Beyond the Developmental State

Beyond the Developmental State : Industrial Policy into the Twenty-first Century

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Moving beyond abstract economic models and superficial descriptions of the market, Beyond the Developmental State analyses the economic, political and ideological interests which underpin current socio-economic processes.

Through this approach, the contributors show the close interrelation between states and markets in both national and international contexts. Drawing on a wide range of case studies and themes, the book exposes the theoretical and empirical limitations of the developmental state paradigm, offering alternatives as well as discussing the policy implications and challenges they raise.

For scholars, students and practitioners of development, Beyond the Developmental State presents a decisive break with the old dogmas of both neoliberal orthodoxy and theories of 'market-imperfection', and outlines theoretically and empirically grounded alternatives.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 0745331661
  • 9780745331669
  • 1,020,232

Table of contents

1. Beyond the Developmental State: An Introduction, by

Ben Fine

2. The Rise and Fall of the Developmental State? The case

of the Japanese and South Korean steel industries, by

Hajime Sato

3. An Alternative Perspective on Industrial Policy: The Case

of the South Korean Car Industry, by Kwon-Hyung Lee

4. Labour and the `Developmental State': A critique of the

developmental state theory of labour, by Dae-oup Chang

5. What of the Developmental State Beyond Catching up?

The Case of the South Korean Microelectronics Industry, by

Humam Al-Jazaeri

6. Globalisation and the Decline of the Developmental

State, by Iain Pirie

7. The Software Industry and Interventionist Policy in

India, by Jyoti Saraswati

8. Lessons for Nigeria from developmental states: the role

of agriculture in structural transformation, by Eka Ikpe

9. Finance and the developmental state: the case of

Argentina, by Daniela Tavasci

10. Systems of Accumulation and the Evolving MEC Sam

Ashman, by Ben Fine and Susan Newman

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'A valuable contribution to the search for inclusive and sustainable development strategies' -- Richard Kozul-Wright, Head, Unit on Economic Cooperation and Integration Among Developing Countries, UNCTAD 'A very important book. The contributions are highly original and this work is likely to inform the emergence of a new branch of the literature on economic development' -- Alfredo Saad-Filho, Professor of Political Economy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
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About Ben Fine

Ben Fine is Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of the critical texts, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics (Pluto, 2016), co-author of Marx's 'Capital' (Pluto, 2016) and co-editor of Beyond the Developmental State (Pluto, 2013). He was awarded both the Deutscher and Myrdal Prizes in 2009. Jyoti Saraswati teaches on the Business and Political Economy Program at the Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU). He is the author of Dot.compradors (Pluto, 2012) and co-editor of Beyond the Developmental State (Pluto, 2013). Daniela Tavasci lectures at the School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London. In addition to working in the financial sector for seven years, she is the co-editor of Beyond the Developmental State (Pluto, 2013).
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