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State and Law in the Development Process : Problem-Solving and Institutional Change in the Third World - Ann Seidman

State and Law in the Development Process

Problem-Solving and Institutional Change in the Third World

Hardcover Published: 27th September 1994
ISBN: 9780333601471
Number Of Pages: 413

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'Ann and Robert Seidman have written an invaluabe theoretical (and practical) guide for those concerned with the role of the state in development.'- Bereket Habte Selassie, Professor of African Studies, Howard University 'State and Law in the Development Process is a scholarly work and essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on the Third World, its history and development. It provides an excellent bibliography and analysis which sets out the fundamentals of research into the future development of the Third World. Expertly written, it embodies a research methodology which is linked to a theoretical perspective.' - John F. McEldowney, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Warwick The post-1945 collapse of colonialism and the emergence of new nationalist governments seemed to promise plenty for all third-world peoples. Four decades later, those promises lay in shards. This book proposes a theory to explain the failure of third-world states to transform the institutions that produce poverty and powerlessness for the mass of the population. Based on that theory, it proposes a methodology designed to facilitate the democratic exercise of state power through law to empower third world peoples to play an effective role in building a peaceful world of plenty for all.

List of Boxes - List of Figures and Tables - List of Acronyms - Preface - Introduction - PART 1: THE PROBLEM - The Paradox - State and Law in Third World Poverty and Underdevelopment - PART 2: DEVELOPMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE - Of Theory and Justifications and Their Uses - A Participatory Development-Oriented Research Methodology - Which Grand Theory? - Categories for Generating Middle-Level Propositions Concerning Law's Underbearer Role - Implementing Institutions from Courts to Bureaucracy - PART 3: RESTRUCTURING THE STATE - The Fatal Race: The Rise of the Bureaucratic Bourgeoisie - Transforming the Colonial State: Controlling the Bureaucratic Bourgeoisie - PART 4: TRANSFORMING THE POLITICAL ECONOMY - Of Plans and Markets - Restructuring Foreign Trade - Rethinking the Agricultural Base - Perverse Industrialization - Financial Crisis - Welfare and Development: The Case of Education - Conclusion - References - Index

ISBN: 9780333601471
ISBN-10: 0333601475
Series: International Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 413
Published: 27th September 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1