States of Development
On the Primacy of Politics in Development
1. Auflage Dezember 2000
2000. 240 Seiten, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-7456-0843-3 - John Wiley & Sons
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The spectre of poverty, disease and ignorance still haunts much of the developing world today. But not everywhere. Some societies, such as Botswana, Mauritius, Malaysia and Korea, are successfully transforming the material life of the majority of their citizens, though not always without costs in terms of human rights. Others, such as Peru, Zaire, India and the Philippines, appear incapable of doing so. In this widely comparative study, Adrian Leftwich examines why this has happened.
Focusing on the politics and states of a wide range of developing societies, Leftwich generates a model of the 'developmental state' as a particular sub-type of state in the modern world, and argues the case for the primacy of politics in development. He challenges a number of contemporary orthodoxies in western overseas development policy, especially the current insistence that democracy is a necessary condition for development.
States of Development will be essential reading for students and scholars in development studies and politics.
Aus dem Inhalt
Chapter 1: The Argument: The Primacy of Politics in Development.
Chapter 2: Progress, Growth and Modernization: Antecedents of the Development Idea.
Chapter 3: Meanings of Development: Postwar Developments.
Chapter 4: States of Underdevelopment.
Chapter 5: Governance and Development: Leaving Politics Out.
Chapter 6: The Politics of Democratic Governance in the Third World.
Chapter 7: Developmental States: Bringing Politics Back In.
Chapter 8: Democracy and the Development State: Democratic Practices and Development Capacity.
Chapter 9: Conclusion.