State-directed development: Political power and industrialization in the global periphery

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Abstract

Why have some developing countries industrialized and become more prosperous rapidly while others have not? Focusing on South Korea, Brazil, India, and Nigeria, this study compares the characteristics of fairly functioning states and explains why states in some parts of the developing world are more effective. It emphasizes the role of colonialism in leaving behind more or less effective states, and the relationship of these states with business and labor in helping explain comparative success in promoting economic progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages466
ISBN (Electronic)9780511754371
ISBN (Print)9780521836708
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

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