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Developmental States in the New Millennium: Concepts and Challenges for a New Aid Agenda

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  • Verena Fritz
  • Alina Rocha Menocal

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The developmental state is back at the centre of the international policy debate. But policy-makers still have much to learn from the large research-based literature on the subject. In introducing a theme issue of DPR on this subject, this article provides an overview of three central topics: the relationship between the project of building or rebuilding effective states and the 'good governance' agenda; the role of the international aid community in stimulating or hindering state-building; and the search for a way forward which incorporates awareness of the variety of successful development models and of the role that aid inevitably plays in the incentive structure of state elites in poor developing countries. Copyright 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Verena Fritz & Alina Rocha Menocal, 2007. "Developmental States in the New Millennium: Concepts and Challenges for a New Aid Agenda," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 25(5), pages 531-552, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:25:y:2007:i:5:p:531-552
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    1. Maia Green, 2012. "Co-producing ineffective states: social knowledge, social policy and social citizenship in Africa and in development," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series esid-014-12, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
    2. Laura Routley, 2012. "Developmental states: a review of the literature," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series esid-003-12, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
    3. Alina Rocha Menocal, 2010. "State-Building For Peace - A New Paradigm For International Engagement In Post-Conflict Fragile States?," EUI-RSCAS Working Papers 34, European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (RSCAS).
    4. Arjan de Haan, 2013. "The Social Policies of Emerging Economies: Growth and Welfare in China and India," Working Papers 110, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.

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