States, Markets, and Just Growth: Development in the Twenty-first Century

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  • Edited Atul Kohli, Chung-in Moon and Georg Sørensen

    ISBN-10: 92-808-1076-6,
    ISBN-13: 978-92-808-1076-9
    United Nations University Press
    August 2003

    States, Markets, and Just Growth explores the common concerns of developing countries in the quest for just growth, while also emphasizing special regional needs. The opening chapters provide a synthetic overview of the pressing shared imperatives of globalization, democracy, poverty, and inequality. The chapters that follow analyze the record of different regions and countries in achieving just growth.

    The contributions to this volume are linked by a common thematic thread as each author addresses four specific issues: States, markets, and growth: How much should states intervene in the market in order to promote growth? States, markets, and distribution: How much emphasis should development strategies put on deliberate redistribution and/or poverty alleviation? Globalization: How constrained, as a result of globalization, are developing countries when choosing their development paths? Democracy: Are democracies able to reconcile economic growth with distribution?

    In considering these issues, States, Markets, and Just Growth advances the proposition that well organized states that systematically incorporate popular concerns will continue to be fundamental to the pursuit of just growth in the new century.

    Atul Kohli is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Chung-in Moon is Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies and Professor of the Political Science Department at Yonsei University, Seoul. Georg Sørensen is Professor of International Politics and Economics at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

    Introduction Part I: Globalization, Democracy, and Just Growth; Some Emerging General Trends • Globalization and Liberalization: The Impact on Developing Countries • Democracy and development: Trends and Prospects • Meeting the Challenge of Poverty and Inequality • Part II: regional Perspectives • Latin America in the Global Economy: Macroeconomic Policy, Social Welfare, and Political Democracy • East Asia: development Challenges in the Twenty-First Century • States, Markets and the Limits of Equitable Growth: The Middle Eastern NICs in Comparative Perspective • Democracy, Growth, and the Market in India • Pragmatic Neo-Liberalism and Just Development in Africa • Conclusion: The Prospects for Just Growth.

    Atul Kohli • Chung-in Moon • Georg Sørensen • Barbara Stallings • Michael P. Moore • Howard White • Robert R. Kaufman • Yun-han Chu • Ziya Ønis • Rani D. Mullen • Dickson Eyoh • Richard Sandbrook