"What role can the developmental state play in addressing the complex challenges of the 21st century? Can economic competiveness be promoted along with inclusion, participation and sustainability? What are the capacities, institutions, social bases and political coalitions that can underwrite an effective state in a globalizing world? The End of the Developmental State? not only provides a new analytical framework to tackle these critical questions but does so through a rich collection of grounded and theoretically innovative papers that shed new light on key cases. Rarely has such a collection been more timely, or more certain, to animate the debate on development."
- Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology, Brown University
"This remarkable collection forces a major re-think of the idea of 'the developmental state' against the background of neo-liberal triumphalism. Going beyond formulaic theoretical models of recent decades, it insists upon the relevance of revised and revitalised notions of the developmental state, not merely for the South, but for a Northern hemisphere presently thrust into capitalist crisis. An absolutely essential and innovative read for all scholars of development."
- Roger Southall, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand
"Critical knowledge on developmental states has lagged far behind the seismic transformations in the global economy in recent years. These shifts have profoundly affected the political contours and economic fortunes of both old and aspiring developmental states. Contributors to The End of the Development State? probe the experiences of key contemporary developmental states within a tightly-woven comparative theoretical framework. The book illuminates the opportunities and obstacles facing these countries and makes a significant contribution to debates on the roles of states and markets in development."
- Gilbert Khadiagala, Professor of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand
"Leading authorities from around the world examine the concrete challenges of state-led development. Everything you want to know about the developmental state and why its end might have arrived."
- Michael Burawoy, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley