Democracy and Development

Democracy and Development

by A. Bagchi


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The relationship between economic development and political systems is of major importance in today's rapidly changing world. This is the issue addressed in this volume by an international team of academics drawn from the social sciences. The chapters range from a theoretical exploration of the measurement of development and collective well-being under both democracy and dictatorship to case studies of the workings of different political regimes around the world. Of particular interest are models of political and economic equilibrium in procedural democracies and the detailed exploration of the working of economic systems that have operated as formal democracies for some time. Specialists in comparative analysis will find the chapters on the prospects for democracy and development in countries such as China, South Africa and eastern Europe of special interest.

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ISBN-13: 9780333573129
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/05/1995
Series: International Economic Association Series
Edition description: 1995
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The International Economic Association - Preface - Acknowledgements - Abbreviations and Acronyms - List of Contributors and Participants - Introduction: Heritage, Aspirations and Reality;A.K.Bagchi - PART 1: THEORY, MODELS AND PRACTICE - Political Regimes and Economic Growth; A.Przeworski & F.Limongi - Comment; S.Giner- On the Relationship between Economic Development and Political Democracy; J.E.Roemer - Comment; S.Barbera - PART 2: THE REAL WORLD OF ELECTORAL DEMOCRACIES -Democracy: a Key to Development in Costa Rica?; J.R.Vargas - Comment; A.K.Bagchi - Democracy and Development in India; S.Kaviraj - Comment; K.Sangari - The Japanese Experience; M.Morishima - Comment; B.Cumings - PART 3: TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY - Development Policy-Decision Making in Spain; J.M.Colomer - Comment; J.Ruiz-Castillo - Turkey: An Alternative Perspective; C.Keyder - Comment; D.Ghai - Authoritarianism, Egalitarianism and Illiberal Democracy in China; C.Riskin - Comment; M.Morishima - South Africa: The Problems in a Deeply Divided Society; F.Wilson - Comment; J.Leape - Marketization and Democratization: The Sino-Soviet Divergence; W.Brus - A Personal Postscript; A.B.Atkinson

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