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State and Law in the Development Process

Problem-Solving and Institutional Change in the Third World

  • Ann Seidman
  • Robert B. Seidman

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 11-26
    3. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 27-54
  4. Development Theory and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 57-68
    3. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 69-85
    4. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 86-114
    5. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 128-141
  5. Restructuring the State

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 145-169
  6. Transforming the Political Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 199-224
    3. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 225-252
    4. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 253-277
    5. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 278-304
    6. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 305-330
    7. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 331-350
    8. Ann Seidman, Robert B. Seidman
      Pages 351-354
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 355-413

About this book

Introduction

'Ann and Robert Seidman have written an invaluabe theoretical (and practical) guide for those concerned with the role of the state in development.'- Bereket Habte Selassie, Professor of African Studies, Howard University 'State and Law in the Development Process is a scholarly work and essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on the Third World, its history and development. It provides an excellent bibliography and analysis which sets out the fundamentals of research into the future development of the Third World. Expertly written, it embodies a research methodology which is linked to a theoretical perspective.' - John F. McEldowney, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Warwick The post-1945 collapse of colonialism and the emergence of new nationalist governments seemed to promise plenty for all third-world peoples. Four decades later, those promises lay in shards. This book proposes a theory to explain the failure of third-world states to transform the institutions that produce poverty and powerlessness for the mass of the population. Based on that theory, it proposes a methodology designed to facilitate the democratic exercise of state power through law to empower third world peoples to play an effective role in building a peaceful world of plenty for all.

Keywords

development economy government Institution political economy Third World work

Authors and affiliations

  • Ann Seidman
    • 1
  • Robert B. Seidman
    • 2
  1. 1.School of LawBoston UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Boston UniversityUSA

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