GDI Lecture Series: Developmental States with Professor Stephan Haggard
|Dates:||6 February 2019|
|Times:||17:00 - 18:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The Global Development Institute is pleased to present Professor Stephan Haggard speaking on development states.
The concept of the developmental state emerged to explain the rapid growth of East Asia in the postwar period. Yet the developmental state literature also offered a heterodox theoretical approach to growth. Arguing for the distinctive features of developmental states, its proponents emphasised the role of government intervention and industrial policy as well as the significance of strong states and particular social coalitions. Comparative analysis explored the East Asian developmental states to countries that were decidedly not developmentalist, thus contributing to our historical understanding of long-run growth. Prof. Haggard provides a critical but sympathetic overview of this literature and ends with a look forward at the possibilities for developmentalist approaches, in both the advanced industrial states and developing world.
The Global Development Lecture Series brings experts involved in global development to The University of Manchester. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research and ideas.
Lectures are followed by an audience Q&A.
This event is open to members of the public and information on the accessibility of the venue is detailed at this link: https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/roscoe_th-b
Role: Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies; Director, Korea-Pacific Program
Organisation: School of Global Policy and Strategy
Biography: Stephan Haggard is the Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies, director of the Korea-Pacific Program and distinguished professor of political science at the School. He has written on transitions to and from democratic rule and the political economy of economic reform, social policy and globalization. His focus on the Asia-Pacific region includes extensive work on North Korea with with Marcus Noland, including “Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform” (2007), “Witness to Transformation: Refugee Insights into North Korea” (2011) and "Hard Target: Sanctions., Inducements and the Case of North Korea" (2017). Haggard is the current editor of the Journal of East Asian Studies, maintains the "North Korea: Witness to Transformation" blog and has a regular column with the Joongang Daily.
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