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Bruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur, David M. Malone, and Rohinton Medhora

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199671656

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.001.0001

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The State as a Developmental Actor: State forms for Social Transformation

The State as a Developmental Actor: State forms for Social Transformation

(p.771) Chapter 45 The State as a Developmental Actor: State forms for Social Transformation
International Development

Celia Lessa Kerstenetzky

Jaques Kerstenetzky

Oxford University Press

From power states to welfare states, we track the history of ideas and practices of state developmental action through the ebb and flow of arguments for intervention. We compare justifications of state intervention based on the need to overcome economic discontinuities with arguments pointing to the risks of as well as antidotes to state capture by private interests, and with Amartya Sen's broad approach to development. We also review significant national experiences of development and welfare states illustrating the different views, and identify the outgrowth of an integrated social, political, and economic defense of state intervention for welfare achievement, indicating democracy and welfare state regimes as emerging themes in the development discourse.

Keywords:   developmental state, democracy, welfare state, capability approach, economic development, social development, state forms

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