Development and the State in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive analysis of the state's role in contemporary development.
The book examines the challenges that states face in the developing world – from lasting...
Development and the State in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive analysis of the state's role in contemporary development. The book examines the challenges that states face in the developing world – from lasting poverty and political instability to disease and natural disasters – and explores the ways in which states can build capacity to surmount these challenges. It takes seriously the role that state institutions can play in development while also looking at what institutional reform entails and why this reform is critical for policy recommendations to work. This analysis is set in the context of the evolution of both development practice and development theory.Chapters are organized around the key issues in the field and deploy a wide range of examples from different countries. A range of case studies throughout the text demonstrate the variety of problems development practitioners face and the key theoretical debates surrounding the subject. This text will be particularly useful to students of development and politics who wish to understand how governance and state-building can improve countries' economic performance and end cycles of poverty.Show Less
A comprehensive text on the central importance of the state to international development
Chapters can be easily matched to class, with each discussing a new challenge to development and proposing solutions
Examines the importance of governance and institutional reform for policy recommendations to work
Sets development in its historical context along with the key theoretical approaches to it.
1. Setting the Stage: What is Development?.- 2. Theories of Development.- 3. Debates on the State and Development.- 4. Institutions and Development.- 5. Poverty Traps.- 6. Intractable Instability.- 7. Corruption.- 8. Colonialism and Geography.- 9. Debt and Financial Crises.- 10. Natural Disasters and Natural Resources.- 11. Disease Vulnerabilities.- 12. Globalization.- 13. Foreign Aid and NGOs.- 14. Conclusion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Political Leadership Matthew Laing
- Developments in French Politics 6 Helen Drake, Alistair Cole, Sophie Meunier, Vincent Tiberj
- Public Policy Christoph Knill, Jale Tosun
- European Union Politics John McCormick
- Migration and Mobility in the European Union Andrew Geddes, Leila Hadj-Abdou, Leiza Brumat
- Introducing Gender and Women's Studies Diane Richardson, Victoria Robinson
- The Political Economy of Work in the Global South Anita Hammer, Adam Fishwick
- Global Political Economy Robert O'Brien, Marc Williams
- Social Movements in a Globalized World Cristina Flesher Fominaya
- Crime, Security and Global Politics Anja P. Jakobi
- Global Justice James Christensen
- The Politics and IR Companion Robert Leach, Simon Lightfoot
- Development and the State in the 21st Century Erica Frantz, Natasha Ezrow, Andrea Kendall-Taylor
- Rethinking the Third World Mark T Berger, Heloise Weber
- Global Justice James Christensen
- Social Worker Starter Pack
- Analyzing Foreign Policy Derek Beach, Rasmus Brun Pedersen
- Bureaucracy Martin Albrow
- Elections and Voters Martin Harrop, William L. Miller
- Women and Politics Vicky Randall
- The State, Democracy and Globalization Roger King, Gavin Kendall
- Governance, Politics and the State Jon Pierre, B Guy Peters
- The European Union and China Thomas Christiansen, Emil Kirchner, Uwe Wissenbach
- European Disintegration? Douglas Webber