States and Development: Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance / Edition 1

States and Development: Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance / Edition 1

by Matthew Lange, Dietrich Rueschemeyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403964920

ISBN-13: 9781403964922

Pub. Date: 08/15/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This important book explores the contribution states can make to overcoming collective action problems and create collective goods favorable to social, economic, and political development. It examines how state-society relations as well as features of state structure shape the conditions under which states seek to advance development and the conditions that make

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This important book explores the contribution states can make to overcoming collective action problems and create collective goods favorable to social, economic, and political development. It examines how state-society relations as well as features of state structure shape the conditions under which states seek to advance development and the conditions that make success more or less likely. And it offers empirical evidence showing that historical state structures have had lasting effects even on today's development. Particular focus is given to bureaucratic oversight, market functioning, and the assertion of democratic demands discipline state actions and contribute to state effectiveness. These propositions and the social mechanisms underlying them are examined in comparative historical and cross-national statistical analyses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403964922
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/15/2005
Series:
Political Evolution and Institutional Change Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

States and Development: An Introduction
States and Development: An Introduction--Matthew Lange, Dietrich Rueschemeyer
• Harnessing the State: Rebalancing Strategies for Monitoring and Motivation--Peter B. Evans
• The Rule of Law and Development: A Weberian Framework on States and State-Society Relations --Matthew Lange
Long-Lasting Effects of States on Development
• State Effectiveness, Economic Growth, and the Age of States--Areendam Chanda and Louis Putterman
• Colonial States and Economic Development in Latin America--James Mahoney, Matthias vom Hau
• British Colonial State Legacies and Development Trajectories: A Statistical Analysis of Direct and Indirect Rule--Matthew Lange
Building States: Inherently a Long-Term Process? * Building States - Inherently a Long-Term Process? An Argument from Theory--Dietrich Rueschemeyer
• Building States - Inherently a Long-Term Process? An Argument from Comparative History--Thomas Ertman
• How Fast Can You Build a State? State Building in Revolutions--Jack Goldstone, Jaime Becker
• State Building in Korea: Continuity and Crisis--Bruce Cumings
Conclusion * States and Development: What Insights Did We Gain--Matthew Lange and Dietrich Rueschemeyer

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