States and Development:What Insights Did We Gain?

  • Matthew Lange
  • Dietrich Rueschemeyer
Part of the Political Evolution and Institutional Change book series (PEIC)


There are those to whom the idea that states have a major role to play in advancing social and economic development is anathema.To them, state intervention of any kind equals distortion of economic allocation and the proliferation of unproductive rents for a few. They have their counterpart in others who morally reject the market as nothing more than institutionalized greed and selfishness.Yet both of these positions have lost support and become marginal.


Effective State Bureaucratic State Economic Allocation Bureaucratic Organization Japanese Colonialism 
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