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State and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain
The Rise and Fall of the Developmental State

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Miguel A. Centeno, Augustin E. Ferraro, Vivekananda Nemana, Joseph Love, Margarita Fajardo, Robert Karl, José Carlos Orihuela, Eduardo Dargent, Luciana de Souza Leão, Juan José Rastrollo, Jordi Catalan, Tomàs Fernández-de-Sevilla, Alan Knight, Yovanna Pineda, Patricio Silva, Matthias vom Hau, Marshall Eakin, Brodwyn Fisher
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  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107189829

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  • In 1960, Latin America and Spain had the same level of economic and social development, but, in just twenty years, Spain raced ahead. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the design and implementation of developmental state policies in both regions and examines the significant variance in success between Latin America and Spain. The second volume in a trilogy, this collection of studies on state institutions in Latin America and Spain covers the period 1930-1990 and focuses on the successes and failures of the developmental states. This book assumes a wide social science perspective on the phenomenon of the developmental state, focusing on the design, creation and management of public institutions, as well as the creation of national projects and political identities related to development strategies.

    • Presents a new theoretical and empirical understanding of development as a historical process by employing a comprehensive social science approach to go beyond mere economic treatments
    • Dedicates separate sections to state institutions, bureaucracies, economic policies, and nation-building projects to provide readers a better understanding of the close connections between national projects, national and political identities, and developmental strategies
    • Provides new insights and original hypotheses on the reasons and determinants for the success and failure of developmental institutions, considering diverse national cases with strong variations in their degree of economic and political achievement
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107189829
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Those were the days. The Latin American economic and cultural boom vs. the Spanish miracle Miguel A. Centeno, Agustin E. Ferraro and Vivekananda Nemana
    Part II. Visions and Politics of Development:
    2. CEPAL as idea factory for Latin American development. Intellectual and political influence 1950–90 Joseph Love
    3. The arc of development. Economists and sociologists' quest for the state Margarita Fajardo
    4. From 'showcase' to 'failure'. Democracy and the Colombian developmental state in the 1960s Robert Karl
    Part III. Institutional Design: Infrastructural and Territorial Power:
    5. One blueprint, three translations: Corporaciones de Fomento in Colombia, Chile and Peru José Carlos Orihuela
    6. The rise and fall of the Instituto Nacional de Planificación in Peru (1962–92): exploring the limits of state capacity building in weak states Eduardo Dargent
    7. A double-edged sword: the institutional foundations of the Brazilian developmental state, 1930–85 Luciana de Souza Leão
    8. Life is a dream. Bureaucracy and industrial development in Spain, 1950–90 Agustin E. Ferraro and Juan José Rastrollo
    Part IV. Industry, Trade and Growth: Economic Power:
    9. Emergence and maturity of the developmental state in Argentina, Brazil and Spain, 1930–90. An economic history approach Jordi Catalan and Tomàs Fernández-de-Sevilla
    10. The Mexican developmental state, c.1920–c.1980 Alan Knight
    11. The developmental state and the agricultural machinery industry in Argentina Yovanna Pineda
    12. The Chilean developmental state. Political balance, economic accommodation, and technocratic insulation 1924–1973 Patricio Silva
    Part V. National and Civic Identities: Symbolic Power:
    13. The developmental state and the rise of popular nationalism: cause, coincidence, or elective affinity? Matthias vom Hau
    14. State, nation, and identity in Brazil, 1930–2000 Marshall Eakin
    15. Urban informality, citizenship, and the paradoxes of development Brodwyn Fisher
    Part VI. Conclusion:
    16. Authoritarianism, democracy, and development in Latin America and Spain 1930–1990 Agustin E. Ferraro and Miguel A. Centeno.

  • Editors

    Agustin E. Ferraro, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
    Agustin E. Ferraro has worked in diverse public policy fields for governments, NGO's and international organizations. As a Humboldt scholar 2001–2003, he did postdoctoral research at the Institute for Latin American Studies in Hamburg, and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In 2009, he won a prestigious national award in Spain (INAP) for original research on state institutions in Latin America.

    Miguel A. Centeno, Princeton University, New Jersey
    Miguel Angel Centeno is Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is well known for his work on Latin America, state capacity, war, and globalization.


    Miguel A. Centeno, Augustin E. Ferraro, Vivekananda Nemana, Joseph Love, Margarita Fajardo, Robert Karl, José Carlos Orihuela, Eduardo Dargent, Luciana de Souza Leão, Juan José Rastrollo, Jordi Catalan, Tomàs Fernández-de-Sevilla, Alan Knight, Yovanna Pineda, Patricio Silva, Matthias vom Hau, Marshall Eakin, Brodwyn Fisher

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