Recent Submissions

  • Introduction 

    Manor, James (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1990)
  • The Three?Dimensional State 

    Samudavanija, Chai?Anan (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1990)
    Summary Many conventional approaches to the study of Third World politics — especially, though not only, the ‘political development’ school — tend to get caught in an ‘Aristotelian trap’. That is, they think in terms of ...
  • Political Institutions, Discourse and Imagination in China at Tiananmen 

    Wagner, Rudolph (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1990)
    Summary The weakness of official institutions in China renders formal political discourse unreal and thwarts any attempts by organised social groups to engage in dialogue with those in political control. This is true of ...
  • On State, Society and Discourse in India 

    Kaviraj, Sudipta (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1990)
    Summary This study analyses changes in the ways that the state and society in India have been thought about and talked about since the days of M. K. Gandhi. This is partly intended to improve on the ahistorical and ...
  • State, Society and Political Institutions in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana 

    Crook, Richard (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1990)
    Summary Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire have much in common, but their histories since independence have diverged. The conventional explanation for this divergence, which stresses contrasting economic politics, is less convincing ...
  • State, Society and Political Institutions in Revolutionary Ethiopia 

    Clapham, Christopher (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1990)
    Summary Ethiopia's experiment with the Leninist model is best seen as a means of forging the state into a centralised and disciplined structure of political control rather than as an attempt to apply socialist solutions ...