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The Developmental State: Independence, Dependency and the History of the South

Eslava, Luis (2019) The Developmental State: Independence, Dependency and the History of the South. In: Bernstorff, Jochen von and Dann, Philipp, eds. The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era. The history and theory of international law . Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-884963-6. (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0004) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The battle for international law during the era of decolonization in the mid-twentieth century was to a large extent a battle fought over the nature, function and objectives of the state—above all, over their relationship to the idea of ‘development’. A particular normative and institutional formation resulted from this battle: the ‘developmental state’, the impact of which on (in)dependence in the South was and continues to be profound. However, the ‘developmental state’ did not spring ready-made out of nowhere. On the contrary, using Latin America’s much earlier experience of colonialism, decolonization and independent statehood as a starting-point, this chapter draws attention to the long and complex process through which the developmental state’s most important elements emerged, defining what was thinkable and doable there and elsewhere in the post-colonial world.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0004
Uncontrolled keywords: history of international law, decolonization, development, state theory, sovereignty, neo-colonialism, post-colonialism
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sian Robertson
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2019 10:43 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 09:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75150 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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