The study examines the prospects of the rise of a democratic developmental state in Latin American, African and Asian countries, which are collectively referred to in this work as the ‘South’. Within this context, it analyses unresolved critical issues in the state-development discourse such as the re-conceptualization of the developmental state, democratization, elections, embeddedness, indigenous entrepreneurial class, political parties and South-South cooperation.
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