Developmentalism as a comparative-historical model: From Friedrich List to Bresser-Pereira

Vol. 40 No. 3 (2020)

Jul-Sep / 2020
Published June 22, 2020
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Tijerina, Walid. 2020. “Developmentalism As a Comparative-Historical Model: From Friedrich List to Bresser-Pereira”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 40 (3), 484-92. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572020-3123.

Developmentalism as a comparative-historical model: From Friedrich List to Bresser-Pereira

Walid Tijerina
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales, Monterrey/Nuevo León, México.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 40 No. 3 (2020), Jul-Sep / 2020, Pages 484-492

Abstract

The literature on New Developmentalism has been reframing the developmental state’s characteristics throughout the different historical conjunctures experienced within the international order. This paper argues that developmentalism has been reinventing itself as a branch of the comparative-historical method. To achieve this, the article assesses the evolution of developmentalism as a comparative-historical method which has been consolidated as a continuation of previous development models, such as List’s national system and Prebisch’s structuralism. Likewise, this paper will explore New Developmentalism and its explanatory power regarding recent industrial strategies in Latin America.

JEL Classification: P5.


Keywords: Developmental state, Latin America, comparative politics, political economy