The Politics Of Trade And Industrial Policy In Africa

Author by : Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Languange : en
Publisher by : IDRC
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Description : This book maps the process and political economy,of policy making in Africa. It's focus on,trade and industrial policy makes it unique and,it will appeal to students and academics in,economics, political economy, political science,and African studies. Detailed case studies help,the reader to understand how the process and,motivation behind policy decisions can vary from,country to country depending on the form of,government, ethnicity and nationality and other,social factors.


Industrial Policy

Author by : Sharon Zukin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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The Political Economy Of Modern Britain

Author by : Andrew W. Cox
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Pub
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Description : The Political Economy of Modern Britain provides an original discussion of Britain's relative economic decline since World War Two and offers approaches to overcome this poor economic performance. Detailed, yet comprehensive, this book has three basic objectives. First, it describes the key political and economic decisions or events which have shaped Britain's economic performance in the post-war period. Secondly, the authors critically discuss the range of explanations which have been offered by those seeking to understand Britain's relative economic decline. Finally, if offers an alternative approach to improving Britain's economic performance known as 'the strategic alignment of national and corporate competitiveness'. In this approach the authors attempt to escape from the traditional left-right debate concerning the degree to which the state should replace the market in owning and controlling key sectors of the economy, and instead they focus on the state as a facilitator in the provision of assets required by firms competing in the international arena. This book will be welcomed by government and management striving to improve corporate and national competitiveness. Additionally, academics and students interested in the fields of British politics, British political economy, British economic and social history, international political economy and European political economy will also find this a highly valuable source of information.


Governing The Economy

Author by : Peter A. Hall
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : Oxford University Press
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Description : For over one hundred years, the British economy has been in decline relative to other industrialized countries. This book explores the origins of Britain's economic problems and develops a striking new argument about the sources of decline. It goes on to analyze the evolution of economic policy in postwar Britain from the development of Keynesianism to the rise of monetarism under Margaret Thatcher. France, by contrast, experienced an economic miracle in the postwar period. Hall argues that the French state transformed itself and then its society through an extensive system of state intervention. In the recent period, however, the French system has encountered many difficulties, and the book locates their sources in the complex interaction between state and society in France culminating in the socialist experiment of Francois Mitterrand. Through his insightful, comparative examination of policy-making in Britain and France, Hall develops a new approach to state-society relations that emphasizes the crucial role of institutional structures.


The Politics Of African Industrial Policy

Author by : Lindsay Whitfield
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book engages in the debate on growth versus economic transformation and the importance of industrial policy, presenting a comprehensive framework for explaining the politics of industrial policy. Using comparative research to theorize about the politics of industrial policy in countries in the early stages of capitalist transformation that also experience the pressures of elections due to democratization, this book provides four in-depth African country studies that illustrate the challenges to economic transformation and the politics of implementing industrial policies.


The Politics Industry

Author by : Katherine M. Gehl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Our political system has become big business--and business is booming--yet solutions to big problems seem impossible. Behold, the political-industrial complex. Rampant lobbying and gerrymandering. Election spending rising exponentially with each cycle. The Democratic and Republican parties competing furiously against each other for advantage, while together--as a duopoly--having a lock on the entire industry. And yet, who is this system for? Citizens, of course. Tragically, as the political system has transformed into an industry, it has also become totally dysfunctional, incapable of delivering solutions to America's key economic and social challenges. Would-be reformers debate endlessly about various ways to "fix the system," such as term limits or revised campaign finance laws, but few of these have been seriously proposed, let alone implemented. In The Politics Industry, leading political innovation activist Katherine Gehl and world-renowned business strategist Michael Porter take a radically different approach. They ingeniously apply the tools of business analysis--and Porter's distinctive Five Forces framework--to show how the political system functions just as every other competitive industry does. Even more importantly, they argue that the political system can be changed, just as industries can be changed, by adopting a new and different strategy, a clear set of choices of things to do--and not do--in four key areas: the election process, the legislative "machinery," the role of money, and the opening up of competition. The authors focus only on those solutions that are powerful and capable of having a significant impact, as well as achievable within a short period. The Politics Industry is an original and completely nonpartisan guide that will open any thinking citizen's eyes to the real dynamics and profound challenges of the American political system and provide powerful and practicable solutions for reshaping the system for the benefit of all.


