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Revisiting the developmental state 8: the new challenges of Asia’s latecomer industrialisation

Industrial policy needs to be rethought if it is to remain effective in promoting economic development in a highly globalised world economy When South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore were ‘catching up’ through state-led industrialisation in the 1960s and the 1970s, their only benchmark was the first movers in the existing advanced industrialised economies.  However, in the context of today’s intensified … Continue reading

14 November 2017 by
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Revisiting the developmental state 5: India and Brazil in the 21st century

Valbona Muzaka

Real and credible development in these countries means pursuing knowledge social economy visions that are genuinely autochthonous Focusing on India and Brazil in the context of renewed discussion of the developmental state may raise some eyebrows.  For, unlike the successful catch-up of Japan and other East Asian ‘tigers’ with which that concept and its more recent reiterations have been associated, … Continue reading

24 October 2017 by
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Revisiting the developmental state 4: the ‘Beijing Consensus’ & prospects for democratic development in China and beyond

Whether China liberalises politically, as the original ‘Asian Tigers’ did, or maintains its authoritarian approach is an issue with theoretical and practical implications that resonate well beyond China’s own immediate development challenges A controversial issue in the longstanding debate on the developmental state concerns the relationship and the possible compatibility of rapid economic and industrial transformation with a democratic form … Continue reading

17 October 2017 by
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Revisiting the developmental state 2: why have we seen so few developmental states?

The underlying political settlement within countries too often provides political elites with insufficient incentives to enact the institutional reforms needed for further growth and structural transformation The original developmental states of East Asia had one unifying economic characteristic: they witnessed almost uninterrupted rapid economic growth for well over four decades.  This is very different from what we have observed for … Continue reading

3 October 2017 by
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Revisiting the developmental state 1: Introduction

It’s time to open up a new debate about the potential gains offered by this longstanding and core concept in the study of the political economy of development The bleak and grinding years of crisis and austerity in the West – symptoms of the decaying neoliberalism that may finally be reaching its endgame – have contrasted markedly with the spectacular … Continue reading

26 September 2017 by
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Learning from China’s success? Europe in the 21st century global economy

Europe can learn lessons from China’s development and should agree a new common approach on trade Following the election of President Trump on an ‘America First’ and anti-globalisation platform the debate about the future of international trade and international competition policy became a hot political issue. Some commentators had hoped that the issue might disappear from the front pages after … Continue reading

7 July 2017 by
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New SPERI Paper: ‘Critical Transformations: Rethinking Zambian Development’

We are pleased to publish this new SPERI Paper by Nicholas Jepson, Lecturer in International Development at the University of Manchester, and Jeffrey Henderson, Professor of International Development at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, which seeks to retheorise the trajectory of Zambian development since the country’s independence. It emerges from a larger project designed to break with current discourses and rethink development more generally … Continue reading

13 October 2016 by
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Dilma Rousseff’s development dilemma

Jewellord Nem Singh

Can a fourth victory for the Workers’ Party secure Brazil’s state capitalism? Brazilians voted yesterday (26 October) for the incumbent Dilma Rousseff, securing the Workers’ Party (PT) its fourth electoral victory. In a very tight race with Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PDSB), Rousseff won by a three per cent margin, indicating the fragility of her victory … Continue reading

27 October 2014 by
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Development aid: where to next?

Gail Hurley

Levels of aid spending are rising but is aid quality also improving? Last month some 1500 people from over 130 countries gathered in Mexico City for the latest international jamboree on development aid. The so-called ‘Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation’ is an OECD/UNDP-led effort which aims to improve aid effectiveness by encouraging better partnerships between aid donors and aid … Continue reading

6 May 2014 by
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Small island economies, offshore finance and development

Playing host to Offshore Financial Centres may ultimately prove to be damaging to the economic prospects of small island economies The challenge of coming up with a development strategy which is both sustainable and capable of meeting the long-term aspirations of a state is a notoriously difficult task. For small island economies, their modest size, remoteness, limited domestic markets and … Continue reading

21 January 2014 by
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Two weeks left to submit a proposal for SPERI annual conference

There’s just over two weeks left to submit a paper or panel proposal for SPERI annual conference ‘The Global Contours of Growth & Development beyond the Crisis’. The conference will take place on 30 June – 2 July 2014 at the newly renovated Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield. It will seek to take discussion of the political economy of the … Continue reading

17 January 2014 by
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SPERI annual conference: Final call for papers

The Global Contours of Growth & Development beyond the Crisis 30 June – 2 July 2014, Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield Proposal submission deadline: 31 January 2014 The 2014 SPERI conference seeks to take discussion of the political economy of the crisis beyond its British and European contexts to focus centrally on the dynamics and patterns of the distribution of … Continue reading

19 December 2013 by
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Registration open for SPERI Conference 2014

Registration is now open for the next SPERI annual conference. ‘The Global Contours of Growth & Development Beyond the Crisis’ will take place from 30 June – 2 July 2014 at the recently transformed Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield. The 2014 SPERI conference seeks to take discussion of the political economy of the crisis beyond its British and European contexts to focus centrally … Continue reading

28 November 2013 by
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The Global Contours of Growth & Development Beyond the Crisis – Call for papers

In its first year SPERI Conference looked at the British growth crisis. Last year, it tackled Europe. This year it will take on the global political economy – focusing on the dynamics and patterns of the distribution of growth and development across with world. Plenary speakers include: Linda Weiss (University of Sydney), Tony Payne (University of Sheffield), Gregory Chin (York … Continue reading

31 October 2013 by
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Colin Hay on the radio, new publication by Tony Payne and research fellow/studentship opportunities

An interview with Colin Hay will feature on BBC Radio Sheffield on the morning of Thursday 15 March as part of their focus on the economy this week , so don’t forget to listen in! If you miss it – you can catch it on the BBC iPlayer on their website. Tony Payne has had a Spanish edition of his 2010 Development book … Continue reading

14 March 2012 by
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