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Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asian Industrialization
  • R. Wade
  • Economics, History
  • 1 October 1991
Published originally in 1990 to critical acclaim, Robert Wade's Governing the Market quickly established itself as a standard in contemporary political economy. In it, Wade challenged claims both of
What strategies are viable for developing countries today? The World Trade Organization and the shrinking of ‘development space’
The world is currently experiencing a surge of international regulations aimed at limiting the development policy options of developing country governments. Of the three big agreements coming out of
Bridging the Digital Divide: New Route to Development or New Form of Dependency?
The Catholic Church has the practice of appointing a devil's advocate (Advocatus Diaboli) when considering a person for sainthood. The role of the advocate is to ferret Out all the reasons why that
The management of common property resources: collective action as an alternative to privatisation or state regulation
Can locally based collective action be a viable way to manage common property resources? Many writers on collective action and common property are sweepingly pessimistic about the ability of the
The system of administrative and political corruption: Canal irrigation in South India
The paper describes how some irrigation engineers raise vast amounts of illicit revenue from the distribution of water and contracts, and redistribute part to superior officers and politicians. It
Is Globalization Reducing Poverty and Inequality?
  • R. Wade
  • Economics, Political Science
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  • 1 April 2004
The empirical basis of the neoliberal argument is questioned and the evidence confirms that globalization in the context of the world economic regime in place since the end of Bretton Woods generates more "mutual benefit" than "conflicting interests".
Emerging World Order? From Multipolarity to Multilateralism in the G20, the World Bank, and the IMF
  • R. Wade
  • Economics, Political Science
  • 1 September 2011
Many developing and transitional countries have grown faster than advanced countries in the past decade, resulting in a shift in the distribution of world income in their favor. China is now the
US hegemony and the World Bank: the fight over people and ideas
Hegemony refers to a dominant group's ability to make others want the same thing as it wants for itself. It rests upon (1) a substantive pillar of belief that the system of rule created by the