmented state and foreign resources in Brazil's early industrialization; 5. Grow now, pay later: state indebted industrialization in modern Brazil; Part III. Slow but Steady: India: 6. Origins of a fragmented-multiclass state and a sluggish economy: colonial India; 7. India's fragmented-multiclass state and protected industrialization; Part IV. Dashed Expectations: Nigeria: 8. Colonial Nigeria: origins of a neopatrimonial state and a commodity-exporting economy; 9. Sovereign Nigeria: neopatrimonialism and failure of industrialization; Conclusion: understanding states and state intervention in the global periphery.

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