States and Economic Development

  • Matthew Lange
Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Economic development was a primary interest of the founding figures of political sociology and remains an important focus of political sociologists today. Although this literature investigates diverse aspects of the interrelationships between politics and the economy, numerous analyses explore the role of the state in promoting economic growth and industrialization. Indeed, scholars of economic development played an important role in “bringing the state back in” to political sociology during the 1980s, and the subfield has continued to grow over the past quarter century.


Comparative Advantage Developmental State Market Mechanism State Interference Rent Seek 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Lange
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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