Government And The Economy In Australia And New Zealand

Author by : R. C. Mascarenhas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Austin & Winfield Pub
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Pensions Imperilled

Author by : Craig Berry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Private pensions provision in the UK is in crisis. Through a political economy perspective, this book explores how financial security in retirement has been endangered through the response of policy-makers to wider social and economic change, making a unique contribution to our understanding of financialization, neoliberalism, and the welfare state


Disparaged Success

Author by : Ikuo Kume
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : Japanese scholars have begun to challenge conventional wisdom about effective labor organizing, and Ikuo Kume has written the first book in English to advance their controversial theory. Since at least the early 1980s, the power of organized labor has weakened in most advanced industrial countries. The decline of organized labor has coincided with the decentralization of labor-management relations. As a result, most observers assume that decentralized labor is destined to lose power in a capitalist economy, and that enterprise unions will tend to be docile and powerless. Kume documents the one notable exception. The Japanese trade union confederation has steadily grown in importance, expanding its scope beyond individual companies to national policy making. Kume traces the achievements of enterprise unionism in private firms. Labor, he argues, slowly gained legitimate corporate membership by establishing joint institutions with management. By the 1960s, labor-management councils, stimulated by foreign competition, had become a widespread feature of Japanese industry. Soon unions were regular participants in the government deliberation councils and in the information exchange that shaped policy when inflation hit the Japanese economy. The unions had become a full partner by the 1980s and were crucially involved in the 1993 defeat of the Liberal Democratic Party after thirty-eight years of rule.


Industrial Policy After The Crisis

Author by : Patrizio Bianchi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : Industrial Policy after the Crisis provides a fresh and insightful study on the lessons that can be drawn from the global financial crisis for the analysis, definition and implementation of industrial policy.The authors utilize a political economy framework for the analysis of industrial development post-crisis, centred on the organisation of production and stressing its importance for the wealth of nations, meaning not only rising income but also 'justice and happiness'.Examining industrial policy as a long-term vision of development, this insightful study will appeal to students in industrial and business economics, political economy and development studies, as well as policymakers. Offering a reflection on the theoretical basis of policy decision making and recommendation, it will also be beneficial to scholars in the field of economics and politics.


The Political Economy Of Industrial Promotion

Author by : Eswaran Sridharan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Sridharan analyzes the political economy of promoting a new industry--electronics--in three major developing countries--India, Brazil, and Korea. He examines a quarter century of activity, thus advancing the debate on the role of the state and the necessary conditions for successful industrialization and competitiveness.


Developing England S North

Author by : Craig Berry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book explores the politics of local economic development in Northern England. Socio-economic conditions in the North – and its future prospects – have become central to national debates in the UK. The status of Northern regions and their local economies is intimately associated with efforts to ‘rebalance’ the economy away from the South East, London and the finance sector in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The contributors to this volume focus in particular on the coalition and Conservative governments’ ‘Northern Powerhouse’ agenda. They also analyse associated efforts to devolve power to local authorities across England, which promise to bring both greater prosperity and autonomy to the deindustrialized North. Several chapters critically interrogate these initiatives, and their ambitions, by placing them within their wider historical, geographical, institutional and ideological contexts. As such, Berry and Giovannini seek to locate Northern England within a broader understanding of the political dimension of economic development, and outline a series of ideas for enhancing the North’s prospects.


Australian Manufacturing And The State

Author by : Stephen Bell
Languange : en
Publisher by : CUP Archive
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Description : Until recently Australia had one of the most protected manufacturing sectors in the western world. Australia is now moving to shed the mantle of protectionism, and this shift marks a revolutionary change in the character and aims of national industry policy. This book examines the Australian state's changing role in the post-war manufacturing industry. It provides a comprehensive analysis of federal industry policy since World War II and develops a range of arguments about the limits and possibilities of state-industry relationships in Australia. The book concludes by assessing recent policy attempts to overcome problems and considers future prospects. Stephen Bell's work makes an important contribution to the debate regarding the nature of the state and its relationship with business in contemporary capitalist societies.


Ideology And Interests In The German State Rle German Politics

Author by : Gary Bonham
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book addresses major theoretical issues in the fields of public administration and comparative politics. It discusses the role which ideology played as a unifying force for at least parts of the German state bureaucracy in Wilhelmine Germany . The examination of a modernizing ideology in the German case is useful for an understanding of the political dynamics of state-led modernization and industrial strategy in many contemporary societies and the author explains political behaviour and relations in Germany in general terms that are universally relevant.


