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Governance as 'Kicking Away the Ladder'

Hanlon, Joseph (2012). Governance as 'Kicking Away the Ladder'. New Political Economy, 17(5) pp. 691–698.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/13563467.2012.732272
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Abstract

The label 'poor governance' throws together real evils such as corruption and rent-seeking with a new group of alleged evils which are actually good for development, including a role for the state in the economy and support for domestic capital. Successful development policies of Europe in the late 19th century and the Asian Tigers and Brazil in the second half of the 20th century are now labelled as 'poor governance'. This is what Ha-Joon Chang described as 'kicking away the ladder' by which rich countries climbed to development, so that today's poor countries cannot follow.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1469-9923
Keywords: Mozambique; governance; Chang; ladder; neo-liberal; market-friendly; local preference; World Bank; IMF; corruption
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 39947
Depositing User: Joseph Hanlon
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 14:04
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39947
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