States of Development: On the Primacy of Politics in Development (BOK)

Adrian Leftwich

249,00 24900
Sendes vanligvis innen 5-15 dager
The spectre of poverty, disease and ignorance still haunts much of the developing world today. But not everywhere. Some societies, such as Botswana, Mauritius, Malaysia and Korea, are successfully transforming the material life of the majority of their citizens, though not always without costs in terms of human rights. Others, such as Peru, Zaire, India and the Philippines, appear incapable of doing so. In this widely comparative study, Adrian Leftwich examines why this has happened. Focusing on the politics and states of a wide range of developing societies, Leftwich generates a model of the a developmental statea as a particular sub--type of state in the modern world, and argues the case for the primacy of politics in development. He challenges a number of contemporary orthodoxies in western overseas development policy, especially the current insistence that democracy is a necessary condition for development. States of Development will be essential reading for students and scholars in development studies and politics.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2000 Forfatter Adrian Leftwich
Forlag
Wiley
ISBN 9780745608433
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 327 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political structure & processes, Development studies

Andre produkter med samme artist(er)/medvirkende