Recent Submissions

  • Editorial Introduction 

    Dearlove, John; White, Gordon (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)
  • Economists on the State 

    Dearlove, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)
    Summary Despite the entrenchment of the neoclassical paradigm within the discipline of economics, the subdiscipline of public sector economics and welfare economics chose to emphasise the problem of market failure, and ...
  • France: State?Sponsored Development in the First NIC? 

    Holmes, Peter (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)
    Summary The French state played a crucial but often misinterpreted role in post?war modernisation. The 1944 Liberation represented a discontinuity comparable to post?colonial independence. A new elite was at first able ...
  • Comment 

    Smith, Alasdair (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)
    Summary While agreeing with Deariove's espousal of an eclectic approach to the analysis of political economy — the public choice approach is powerful and has much to offer to social scientists — not all social behaviour ...
  • Monopolies under Siege in Western Europe: The Challenge of Deregulation in Telecommunications 

    Morgan, Kevin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)
    Summary The long?established public monopoly tradition in telecommunications is under attack, partly as a result of deregulation in the US, partly the result of new options being made available through technological change. ...
  • States, Markets and Private Power in the Developing World: Problems and Possibilities 

    Brett, E. A. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)
    Summary This article evaluates the recent paradigm shift from interventionism to liberalisation in policy theory for ldes. It notes the emphasis on the political weakness of the state in ldcs and the advantages of ...
  • Firm Strategies and Opportunism in West European Government?Industry Relations 

    Cawson, Alan (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)
    Summary A neglected area in the study of government?industry relations concerns the impact of government on the strategic behaviour of firms. Examples of the coordination of firm strategies by the state are rare in Western ...
  • ‘All the King's Horses and All the King's Men couldn't put Humpty?Dumpty Together Again’ 

    Dutkiewicz, Piotr; Williams, Gavin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)
    Summary Most African countries face crises of state policy. This article outlines an ‘ideal?type’ to explain why these have proved so intractable. The ‘developmental state’ originated in the combination of ‘etatiste’ ...
  • The State and the Crisis of Simple Commodity Production in Africa 

    Leys, Colin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)
    Summary The dimensions of Africa's economic crisis are well?known. Agricultural output is not keeping up with population growth and there is also a more general social and political crisis. It is now fashionable to explain ...
  • Economic Restructuring in Latin America: Towards the Promotion of Small?Scale Industry 

    Fuhr, Harald (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)
    Summary The article draws attention, first, to the predominance of large?scale agricultural and industrial enterprises and the role of the state in Latin America's industrialisation. This discussion leads on to the ...
  • Political Aspects of Rural Economic Reform in China 

    White, Gordon (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1987)