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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Collectively, these four countries also provided geographical diversity from Asia to Africa to Latin America. Kohli categorizes state based on historical patterns of state authority in developing world; neopatrimonial states, cohesive-capitalist states and fragmented-multiclass states.

Capitalism and Slavery Chapel Hill: I also thought it would be instructive to get some arul of states that were utter economic disasters, such as those less developed states in Africa. That’s what colonialism did in a sense.

Direcged by market one wants to focus on incentives available to kohlo, then the book is supportive of the market argument, because I’m arguing that growth comes primarily from private investment in an environment in which government support creates the conditions in which investors are ready to take risks, in spite of difficult conditions. That’s a much tougher question. Within cohesive capitalist states, the 2 horses work together to go forward.

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Why have some developing countries industrialized and become more prosperous rapidly while others have not? Be inspired to challenge conventional wisdom and think outside the box! But efficiency is not the same as growth.

The author manage to prove his argument, and if you can always apply it to your own country. In many other African countries there was of course pervasive poverty. Firstly, cohesive-capitalist states feature a strong centralized government that overcomes dissension thanks to a powerful professional bureaucracy. He puts emphasis on the role of states as well as on the obstacles that arise in the process of development.


Dominic rated it it was ok Jun 19, Therefore, they exploit social issues such as redistribution, agrarian reform and inequality in tsate to garner legitimacy.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. You are commenting using your WordPress. Skip to main content. Molly rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Sep 05, elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: Email required Address never made public. The author classifies Nigeria as a neo-patrimonial state whereas he identifies India as a fragmented-multiclass state develooment to the contrasting political and social conditions after the colonial power left.

One country conquered another and created a long-term state structure. What grabbed my attention was the people in gas masks watching. My country for instance kohki somewhat like fragmented-multiclass state.

So there can be real costs. Policy-makers manage the economy with an iron hand in order to promote a rapid industrialization process. The economic and the political spheres are blurred, and economic development is often played into private use, rather than for the public. The power of ideas motivates everything we do. The Korean government did many things which would be considered unsavory to a liberal mind, and yet the outcomes have to be thought of as partly benign, because there was an enormous amount of wealth being generated.

In conclusion, Kohil looks at the three different types of state and evaluate their capacity in promoting industrialisation and development. Be the first to ask a question about State-Directed Development. It thus became a logical case study for failure in this sense. I thought it could be a book about developing countries as a whole, rather than one area or the other.

Lacked in inter-state comparisons and state-model abstractions. Nigeria emerged as one good example. Nigeria however had enormous oil resources and the question was, with all this money, why were they not able to use it systematically to build their own economy and industry?


But to a fair number of scholars also, who accepted the “Washington consensus,” it seemed that a minimal role for governments and unfettered economic openness was the way to succeed, and I was suspicious of that. For instance, Japanese colonisation of Korea was very different to British colonisation of Nigeria or India, as well as Portuguese colonisation of Brazil.

Here, state leaders take ownership of the resources in the country and their officials take the authority. Industrialisation and freedom, he believes, cannot come together. Due to the abundance of oil revenues, the government did not have any incentive to build a national development plan, overcome its ethnical fragmentation and create a coherent industrialisation programme.

Sovereignty is vested in the nation-state, not the people. It emphasizes the role devrlopment colonialism in leaving behind stste or Why have some developing countries industrialized and become more prosperous rapidly while others have not? A number of different factors can be discussed as to why some states have been more successful in facilitating industrialization than others.

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In order to demonstrate the fact the state should be the sole agent for industrialisation, Kohli compares the historical experiences and growth policies of four countries: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I have not been persuaded by that argument. Danica Developmnet rated it really liked it Apr 05,