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The Labor of Development
Workers and the Transformation of Capitalism in Kerala, India
Patrick Heller
The state of Kerala in southern India is notable for the ways in which lower-class mobilization and state intervention have combined to create one of the most successful cases of social and redistributive development in the Third World. In contrast to...



The Doubly Green Revolution
Food for All in the Twenty-First Century
Gordon Conway
Today more than three quarters of a billion people go hungry in a world where food is plentiful. A distinguished scientist here sets out an agenda for addressing this situation. Initially published in 1997 in the United Kingdom, the book is now...



State Building and Late Development
David Waldner
Why does state building sometimes promote economic growth and in other cases impede it? Through an analysis of political and economic development in four countries—Turkey, Syria, Korea, and Taiwan—this book explores the origins of political-economic...



Gangsters, Democracy, and the State in Southeast Asia
An essay collection that studies workaday, regional politics in Southeast Asia and its implications for evolving democracies. The contributors examine the electoral process, conflicts between central and local governments, conflicts between individual...



Business and the State in Developing Countries
Much of the debate about development in the past decade pitted proponents of unfettered markets against advocates of developmental states. Yet, in many developing countries what best explains variations in economic performance is not markets or states...



In the Mirror of the Third World
Capitalist Development in Modern Europe
Sandra Halperin
In Marx's familiar dictum, the more-developed country shows the less developed an image of its own future. Turning this idea upside down, In the Mirror of the Third World looks to the contemporary Third World for a reflection of European history. The...



Transforming Agrarian Economies
Opportunities Seized, Opportunities Missed
Thomas Tomich, Peter Kilby, Bruce F. Johnston



Ethnic Politics
Milton J. Esman
In this timely book Milton J. Esman surveys a recurrent and seemingly intractable factor in the politics of nations: ethnicity. As the author notes, virtually no contemporary nation-state is ethnically homogeneous. Most address the political effects...



Winners and Losers
How Sectors Shape the Developmental Prospects of States
D. Michael Shafer






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