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  • States, Markets and Society – Looking Back to Look Forward 

    Leach, Melissa (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    ‘How does change happen?’ and ‘How should change happen and how can it be enabled?’ are key questions analysed in this IDS Bulletin, drawing on the Institute of Development Studies’ reflections on States, Markets and Society ...
  • Notes on contributors: States, Markets and Society – Looking Back to Look Forward 

    Leach, Melissa (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    This is the notes on contributors for IDS Bulletin 472A, 'States, Markets and Society – Looking Back to Look Forward'.
  • Introduction: States, Markets and Society – Looking Back to Look Forward 

    Leach, Melissa (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    The period since IDS was founded in 1966 has seen the rise and fall of state-led, market-led and society-focused approaches to development, accompanied by critique and counter-critique. Today, relationships are shifting ...
  • Politics, Class and Development (Editorial) 

    Luckham, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    The State is a powerful reality and a still more powerful abstraction. An abstraction which conservatives who believe in ‘political order’ affirm; which revolutionaries hope to smash or negate; which planners and technocrats ...
  • The Retreat of the State (Editorial) 

    Dearlove, John; White, Gordon (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    Article originally published July 1987, Volume 18 Issue 3; original IDS editing is retained here. We are currently witnessing a global process of economic restructuring in both North and South, East and West. Though ...
  • Alternatives in the Restructuring of State-Society Relations: Research Issues for Tropical Africa 

    Booth, David (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    This article considers the possible long‐run implications of the liberalisation programme currently under way throughout Tropical Africa. A strengthening of private‐sector institutions and a corresponding shift in the ...
  • Towards a Political Analysis of Markets 

    White, Gordon (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    Article originally published July 1993, Volume 24 Issue 3; original IDS editing is retained here. This Bulletin stems from a dissatisfaction with the way in which the idea of ‘the market’ or ‘the free market’ is currently ...
  • Strengthening Civil Society in Africa: The Role of Foreign Political Aid 

    Robinson, Mark (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    Strengthening civil society through the provision of financial resources and technical assistance is viewed by aid donors as an effective means of fostering political pluralism and consolidating fragile democracies in ...
  • Accelerating Sustainability: The Variations of State, Market and Society Dynamics in Diverse Contex 

    Lofty Hannah, Ramy (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    The normative aims of sustainability seen in terms of matching environmental integrity, equality and social justice are clear. Yet, questioning how to get there is centrally about politics. This article presents two examples ...
  • Political Challenges of Addressing Climate Change through the ‘Entrepreneurial State’ 

    Godfrey-Wood, Rachel (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    This article outlines some of the limitations of existing institutions and their inadequacy in bringing about ‘green transformations’ to address climate change in order to explain the need for alternative approaches to ...
  • Civil Society and Civic Engagement in a Time of Change 

    Faith, Becky; Prieto-Martin, Pedro (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    This article draws on contributions to the IDS 50th Anniversary Conference stream dedicated to citizen voice, agency and accountability to explore the shifting relationship between civil society, the state and the private ...
  • State, Market and Society Relations: The Roaring Last Fifty Years 

    Biong Deng Kuol, Luka (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    During the last 50 years, the world has experienced increased growth, inequality and a change in state–market–civil society relations similar to the ‘Roaring Twenties’ in the 1920s. This growing inequality can be attributed ...
  • State-Society Relations and the Dilemmas of the New Developmentalist State 

    Dagnino, Evelina (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    In confronting neoliberal models and their emphasis on state–market alliances, new developmentalism has emerged as a powerful alternative, received with enthusiasm by progressive forces. It has certainly been responsible ...
  • Back to the Future? 

    Edwards, Michael (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    It has become fashionable to claim that institutions that blend elements together from civil society and the market such as social enterprises and social impact investing are (a) widespread empirical realities and (b) ...
  • Restoring Development Dharma with Toad’s Eye Science? 

    Gyawal, Dipak; Thompson, Michael (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    While the Millennium Development Goals (and their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals) loom large among those who take a global-level approach, they elicit, at best, a confused shrug from the Nepali villager. We ...
  • No Path to Power: Civil Society, State Services, and the Poverty of City Women 

    Sholkamy, Hania (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    In focusing on Ain el-Sira, a low-income neighbourhood of Cairo, this article challenges development theorists’ ideas that civil society as a development partner is best able to promote women’s empowerment, community ...
  • States or Markets – Twenty-five Years On 

    Colclough, Christopher (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    Pricist approaches to development policy reached their apogee under the influence of neoliberal economists in the post-Reagan/Thatcher years. Their version of state-minimalism was more extreme than that conceived by the ...
  • Inequality and Exclusion in the New Era of Capital 

    Barasa, Violet (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    The IDS 50th Anniversary Conference held in July 2016 revisited the age-old debate concerning the changing nature of the relationship between states, markets and society in relation to the problem of inequality. The ...
  • Inclusive Innovation, Development and Policy: Four Key Themes 

    Saha, Amrita (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    There is widespread recognition of political economy factors that underline ‘inclusive innovation’. Key among these include the trio of states, markets and society; the conditions that lead to technology transfer, adoption ...
  • Consequences of Inequality for Sustainability 

    Narain, Sunita (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-12-08)
    In this article, I argue that sustainable development is not possible without affordable and inclusive growth. Inequality and unsustainability are linked and unless the world is able to look for environmental solutions ...

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