States and Economic Development

States and Economic Development : A Comparative Historical Analysis

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This study addresses a core issue of comparative political economy - the role of political institutions in economic performance. What difference have modern states made to the development of the market economy? Under what conditions and for what purposes have states sought to assist the process of industrial advancement? The book examines why modern states differ so considerably in their capacity for governing the market. They also examine the nature of state "strength", and its importance for a prosperous economy changed over time. Through a comparative history of political and economic development, this volume examines changing state-economy relations from the rise of market economies in Europe to the present, focusing on Britain, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and the United States. It provides arguments and explanations of the rise of modern states and markets, of early and late industrialization, of state capacity and national competitiveness.
Through case studies and comparisons, the authors develop a neo-statist theory to explain the changing economic fortunes of political systems, from the rise of Europe to the gradual decline of Anglo-American industry and the recent ascendance of East Asia.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 figures, 6 tables, bibliography, index
  • 074560918X
  • 9780745609188

Table of contents

Part 1 The rise of Europe I - state formation and its legacies, 800-1800; the rise of Europe II - state-making and economy-formation from 17th to early-20th century; the rise of European industrialization - Britain and Russia, 1700-1913. Part 2 The rise of East Asia I - states and markets; the rise of East Asia II - governed interdependence; the decline of Anglo-American capitalism.
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