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States of Development
By Adrian Leftwich

States of Development

On the Primacy of Politics in Development

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States of Development by Adrian Leftwich

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745608433
ISBN-10: 0745608434
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Adrian Leftwich

Redefining Politics Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 45 by Adrian Leftwich Redefining Politics Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 45, Paperback (July 2012)

Throughout, this book is concerned to extend the range of politics beyond its usual institutional focus, to stress its interdisciplinary requirements and to expand the conception of politics in societies.

Redefining Politics by Adrian Leftwich Redefining Politics, Hardback (October 2009)

Offers a framework for analyzing politics in various human groups from families to multinational companies, and from villages to modern nation states. This book aims to extend the range of politics beyond its usual institutional focus, to stress its interdisciplinary requirements and to expand the conception of politics in societies.

What is Politics? by Adrian Leftwich What is Politics?, Paperback (July 2004)

What is politics? Is it a universal feature of all human societies, past and present? Is it tied to specific institutional arenas? Or is it found in all groups and organizations, large or small, formal or informal? This new textbook seeks to provide answers to these important questions.

States of Development by Adrian Leftwich States of Development, Hardback (December 2000)

A A clear and accessible book that combines key issues in developmental studies with the central problems of politics. A A comparative approach that offers a unique interpretation of the primacy of politics in development A Provides a challenging approach to the contemporary orthodoxies in overseas development policy.

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Author Biography - Adrian Leftwich

Adrian Leftwich is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of York.

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