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The New Institutional Economics and Third World Development - John Harriss

The New Institutional Economics and Third World Development

By: John Harriss (Editor), Janet Hunter (Editor), Colin Lewis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th December 1995
ISBN: 9780415118231
Number Of Pages: 376

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The new institutional economics is one of the the most important new bodies of theory to emerge in economics in recent years. The contributors to this volume address its significance for the developing world. The book is a major contribution to an area of debate still in its formative phase.
The book challenges the orthodoxies of development, especially concerning the role of markets. It includes articles from Robert Bates, John Toye and Nobel Laureate Douglass North.

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Nie: History, Politics and Developmentp. 15
The New Institutional Economics and Third World Developmentp. 17
Social Dilemmas and Rational Individualsp. 27
The New Institutional Economics and Its Implications for Development Theoryp. 49
Nie: Theory and Policyp. 69
State Failure in Weak Statesp. 71
Maps and Landscapes of Grain Markets in South Asiap. 87
Institutional Theories and Structural Adjustment in Africap. 109
Notesp. 130
The Role of the Statep. 133
Nie: Institutions and Organisationsp. 155
Cocoa Plantations in the Third World, 1870s-1914p. 157
Productivity and Powerp. 172
State Intervention in the Brazilian Coffee Trade during the 1920sp. 184
Institutional Theory and Social Change in Ugandap. 200
The World Bank and the Analysis of the International Debt Crisisp. 215
Nie: Institutions, Organisations and the Statep. 231
The Politics of Money in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Argentinap. 233
Political Factors Shaping the Role of Foreign Financep. 250
Regulatory Regimes, Capital Markets and Industrial Developmentp. 265
The State and the Economy in Indonesia in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuriesp. 283
Notesp. 305
Explaining the Economic and Political Successes of Rawlingsp. 306
Bibliographyp. 323
Indexp. 354
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ISBN: 9780415118231
ISBN-10: 0415118239
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 14th December 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1

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