Nikolaos Karagiannis and John E. King
The edited volume A Modern Guide to State Intervention: Economic Policies for Growth and Sustainability seeks to investigate the impact of the changing role of the state, and offers an alternative political economy for the third decade of the 21st century. It discusses various alternative theoretical approaches, sustainable growth-inducing economic policies, and proposals to address special challenges in the era of neoliberal globalization and financialization. These perspectives and policies have to be boldly and seriously considered if appropriate administrative and economic interventions towards changing the status quo of modern societies are to be pursued. With important contributions by distinguished academics, the book evaluates past efforts and policies, criticizes failed perspectives, and offers alternative strategies, policies and realistic options to address the global current socio-economic impasse.
Nikolaos Karagiannis and Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi
Karagiannis and Madjd-Sadjadi briefly discuss developmental intervention experiences that took place in different countries and continents, and critically examine the successful East Asian industrial growth model. Singling out important theoretical notions within the Post Keynesian and radical political economy traditions and the ‘right’ lessons, and cautiously considering the present dismal socio-economic environment, the authors offer general, but nevertheless important, realistic development policy areas based largely on the developmental state argument in a modern context while paying particular attention to public investment with a strong caring dimension.
Economic Policies for Growth and Sustainability
Edited by Nikolaos Karagiannis and John E. King
Nikolaos Karagiannis, Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi and Joanna Bens
Karagiannis, Madjd-Sadjadi and Bens provide an overview of the state and its various functions, and discuss the changing role of government during the ‘era of change’. The authors critically examine the developmental state argument and offer important economic and politico-institutional aspects of what they believe to be desirable modern policy intervention.