Theories and Practice of National Development
Courses of Graduate Institute of National Development
National Taiwan University
Associate Professor: Chou, Kuei-Tien Discussion Forum Assignment Submission
Assistant Professor: Den, Chi-Song
The core subject of debate of this course is - how states / societies can accelerate the process of development? For developing countries, what they concern are how to derive experiences from developed western countries and is there any other more effective ways to improve development. For developed countries, what they concern are how to maintain development, how to face the challenges from emerging countries, and how to sustain competitiveness. Without a doubt, some countries deal these issues successfully than others. This course intends to explain the reasons of success and failure non only on the economic facet but also from other perspectives.
Simple speaking, the sequence of ideas of development research are as follows:
1. What kind of role the state is in development process? At which scope should the state get involved in market operation? What is the scope of the
space of self-decide in the market should be allowed?
2. The state should be internationalized in order to blend into global markets or be independent and self-reliant? How to compromise between
dependence and independence?
3. How to concede among economic values and other values? How to weight the significance of economic development and other values?
4. How to mediate the conflicts between stability and progress? How to select from the values of democracy, the rule of law, freedom, human rights,
order, harmony, and unity?
These questions are all not easy to answer. Various answers generated by different scholars and indeed, the the diversity of answers is broad. The reasons deserve in-depth discussions.
At the outset of this course, western developmental experiences are introduced. Then, the possibility of transparenting western experiences to eastern developing countries are discussed. Other theories will be presented are modernity theory, socialism development model (Central Planning, ECLA model, and dependence theory. We will also study East-Asia model, which is considered more successful apparently; and the breakdown and transformation of communist regimes. Finally, our focus would be on explaining how globalization influence traditional development and how do we challenge the changes.
Teaching Methods and Requirements:
Please update your acknowledge of general issues from course website.
Be sure to finish assigned readings and deliberate weekly topics before you come to class to insure participants' devotion to the class as a whole.
Basic / required and advanced readings can be selected depend on each student's preference.
Pre-class assignment is required to present your reading notes or opinions according to the questions from "Questions and Discussion" list. Questions be addressed can be self-set or teacher-revised. Number of words do not matter; however, origin must be cited. Please post your assignment on the board of course website.
Students are welcomed to present self opinions on class or towards other students' questions. New topics of discussion are always welcome!
Internet-posted assignments, discussions, and on-class performance 50%
Final Report (the 7th day after classes end is the deadline) 50%
Format of assignments: http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/course/17052d/Basic/1_report.html
Format of citation:http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/ course/17052d/Basic/report_format.doc
Rist, Gilbert (2002) The History of Development: from Western Origins to Global Faith. London and New York: Zed Books.
Preston, P.W. (1996) Development Theory. Oxford: Blackwell,
Hunt, Diana (1989) Economic Theories of Development: An Analysis of Competing Paradigms. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf.
Week Topics and Supplementary Materials
Rist, Gilbert (2002) “Ch.1 Definitions of Development, The History of Development: from Western Origins to Global
Faith. London and New York: Zed Books, pp.8-25.
Ted Trainer (2000) “What does development mean? A rejection of the unidimensional conception,” The International
Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol.20 Issue 5/6, pp.95-113.
Leeson, P.F. and F.I.Nixson “Ch2 Development economics and the state,” in Perspectives on Development, edited by
Leeson and Minogue, Manchester University Press.
Preston, P.W.(1996) “Ch3 Adam Smith and the Spontaneous Order of the Marketplace,” in Development Theory. Oxford:
Preston, P.W.(1996) “Ch4 Marx and the Dialectics of Historical Change,”in Development Theory. Oxford: Blackwell.
Gilbert Rist (2002) “Ch6 Modernization Poised between History and Prohecy,” in The History of Development: from
Western Origins to Global Faith. London and New York: Zed Books, pp.93-108.
Dowlah, Abu F. (1992) “Theoretical Expositions of Centralized Versus Decentralized Strands of Socialist Economic
Systems,” International Journal of Social Economics,Vol. 19, Iss.7,8,9, pp.210-259.
Hunt, Diana (1989) “Ch5 The Structuralist paradigm,” in Economic Theories of Development: An Analysis of
Competing Paradigms. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf.
Jorge Larrain (1989) “Ch3 Late Capitalism: Modernization and the Economic commission for Latin America,” in Theories
of Development, Polity Press.
Jorge Larrain (1989) “Ch4 Dependency, Unequal Exchange and Underdevelopment,” in Theories of Development, Polity
Jorge Larrain (1989) “Ch5 Dependency, Industrialization and Development,” in Theories of Development, Polity Press.
Akyüz, Yilmaz, Ha-Joon Chang and Richard Kozul-wright (1999) “New Perspectives on East Asian Development,” in
East Asian Development, edited by Yilmaz Akyüz, London: Frank Cass, pp.4-77.
Paul Burkett and Martin Hart-Landsberg (1998) “East Asia and the crisis of development theory,” Journal of
Contemporary Asia, Volume: 28 Issue: 4, pp.435-456.
Amiya Kumar Bagchi “The Past and the Future of the Developmental State,” Journal Of World-Systems Research, Vi,
2, Summer/Fall 2000, 398-442.
Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Peter B. Evans (1985) “The State and Economic Transformation: Toward an Analysis of the
Conditions Underlying Effective Intervention,” in Peter B. Evans (ed.), Bring the State Back in, Cambridge
University Press, pp.44-77.
Martin Minogue (2002) “Ch7 Power to the People? Good Governance and the Reshaping of the state,” in Development
Theory and Practice, edited by Uma Kothari and Martin Minogue, London: Palgrave, pp.117-35.
Social, Political, and Economic Studies, Volume: 23 Issue: 4,pp.379-432.
Hunt, Diana (1989) “Ch10 The neo-classical paradigm and its role in development economics” in Economic Theories of
Development: An Analysis of Competing Paradigms. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf.
Journal of Social History, Summer 2000. Vol. 33, Iss. 4; pg. 781, 24 pgs.
Week 15 Practical Experiences and Rethinking of Neo-freedomism
Onis, Ziya (1995) “The limits of neoliberalism: Toward a reformulation of development,” Journal of Economic Issues;
Volume: 29 Issue: 1, Start Page: 97.比較東亞、歐、義經驗，指出市場無法獨立運作。
Donald G. Richards, "The Political Economy of Neo-liberal Reform in Latin America:A Critical Appraisal," CAPITAL and
CLASS: SPRING, 1997
John Sheahan, "Effects of Liberalization Programs on Poverty and Inequality: Chile, Mexico, and Peru," Latin
American Research Review, July, 1997
Pettis, Michael (1996) “The liquidity trap: Latin America's free-market past,” Foreign Affairs.. Vol. 75, Iss. 6,pp. 2-7.
Mian Roxborough (1992) "Neo-liberalism in Latin America: Limits and Alternatives," Third World Quarterly, Vol. 13 Issue 3, pp.421-41.
Gilbert Rist (2002) “Ch.12 The Postmodern Illusion: Globalization as Simulacrum of Development,” in The History of
Development: from Western Origins to Global Faith, London and New York: Zed Books, pp.211-237.
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