States, Markets, and Just Growth: Development in the Twenty-first Century

States, Markets, and Just Growth: Development in the Twenty-first Century


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This book explores the common concerns of developing countries in the quest for just growth while also emphasizing their special regional needs. The opening chapters provide an overview of the pressing shared imperatives of globalization, democracy, poverty, and inequality. The chapters that follow analyze the record of the different regions and countries in achieving just growth. Each author addresses four specific issues: States, markets, and growth: How much should states intervene in the market in order to promote growth? States, markets, and distribution: How much emphasis should development strategies put on deliberate redistribution and/or poverty alleviation? Globalization: How constrained, as a result of globalization, are developing countries when choosing their development paths? Democracy: Are democracies able to reconcile economic growth with distribution? In considering these issues, States, Markets, and Just Growth advances the proposition that well-organized states that systematically incorporate popular concerns will continue to be fundamental to the pursuit of just growth in the new century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789280810769
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 01/31/2003
Series: United Nations System in the 21St Century Series
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)

About the Author

Atul Kohli is professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Chung-in Moon is dean of the Graduate School of International Studies and professor of the Political Science department at Yonsei University, Seoul. Georg Sørenson is professor of International Politics and Economics at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Table of Contents

List of tables and figuresvii
Note on measurementsix
Globalization, democracy, and just growth: Some emerging general concerns7
1Globalization and liberalization: The impact on developing countries9
2Democracy and development: Trends and prospects39
3Meeting the challenge of poverty and inequality64
Regional perspectives95
4Latin America in the global economy: Macroeconomic policy, social welfare, and political democracy97
5East Asia: Development challenges in the twenty-first century127
6States, markets, and the limits of equitable growth: The Middle Eastern NICs in comparative perspective164
7Democracy, growth, and poverty in India193
8Pragmatic neo-liberalism and just development in Africa227
Conclusion: The prospects for just growth258
List of contributors279

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