Globalisation, Economic Development & the Role of the State

Globalisation, Economic Development & the Role of the State

by Ha-Joon Chang

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Overview

The role of the state in the economy has always been a controversial issue in public debate, but it has become more so in the last quarter of a century with the rise of neoliberal thinking that preaches the virtues of unregulated markets and recommends de-regulation, opening-up, and privatisation.

This push for a minimal, pro-business state, especially in developing countries, has been further intensified with both the rise of globalisation and the many radical neoliberal 'reforms' implemented, often under pressure from multilateral agencies (such as the IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO). In this book, the author highlights the failure of neoliberalism, especially in developing countries, or what he terms 'the intellectual bankruptcy of neoliberalism', which, he believes, 'stems ultimately from its failure to base its discourse on a balanced and sophisticated theory of the inter-relationship between the market, the state, and other institutions'. He also tries to construct a credible alternative theoretical framework to neoliberalism, informed by a balanced understanding of empirical evidence.

The issues covered concern a rather wide range of domestic and international policy issues - including trade policy, privatisation, transnational corporations, and intellectual property rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842771433
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Ha-Joon Chang is Assistant Director of Development Studies in the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge.
Ha-Joon Chang is Assistant Director of Development Studies in the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents


Introduction

Part 1: Theoretical Backgrounds
1. Theories of State Intervention in Historical Perspective
2. State, Institutions, and Structural Change
3. An Institutionalist Perspective on the Role of the State

Part 2: Domestic Policy Issues
4. The Political Economy of Industrial Policy
5. The Economics and Politics of Regulation
6. Public Enterprises in Developing Countries and Economic Efficiency

Part 3: Policy Issues in the New Global Context
7. Globalisation, Transnational Corporations, and Economic Development
8. Intellectual Property Rights and Economic Development - Historical Lessons and Emerging Issues
9. Institutional Foundations for Effective Design and Implementation of Selective Trade and Industrial Policies in the Least Developed Countries: Theory and Evidence

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