Third World Quarterly
Developmental state, natural resource-led growth, new developmentalism, post-neoliberalism, state capacity
Reviewing decades of thinking regarding the role of the state in economic development, we argue for the continued relevance of the concept of the ‘developmental state’. With reference to Argentina, Brazil, Ethiopia, Rwanda and China, we contend that new developmental states are evidence of a move beyond the historical experience of East Asian development. Further, we argue for the applicability of the developmental state framework to key questions of governance, institution building, industrial policy and the extractive industries, as well as to a wide variety of cases of successful and failed state-led development in the early twenty-first century.
Nem Singh, Jewellord and Ovadia, Jesse Salah. (2018). The theory and practice of building developmental states in the Global South. Third World Quarterly, 39 (6), 1033-1055.