World Development Report 1997 : The State in a Changing World

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World Development Report
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World Bank
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2012-04-06T19:46:06Z
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2012-04-06T19:46:06Z
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1997
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This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. Governments with both centrally-planned and mixed economies are shrinking their market role because of failed state interventions. This report takes an opposite stance: that state's role in the institutional environment underlying the economy, that is, its ability to enforce a rule of law to underpin transactions, is vital to making government contribute more effectively to development. It argues against reducing government to a minimalist state, explaining that development requires an effective state that plays a facilitator role in encouraging and complementing the activities of private businesses and individuals. The report presents a state reform framework strategy: First, focus the state's activities to match its capabilities; and second, look for ways to improve the state's capability by re-invigorating public institutions. Successful and unsuccessful examples of states and state reform provide illustrations.
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0-19-521114-6
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978-0-19-521114-6
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5980
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English
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New York: Oxford University Press
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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collective
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collective action
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dispute resolution
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individuals
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industrial policy
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international capital
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societies
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society
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state action
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union
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World Development Report 1997
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The State in a Changing World
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Environment and Natural Resources
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Finance and Markets
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Governance
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yes
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10.1596/978-0-1952-1114-6
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en
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Academic Peer Review
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Law and Development
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Environment
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Finance and Financial Sector Development
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
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1 of 1

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