States and Development: Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance (Political Evolution and Institutional Change Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book adds a whole other dimension of high quality scholarship and history to the age old debate about the state. A really refreshing book that stimulates a lot of interest."
—Alice Amsden, Barton L. Wellor Professor of Political Economy, MIT, Author of The Rise of the "Rest"

"This thought-provoking and remarkably timely volume shows the tremendous benefits of taking the long view. Lange, Rueschemeyer and their colleagues demonstrate that it takes time — often a lot of it — to build the political and economic foundations for successful development. More important, they show why this is so. In the process, they open up prospects for more successful interventions — based on clear reasoning and the lessons of experience rather than wishful thinking — designed to spread the prospects for successful development more widely and swiftly."
—Paul Pierson, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley, Author of Politics in Time

"Roll over Max Weber! This collection of essays on the impact of states on economic development combines sociological theory with quantitative and qualitative analysis, in mercifully plain English. Students will find it enjoyable; scholars will learn from its careful accounts of how exactly "history matters"; and even CIA analysts will discover how to improve their current efforts at nation building."
—Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics, Author of Governing the Market

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Meet the Author

Matthew Lange is Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University.

Dietrich Rueschemeyer is a research professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies of Brown University.

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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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