State Building And Development by Keijiro OtsukaState Building And Development by Keijiro Otsuka

State Building And Development

EditorKeijiro Otsuka, Takashi Shiraishi

Hardcover | February 14, 2014

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Why does a huge income gap still exist between developed and developing countries? Plausible causes on the surface may be the difference in technology, the quality of human resources, and economic institutions, but on the deeper level the gap reflects the success and failure of state building which is vital for economic development. This book provides cutting-edge knowledge on state building, economic development, and democratization based on case studies of Japan, ASEAN, South Asia, and selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

The book examines the interaction between land policies and the state building in sub-Saharan Africa. It also pays special attention to corruption, which affects the relationship between the state and the development, and decentralization, which exerts influences on the contentious politics. Finally, the book also sheds new light on the failure and success of industrial policies based on a literature review and a case study of the rapidly growing pharmaceutical industry in Bangladesh.

This book is one of the few studies which squarely addresses state building and economic development, and will be of use to those interested in this subject, development practitioners, and policymakers in developing countries.


Keijiro Otsukais Professor of development economics at GRIPS. He had held positions at Tokyo Metropolitan University, International Rice Research Institute, International Food Policy Research Institute, and World Bank. He has been conducting a large number of comparative case studies on industrial development and agricultural developme...
Title:State Building And DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 14, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041570975X

ISBN - 13:9780415709750

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Towards a new paradigm on state building and development,Keijiro Otsuka and Takashi Shiraishi Part I: State Building for Development  2. Was Modern Japan a Developmental State?,Osamu Saito 3. State Building, Economic Development and Democracy in Modern Japan 1868-1968,Keiichi Tsunekawa  4. Changing Fortunes: comparing state building and economic development in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand,Takashi Shiraishi 5. The Evolution of Land Policy in African State-building,Shinichi Takeuchi Part II: State Failures and Successes   6. Land Disputes and Post-Election Violence in Kenya,Takashi Yamano and Yuki Tanaka 7. Fiscal Decentralization and Development Outcomes in India, Kaliappa Kalirajan and Keijiro Otsuka  8. An Inquiry into Corruption Norms and Development, Tetsushi Sonobe  9. Failure and Success of Development Policies for Industrial Clusters,Keijiro Otsuka and  Takashi Shiraishi  10. Success of Industrial Development Policy in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Bangladesh,Md Nurul Amin and Tetsushi Sonobe