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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
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This article reviews the literature concerning the emergence of developmental states in Africa and gives an overview of debates on the usefulness of the ‘East Asian model’ for sub-Saharan Africa. The conclusion highlights how historic developmental states were often the product of trial and error rather than a grand plan; the concept of a developmental state therefore often works less as a model and more as a ‘buzzword’ with its own uses and effects.
Author(s): Routley L
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Development Policy Review
Print publication date: 01/03/2014
Online publication date: 03/02/2014
Acceptance date: 01/12/2012
Date deposited: 01/04/2014
ISSN (print): 0950-6764
ISSN (electronic): 1467-7679
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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