States, Markets, and Just Growth explores the common concerns of developing countries seeking just and fair growth, while also emphasizing special regional needs. This book reviews the pressing, shared imperatives of globalization, democracy, poverty, and inequality, and it analyzes the records of different regions and countries in achieving just growth.
The contributions to this volume are linked by a common thematic thread as the authors address four specific issues regarding states, markets and justice in an era of globalization: How much should states intervene in the market in order to promote growth? How much emphasis should development strategies put on deliberate redistribution and/or poverty alleviation? How constrained are developing countries, as a result of globalization, when choosing their development paths? And, are democracies able to reconcile economic growth with distribution?
In considering these issues, States, Markets, and Just Growth advances the proposition that well-organized states that systematically incorporate popular concerns will continue to be fundamental to the pursuit of just growth in the twenty-first century.