Atul Kohli’s ‘State-Directed Development: Political power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery’ is a study which discusses the patterns. Atul Kohli (AK): As I began my research in the s, the prevailing policy orthodoxy was that economic growth in developing countries would. Kamilia Lahrichi. Author: Atul Kohli Title: State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery, Cambirdge.

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A number of different factors can be discussed as to why some states have been more successful in facilitating industrialization than others. No wonder it is hard to manage! The fact that some countries had better government than others led me to the colonial origins of the types of governments that have emerged in the developing world.

The author classifies Nigeria as a neo-patrimonial state whereas he identifies India as a fragmented-multiclass state due to the contrasting political and social conditions after the colonial power left.

Starting from a war shattered economy in the s, it became a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the rich countries’ club, in a time span of 40 to 50 years. Paperbackpages. Trevor rated it liked it Apr 06, The Korean government did many things which would be considered unsavory to a liberal mind, and yet the outcomes have to be thought of as partly benign, because there was an enormous amount of wealth being generated.


State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery

So on one extreme I had a successful case in Korea, and on the other I had a failed case in Nigeria. That is the story that needs to be told: Yet, this growth has occurred at a different pace across the region. I also thought it would be instructive to get some sense of states that were utter economic disasters, such as those less developed states in Africa. The author challenges the modernisation ideology and the belief in free-market that associate economic performance with a specific type of political regime, namely atil.

In this regard, Korea under Park Chung Hee and Brazil during the Vargas Era to and the military dictatorship embody this type of political system. For example, Britain colonised Nigeria and India but the two countries inherited different types of state. Capitalism and Slavery Chapel Kogli That’s the story I think needs to be told, rather than a more comfortable one, where all good things come together. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

It is well-argued and sheds light on the puzzle of industrialisation in developing countries.

I was staring at this book while writing a paper with it recently, and I finally paid attention to the cover artwork. It fits the general message you get from the book about the best kind of state to promote development spoiler: Following a Weberian perspective, Atul Kohli pays special attention to the role of state institutions and society cohesion. Alison Sprague rated it it was amazing Apr 23, One could spend a lot of time trying to figure out how various styles of colonialism differed.


That’s a much more complex normative issue and I try to deal with that. I thought it could be a book about developing countries as a whole, rather than one area or the other.

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Aug 23, Ashley Mebert rated it liked it. Just look at developmen happening in Iraq today. The economic and the political spheres are blurred, and economic development is often played into private durected, rather than for the public. I have not been persuaded by that argument. Has India’s most powerful To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The political regime can take the form of a democracy or an authoritarian government.

So what role does effective governance play? One important point that the author demonstrates through a well-researched historical analysis is that each of the four countries studied exhibits the characteristics of more than one state pattern. India exemplifies this political type. Molly rated it it was amazing Oct 10, To address this question, Atul Kohli, the David E. Compares South Korea, Brazil, India and Nigeria and argues that there degree of success in industrializing has been determined primarily by the capacities of their governments.

We should stop talking of an Asian They usually rule a population fragmented along ethnic, religious and class lines. Jun 19, Nidya rated it really liked it. Be inspired to challenge conventional wisdom and think outside deveelopment box! So I looked it up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.