The European Automobile Industry

Author by : William A. Maloney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book presents an analysis of some of the changes that have transformed the automobile industry in the last thirty years illustrating some of the most significant consequences of globalization. Focusing on the response of Europe's policy makers, it analyzes government-industry relations at both national and transnational levels, demonstrating how national policy instruments have been eroded by regional, political and economic integration. There has been a significant and irreversible shift in the locus of decision-making power from nation states to the regional level in the automobile sector.


Staying On Top

Author by : Kevin Phillips
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House (NY)
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The Political Economy Of Natural Resources And Development

Author by : Paul A. Haslam
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Political Economy of Resources and Development offers a unique and multidisciplinary perspective on how the commodity boom of the mid-2000s reshaped the model of development throughout Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world. Governments increased taxes and royalties on the resource sector, the nationalization of foreign firms returned to the mainstream economic policy agenda, and public spending on social and developmental goals surged. These trends, often described as resource nationalism, have developed into a strategy for economic development, generated a re-imagining of the state and its institutional possibilities, and created a new but very significant political risk for extractive enterprises. However, these innovations, which constitute the most dramatic change in development policy in Latin America since the advent of neoliberalism, have so far received little attention from either academic or policy-oriented publications. This book explores the reasons behind these policies, and their effects on states, firms, and development trajectories. This text brings together renowned thematic experts to examine the political-economic causes of resource nationalism, as well as its manifestation in six Latin American countries. The causal variables considered by the contributors to this collection include a range of political-economic determinants of policy including commodity prices; the influence of ideology and national politics; ideas about industrial policy; relations between host governments and investors; and how countries respond to opportunities provided by regional initiatives and the new geography of the global economy. This volume is essential reading in development economics, political economy, and Latin American studies, as well as for those who want to understand what economic development means after neoliberalism.


Transforming Industrial Policy For The Digital Age

Author by : Patrizio Bianchi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : This book argues that digital globalization is inducing deep and productive transformations, making industrial policy necessary in order to reorientate development towards inclusive and more sustainable growth. The book also demonstrates that industrialization remains an important development process for emerging countries. Regarding the future of jobs, the authors show how the substitution of labour in automation is not inevitable since technology is also complementary to human capital. Policymakers should pay more attention to the new skills that will be required. A particular concern is is the rapid change in technology and business compared to institutions which take time to adapt. Territories have an important role to play in order to speed-up institutional adaptation, providing they can act coherently with the other levels of government.


Corporatism And Change

Author by : Peter J. Katzenstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press
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The Oxford Handbook Of Industrial Policy

Author by : Arkebe Oqubay
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Industrial policy has long been regarded as a strategy to encourage sector-, industry-, or economy-wide development by the state. It has been central to competitiveness, catching up, and structural change in both advanced and developing countries. It has also been one of the most contested perspectives, reflecting ideologically inflected debates and shifts in prevailing ideas. There has lately been a renewed interest in industrial policy in academic circles and international policy dialogues, prompted by the weak outcomes of policies pursued by many developing countries under the direction of the Washington Consensus (and its descendants), the slow economic recovery of many advanced economies after the 2008 global financial crisis, and mounting anxieties about the national consequences of globalization. The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Policy presents a comprehensive review of and a novel approach to the conceptual and theoretical foundations of industrial policy. The Handbook also presents analytical perspectives on how industrial policy connects to broader issues of development strategy, macro-economic policies, infrastructure development, human capital, and political economy. By combining historical and theoretical perspectives, and integrating conceptual issues with empirical evidence drawn from advanced, emerging, and developing countries, The Handbook offers valuable lessons and policy insights to policymakers, practitioners and researchers on developing productive transformation, technological capabilities, and international competitiveness. It addresses pressing issues including climate change, the gendered dimensions of industrial policy, global governance, and technical change. Written by leading international thinkers on the subject, the volume pulls together different perspectives and schools of thought from neo-classical to structuralist development economists to discuss and highlight the adaptation of industrial policy in an ever-changing socio-economic and political landscape.


Industrial Policy In Developing Countries

Author by : Tilman Altenburg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : Against the backdrop of persistently high levels of poverty and inequality, critical environmental boundaries and increasing global economic interdependence, this book addresses the role and impact of industrial policies in developing countries. Accepting the reality of both market failure and policy failure, it identifies the conditions under which industrial policy can deliver socially desirable results. General conclusions on the political economy of development are complemented by country case studies covering Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Tunisia and Vietnam.