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Institutions and Democratic Citizenship$
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Axel Hadenius

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199246663

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199246661.001.0001

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States and Development

States and Development

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(p.237) 9 States and Development
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Institutions and Democratic Citizenship
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Axel Hadenius

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199246661.003.0009

Makes a broad historical account of the specific mode of development in Europe, involving unique progress economically, militarily, and democratically. In disagreement with the economic approach launched by Moore, and the state system theory championed by Hintze, it is argued that it was the introduction at an early stage of a special form of state – the interactive state – that made this development possible. This institutional innovation gave Europe the edge, as it stimulates, at the same time, effective governance and economic development.

Keywords:   economic development, Europe, governance, Otto Hintze, institutional innovation, Barrington Moore, state, state system

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