States Or Markets? Neo-Liberalism And The Development Policy Debate

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States Or Markets? Neo-Liberalism And The Development Policy Debate

Edited by Christopher Colclough and James Manor
Clarendon Press Oxford, 1992
359 pp.
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These 15 papers based on a series of discussions at the Institute for Development Studies of the University of Sussex (U.K.) critically examine both the broad claims of the neoliberal approach to development and some specific examples of its application. Recognizing some useful contributions by what is almost a new orthodoxy, the authors, who call themselves "structuralists," argue that circumstances and countries vary too greatly to make it wise always to reduce the role of government as much as most neoliberals would like. This is a very useful piece of work.