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The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

PUBLICATION: New CROP book published by Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart. Edited by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario

March 2018

The concept of a democratic developmental state is part of the current development discourse advocated by international aid agencies, deliberated on by academics, and embraced by policymakers in many emerging economies in the global South. What is noticeable in this discourse is how little attention has been paid to a discussion of the essence of a democratic developmental state, and much of what passes for theory is little more than policy-speak and political rhetoric.This volume fills a gap in the literature on the democratic developmental state. Analyzing the different approaches to the implementation of democratic developmental states in various countries, it evaluates the extent to which these are merely replicating the central tenets of the East Asian model of the developmental state or if they are succeeding in their attempts to establish a new and more inclusive conceptualization of the state. In particular, the authors scrutinize to what degree the attempts to build a democratic developmental state may be distorted by the imperatives of neoliberalism. The volume broadens the understanding of the Nordic model of a democratic developmental state and shows how it represents an additional, and perhaps contending understanding of the developmental state derived from the East Asian experience.​

The book can be ordered from Columbia University Press

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

Toward a Conceptualization of the Democratic Development State in Principle and Practice
Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen and Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario

Building the Democratic Developmental State: Lessons from East Asia
Teresita Cruz Del-Rosario

The Carrot and Stick of Ethiopian “Democratic Developmentalism": Ideological, Legal, and Policy Frameworks
Eyob Balcha Gebremariam

The Establishment of a Democratic Developmental Local State in South Africa: Between Rhetoric and Reality
Sharon Penderis and Chris Tapscott

The “Developmental" and “Welfare" State in South Africa
Jeremy Seekings

The Rise and Fall of Democratic Neo-developmentalism in Brazil
Einar Braathen

New Social Democracy in the South? Reflections from India, Indonesia, and Scandinavia in Comparative Perspective
Olle Törnquist

On the Sociocultural Foundations of Democratic Capitalism: Experiences from the Norwegian Case
Ole Johnny Olsen

Democratic Development State or Competition State? Toward the New Constitution of Neoliberal Hegemony
Tor Halvorsen

Democracy, Development, and the Disciplining of Capital
Tor Halvorsen and Chris Tapscott




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