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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Notify me of new comments via email. Effective governance essentially molds the conditions within which investment takes place. That’s the story I think needs to be told, rather than a more kohil one, where all good things come together. In other words, why do some countries develop faster and more successfully than others? Why have some developing countries industrialized and become more prosperous rapidly while others have not? Leaders have more goals to achieve in comparison to other forms of state organisation, therefore public policies towards industrialisation are not as effective.

In an interesting metaphor, Kohli describes development as chariot.

I’ve written other books on those issues. In contrast, the author suggests that the state pattern that is more likely to promote industrialisation is the cohesive-capitalist regime which, historically, resembles fascist states. It is a very well organized comparative book.


He recently spoke with the Woodrow Wilson School’s external affairs department about his research.

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Your book is called State-Directed Development. Starting from a war shattered economy in the s, it became a mohli of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the rich countries’ club, in a time span of 40 to 50 years.

The political regime can take the form of a democracy or an authoritarian government. They usually rule a population fragmented along ethnic, religious and class lines. Being a strong well organised state, with a disciplined work force, tend to be very nationalistic.

Collectively, these four countries also provided geographical diversity from Asia to Africa to Latin America.

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. In your view, what ultimately does development entail and what does it mean? Thanks for telling us about the problem. What constitutes effective intervention and what the patterns of those state interventions are the main issues Devrlopment have analyzed in State-Directed Development.

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Danica Holdaway rated it really liked it Apr 05, What happens is that private investors stxte late developers are competing against formidable odds within the global scene. Lists with This Book. Richard Sandbrook rated it really liked it Aug 27, No trivia or quizzes yet. Following a Weberian perspective, Atul Kohli pays special attention to the role of state institutions and society cohesion.


State intervention and support of investor profits seems to have been an important precondition amongst successful growers. Oskars Baltais rated it really liked it Oct 29, India is the second most populous country in the world, Brazil, the most populous South American one, Nigeria, the most populous sub-Saharan African one. One country conquered another and created a long-term state structure.

Focusing on South Korea, Brazil, India, and Nigeria, this study compares the characteristics of fairly functioning states and explains why states in some parts of the developing world are more effective. Provided a comprehensive history of development in the 4 regions, with heavy emphasis on colonial legacy.

Holding labor unions back or not allowing them to organize until company profits are more robust is one example. So on one extreme I had a successful case in Korea, and on the other I had a failed case in Nigeria. University of North Carolina Press,