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World Development Report 1997: The State in a Changing World

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ISBN-13: 978-0195211146
ISBN-10: 0195211146
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"In addition to the plethora of information, this Report deals intelligently with the serious topic of the role of the state in economic development."--Eleftherios N. Botsas, Oakland University

"Great references that I use all the time in my economic development class."--Gene Chang, University of Toledo

About the Author

The World Bank Group is a group of five international organizations responsible for providing finance and advice to countries for the purposes of economic development and poverty reduction, and for encouraging and safeguarding international investment. The group and its affiliates have their headquarters in Washington, D.C., with local offices in 124 member countries.

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Product Details

  • Series: World Development Report
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 26, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195211146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195211146
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,571,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cecil Phillips on May 22, 2013
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One of the most divisive political issues in the US and elsewhere is the proper role of the government in democratic societies, particularly with respect to economic policy. For several years I have sought objective, scholarly wisdom on this subject and had found little. Finally, an economist friend referred me to this report published for the World Bank by Oxford University Press. This report provides the most intelligent, well researched, and objective analysis that I have found anywhere.

As stated in the Foreword, this report "is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what the state should do, how it should do it, and how it can do it better in a rapidly changing world." The content is drawn from extensive data from democratic nations throughout the world. Among the topics are industrial policy, regulation, fostering markets, building institutions for a capable public sector, restraining arbitrary state action and corruption, and others.

I will not attempt to summarize the report's conclusions, except to say that the authors argue persuasively for policies and actions that work toward a practical, pragmatic balance between the most liberal and the most conservative approaches. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the proper role of government.
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By Jacqueline Romero on November 15, 2014
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Book arrived in better condition then described. Using it for my Poli Sci class at this moment!
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