George II in 1737, the University of Göttingen became a major Enlightenment university of his time sporting one of the leading faculties in Kameralwissenschaften . 20 Through his connections, Rudolph von Wrisberg may have learned about Walpole’s industrial policy during the 1720s that had transformed British manufacturing through a series of customs reforms abolishing export duties on most manufactures, and the establishment of the Scottish Board of Trustees for the Fisheries and Manufactures in 1727 which actively contributed to a growing Scottish linen industry. 21
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive increase in state activity in the economy. Correspondingly, we may wonder whether the state retains this role after the end of the crisis or whether it returns to its pre-crisis role. This is particularly relevant in case of industrial policy; that is, government policies for the upgrading of economies. While these policies can also have regulatory character, the focus here is on an active role in complementing private investment by state-led allocation of resources. This can be done in different ways, via as state
Policy and Politics vol 24 no 4 INDUSTRIAL POLICY PARTNERS: explaining the European level firm-Commission interplay for electronics Thomas C. Lawton This paper explores the relationship which exists between the European Commission and electronics transnational corporations (TNCs) in the creation and control of European Community (EC) industrial policy. The objective is to understand and to provide a framework of analysis for the processes of Commission- TNC relations. This necessitates understanding how the various organisations interact and how they influence
Policy & Politics vol 31 no 1 139 © The Policy Press, 2003 ISSN 0305 5736 Education as industrial policy: New Labour’s marriage of the social and the economic Gail Stedward English Education has been repositioned in the Labour policy hierarchy – no longer a straightforward social policy item, it now straddles the social and economic agendas to an extent that makes it possible to talk about education as industrial policy. This article begins by charting the trajectory of ideas and trends which coalesced in the marriage of economic and social policy, the
The re-emergence of China as an economic superpower during its systemic transition is an astonishing phenomenon. China and Post-Socialist Development is the first comprehensive attempt to frame China’s advancements within the context of the East Asian developmental miracle, against the background of post-socialist transformation, asking how has it happened and where does China go from here?
In this book the author argues that as China transits from central planning to market, it tries to imitate the institutions and policies of Japan and South Korea during their high growth periods of the second half of the twentieth century. China’s approach – broadly in opposition to the neo-liberal doctrine – has brought impressive results, leading the author to make important predictions about the future.
This book is for everybody who is interested in China, development and post-socialist transformation.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a Rorschach test for society: everyone sees something different in it, and the range of political and economic responses to the crisis can leave us feeling overwhelmed.
This book cuts through the confusion, dissecting the new post-coronavirus capitalism into several policy areas and spheres of action to inform academic, policy and public discourse.
Covering all the major aspects of contemporary capitalism that have been affected by the pandemic, Andreas Nölke deftly analyses the impacts of the crisis on our socio-economic and political systems. Signposting a new era for global capitalism, he offers alternatives for future economic development in the wake of COVID-19.
‘Commerce and manufactures gradually introduced order and good government,’ wrote Adam Smith in his Wealth of Nations, ‘and with them, the liberty and security of individuals.’ However, Philipp Rössner shows how, when looked at in the face of history, it has usually been the other way around.
This book follows the development of capitalism from the Middle Ages through the industrial revolution to modern day, casting new light on the areas where pre-modern political economies of growth and development made a difference. It shows how order and governance provided the foundation for prosperity, growth and the wealth of nations.
Written for scholars and students of economic history, this is a pioneering new study that debunks the neoliberal origin myth of how capitalism came into the world.
This ambitious collection follows the evolution of capitalism from its origins in 13th-century European towns to its 16th-century expansion into Asia, Africa and South America and on to the global capitalism of modern day.
Written by distinguished historians and social scientists, the chapters examine capitalism and its critics and the level of variation and convergence in its operation across locations. The authors illuminate the aspects of capitalism that have encouraged, but also limited, social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
Covering times, places and topics that have often been overlooked in the existing literature, this important contribution to the field of economic history charts the most comprehensive chronology of capitalism to date.
Since 2000, countries across Africa have maintained over a decade of unprecedented economic expansion in a phenomena known as ‘Africa rising’. However, despite pockets of strong economic growth, Africa still faces major development challenges.
In this important book the contributors argue that Africa as a continent must work on securing social and political stability and build effective economic governance to ensure the development of a society that is socially, economically and politically inclusive.
Looking beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the contributors highlight what they consider to be the 12 major public policy conversations of the continent post-2015, from the legacy of African leadership, to the ‘youth bulge’ (and resulting unemployment) and climate change. The volume presents policy makers, academics and students with a chance to take a fresh look at urgent emerging challenges in post-MDG African development.
Policy analysis in Brazil is part of the International Library of Policy Analysis and is the first book to paint a comprehensive panorama of policy analysis activities in Brazil. Highlighting the unique features of the Brazilian example, it brings together 18 studies by leading Brazilian social scientists on policy analysis as a widespread activity pursued in a variety of policy fields and through different methods by governmental and non-governmental institutions and actors. It shows how policy analysis emerged as part of Brazilian state-building from the 1930s onwards. With the democratisation process of the late 1980s, policy analysis began to include innovative elements of social participation in public management. This unique book offers key insights into the practice of this field and is indispensable reading for scholars, policy makers and students of the social sciences interested in learning how policy analysis developed and functions in Brazil.